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Dark Demon (The Carpathians (Dark) Series, Book 13) [Mass Market Paperback]

Christine Feehan
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (229 customer reviews)

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Book Description

March 28, 2006
Christine Feehan has worked magic on a legion of fans with her darkly thrilling Carpathian tales. Now she delivers the provocative tale of a female vampire slayer who proves as seductive—and mysterious—as the night dwellers she stalks…

For as long as she can remember, Natalya has been fighting demons: first in the form of childhood nightmares, then later, immortal creatures that kill and prey on the innocent—including her own twin brother. Whether Carpathian or vampire, she slays those who murder by night, and has no equal—until she is seduced by the very thing she considers her enemy…

A Carpathian who has seen nearly everything in his endless existence, Vikirnoff didn’t think he could be surprised anymore—until he faces a woman who rivals him as a vampire hunter. A formidable and gifted warrior in her own right, Natalya has a nature that is strangely familiar—yet alien—to his own. Who is this mysterious female who fears no one—not even him? Natalya could be the key to the survival of the Carpathians, but all Vikirnoff is certain of is that she is the key to his heart and soul…


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"'Feehan has a knack for bringing vampiric Carpathians to vivid, virile life in her Dark Carpathian novels... Feehan creat[es] a romance that feels both destined and believable.' Publishers Weekly" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

I live in the beautiful mountains of Lake County, California. I have always loved hiking, camping, rafting and being outdoors. I’ve also been involved in the martial arts for years—I hold a third degree black belt, instruct in a Korean karate system, and have taught self-defense. I am happily married to a romantic man who often inspires me with his thoughtfulness. We have a yours, mine, and ours family, claiming eleven children as our own. I have always written books, forcing my ten sisters to read every word, and now my daughters read and help me edit my manuscripts. It is fun to take all the research I have done on wild animals, raptors, vampires, weather, and volcanoes and put it together with romance.

Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Jove; First Edition edition (March 28, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0515140880
  • ISBN-13: 978-0515140880
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.1 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (229 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #156,593 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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78 of 79 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Books in reading order September 15, 2010
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
BOOK #1: DARK PRINCE
BOOK #2: DARK DESIRE
BOOK #3: DARK GOLD
BOOK #4: DARK MAGIC
BOOK #5: DARK CHALLENGE
BOOK #6: DARK FIRE
BOOK #7: DARK DREAM
BOOK #8: DARK LEGEND
BOOK #9: DARK GUARDIAN
BOOK #10: DARK SYMPHONY
BOOK #11: DARK DESCENT
BOOK #12: DARK MELODY
BOOK #13: DARK DESTINY
BOOK #14: DARK HUNGER
BOOK #15: DARK SECRET
BOOK #16: DARK DEMON
BOOK #17: DARK CELEBRATION
BOOK #18: DARK POSSESSION
BOOK #19: DARK CURSE
BOOK #20: DARK SLAYER
BOOK #20: DARK PERIL (NOT RELEASED YET)
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51 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Much better than the most recent installments April 24, 2006
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Like many of the most devoted Feehan fans, I too have been feeling like one of my most treasured series was getting bland and boring! After reading all the reviews I was prepared to be dissatisfied with "Dark Demon." Well, low and behold, I loved it! The H/H were great, but what I loved most was the added lore (Wizards, Dragons, ect.). Seeing the old characters was wonderful because they were some of my favorites, and the main battle scene was awesome. I thought the intimacy aspect was touched on perfectly, personally I always feel like her sex scenes are so redundant that I don't need an excess of them. This story line with the heroine being Dragonseeker added immensely to this latest installment. I definitely could have done without the second language, especially when it isn't translated as your reading. I also wish she would divide the stories into sequenced groups or families so that we could better enjoy the series. I already feel that I need to go back and read previous books so that I can enjoy the newer installments more. But, at this point it wouldn't help. We were introduced with "Dark Prince" and the following stayed pretty consistent. Then she broke off a bit with the "Troubadours." Which was fine, but then she introduces us to the eldest hunters thought to be long dead, which I loved but this is where it gets confusing. Why oh why doesn't she finish with the elders, then the Jungle De La Cruz Brothers then the Wizards and Dragons. I'm so confused it's ridiculous! She tries to explain that the publishers are behind the confusion on her web site, there you can read more about the history and background but it's not all that helpful. I will say that after reading "Dark Demon" my faith in her future is restored and I am again looking forward to the next with a lot more enthusiasm, all the confusion aside.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Review May 16, 2006
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I've read most of Christine Feehan's Dark Series, and enjoyed them overall.

This book was no different.

What I didn't like:

Now again, I've read and enjoyed most of Feehan's books, but yes, the basic plot line, character presentation and dialogue does get repetitive. The differences are very subtle at times... too subtle.

I didn't like the way Vikirnoff treated Mikhail in the beginning...as if he [Mikhail] was a child needing a babysitter. How annoying! Which again made the ending fantastic. (No worries, I won't tell)

I could've done without the Carpathian language at the end. I would've preferred a preview of Dark Celebration, her new book soon to come out. (That's just me though)

What I liked:

I liked Natayla's abilities. The lady had Carpathian and mage blood in her, and that was awesome. Her magic made her a formidable opponent, and her fighting abilities were on a par with Vikirnoff's. She was strong, independent, and very skilled in her powers and abilities. She was Vikirnoff's equal in every way. Yes, she did tend to be slightly annoying at times (resisting the idea of being lifemates in the beginning to the point of extreme annoyance as all the female leads do at times) but overall I enjoyed her. Oh, one definite plus was her jealousy and seeing how she reacted at other women being near her man. That was funny and endearing, considering the men are always seen as the jealous type. Women can get jealous too!

I loved, absolutely loved, seeing the other characters from Feehan's previous stories in this book, especially Mikhail, Raven and Gregori.

The action scenes-this seemed to bother many people, but I loved them, especially the last action scene where...all right I won't give it away.
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42 of 50 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Over the Top - and Not In A Good Way March 31, 2006
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In a way, Dark Demon is sort-of a wrap-up book of several plot lines that Feehan has had going for the last few years. We finally get to revisit the wizard cave and find out what the vampires have been searching for desperately enough to actually band together. We see the master vampire, and realize that magic and chemistry are being used to enhance his powers and those of his followers. We also get to finally see Vikirnoff (Dark Destiny) find his lifemate, Natalya, kin to the famous Dragonseeker clan. While the story is satisfying because it weaves several threads together to answer many questions, it disappointed me on several levels.

First of all, there is none of the deep and satisfying "getting to know you" interaction between Natalya and Vik. While the beginning of the book started out promising enough in this regard, their relationship was quickly cast aside in favor of violence and fight scenes - LOTS of fight scenes.

Second, other interactions were discarded in favor of action. 1. When Natalya meets her uncle, Dominic, for the first time, it was like, "oh, hi". 2. Vik doesn't ever contact his brother Nicolae to tell him he found a lifemate. What's up with that? 3. When the other Carpathians finally meet Natalya, it's like, "so what?" Isn't a new lifemate to a Carpathian a BFD?

Spoilers here - Other questions arose -Falcon's lifemate Sarah displayed power when she forged the sword, what kind of power was it, what is it called and what else can she do? Why does she have power, when she is such a new Carpathian, or was this something all the women can do? Natalya was converted to the Carpathians.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love her stories of the Carpathian Warriors who find their ...
I have all of Christine Feehan's Dark Series books in paperback, and have just finished purchasing all of them in Kindle format. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Jo A. Brooks
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Great Series
Published 1 month ago by Yepitsme
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Christine Feehan does a remarkable writing experience. Makes me wish I was a Carpathian!
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars love these books
I bought almost the entire collection of Christine Feehans's Dark Series I love these books and I got my husband to read them and he likes them that is a rare find
Published 1 month ago by Verna Naugle
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By far one of the best books I have ever read from the dark series! I loved how the female protagonist was not quiet and submissive. Read more
Published 2 months ago by karategurl
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Started reading as an e-book and decided that I wanted the paper copies to read over and over.
Published 2 months ago by T. Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Amazing book! I wish the extra information in the paperback was in the hardcover but I love it!
Published 2 months ago by Gypsy
4.0 out of 5 stars Dark Demons ( Carpathian # 16 )
The book holds true to the series of bringing the family together working toward the common goal of life preservation
Published 2 months ago by Joyce Mahoney
5.0 out of 5 stars WONDERFUL
This book was a page turner. Loved the way the reacted toward each other. Could not put it down. Amazing.
Published 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved it
Published 4 months ago by Ewalina Jones
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More About the Author

Christine Feehan is a #1 New York Times bestselling author multiple times over with her portfolio including over 40 published novels, including five series; Leopard Series, Dark Series, Ghostwalker Series, Drake Sisters Series, & the Sisters of the Heart Series. All five series hit the #1 spot on the New York Times bestselling list as well. Her debut novel Dark Prince received 3 of the 9 Paranormal Excellence Awards in Romantic Literature (PEARL) in 1999. Since then she has been published by various publishing houses including Leisure Books, Pocket Books, and currently is writing for Berkley/Jove. She also has earned 7 more PEARL awards since Dark Prince.

In addition to the #1 New York Times bestsellers list and the PEARL awards, Christine is honored to have made the bestsellers list for Amazon, B. Daltons, Barnes and Nobles, Bookscan, Borders, Ingrams, Publishers Weekly, Rhapsody Book Club, USA Today, Waldenbooks, Walmart, and the Washington Post. Other honors that she has received include being a nominee for the Romance Writers of America's RITA award, receiving the Career Achievement Award for Contemporary New Reality from Romantic Times Magazine in 2003 and in 2008 the Borders Lifetime Achievement Award.

She has been published in multiple languages and in many formats, including audio book, e-book, hardcover and large print. In October of 2007 her first manga comic, Dark Hunger was released in stores. This was the first ever manga comic released by Berkley Publishing and it made #11 on Publisher's Weekly Bestseller's List. Her ground-breaking book trailer commercials have been shown on TV and in the movie theaters. She has been featured on local TV, appeared on the The Montel Williams Show, and her book Dark Legend was featured on the cover of Romantic Times Magazine.

Christine Feehan has also appeared at numerous writers' conventions and book signings including: Romantic Times Convention, Get Caught Reading at Sea Cruise, Celebrate Romance Conference, Emerald City Conference, and numerous Romance Writers of America Conferences. She was also a special guest at the 2013 Comic Con and now has her own FAN convention.

Christine Feehan's upcoming FAN convention will be held at the Lafayette Park Hotel and Spa in Lafayette, CA from Feb 20-22, 2015. Registration is open now.



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I love any dark book by Ms. Feehan. She is just an awesome writer to me. For anyone who is looking for a new author twist on paranormal romance, you should try her. She's the best
Dec 1, 2005 by Shawn Byers |  See all 9 posts
Why is this book $9.99?
It's a new paperback format where the physical size of the book is larger. It's basically taller than the mass market paperback. In other words, a new way to squeeze more money out of readers for the same thing.
Feb 1, 2006 by Shannzu |  See all 21 posts
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Christine Feehan's Dark series is polarized: Dark Prince, Dark Desire, Dark Fire, and Dark Guardian were excellent reads. Dark Magic and Legend I read through once, I couldn't even get through Dark Gold, and I had to physically keep myself turning the pages of Dark Symphony and Dark Secret. The... Read More
Mar 4, 2006 by Italicat |  See all 10 posts
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Oh, goodness, she's written so many! Best way to figure it out, for me at least, is find her list on Amazon, sort it by publication date and look at the dates to see what order they came out in.

Some of hers should be read in order, while others can almost stand alone. This has become more so... Read More
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