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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Book Review: Dark Sentinel (Dark #28) by Christine Feehan

Dark Sentinel (Dark #28)
by Christine Feehan
September 4, 2018
400 pages
In an explosive novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan, a human woman ignites the desire of her Carpathian lifemate--and of an ancient vampire with a score to settle.

After the devastating loss of her entire family, Lorraine Peters heads to the woods searching for peace of mind and anything to quell the anger in her soul. Instead, she stumbles upon a scene of horrific violence, as one man lies helpless in the face of three attackers. 

Andor Katona's existence has been a harsh one, living for centuries as a monk in the Carpathian Mountains. Unable to find his lifemate, he almost welcomes his release from a colorless and unfeeling world at the hands of the vampire hunters who have mistaken him for their prey. That is, until a whirling ball of fury bursts onto the scene, determined to save him. 

In one glimpse, in one breath, Andor recognizes Lorraine as his lifemate, but it will take more than their telepathic connection to convince her of their immortal bond. Lorraine is a lethal combination of cunning and courage. So much so that she captures the attention of a master vampire, one who has already lost what was once irreplaceable to him. One who will strike with deadly precision at Andor and his ancient Carpathian comrades in a war to end all wars.

Lorraine came upon Andor as he lay on the ground with several wounds from the vampire hunters as well as a stake sticking out of his chest. She took a pot and started hitting one of the men and startled the other two enough to keep them away from Andor. She's in the wilderness, running away from her life because something awful happened and she's trying to come to terms with it.

After being badly beaten and left for dead by vampire hunters, Andor is thinking about letting the sun come up and turn him to ash. After living for so long in a monastery and keeping himself locked away from humans for their own good, he was ready to die an honorable death. He didn't believe that his lifemate was out there. He'd looked for years for her and she was nowhere to be found. Finding her was the only thing that could save him.

As soon as Andor saw Lorraine, he knew she was his lifemate. He saw colors again for the first time in many years. He just knew. He also knew he would not be dying that day. She helps keep him alive until the other Carpathians can get to him and help him. They talk, communicate telepathically and get to know one another while they're waiting for help. Once the others show up, the danger isn't over because there are evil creatures all around them that want to get to her and to all of them to kill them.

There are may battles and Lorraine is a kick ass heroine. I loved her. She grew up in a family who all took up martial arts so she was able to kick some serious butt when she needed to. Andor is old, ancient even but he is gonna have to learn to be more modern if he wants to keep Lorraine happy because she's not about to sit back and let him boss her around. These two were so great together and I loved Andor's friends. I have a feeling that Ferro will be the hero in the next book and I can hardly wait.

This is book 32 in this series and I've been reading these books for 19 years. I've read all of them and have enjoyed them all. I highly recommend this series to anyone who likes vampire books or PNR.

I give this book 5 out of 5 sheep!

Mary Kirkland
Dark Thoughts Blog

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. Thank you. And drat you.
    I read almost anything and my to be read list and my wish list are humoungous towers.
    And how nice to hear that someone else's characters call the shots. I am a dabbler rather than a writer, but I have frequently tried and failed to get my characters to do behave in the way I thought they should.

    1. lol I hope you start reading this series. it's definitely one of my favorites so I hope you like it if you start it.

  2. I can't believe that I haven't read Feehan yet! This book sounds exactly like something I would like. I think that any series that you are still enjoying after 19 must be worthwhile.