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DARK WOLF (DARK, BOOK #25) BY CHRISTINE FEEHAN: BOOK REVIEW

by hmhibbit, January 10, 2014

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5 star rating
Dark Wolf
Dark, Book #25
By Christine Feehan
ISBN#9780425270790
Author’s Website: http://www.christinefeehan.com/index.php

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dark-wolf-dark-christine-feehanSynopsis:

In Dark Lycan, Christine Feehan journeyed into the heart of the Carpathians, and into the souls of two lifemates stirred by the flush of passion and the threat of annihilation. In Dark Wolf, the breathtaking story continues as the bonds of family are imperiled, and the fate of two lovers lies hidden in the seductive shadows between life and death.

Skyler Daratrazanoff always recognized the miracle that was Dimitri Tirunul, a man beyond any dream that had ever engaged her nights. But she was human. Vulnerable. He was Carpathian. Nearly immortal. She was nineteen. He was an ancient. Yet she held half his soul, the light to his darkness. Without her, he would not survive. Caught between the two warring species, Dimitri has spent centuries hunting the undead to keep his people free, and humans safe. He had survived honorably when others had chosen to give up their souls. But now, marked for extermination by the Lycans, Dimitri found himself alone, and fearing for his life. But salvation was coming…

No Lycan would ever suspect someone like Skyler to dare mount a secret rescue operation. A teenage girl. A human of untested abilities. But she had something no one else had. She was predestined for Dimitri—as he was for her. And there was nothing stronger for Skyler than her desire to see her life-dream come true. Whatever the risk.

Review:

I did not wait long for this particular book, like other fans, who waited over a decade to finally read Dimitri and Skyler’s love story. This is my second favorite couple from the Dark Series books, and let me tell you one thing, I loved Dark Wolf! I was very satisfied with the story author Christine Feehan created for these beloved characters. I could easily say that they got the happy ending they deserved, but we well know that the Carpathians lifemates’ stories never end with just one book.

I know that Dimitri and Skyler are the main characters, but I was overjoyed to have more about Josef and Paul in Dark Wolf. They just bring the fun to the party. These two are amazingly hilarious when they’re together, and their relationship with Skyler is one of the best. They’re of the youngest Carpathians most of the time misunderstood, but joined, like they demonstrated while trying to rescue Dimitri, shows how good and skilled they have become. Good thing Dimitri doesn’t see them as a threat and more of older brothers to Skyler. The first chapter involving Josef is just hilarious! Only Josef can come up with, “died of a broken heart,” as the cause of death. It would be a treat if he ends up as lifemate to one of Gregory’s daughters. He’d have the baddest father-in-law and grandfather-in-law any Carpathian has ever had.

Now, the main couple. Dimitri and Skyler still have a lot to tells us in the, hopefully, next books. This, side, trilogy has as main plot, lycans. Dimitri, Fen, and Zev are mixed blood, and soon their lifemates could turn, too. Skyler already has mage, Dragonseeker, and Carpathian blood, so another mix won’t hurt her that much. It will be interesting to see what the author has planned for these characters.

My favorite part was definitely rescuing Dimitri and all related to that moment. I don’t recall any other characters badly injured by gunshot as Dimitri, Skyler, Josef and Paul. A scene to keep you at the edge of your seat. Christine Feehan’s battle scenes are always exciting to read, you never know how many casualties there will be. But, on the other hand, those sex scenes can be quite steamy. Then, there were also the family matters to take care of; Skyler accepting her biological father, making bonds even stronger with her Dragonseeker side and Daratrazanoff. But, most importantly, the fact that Skyler found the strength she needed to face her past knowing that she can love and be loved.

All in all, it was a great read for this fresh new year. I still have to finish previous books in this series, but I eagerly anticipate Dark Blood, and hope to read more of Dimitri and Skyler.

 

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