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Dark Slayer (Dark Series Book 20) [Kindle Edition]

Christine Feehan
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (257 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Ivory Malinov has lived centuries without love. Then she picks up the scent of a man. Her salvation. Her lifemate. The curse of all Carpathian women. He is Razvan, a dragonseeker. In spirit, in flesh and in blood, in love and in war, Ivory and Razvan are made for each other. For as long as they dare to live.

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From Publishers Weekly

Even new readers daunted by 40 pages of appendixes and a two-page family tree will love the tender romance in the 20th installment of Feehan's Carpathians series. Benign blood-drinking Carpathians turn into evil vampires if they fail to find their destined life mates. Broken and left for dead after a family betrayal, Ivory Malinov gradually heals, becoming a loner and dedicated vampire slayer. Razvan's evil grandfather, the mage Xavier, forced him to commit unspeakable deeds against fellow Carpathians. Ivory discovers Razvan near death, and after realizing they are life mates, she nurses him back to health and they plot to combine forces and defeat Xavier. The slow-to-trust Ivory fights her growing feelings for Razvan, whose self-hatred juxtaposes brilliantly with his innate gentle nature. Fans looking for a departure from Feehan's usual alpha male heroes will enjoy this lengthy but powerful tale. (Sept.)
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About the Author

Christine Feehan - 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.

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  • File Size: 889 KB
  • Print Length: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Jove; Reprint edition (September 1, 2009)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002DW931K
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,726 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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115 of 119 people found the following review helpful
Deviating a bit from the normal formula of her other 'Dark' Carpathian books, Feehan's Dark Slayer was a unique entry into the popular long running series and ended up being one of my favorites of Feehan's more recent offerings. Though fans who live for Feehan's uber alpha males may be disappointed, I really liked long time series villain Razvan as he takes his turn in the spotlight. That Feehan decided to give us an atypical leading man is just as well because leading lady, vampire slayer Ivory Malinov, was an atypical leading lady as well and wouldn't have fit as well with some of the more dominating and arrogant of the Carpathians. And another part of what made Feehan's latest offering so good was that that she gave us a starring pair who have both had enough pain and suffering in their interesting backstories, and in their experiences with family members turning to the darkside, to add greater depth to both of the characters and their relationship.

Other things I really liked: Lots of cameos of old starring pairs are worked in thoughout the story and there were some really cool aspects to Ivory's wolf pack and her magical connection to the wolves. I also liked that Feehan waited longer to consumate the physical part of Razvan and Ivory's pairing, allowing Razvan and Ivory to work through some issues instead of forcing it - and, after a gazillion other books in this series, I had been starting to feel I feel as if I had read all of the love scenes many times before, so having less of them here than normal worked better for me and in them Feehan used a lighter touch with Razvan which made them feel fresher too.

My nits: Yet another chauvinistic stubborn effort to `protect' a `helpless' woman by Gregori.
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54 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Consumed in one evening...well done!!! September 3, 2009
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Typically, as a popular series advances the intrinsic center "charm" seems to fragment as the author tries valiantly to keep up his or her excitement in the story. (Uh, BDB ring a bell?)

In "Dark Slayer"...Christine Feehan comes back to what entranced us in the beginning....a species simply trying to survive. Granted these males are gorgeous, sexy and come built-in with speeches that bind a womans' soul to theirs. They are gut-wrenchingly honorable..fighting vampires who were once the same as they were: Carpathian warriors.

In "Dark Slayer", Ms. Feehan brings us back to this essential problem but twists it as the villian of several novels, Razvan the mage/Dragonseeker is shown to be a victim of an "immortal" wizard. Zavier, the ageless evil has to have Carpathian blood, preferably a family member, to continue his his seemingly endless persecution of Carpathians. Zavier wants them all to die in a revenge-ridden quest for absolute power.

Zavier captures and victimizes his grandson, Razvan, for hundreds of years, starving him and taking over his body to impregnate psychic women for the babies that carry a Carpathian blood supply.

Zavier used Razvan's body in an earlier novel (Dark Demon) to attempt murder on Razvans' sister Natalya.

After the latest destruction of one of Zaviers' evil labratories, Razvan escapes into a blizzard half-naked, and starved for blood. Half mad with guilt and unable to process the searing evil of his life, Razan wants to die. So he wanders off into the woods collapsing in the snow....and waits for the morning sun.

Instead, another legend of the Carpathians: Ivory the presumed-dead sister of the evil Brother Malinov stumbles across Razvans' body after a lengthy battle with vampires.
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57 of 65 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Dark slayer lost in translation September 2, 2009
I am still reading the book and about halfway there. It's OK but not my favorite. I'm losing patience with Ms. Feehan's tendancy to delve so extensively into the carpathian language. I find that more of a distraction than anything else. I enjoyed her books more when she didn't do that. She seems to delve deeper and deeper with each book she writes in the dark series. Why does she feel this is so important to the story isn't to me. In this book over 30 pages are used at the end for the Carpathian language index. That was a total waste, I'm not bothering to read that. I feel at some point she just may write an entire dark series book in the carpathian language and expect her readers to learn the language to decifer the book. This book has less romance and more violence and gore with a lot of pages wasted with reading lines first in carpathian language and then in English. Are these just page fillers? I think she should have edited this out. Who cares? Just stick with the story and stop trying to introduce a new language to the readers. I'm not interested in learning carpathian language, I just want to enjoy a good story written by her without having to learn the language to do it. I was a bit disappointed in this book but I'm still a big fan and I like her a lot. I'll be glad when dimitri and skyler get together, I've been waiting on that storyline for a long time.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Too Much of a Good Thing December 1, 2009
I see I am pretty much in the minority here, but I can't give this more than two stars. There is so much touchy feely lovey dovey stuff in this book that it goes nowhere until the last few pages and still falls flat for me. Neither Razvan or Ivory are really strong characters. They are so enamored with each other that all they do is compliment praise and ogle one another. While there is nothing wrong with a loving couple and a story that shows what faith, courage and tenacity can do even when you've been tortured, there can be too much of this type of indulgence. Pages and pages are filled with this couple's lovemaking. Everyone, including the usual cast of carpathians, is so mellow I almost fell asleep. There was no challenge, nothing really scary and they took out the villian in one fell swoop, although they left enough pieces of him that I expect to see Xavier again. Wouldn't want to waste a good villian. Come on Ms Feehan let's get back to the program and forget all the language and useless text in the back. Surely I will never recite any of the verses or use the carpathian language, so why do I have to read all this? Bring back the excitement that made this series sizzle.
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1.0 out of 5 stars poor narrator kills weak story
The audio book is horrible. The narrator sounds like she is impersonating Natasha from the Bullwinkle cartoons. I kept expecting her to say "get moose". Read more
Published 13 days ago by souksouk
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the dark series best books!
I have been a huge fan of Christine Feehan and her dark series since the beginning. I am slowly converting my collection to digital and have enjoyed going back to revisit these... Read more
Published 20 days ago by Cristina
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Published 23 days ago by robin barksdale
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark Slayer
I read all of Christine Feehan books and collect them. You must start with the first book
and work your way down the list of this set. Read more
Published 27 days ago by tigger
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
i love it
Published 29 days ago by ANGELLA CALHOUN
5.0 out of 5 stars but so far it's a great story.
Not finished reading yet, but so far it's a great story.
Published 1 month ago by Judith Spery
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally Exhilarating
What can I say, they just seem to get better! I could hardly put this book down. I loved that the female life mate was more the warrior in this story than the male. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Joyce Anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love the Carpathian series
Published 1 month ago by Thomas Uhll
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this Series!!!
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I come from a large family with 13 brothers and sisters. My husband and I have 11 kids, 5 dogs, and lots of grandchildren. They keep me busy.

I've been writing for as long as I can remember. I've been published since 1999 & have over 30 books in print in multiple languages & formats. I usually write 3 books a year.

I have been fortunate to have wonderful readers who have helped me to make many bestseller lists and honors. I'm very grateful to them for their support of my writing.

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Christine Feehan's 2010 Book Releases
I am waiting for Dimitri/Skylar and Zacharias story. I am hoping that Solange will be his lifemate, there would be a lot of fireworks there.
By now Skylar is of age and she should now get her story.
Apr 24, 2009 by J. Shell |  See all 70 posts
Crazy Kindle prices
$18.99 must be mistake, not when the hard cover is 14 bucks.
Sep 23, 2010 by A Rhema Kat |  See all 5 posts
Ivory Malinov and Razvan
I just hope that there isn't a lot of the Carpathian language in it.
Apr 24, 2009 by Rania Melhem |  See all 108 posts
Kindle book is $14.27?
I have never seen a price like this on a Kindle book, whether its pre-order or not. I think 9.99 is just skimming the limits of my tolerance when I can get a "brick and mortar" book for 7.99. With the limited cost that kindle books have, one would expect that the pricing would be... Read More
Aug 11, 2009 by V.J. |  See all 17 posts
Women Shouldn't Fight
if one of the women just beat the snotout of gregori maybe he would change his tune
Oct 28, 2010 by S. waters-bizzard |  See all 5 posts
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