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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Book Review: Dark Blood (Dark #26) by Christine Feehan

Dark Blood (Dark #26)
by Christine Feehan
September 2nd 2014
The fates of a warrior reborn and a seductive Dragonseeker are irrevocably entwined in the new Carpathian novel by #1New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan, “the queen of paranormal romance” (J. R. Ward).

At long last you are truly back with us…

Zev Hunter was an elite warrior, a dark-blood dealer of death to rogue Lycans who preyed on mankind. He was a loner, never given to personal attachments, and damned fierce at his job. But Zev begins to question his past and his purpose when he awakens in the darkness of the sacred cave of warriors—and is soothed back to consciousness by the sensuously familiar voice of one woman, the woman who has haunted his fantasies for centuries. She was Branislava, member of the Dragonseeker clan…

Mother Earth called the ancients to witness your rebirth…

For this half-mage, half-Carpathian temptress, the ritual of awakening Zev to the council of warriors was the only way to save him. Locked away for his own protection, the time has now come for his rebirth, for his blood to stir with that of the ancient warriors before him. He has been assured by Branislava that their fates are entwined, that their spirits are woven together for eternity and that his new purpose in life is beyond imagining.

Now, with a blood-sworn vow of honor, mercy and endurance, and under the influence of a siren as bewitching as Branislava, Zev begins to wonder what his purpose is, what it means for the future of the Carpathians and what it is about his rebirth that he has to fear.

Dark Blood by Christine Feehan is part of her new Dark Series Trilogy. I have not read the other two in the series but have read many other books by this author and have always been a fan of her work.

In this book, Zev Hunter, an elite warrior, is recovering from a past battle. His healing sleep is disrupted when others need his help. He awakens to find beautiful Branislava, a Dragonseeker, has weaved her spirit with his, to save his life. Together with his newfound family, they need to fight to save Carpathians and Lycans alike.

As with the other Feehan novels, I truly enjoyed her writing style. Her descriptive work leads to great visuals. The only part I wish she had left out of this story was the many translations from the ancient Carpathian language. I personally find it hard to read words that hold no meaning to me. However, as always, you can’t help but like her characters. This novel is no different. Zev is learning where he fits into this new world, as he is brought back from the brink of death. Although he is definitely an alpha male, and comes across rather pushy at times, he also has a sweet center. Branislava, a beautiful insecure female, is slowly coming into her own with the help of Zev’s love, and she will do whatever she can to help her lifemate.

The storyline was interesting, too. I don’t want to give anything away, so we will just call them the “Bad Guys.” Anyway, just think pure evil and you’ll get the idea. And with pure evil, you get some crazy stuff, which is always fun to read. In addition, she gave us a great action packed ending, with all sorts of twists and turns.

I do feel it is necessary to give you fair warning though. As, I have already written, I haven’t read the other two books in the trilogy. I don’t know if this holds true for all of them, but our happy couple is extremely happy together. This books gets really hot and heavy!!! So if that’s not your thing, be forewarned.

3 3/4 Frisky Little Sheep


About the Author:
I write every day and have done so since I was old enough to pick up a pen. (I spent a lot of time getting in trouble at school for writing instead of doing the things I was supposed to do.) Once I create my characters, I try very hard to have them react to situations as they really would. Sometimes I have preconceived ideas of what I would like them to do, but they don't mind me, because it would be out of character for them. They take on a life of their own. Sometimes when I throw difficult situations at them in the hopes I'll get a certain reaction and they don't do what I want, I complain bitterly to my husband and he laughs at me. Still, it is important to me to have them be real, not perfect people, so they make mistakes we lesser mortals might make.


  1. I have been a fan of the Dark series, but stopped reading them for a while because they were getting a bit repetitive. It sounds like she is thrown in some new challenges, something to freshen up the series. Yeah!!! Looks like this one will go on the TBR list after all.

  2. I've been reading the Dark series since it came out. I like the two other books in this trilogy and it seems by your description that this fits well with them. Almost all of the books in this series are hot and filled with passion. I have this book and just need the time to read it now. Thanks for the great review.