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Dark Desire (Dark Series #2)

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18 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

By far, my favorite yet!

I have yet to read the entire 'Dark' series, but after reading 4 or 5 books from it, I have to say Dark Desire has to be one of the top two of the series!! I recommend anyone thinking of reading this book to first read Dark Prince. I don't believe I would have truly ...
I have yet to read the entire 'Dark' series, but after reading 4 or 5 books from it, I have to say Dark Desire has to be one of the top two of the series!! I recommend anyone thinking of reading this book to first read Dark Prince. I don't believe I would have truly understood the character of Jacques had I not done so. Dark Prince gives the reader a slight glimpse of the innocent boy Jacques was before his torment and Dark Desire gives you the story of the man he became and what he overcome. From the first chapter of this book I was consumed until the very end. It was unlike any other in the series I have read. I was saddened by the torture and sorrow Jacques suffered and felt the hatred myself for the people that did that to him. The first chapter of the book is heartbreaking but seeing what Jacques endured help to understand his reactions and emotions in dealing with his lifemate and his family and friends. It is obvious the writer was dearly attached to this character. Out of all her characters in the 'Dark Series', I feel I knew the characters of Jacques and Shea more intimately than any other. The detail in which this book was written is astounding and at the same time heartwrenching. It is a great read for anyone searching for a great love story filled with hurdles and triumphs!

posted by Anonymous on August 22, 2006

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

TOO REPETITIVE

I wouldn't want to be criticizing a writer since I myself do not even come close to professional writing. I hold great respect for writers. However, this particular book is way too repetitive. While reading I felt as if Christine Feehan were 'going in circles' (in terms...
I wouldn't want to be criticizing a writer since I myself do not even come close to professional writing. I hold great respect for writers. However, this particular book is way too repetitive. While reading I felt as if Christine Feehan were 'going in circles' (in terms of constantly repeating the same words, phrases, and even situations within this story). I was utterly bored reading this book. The story seems dull. In the first half of the book basically nothing happens. Although I realize it is a sort of a fictional and paranormal story, it seems way too fantastic and the characters are not very believable / credulous. I wish this author didn't have to repeat the same words and phrases over and over again. Such excessive repetition only makes the story look worse than it could have actually been. And as I have mentioned above - utterly boring. Very disappointed. P.S. Here are some examples of repetition: endless assertions of Jacques of how Shea is over and over his 'lifemate;' how small Shea's body is; Feehan had to repeat hundreds of times that Shea had red silky hair (as if once wasn't enough); the word 'clenched;' etc.

posted by Anonymous on June 21, 2005

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2013

    Dark Hopes and Trials, LightBlood, locations

    Dark Hopes and Trials, LightBlood, locations<p>
    Preliminary stuff:<br>
    • Clan Hierarchies~'hierarchy' res 1-5, almost alphabetical<br>
    • Herbs and Medicines~'herbs' res 1-3, important and other<br>
    • Warrior Code~'books' res 2, may need to scroll down a bit<p>
    Stories:(*Note: there are five seperate locations. Each covers the same time period, BUT they are set at each of the clans)<br>
    • Prologue~'blood mark' res 1, one total<br>
    • From AshClan's view~'ashen' res 1++<br>
    • From BloodClan's view~'blood shadows' res 1++<br>
    • From LightClan's view~'help me' res 1++<br>
    • From TwilightClan's view~'fox tails' res 1++<br>
    • From WolfClan's view~'jfk' res 1++<br>
    (No commenting at story locations, if possible, please)<p>
    Other:<br>
    • if you wish to talk to me, go to 'toxin' result one or one of the following rps:<br>
    - BloodClan @ 'blood kill' res 5~Strikingpaw (Striking), Stealthpaw (Stealth), Myntlight (Mynt), Frostedkit (Frosted), Sunsetkit (Sunset), Envy<br>
    - LightClan @ 'plato love' res 1~Shadowheart, Silverpaw, Firepool<br>
    • Please leave comments at 'comment' res 1-6. Result one is for the prologue, while each of the others are for each view, alphabetically arranged. I will also chat with you at result seven.<p>
    Don't be afraid to ask questions or give suggestions. If you see a mistake, please point it out so it can be fixed. Please talk to me if you have a question or wish to know more. Thanks. LightBlood.

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  • Posted June 24, 2012

    3.25stars – We are not vampires, we are Carpathian! I rea

    3.25stars &ndash; We are not vampires, we are Carpathian!

    I really like the conceit of this series that the Carpathian&rsquo;s aren&rsquo;t &ldquo;vampires&rdquo; (they are pre-vampires if you will) that must find their mates before they fade from existence. I also find the characteristic of being able to immediately see in color when they their mates a charming tool. None of those pesky &ldquo;Is she the one for me?&rdquo; questions for these guys.
    The writing is a bit formal and there were quite a few instances that were repeated both here and in book (not just mentioned in both books &ndash; repeated in both books), but there were engaging story elements nonetheless. This one definitely was darker as the hunters and vampires were more involved and critical to the storyline. Generally, I like more action in my PNR and the interaction level of the main characters, in this case Jacques &amp; Shea, was fine. I don&rsquo;t particularly care for the &ldquo;telepathy across the miles&rdquo; way of meeting our star couple and hope there is some variation going forward. So for me it&rsquo;s a mixed bag and makes it a little difficult to decide on a rating for this book.

    That being said, after the first few chapters I was committed to the story. I also thought the villain of the piece was well thought out and diabolical enough for the antics going on.

    I&rsquo;m not yet committed to this series but am willing to try the next book. As this series has a large number of books I can only hope going forward the books will be more to my liking.

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