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Dark Destiny (Dark Series) Mass Market Paperback – December 2, 2010
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Prolific Feehan (Dark Melody, etc.) continues her supernatural Dark series with this 13th installment, the first to feature a female Carpathian. Though Carpathians roam the streets at night and gain strength from feeding on blood, they only kill evildoers and vampires. Transformed into a night creature when she was a child, Destiny is unlike any of Feehan's previous heroines. Her physical strength is equal to that of her Carpathian counterpart, Nicolae Von Shrieder, but she's horrified by what she is and haunted by memories of her parents' brutal murder. Nicolae merged his mind with hers when she was first transformed, and through their mental connection, he taught her how to survive. Now Nicolae must find Destiny and make her his lifemate, or he will succumb to darkness and become a vampire. Feehan's protagonists and prose can be overwrought ("His body was hard and full, aching for her.... and deep within, the crouching beast lifted its head and roared for release"), and inconsistencies litter the text (Destiny can supposedly read Nicolae's mind, but it takes her eons to trust him and stop threatening to kill him). However, the story has sufficient sensuality to keep readers sated, and fans should appreciate Feehan's unusual pairing of two Carpathians.
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Destiny saw her family slain by a vampire, who then raped her and turned her into one of the undead. But through a telepathic link with Nicolae, a member of the Carpathians, who hunt vampires, she survives, and becomes fond of her Seattle neighbors. Then, as she drags Mary Ann, a woman who rescues battered women, into a church to save her from a vampire, Destiny discovers that she herself is not a vampire because she can enter holy ground and see herself in a mirror. Nicolae, who has been seeking his life mate for centuries, finally finds her, and together they fight to save the neighborhood from evil both vampiric and human. This out-of-the-ordinary romance is deeply sensuous with exquisitely detailed lovemaking and equally vivid paranormal battle scenes involving shape-shifting, running up walls, heaving fireballs, and dragons erupting from the earth. Although this is part of Feehan's popular Dark series, it's quite accessible to readers new to the world of the Carpathians. Diana Tixier Herald
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Top customer reviews
Destiny was not born Carpathian, but was changed by a vampire when she was a child. It is because of this that her blood is poisonous to herself and other Carpathians. Destiny was a very strong character with a lot of depth. I really felt for her and her fear that she was evil. She has a good heart and because of this the thought that she is somehow tainted tortures her, but she very rarely shows it. The development of a relationship with Nicolae was believable and sweet.
Nicolae has waited a long time to meet her and feels guilty because he was unable to save her as a child. He is not overly protective like other Carpathian males. He actually stands back a bit allowing Destiny her space. He does watch over her though helping out whenever he is needed. He really was a sweet guy and when these two finally come together it is definitely worth it.
This story is a beautiful love story. It is intense. With that of a girl who was horribly abused trying to learn how to love
and accept being loved. To realize that her lifemate loved her unconditionally. Of course there are enemies as well...
I could not put it down...and this is the second time I read it :-)