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Dark Fire (The Carpathians (Dark) Series, Book 6) Mass Market Paperback – October 31, 2001

4.6 out of 5 stars 335 customer reviews
Book 6 of 27 in the Carpathians (Dark) Series

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'Feehan has a knack for bringing vampiric Carpathians to vivid, virile life in her Dark Carpathian novels..." (Publishers Weekly) 'satisfying action adventure romance ... Love and danger are a winning combination in Feehan's latest' (Booklist) 'The exciting and multifaceted world that impressive author Christine Feehan has created continues to improve with age' (Romantic Times) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan has received numerous honours including being a nominee for the Romance Writers of America RITA and receiving a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times. For more about Christine Feehan visit www.christinefeehan.com --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 390 pages
  • Publisher: Love Spell; 1st edition (October 31, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0505524473
  • ISBN-13: 978-0505524478
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.2 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (335 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,096,995 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Another captivating vampire romance story from Ms. Feehan that adds to my ongoing collection of her books. The story centers on Darius, the brother of Gregori (Dark Magic) and Desari (Dark Challenge).

Within the first 20 pages, I was hooked. Darius meets his newly hired mechanic, Rusti Trine, upon rising after the Dark Troubadours show. Darius is stunned at the colors he sees the emotions he feels, and realizes he is staring at his lifemate. Rusti, also known as Tempest, is a small but feisty red-haired woman who is their auto mechanic. The pursuit begins as Darius proceeds to make Tempest his lifemate.

Tempest is a fiery woman with telepathic skills she communicates with animals and is the only human alive who is readily accepted by the Troubadours 2 leopards. Darius falls in love with her, almost at first sight and the story begins.

I read the book within 24 hours. I want more of the DARK series from Ms. Feehan. It is a wonderful tale and this edition continues to be a sexy, erotic, and thrilling story of the Carpathian race.

It is worth keeping. Read the book & series!
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Well, I've read all of the books in Ms. Feehan's Dark series and I have to say that I this one doesn't seem to be that much different than the rest. It's pretty much the same old dialogue, "you will be mine", "no, you won't dominate me", etc.etc. It dragged on in the middle too. I liked Tempest's character, however as her past was interesting and explained why she was the way she was. I liked that she could speak to animals telepathically. That was a bit different. The book was interesting at times, but it made for extremely long read. I realize that Carpathian males are dominating but the series needs a breath of fresh air. Why have these Carpathians not met up with their relatives? Why not bring in a family reunion? It would be interesting to see Darius meet Gregori, and what about the Prince? If they are on the verge of extinction, I would think it would be important for them to meet up with each other? I suspect that we are going to hear about Barack and Syndil in the next book and I imagine Dayan in another too, since she hinted at that in this book. I'd like to see more interaction between the characters of the other books in future works. But please, let's see some women who aren't so helpless and some Carpathians who aren't cookie cutters of each other. I want to be surprised! I say send the troubadours to the Carpathian mountains!
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You know, Ms Feehan has actually written some good books. This isn't one of them. The plot is mimimal at best, the bad guys don't inspire anything other than yawns, there is no interesting conflict between the characters, and the characters themselves ... Darius is badly drawn (a mishmash of old world domineering and contemporary American slang), and Rusti/Tempest is stupid. I honestly can't think of a better word for it. She's in constant revolt against authority for pretty much no reason (some back story would help here), she's incapable of logic or self preservation (gee, I know the bad guys are out to get me, but I think I'll go wander off alone to where I've just been told the bad guys are because Darius wants me to stay with someone who can protect me), she can't even keep a simple promise. Pick any of the other books in the Dark series, and give this one a miss.
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This is the sixth book in Ms. Feehan's Dark series. I must admit that I am not realli into vampire books--Anne Rice's books basically turned me off. So it was with much reluctance I took the plunge and read her first book, Dark Prince and was instantly hooked. I love the way she brings her readers into the world of the Carpathians. The vivid details in each of her books trully brings the readers in and lets them "see" thought the eyes of her characters. But most of all, I love the way her heroines are heroines we as women can be proud of--none of those insipid, shallow, fainting belles--instead she writes of their strength, compassion, kindness and courage.
Dark Fire was one of the most anticipated book on my "To read list." I counted down the days for its release and once I got it in my hot little hands I couldn't put it down. The main character Darius, was just so hot--he was so dangerous and strong, yet he was so gentle with Tempest. The time he took Tempest in his arms to comfort her after her attack brought tears in my eyes. Readers can feel his rage and yet he knew that what Tempest needed was kindness so he held her and comforted her. We all want to be treasured that way, and Ms. Feehan introduces us to a man capable of destruction and yet gentle enough to heal others. He is one of her best characterts to date.
If you have never read a book by Ms Feehan, Dark Fire would be a great way to get hooked! Although it is part of a series, it can stand alone. Once you read this, I guarantee that you will HAVE to get the rest! All in all, I really enjoyed Dark Fire. I look forward to reading more of her works, especially the rest of her upcoming stories on the Carpathian race and their struggle to survive and exist in this world.
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