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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Book Review: Dark Song (A Carpathian Novel #34) Hardcover by Christine Feehan

by Christine Feehan
September 1, 2020
448 pages
Publisher: Berkley
Two Carpathians find hope in the bond that ties their souls in this passionate novel in Christine Feehan’s #1 New York Times bestselling series.

Stolen from her home at a young age and tormented for centuries, Elisabeta Trigovise is scared to show herself to anyone. Even though she has been rescued and is now safe within the Carpathian compound, she has lived in fear for so long she has no idea how to survive without it. She wants to answer the siren call of her lifemate—but the very thought terrifies her.

Before he found Elisabeta, Ferro Arany was an ancient warrior without emotion. Now that his senses have come alive, he knows it will take more than kind words and soft touches to convince the fractured woman that they are partners, not master and prisoner. For now, he will give her his strength until she finds hers, allowing the steady rhythm of his heart to soothe Elisabeta's fragile soul.

But even as she learns to stand on her own, the vampire who kept her captive is desperate to claim her again, threatening the song Elisabeta and Ferro are writing together.

If you've been reading this series then you already know Elisabeta. She's the heroine of this book and her story is a very sad one. She was captured by a vampire who kept her hostage for a very long time and once she was rescued and safe, her lifemate found her. Now she's healing, mentally and physically so she can get to know her lifemate.

Ferro is a Carpathian warrior and knew as soon as he heard Elisabeta's voice that she was his lifemate. She's been in captivity for so long that she's afraid of everything so he has to curb is own alpha personality and be extra gentle with her.

When Sergey sets out to get Elisabeta back from the compound that she's safely tucked away in with Ferro, he and the others will not stop until she's safe. But when the ancients, kids, and humans all start to develop anger issues at the compound, the healer knows that something isn't right. Somehow Sergey or his minions have succeeded in getting inside and infecting some of the people there. It's an all-out war between them and Sergey when he turns the danger up a notch in his obsessive need to get Elisabeta back. But then we learn Sergey isn't only after her and a new and surprising twist is thrown in the story.

All the while, Ferro is there by her side, being strong for her, showing her that he can be trusted and that she's not the coward she thinks she is. With Ferro's help, Elisabeta slowly comes out of her shell and shows everyone that she's a strong woman with gifts of her own.

I've been reading this series from the beginning and have loved most of the books but I have to say that Ferro and Elisabeta are one of my favorite couples. They are so good together and make each other better and stronger. I liked that we got to see some characters from past books and a small look at how they are doing. I liked that new characters were introduced and hope to see them in upcoming books. I always look forward to the next book in this series and this one did not let me down.

I give this book 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. Glad this was so good! I like a good vampire story. :)

    Great review Mary!!!

  2. great review mary. i love vampires and i think i need to check out this series. i am familiar with christine's name, but i don't know if i have read any of her work. thanks for sharing and congrats on your appearance here at i smell sheep
    sherry @ fundinmental

    1. Thank you, Sherry. I've think I've been reading this series for 20 years. It's one of my favorites. I hope you check it out.

  3. I've been reading to read something by this author forever! This sounds like a good one!

    1. I hope you read her soon. She has a lot of books you need to catch up on.