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Todays review was first posted on The P.Turner’s Facebook Page, March 28th 2016!
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Zev Hunter was an elite warrior, a dark-blood dealer of death to rogue Lycans who preyed on mankind. He was a loner, never given to personal attachments, and damned fierce at his job. But Zev begins to question his past and his purpose when he awakens in the darkness of the sacred cave of warriors—and is soothed back to consciousness by the sensuously familiar voice of one woman, the woman who has haunted his fantasies for centuries. She was Branislava, member of the Dragonseeker clan…
Mother Earth called the ancients to witness your rebirth…
For this half-mage, half-Carpathian temptress, the ritual of awakening Zev to the council of warriors was the only way to save him. Locked away for his own protection, the time has now come for his rebirth, for his blood to stir with that of the ancient warriors before him. He has been assured by Branislava that their fates are entwined, that their spirits are woven together for eternity and that his new purpose in life is beyond imagining.
Now, with a blood-sworn vow of honor, mercy and endurance, and under the influence of a siren as bewitching as Branislava, Zev begins to wonder what his purpose is, what it means for the future of the Carpathians and what it is about his rebirth that he has to fear…
Dark Blood – A Carpathian Review
*Not for the faint hearted 😉*
As a fan of the supernatural genre I was intrigued when my Grams (Grandma) told me about a series of novels in this genre based on a species called Carpathians, not your average vampires but handsome, loyal and seriously seductive men and women who protected humans from the foul, disgusting creatures, the vampires.
At first I was hesitant to read a novel that painted my favourite supernatural being in such a bad light. In my teenage mind I loved the idea of vampires and the possibility of living forever, of travelling the world without ever having to go home. As I became an adult I became attracted to them in a less naive way. And It was through reading that my love of vampires and the supernatural in general grew into the obsession that it is today. However whilst the vampire isn’t the hero in the Carpathian novels by Christine Feehan, the heroes and heroines are just as compelling, seductive and beautiful.
Dark Blood is one of many novels by Feehan that takes you into a world far from our own. With each beautiful man delivered to us on the pages is an equally beautiful female, a pair of lovers, mated together for all eternity. In the heart of the story you have Zev, a powerful hybrid of Carpathian and Lycan ancestry, together with his equally powerful lifemate Branislava. The novel throws the reader in at the deep end, forcing us to go on a journey of self discovery with these two characters as they learn to love each other, to trust one another and fight their battles together.
Feehan blends the beautiful scenes of family and loyalty seamlessly with the cruel and twisted a scenes of evil. It is through the clever description, honed character building and years of writing experience that the author swiftly draws us into this turbulent and sensual world.
Having read a number of the Carpathian novels by this author, you become accustomed to the sensuality of these characters, eager to finish reading the horridly vivid battle scenes, so that you can leisurely indulged in more carnal pursuits. Whilst the novels themselves are not my favourite from this genre, my heart belongs to a certain series by Laurell K Hamilton, they are the perfect addition to any bookshelf. An escape from the horrors of reality into a world of vivid beauty.
It is through Zev and Branislava’s story that you see the fairytale woven between the pages, cleverly hidden from plain sight but pulling you in all the same. A true love story, but with pure delightful bite.
Thanks Grams x