Monday, April 4, 2011

Book Review-Dark Destiny

Dark Destiny
Carpathian Series (13)
Christine Feehan
Leisure Romance
383 Pages
Published July 2004
Paranormal/Vampire Romance
ISBN: 0-8439-5050-1
They were masters of the darkness, searching through eternity for a mistress of the light....

Her childhood had been a nightmare of violence and pain until she heard his voice calling out to her. Golden and seductive. The voice of an angel.

He had shown her how to survive, taught her to use her unique gifts, trained her in the ancient art of hunting the vampire. Yet he could not bend her to his will. He could not summon her to him, no matter how great his power.

As she battled centuries-old evil in a glittering labyrinth of caverns and crystals, he whispered in her mind, forging an unbreakable bond of trust and need. Only with him can she find the courage to embrace the seductive promise of her ...


Destiny, as a child suffered and was tortured and abused by a vampire, and then turned by him, but there is still good within her, even though she thinks she is evil, having to kill to survive. There is one man, a carpathian, who has always suffered right with her, and been her light, but there is a great part of her that doesn't believe she deserves any joy or love in her life. Then he shows up in her life, real and she knows that her life is about to change forever. Nicolaoe has been searching for Destiny ever since their first connection when she was but a little girl, and once he sees her knows that she is his lifemate, but knows that through all the trauma she has gone through in her life, he must take it slow for her, no matter the cost to himself. Hoping that once she learns to trust him, that she will come to love him...

The Hero (Nicolae Von Schreider)
Nicolae, has suffered through the centuries, but has always had his brother at his side. Having been one of the old warriors that was under Mikhail's father, he has fought long and hard through the long years, and is powerful, of the old world, and very much Alpha in many ways. But when a little girl's cries reaches him, he connects to her, helping her, all the while searching for her, and when he realizes that she is his lifemate, he will stop at nothing to keep her in his life.

The Heroine (Destiny)
Destiny, ever since she was six years old, was tricked and her family was killed, and she was abused in many ways, and then turned by him, and even though she isn't a vampiress, but a Carpathian, there is still a evil poison in her, and she is always in pain. Destiny doesn't believe that she doesn't deserve any goodness in her life, for having had to kill to survive through the years. But she makes a friend -Mary Ann Delayney, who teaches her to accept who she really is, and to strive to heal and learn to accept and feel love.....

My Thoughts 
Dark Destiny is the thirteenth book in the Carpathian Series by Christine Feehan. I have read this book before but it has been a while since I have, and I have to say its one of my favorites. Its so emotionally compellling to the reader, that you can't put it down. Destiny is the kind of character that can almost break your heart, so easy to relate with, despite the fact that she can fight vampires, there is a side of her that doesn't believe in herself, but then she meets her best friend Mary Ann and then Nicolae her lifemate, and we start to see how she starts to heal and learns how to truly love and be loved. There were quite a few times that I cried, and at other times just laughing at the interaction between Destiny and Nicolae. Nicolae, is the kind of man any woman could fall for, and he is pretty dreamy in this book. Even though he can be controlling at time, and all Alpha Male, he takes his time with Destiny, more patient than most of the other males in this series. Overall this is on the top of the list in favorites of this series, of course it can be hard because I have loved every one of her books, however the story and the characters were endearing, and the plot thrilling, and I there wasn't one moment that I was bored, defintely a worthwhile read. A most emotionally empowering, engaging book that I have read in a long time, and I LOVED it!!!

My Favorite Quote 
Her heart was so full, she was afraid it might burst. She had never dared to dream she would have a home and a family. She had never conceived of having friends. Life might never be perfect, but she had Nicolae, and he would always understand those terrible moments when the memories crept out from behind the doors in her mind. He would be there to hold her and help her.

My Grade On This Book 
5 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 
 Dark Prince
Dark Desire
Dark Gold
Dark Magic
Dark Challenge
Dark Fire
Dark Legend
Dark Guardian
Dark Melody
Dark Dream
Dark Symphony
Dark Hunger
Dark Secret
Dark Demon
Dark Celebration
Dark Possession
Dark Curse
Dark Slayer
Dark Peril


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