Dark Magic (Dark Series #4) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Young Savannah Dubrinsky was a mistress of illusion, a world-famous magician capable of mesmerizing millions. But there was one-Gregori, the Dark One-who held her in terrifying thrall. Whose cold silver eyes and heated sensuality sent shivers of danger, of desire, down her slender spine.

With a dark magic all his own, Gregori-the implacable hunter, the legendary healer, the most powerful of Carpathian males-whispered in Savannah's mind that he was her destiny. That she had been ...

See more details below
Dark Magic (Dark Series #4)

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$6.99
BN.com price

Overview

Young Savannah Dubrinsky was a mistress of illusion, a world-famous magician capable of mesmerizing millions. But there was one-Gregori, the Dark One-who held her in terrifying thrall. Whose cold silver eyes and heated sensuality sent shivers of danger, of desire, down her slender spine.

With a dark magic all his own, Gregori-the implacable hunter, the legendary healer, the most powerful of Carpathian males-whispered in Savannah's mind that he was her destiny. That she had been born to save his immortal soul. And now, here in New Orleans, the hour had finally come to claim her. To make her completely his. In a ritual as old as time . . . and as inescapable as eternity.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Jill M. Smith
Christine Feehan's magically enthralling series continues with the story of dark and charismatic Gregori. With each book Ms. Feejan continues to build a complex society that makes for mesmerizing reading.
Romantic Times
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062013354
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/8/2010
  • Series: Dark Series, #4
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 10,772
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Christine Feehan has had more than forty novels published, including four series which have hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. She is pleased to have made it onto numerous other bestseller lists as well, including Publishers Weekly, USA Today, Washington Post, BookScan, B. Dalton, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Waldenbooks, Ingram, Borders, Rhapsody Book Club, and Walmart. In addition to being a nominee for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA® Award, she has received many honors throughout her career, including a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times and the Borders 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 465 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(318)

4 Star

(85)

3 Star

(33)

2 Star

(11)

1 Star

(18)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 470 Customer Reviews
  • Posted January 29, 2010

    Great Series!!!

    I have read ALOT of series and this I would recommend as a favorite.... I really enjoyed the 1st book and then to read about Mikhail and Raven's daughter---- I really enjoyed her "SPIRIT".. How she brought a part of Gregori out that had not been there in the first three books...

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2012

    MY FAVORITE OF ALL!!!!!

    THIS ONE IS MY FAVORITE OF ALL!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2012

    Review

    Sorry Savanna is nothing but immature & whiney...did not see the connection except she was needed to keep Gregori from turning. If she giggled once more think I would gag. Expected more of a mate for Gregori.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted May 2, 2014

    One of my favorites in the series, but they are all FANTASTIC!!!!! MUST READ!!

    Gregori has been one of my favorite characters since the beginning, and it's so nice to finally see him as I knew he was. Savannah is perfect for him too!! Love,love, love this book!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2014

    You have to read this....

    This book was great, it had a different twist from the previous books thus far, I was about to cry at some points in the book, I would recommend this book to all that love this series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted March 5, 2012

    Add it to the List!

    I've read other books and other series by this author. Some books have come up short in my opinion. If you are a Christine Feehan fan, and a fan of the Dark Magic series, this book will not disappoint.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted October 26, 2011

    Love this series and this was a favorite!

    The Gregori Dark One is one of my favorite characters. In his long life he has struggled to survive while protecting the race and maintaining his humanity. Savannah is the only thing staning between him and the sun.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted October 12, 2011

    Loved it!

    Christine Feehan is the best writer of paranormal romances. The dark series is wonderful. Dark Magic is about Gregori, the most feared and poweful among the Carpathians. It was nice to see that he has a softer side to him, when it comes to loving and caring for his life mate. He will do anythig to keep her happy. This book has everyting, action, adventure and romance.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted September 26, 2011

    MUST READ

    IF YOU READ THIS SERIES, YOU MUST READ THIS ONE.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted April 5, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    A Little Disappointing

    After leading up to Savannah and Gregori's story almost since book one, I was a little disappointed that there wasn't more depth to their story. Still would not want to skip it on my way through the series, but not one I will read again.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted April 17, 2015

    more from this reviewer

    Summary  Savannah Dubrinsky, is the daughter of Raven and Mikhai

    Summary 
    Savannah Dubrinsky, is the daughter of Raven and Mikhail, the prince of the Carpathian people. When she learns that Gregori, the infamous “Dark One” is her intented lifemate, known as the boogie man of their people, the most respected and feared of their kind, she knows at eighteen years old she is not ready to tie herself to such a creature. So she pleads for time, five years in the states. Gregori has lived for centuries, one of the oldest of their kind, he knows he will not be a easy mate, so he gives her that time, despite the fact that he isn’t sure he can wait five years for her. Savannah has now had her precious five years, and while on her last stop on her tour in San Francisco, her closest friend is killed by a vampire, and Gregori saves her. She knows that this day would come, but she also knew she would never be ready to be his lifemate. She is overcome with grief over her closest friend, and being tied to a dark and dangerous man, but they decide to head to New Orleans, for the jazz music festival, and soon they will be facing hunters from the human society out to destroy their kind, and a master vampire and only working together will they be able to survive.




    The Hero 
    Gregori “The Dark One” is the healer of his people, and second in command to the prince, who also happens to be his best friend. Gregori has defended his people and protected them and killed vampires left and right. He has studied and learned everything he can to be the most knowledgable and cunning. He has few friends, many enemies, and has searched for his lifemate for centuries. When Mikhail and Raven conceived a girl, he knew she was his lifemate, and he must stay strong for her. She is his only hope. Gregori can be a hard hero to like. He is very rough around the edges, believes women should be protected in a cacoon and away from any and all danger. He is very “alpha male” and he is possessive. But Gregori is also very easy to connect with. As soon as you see the real Gregori, who has lived a life of killing and darkness, we see a man that only wants to be loved and needed.




    The Heroine 
    Savannah Dubrinsky, she is the daughter of the prince. She has her own special gifts and abilities. She is powerful in her own right despite being a fledging. She grew up with only her parents, and a wolf as her companion. She now resides in the states, doing magic shows and is infamous for it. But Savannah has one fear, her lifemate. She knows that she will have to be binded forever with Gregori, but she fears him more than any other. She knows he will be hard to live with, and she is very independent like her mother. I really liked Savannah, but at times she could have used a bit spine, especially in the beginning. I understand why she feels the way she does, but at times she could be a bit selfish. But what I really liked about her character, was how she stands up to Gregori, and doesn’t back down.




    Plot and Story Line 
    This is a re read or “re listen” for me. Every now and then I get in the mood to listen to the earlier books in the carpathian series, since I own them all on audiobook. I realized I had yet to review Dark Magic. So I decided now would be a good time to do so. The first half of the book isn’t always easy to listen to. We see the relationship between Gregori and Savannah have a bit of a rocky start. One of the reasons for this, is that Gregori has waited to long to claim Savannah, and if he doesn’t he will become a vampire. And no one will be able to destroy him. We see how his control is slipping away, and Savannah at first doesn’t realize how bad it truly is. They have a bit of a unsteady beginning  with plenty of miscommunication and mistrusts, but then we see a turning point in their relationship. A turning point that makes Gregori despise himself, and Savannah reads his mind and memories, and learns who he really is, and a trust begins to form. We also get a side character that I hope one day gets his own story (Gary). We see him in future books too, which is fun and you see a hint of a story that could happen.  There is some quick witted humor that is delightful, and the narrator is amazing. She has done most of the books from book 1 to book 10 I believe apart from Rebecca Cook who has done a couple. But I adore her inflections and I fell in love with her in Dark Challenge, so its always a delight to listen to her again. What I also liked was seeing their relationship develop more and you see a hint of playfulness enter the relationship, and Gregori softens towards Savannah, We see the romance between them really blossom especially once they get to New Orleans. There is some suspense elements as well from two different factors. Now this is a story that will either be you love it or you hate it, I love it because of seeing Gregori in previous books, and even though this isn’t my favorite book of the series, I always have fun with it. But I will warn you in the first part of the story, it is not easy to read, there are some darker elements, but the later half is more playful and light and fun.




    The Cover 
    This isn’t my favorite cover for the series. I do like the foggy background, but there is something non realistic about this cover, but I love the colors and the wolves at the bottom.




    Overall View 
    Dark Magic is a highly sensual and dark romance at times, but has witty humor, intrigue and danger, a story of redeeming love and passion.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted April 7, 2015

    Love it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Love it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2015

    Great reading

    I love this book

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2014

    Love the dark series

    Have almost all of this seres

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2014

    Madden bio

    Name-madden age-9 house-gryffindor quiddich-seeker year since i went in when im younger i can stay 20 years but now im in my 12th

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2014

    Ginny

    Red hair freckles griffindor house

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2014

    JANNETE BIO

    JANNETE ELIZABETH HOWDRIE, 14 YRS OLD, 115 LBS, RAVENCLAW STUDENT, TEMPORARY LEADER AND SEEKER OF RAVENCLAW QUIDDITCH TEAM, YEAR 2 STUDENT, BLACK HAIR, BLACJ EYES, SOMETIMES RESERVED, INTELLIGENT, PERSISTENT, VICOUS, U DONT WANT TO B ON HER BADSIDE, OTHER- ASK IN RAVENCLAW TOWER (RES 6) :)

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2013

    Icetear

    Good keep writing if you have plans for more

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2013

    Dark Magic 16

    Twi paced around, her armor clanking on the ground. There must be a way to destroy them. Taking away their loved ones didnt work. Then she got a brilliang idea. She would challenge them to a duel. She knew Loyalty would accept, as well as Honesty and Genorosity out of wanting revenge. Kindness and Laughter might back down, but those two ponies were powerless. She sent the message in the form of a letter. The duel would be at the beach at sunset. Twilight Shadow waited. As she expected, they showed. What suprised her was that the Dragon, as well as the other two Elements, but she could take 'em. "Ah, i see you came. I thought you would." Twi said, smirking. "Lets get on with it, shall we?" Rarity growled. Twi rolled her eyes. "So eager to fight, are you? Well, then, let us begin." Twi said menacingly, firing her first blast at RD. Dash easily dodged, flying twords her at full speed. Twi laughed and stepped to the right, making Rainbow miss. AJ threw some apples, but Twi caught them with her magic and threw them back, hitting Fluttershy. One down, 5 to go. 4 if you didnt count the dragon. Suddenly RD hit her on the back of the head, making her fall down. Dashie had come back, almost like a boomerang. Angerly, Twi Shadow levitated Rainbow Dash and slammed her into a tree. Pinkie somehow appeared in front of Shadow and punched her in the face. Out of reflex, she flung Pinkie away. It didnt hurt the pink mare, but at least she was away. Rarity used her magic and swung a stick at the alicorn, giving her a good cut on the side. It wasnt good enough though, and Shadow merely winced and fought back. AJ lassoed her around the hooves, but Twilight Shadow simply used her magic to tie it around Applejack, using it like a gag. RD had finally gotten herself out from the tree, and once again charged. "FOR SCOOTALOO!!!" she screeched as she slammed into Twi. Eventually she flung RD off, making her slam into Pinkie, and both smashed into a nearby house. Both were out cold, bleeding and in the same state as Fluttershy. So now it was Rarity and Spike. Twilight Shadow laughed and powered up her hirn to shoot one last blast of magic to finidh off the white mare... suddenly she was knocked into the water. Her magic didnt work in the water! A purple claw held onto her side, dragging her deeper into the depths of the lake. It was the dragon! Twi kicked him off, but since they wete in the water, everything was harder. He swam so fast that she only got an inch closer to the surface before he was pulling her down again. The surface was getting further and further away. Spikes lungs felt as if they would explode, but he fought the urge to swim up. There had to be an end to this madness. It would end soon, too. For Twilight Shadow, but also for him. He would miss his friends dearly, but he knew what had to be done. Soon they were at the bottom of the lake. He pinned her down. She gasped for breath, water flowing into her lungs. Twilight Shadows eyes grew distant. Her breathing stopped. She closed her eyes and her body went limp. Spikes world started to blur. A flash of cyan told him RD had escaped. Soon he was on shore. But it was too late. His eyes glazed over as the mares galloped over to him. His world went dark. "NOO!" Rarity cried, tears streaming down her face. The other ponies cried too, but Rarity cried the hardest. He-he was gone. Forever. Her one true love, tooken from her. There was no way to save him. ((Comment in next res!))

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2013

    Delicious

    Gregori has been one of my favorite "follow characters" throughout the Dark series. I was excited to see how hr played out ad a main character, instead of a supporting character. The love story is beautiful...as is all the Carpathian love stories are...but i wanted a little more "viciousness" from this particular ancient.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 470 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)