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As the beast inside him rages, threatening to consume him, a dark and mysterious man finds a ray of light when a American psychic comes into his life and awakens the passion inside him. This paranormal romance comes from a first-time author.
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Overview

As the beast inside him rages, threatening to consume him, a dark and mysterious man finds a ray of light when a American psychic comes into his life and awakens the passion inside him. This paranormal romance comes from a first-time author.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780505523723
  • Publisher: Dorchester Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/2000
  • Series: Dark Series , #1
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: REISSUE
  • Pages: 314
  • Product dimensions: 4.25 (w) x 6.78 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

#1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan has had over 40 novels published, including four series which have hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. She is pleased to have made numerous other bestseller lists as well, including Publishers Weekly, USA Today, Bookscan, B. Dalton, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Waldenbooks, Ingram, Borders, Rhapsody Book Club, Washington Post, and Walmart. In addition to being a nominee for RWA'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.

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  • Posted October 29, 2008

    This is the first book in the Carpathian series and it was a good way to start out.

    I enjoyed this book so much that I recommended it to all of my friends. I know of at least 3 of them that started with this one and have followed the rest of the series all the way through like I have. Christine Feehan makes you love the characters so much that you just can't put the books down because you want to know what's going to happen to them in the end.

    12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2010

    Needs to be an ebook!

    I have the whole series on my nook except for this one! Please, please make it an ebook!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 30, 2009

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    Why did i find this book annoying

    I really tried to stomach this one. Maybe it was the excessive "our minds are like one", "Our souls are meant for each other". I wanted to kill myself. It was like ok I understand your meant to be... I get it. I also didnt like that they are vampires with a mother nature theme. I mean going into the ground (literally) to heal. I just felt like this was not a good story at all.

    4 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 16, 2009

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    A wonderful read

    I just finished reading this book and truly enjoyed it. I had never previously read anything by Christine Feehan but I had seen her name floating about the paranormal romance sections, which I've been reading a lot of lately. So I thought I would read one of her books and decided to start on this one first. I love Mikhail and Raven's story, they kind of reminded me of Edward and Bella in the "Twilight Series" by Stephenie Meyer. I don't know if there is a sequel to this book or not but I hope there is because I would love to know what happens to them next. Great read and looking forward to reading more by Feehan.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2006

    Not up to the hype...

    I read this book after it was mentioned in Newsweek as a good example of this developing paranormal genre, but was very disappointed. The concept had promise, but this novel was very repetive, with little character development. I read one additional book from this series and found it much the same. If you want to read much more gripping and emotionally satisfying paranormal romance, please read the suggested authors below.

    4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 16, 2009

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    Awesome book

    This is a wonderful book, and the first in the Dark Series. There are three of us reading these books at work. They are a good escape book, and it is nice to be in another world just before bedtime. I would recommend this series to anyone who likes vampires, or just paranormal romance books.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 21, 2010

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    First in a Series

    Chrisitne Feehan weaves a world where ancient creatures roam the night in search of a mate before succumbing to the dark beast within. Feehan has you falling for the protectiveness and care of the Carpathian males, while their old-world views soar up the 'Oh no you didn't just do/say that' scale. Action is a constant with contention from within and out, and an ever-present enemy lurking in the shadows.

    What's a man to do when a woman frees him from centuries spent with only the memory of emotions and color? Okay, maybe not a mere man. But if you are Mikhail Dubrinsky, you command compliance as any with his age and power. Too bad for him Raven is a modern woman with modern ideas.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 27, 2009

    Love it!

    I love this book. The characters are so good together. I love everything there is about Mikhail. I wish he was real. I wish I can have my own Mikhail. *sigh*

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2007

    I enjoyed it but it was forgetable

    I usually finish books very quickly. This one took a while. I enjoyed it but by the end of the book I just wanted the story to be finished already. My patience with the story was getting thin.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2002

    A Dark Love Story...

    Mikhail needs to meet his lifemate or he will committ suicide to stop himself from changing into a ruthless vampire. Raven enters his head and his prayers for a lifemate have been answered. The only problem is she is human and therefore has many limitations. The risk of changing her into a carpathian is great but with assassins hunting their every move, Raven's life is threatened. Mikhail knows the only way to save her and himself is to change her to one of them and fight the assasins. She is the Carpathian's ONLY hope to continue their race because the males must have life mates to live a carpathian life and they need women to reproduce more female offspring. Women carpathians are a dying breed. Mikhail loves Raven so possesively, he almost suffocates her by controlling her every move, even when she sleeps and how deep. The completeness of his love was beautiful but I imagine if I were Raven I would be very turned off by his obssesive controlling of her. Still, he was an amazing hero and very easy to love! This novel had a strong beginning. I was immediately drawn into the plot but about half way through I felt the pacing become erratic. The story seemed to drag at some points and go too fast at others but I still wanted to find out about these characters because I was in love with them. I became attached to their strong love for each other and felt they were well-rounded characters. If you enjoy love scenes, you will love this novel. Almost every other chapter has a steamy love scene. Every other chapter also had a very violent scene. I am continuing to read the rest of the series because I hear that they only get better. I highly recommend! :)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 15, 2010

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    Great Read

    I accidentally picked up Dark Prince while searching in the grocery store for a good read. I happened to pick up the first in a great series. Feehan does a great job of describing the Carpathian world and culture while examining Raven's idea of the "liberated" woman. Mikhail is an interesting dominating, alpha-male trying to negotiate his relationship with the strong-willed Raven. Feehan does a great job of balancing the romance with the numerous action sequences. This book also sets the next series of books up nicely. The reader is left wanting to read more about Jacques and Gregory. We are also left wondering about Raven and Mikhail's baby and what will become of the boy or girl. This is a romance novel with action packed sequences and steamy sex scenes. Read Dark Desire by Feehan after this one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 15, 2009

    This is a great series

    I first went to the store to buy dark slayer. I talked to the sales person who informed me that it was part of a very long series that had come out so i decided to start from the beginning. I have read the 1st 4 of the series in the last month. I have loved everyone of them! The only problem Ive had is getting the books. This is not even a problem if the store doesn't have it they order it for me so when I have finished one the next one is waiting. This series is everything I was looking for and more. I wish I would of known about this series before but then again now I don't have to wait for the next book to come out!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 11, 2009

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    WOW!!

    I am now on book 15 of this series and all I can say is get me a fan. This is original and exciting and also has enough historical facts to make you wonder... The love scenes are extreme, and well worth the read. My husband doesn't even mind my reading so much anymore!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 26, 2009

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    Wonderful story of enduring love and compassion

    "Dark Prince" is the first book in Christine Feehan's "Dark" series, and it is typical Christine Feehan-full of vampires and other evil beings, but still with the basic theme of love and compassion among the Carpathians as they battle to preserve their own culture.

    The "dark prince" is Mikhail Dubrinsky who is the ruler of the Carpathian race as he has been for several hundred years. But the race is dying as it fails to produce enough female children to perpetuate their civilization. Since the Carpathians are paranormal with many vampire-like customs, it is not possible to have relationships with humans. Accordingly, many of the Carpathian men, including Mikhail, unable to find soul mates, are losing their ability to feel and to be compassionate toward their fellow men.

    Mikhail has become so disillusioned that he can see no reason to continue what appears to be a futile battle for survival, and he is seriously considering suicide when he meets Raven Whitney, an American investigator who is visiting in Romania. Raven is telepathic, and she immediately senses Mikhail's loneliness and pain. She feels compelled to connect with Mikhail in an effort to ease his suffering; Mikhail knows immediately that he has finally found his soul mate.

    Obviously, there are many problems to be overcome in this relationship between a human and a Carpathian. But their love for each other is so strong that they are able to overcome their difficulties-not easily by any means-and to build a strong and loving relationship.

    "Dark Prince" is another wonderful story of the triumph of deep, enduring love over the many difficulties faced by Mikhail and Raven as they struggle to build a strong relationship that spans two very different cultures. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves stories of love and the paranormal.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 14, 2009

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    Mind Blowing!!! A Man Who Truly Treats His Woman Like She is His World!

    Simply amazing! I must say that this is the first book that I found to be of Paranormal Romance, vampirish at that too, which is what I had been searching for a while. I just happened to come upon this while browsing online for anything "vampirish" and when I saw the cover, I was a bit skeptical. However, once I read the first two pages, unbelievable! I was simply drawn into the world that Christine Feehan had drew in her writing; just by those two pages, I didn't want to put the book down. It simply took me on a journey of finding one's place in this world with someone who can treat you with so much love that it just spills out of the both of you. The characters were great and because of them, I love this book even more. Their chemistry is amazing and their love for each other is something that had me glued to this book, something that every human being would yearn for in this limited life we all live.
    The male had such a possessive nature that it made me laugh to see how he reacted to his emotions that he had lost overtime. The woman had such a strong heart and will that her strength is what every woman should have when they are overcoming their fears or obstacles. The male's possessiveness, yet unbelievably loving and caring desire for his female, is what drew me to this book, to see how he would react to and control his strong emotions for just one female. I held my breath as suspense kicked in and their love was put to the test. And, of course, the sex scenes were steamy!
    Christine Feehan is an unbelievably awesome author and I would recommend this book to anyone who loves romance and steamy sex. This is a must read, seriously!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 29, 2009

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    Terrible!!!

    I've read Christine Feehan's "Ghost Walker's" series, and although they gave me the sense of déjà vu, I stuck with them and enjoyed them. Because of that, I picked up Dark Prince today. Is this supposed to be erotica? Way too much sex, and not enough plot. I will NOT continue reading this series.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 20, 2009

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    Hard to Read

    I purchased the first 5 books in this series. Unfortunately, I am having difficulty finishing the first book. While the book contains quite a bit of drama, the plot (in the first book) is weak. I may or may not go on to read the other 4 books.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 30, 2008

    love them all

    I have all 17 and have read them twice!! Love Miss Feehan!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 28, 2008

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    Great characters and fantastic storyline!

    I have read this book at least 5 times. I fall in love with these characters over and over again. Loving, thrilling and I just love the strong characters. I couldn't put the book down once I started to read it!!! Christine Feehan is an excellent story teller and author!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 26, 2008

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    CAN'T WAIT FOR HER NEXT CARPATHIAN NOVEL!

    Do I love Christine Feehan's Carpathians? Oh yesssssss! I have all 19 of the "Dark" Series (Prince, Desire, Gold, Magic, Challenge, Fire, Dream (re-issued as Dark Dreamers), Legend, Guardian, Symphony, Descent, Melody, Destiny, Hunger, Secret, Demon, Celebration, Possession and Curse. And The Scarletti Curse. On several occasions, I couldn't even wait for the paperback and bought the hardcopy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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