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Dark Prince: Author's Cut Special Edition (Dark Series #1)

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22 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

Reader of the twenty-one books series will enjoy the revised alpha thriller

In the Carpathian Mountains lives an immortal race of blood drinkers. These eternal Carpathians face several crises that have the species nearing extinction. There are few females and no new child has been born alive in ages. Humans with their superior numbers hunt C...
In the Carpathian Mountains lives an immortal race of blood drinkers. These eternal Carpathians face several crises that have the species nearing extinction. There are few females and no new child has been born alive in ages. Humans with their superior numbers hunt Carpathians as soulless beasts. The assertion has support as the male must find his soulmate within a few centuries or turn into blood sucking vampires; some recognize the emotional void when they lose the ability to see colors and choose suicide.

Prince Mikhail Dubrinsky despairs for himself and his people as he is on the brink of lunacy. His emptiness overwhelms him so he wants to shut down the emotions; still he holds back his anguish as his people need him as their moral anchor. He wonders if he totally lost it when he hears a female telepathic voice in his head. Mikhail finds the woman psychic Raven Whitney the serial killer hunter. He knows who she is to him so he abducts her. Using mind-sex to make it with his virgin, Mikhail begins to win the heart of his savior. He has little time to persuade her that they are life mates as a serial killing monster hunts Carpathians with species cleansing the objective.

"The Author's Cut Special Edition" reprint of the original first Dark Carpathian romantic fantasy (released in 1999) includes over a hundred pages removed from the initial publication. These include sexual padding but also provide deeper insight into the Carpathian culture. Mikhail is a wonderful lead character with his mental roller coaster while Raven proves his equal as his soul savior. This life mate team must prevent the genocide. Reader of the twenty-one books series will enjoy the revised alpha thriller with its marvelous underlying premise while newcomers will find this is an excellent way to enter Christine Feehan's Dark.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on January 14, 2011

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10 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

I can't believe people really liked this book

I love Paranormal books but this one was AWFUL! 90% of the book focused on the relationship between the main couple and that involved just them learning how to communicate with each other and about each other. I couldn't take one more paragraph of them reading each oth...
I love Paranormal books but this one was AWFUL! 90% of the book focused on the relationship between the main couple and that involved just them learning how to communicate with each other and about each other. I couldn't take one more paragraph of them reading each others minds. I have read the entire JR Ward Series and love it and was looking forward to starting a new series but I will not read another book in this series. I never start a book and not finish it, I just always hope it will get better but in hindsight I wish I would have given up on this one. It was all I could do to get through to the end.

posted by 7262809 on March 19, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2013

    Started ok then lost me......

    Intriguing and interesting at first, but i just couldn't hold on. It went off the rails for me and when a story becomes painful to read, close it down and move on.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2012

    i am so disappointed in this book, in the beginning it was prett

    i am so disappointed in this book, in the beginning it was pretty good but by the time i got half way through it i thought it was never going to end! i have never read a book were i was so sick of the main characters especially heroine. the extra 100 pages really was over kill, the whole story kept repeating itself. i was to the point of wondering if i was going to make it to the end. i saw the reviews for the second book i am undecided if i am going to read it :/ sorry for the negative review

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  • Posted January 14, 2012

    A Struggle to Complete

    I found the mythology created for this paranormal book an interesting premise. However, the relationship between the two leads and the plot development are weak. The two leads fall immediately into their "relationship" with barely any discussion or contemplation. What is even more aggravating, however, is the repetition of ideas and discussions between characters. I found myself wanting to yell, "All right, already! We get it! Move on!" so many times that by the time I was approaching the final chapters I simply began skimming the book. This book was a miss for me. I don't know if I'll read any more of this series.

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  • Posted September 30, 2011

    To drwan out constanly repeats the same information!

    I love this story but the authors cut just repeats itsself

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