Dark Demon (Dark Series #16)

Dark Demon (Dark Series #16)

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by Christine Feehan

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Christine Feehan has worked magic on a legion of fans with her darkly thrilling Carpathian tales. Now she delivers the provocative tale of a female vampire slayer who proves as seductive—and mysterious—as the night dwellers she stalks…

For as long as she can remember, Natalya has been fighting demons: first in the form of childhood

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Christine Feehan has worked magic on a legion of fans with her darkly thrilling Carpathian tales. Now she delivers the provocative tale of a female vampire slayer who proves as seductive—and mysterious—as the night dwellers she stalks…

For as long as she can remember, Natalya has been fighting demons: first in the form of childhood nightmares, then later, immortal creatures that kill and prey on the innocent—including her own twin brother. Whether Carpathian or vampire, she slays those who murder by night, and has no equal—until she is seduced by the very thing she considers her enemy…

A Carpathian who has seen nearly everything in his endless existence, Vikirnoff didn’t think he could be surprised anymore—until he faces a woman who rivals him as a vampire hunter. A formidable and gifted warrior in her own right, Natalya has a nature that is strangely familiar—yet alien—to his own. Who is this mysterious female who fears no one—not even him? Natalya could be the key to the survival of the Carpathians, but all Vikirnoff is certain of is that she is the key to his heart and soul…

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Can Christine Feehan's compelling Dark Carpathian series possibly get any more intense? Good news, readers: The answer is yes. No. 13, Dark Demon, features an unusually powerful and combustible relationship between vampire slayer Natalya Shonski and Carpathian Vikirnoff. She's stalking her prey in the Carpathian Mountains, while he dreams of a perfect lifemate, a yes-woman like June Cleaver. Still, when he gets wounded coming to her aid in a vampire fight, the attraction and action begin.

Natalya is a great heroine: part human, part mage, with the ability to shape-shift into a tigress. There's a plot that goes back centuries and involves hidden memories and family secrets. There's the evolving relationship between Natalya and Vikirnoff, with the adjustment to each other's personalities often comic and always charming. Then there's the action: Natalya in the midst of her fight with clone wolves and smoke warriors is nothing short of spectacular -- and cinematic. Series fans will also appreciate the appendix of Carpathian language, glossary, and healing chants. Ginger Curwen

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Dark Series , #16
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Dark Demon (Dark Series #16) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 215 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
After the death of her brother by, she believes Carpathians, Natalya Shonski continues her quest of fighting vampires. At the same time the solitary female warrior continues her vigil, Carpathian Vikirnof Von Shrieder fears he on the verge of becoming a vampire as he failed to find his soulmate who would anchor him. Vikirnof thinks that Natalya is his woman and begins his search for her. He finds her as she duels two vampires he helps her. --- Natalya rejects Vikirnof as she distrusts Carpathians. However, in spite of her rage, she knows she cannot allow Vikirnof to die from wounds he received while fighting at her side. As she comes to know him better while he heals, she realizes he is her soulmate. They learn that a devious powerful mage plots to destroy all the Carpathians unless they can stop him, but neither knows who he is though Natalya assumes her evil grandfather is the culprit. --- DARK DEMON is must reading for long time fans of the Carpathian novels, not just because it is a terrific action-packed romantic thriller, but also because many subplots dangling from previous books tie together. The lead duet are fantastic star-crossed soulmates, but they have so much trouble ahead that it makes their path to eternal happiness look bleak. Natalya and Vikirnof make this a superb entry that can stand alone as a fabulous paranormal romantic suspense, but to savor the full taste newcomers would be better suited finding much of the backlist. --- Harriet Klausner
MauiGurl More than 1 year ago
Wow. I mean, wow! This book was amazing! It brought on a whole new level of other wordly beings and the strength that they wield. All in all, I say this book was filled with action and suspense around every corner. New secrets arose and questions that were unanswered are being answered while more begin to arise as the Carpathians find out that their age-old enemy, Xavier, is back with a vengence. Vikirnoff first got a picture of Natalya when he was with his brother Nicolae. The picture was shown to him in color, and color he saw when he gazed at the photo of his lifemate. From then, he hunted down the female in the photo, the one who would be his lifemate for all time. But little did he know of who she was, or what for that matter. Natalya is a strong-minded female. She has the blood of the mage, Dragonseeker and Carpathian flowing into her veins. A rare female, truly power unto herself, she will come into this series with a fire of action and adventure as she looks for her brother who has been tortured by her grandfather. A life of torture and questions sprung up from Natalya's past as we delve into an action packed part of this series. I loved this book. There was action around every corner. Natalya is truly power and she comes to learn her place besides Vikirnoff, not as a lifemate, but as a partner and his right hand. The two will learn to love each other with an unbending love that can't be doubted. But she will have to doubt the lies that her brother had planted in her memories so long ago. This book is a ride thriller and I love how Christine just keeps the goods coming!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Dark Series has been one of my favorite series in the past. Dark Secret, the previous book in this line, was rather disappointing also, but I know that in series' books, some are better than others. In Dark Demon, I expected the normal angst of a 'lifemate couple' as they found their way to each other, along with romance, and, of course, danger! The fighting with the bad guys took up so much space in this book. Then, it almost seemed like, 'oh, we need to throw some romance in here, it IS a romance.' And then, right back to the fighting. I didn't come to a point where I even really liked the characters, or even really cared what happened to them. This was too bad, because I have really enjoyed this storyline(I have them all!)and have always waited impatiently for the next book! I hope for better romance, in the Dark series, in the future!
jozlynscar More than 1 year ago
This book is something else. I couldn't put it down. The plot has so many twists and turns I never knew what was going to happen next. There was never a boring moment. Christine Feehan is a wonderful author. She doesn't put a whole lot of humor in her books, but they will keep you on the edge of your seat. This book is good for people who like to read books that have a twist most vampire stories don't have. Dark Demon is one of the best of the Dark series. I loved it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Christine Feehan¿s Dark Demon is a tale of two enemies, Natalya, a fierce vampire hunter, and Vikernoff, a Carpathian warrior. It tells of how they fall frantically head-over-heals for each other in passionate desire. Love seems to turn up in the oddest places in this narrative. Natalya, stubborn as she may be, finds it in her heart to save Vikernoff as he is almost eaten alive by evil vampires. Vikernoff, stunned by her heroic bravery, feels ashamed to be saved by a woman. Natalya takes him to her home and treats his injuries. When she discovers his true identity and realizes he is a Carpathian, she can not turn away from his love. They fight battles together and learn to live with their differences. As the storyline takes a new spell of twists, Natalya is caught between believing Vikernoff or trusting her own family. Will the truth set her free? Will it bind her to this horrible past forever? What twisted secrets still lie behind Vikernoff, her family, even Natalya herself? Christine Feehan really ¿hit the spot¿ with this twisted tale. She takes the readers to a new way of thinking. This is her thirteenth book in the series, and also the best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the first ever book i read from Feehan. I picked it up in store intent on buying another novel but the cover caught my eye. Dark Demon is a soft romance compared to other Feehan novels i have now read. The action scenes were great but i didn't like the sex very much so skipped that. Vikirnoff is just a really really nice guy. No other way of putting it. Maybe other reviewers like the hard mean type, i don't know. Overall, i loved this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first of Ms. Sheehan's books I've read. I really did like it. I ordered it online, though, and didn't realize it was a romance. I'm not a fan of romance. Thankfully there was enough action and story of the Carpathians in it to make it good, even though I had to skip over all those sex scenes. Reading the other reviews, if there is more sex and all that in the rest of the series, this will be the only one I read. But I do recommend this one. Good book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've thoroughly enjoyed most of Ms. Feehan's books and most of them have been similar. Out of all her series I prefer the ¿Dark Series.¿ There have been 1 or 2 I wasn't crazy about, but this one is right up there. Natalya is a great heroine who can shape-shift. This novel mixes it up with a stronger heroine who can battle alongside the males with just as much skill. It's a bit different, in that it features a mixed blood female lead - Carpathian, human & dragon seeker. I'm really interested in hearing more about the dragon seekers and hope Dominic gets his own story, and I truly hope so because he¿sexceptionally strong and magical individual. It¿s a good change from Ms. Feehan. The dark series fans will also appreciate the appendix of Carpathian language, glossary, and healing chants. Recommend to ALL readers out there who are interested in this genre.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was absolutely an outstanding book!I found myself reading it into the early hours of the morning! Feehan is an amazing writer and I love all of her work, but this one sold the ticket! She ties in romance, suspence, action, and the paranormal all into one. Feehan is quite hard to beat when it comes to Dark Demon. It's a definite must-read and I recommend it to ALL readers out there. It doesn't disappoint!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read all the previous 'Dark' books (and short stories) and have enjoyed them all however, this one is hands-down the best so far! Natalya is a modern woman with some very interesting powers of her own. She is a warrior who doesn't need a chauvinistic Carpathian lifemate to protect her from the bad guys ¿ she really can take care of herself. The romance in the story is perfect for these two characters. Both Natalya and Vikirnoff are lonely, weary fighters who long for contact but are too jaded to trust. The introduction of the Mage-lore gives a fresh storyline to this series. The only thing I did not like about this book was the prominence of the Carpathian language. I really didn¿t think it was needed and it was a bit of a distraction.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow! I loved the new Feehan book. It was amazing. I was sort of weary to begin it because truthfully I did not enjoy Dark Secret that much. I love that we get to see old characters again. I love Gregori and even though he did speak in the book I loved that he suprised me in the end. Wow, everyone seems pregnant in this story. ANyways, I loved Vik he is an amazing bossy arrogant Carpathain that I love from the early dark series. Can't wait for Dark Celebration in September, I already pre-order it. Natalya is an amazing women and I love when the tigress comes out espacially the part when she gets jealous of Slavica. I feel so sorry for Gabrielle and I hope she ends up with Gary. Totally READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read all of Christine Feehans Books. But like most of her readers I like the Carpathian books the most. Since this is another chapter to that series it is the best to date because it answers a lot of questions that were left unanswered in her last books. I highly recommend this book because not only is it romantic but it is entertaining. Chrstine Feehan will draw you into her world and not let go.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm so ready for the next in the Dark series. Dark Demon was fantastic! I ended up finishing it in about 7 hours. If you loved her other books, it'd honestly be hard not to like this one. I'd rate this as one of my favorites in the Dark series (but then I've rarely been disappointed with any of the books.) I won't bore you with a synopsis! But I will say that it was great to revisit favorite characters from past books and learn more about the world of the Carpathians.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Christine Feehan really out did herself this time! She went back to the feeling of Dark Destiny, a strong female vampire slayer (although she never REALLY slays one until she meets Vikirnoff)Natalya is her strongest female character yet. Although the two main characters are expecting different characteristics from their lifemate they really have the fasted understanding of any of Feehan's characters that love can overcome anything. The Mage/Dragonseeker/Carpathian story is the icing on the cake. Although Feehan answers many questions asked in her other Dark books she also leaves a billion more unanswered. My only complaint is it did get a bit crowded with all the previous Carpathians mentioned or included in the action so I would recommend reading the earlier Dark books first. But the last 50 pages will blow readers away!
Anonymous 4 months ago
I am really enjoying this series. I think she is a very good writer. Keep on sending great books to read.
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chalie More than 1 year ago
Another excellent one
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Meet Natalya and Vikirnoff. Reading this book is like reading thru mud. Easily the hardest reading book of the series. Unfortunitly also probably one of the most important ones as well. If you to understand the subplots, the dark mage and Dragonseekers you need to read it. Just as you need to read Dark Descent to fully understand this book. The 3 stars is because the book is a necessary read, not because its a good one.
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