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

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

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by Christine Feehan

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The Author’s Cut Special Edition of the beloved first novel in Christine Feehan’s New York Times bestselling Dark series

Dark Prince

Enter the enchanting world of the Carpathians, where dark adventure, mystery, and love await, and the desires of two daring hearts unite in one irresistible passion.



The Author’s Cut Special Edition of the beloved first novel in Christine Feehan’s New York Times bestselling Dark series

Dark Prince

Enter the enchanting world of the Carpathians, where dark adventure, mystery, and love await, and the desires of two daring hearts unite in one irresistible passion.

A telepathic hunter of serial killers, Raven Whitney helps to catch some of the most depraved criminals. But her work keeps her from getting close to others, and has drained her body and spirit. In need of rest and rejuvenation, she embarks for a vacation far from home.

Mikhail Dubrinsky is the prince of the Carpathians, the powerful leader of a wise and secret ancient race that thrives in the night. Engulfed by despair, fearful of never finding the mate who can save him from the encroaching darkness, his soul cries out in loneliness—until the day that a beautiful voice full of light and love responds, softly soothing his pain and yearning.

From the moment they meet, Raven and Mikhail are helpless to resist the desire that sparks between them. But just as fate unexpectedly brings these life mates together, malevolent forces threaten to destroy them and their fragile love. Yet even if they survive, how can these two lovers—Carpathian and human—build a future together? And how can Mikhail bring Raven into his dark world without extinguishing her beautiful goodness and light?

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
First published in 1999, launching the author's number one bestselling Dark series about the Carpathians, a dying race of vampires, this special hardcover edition offers over 100 pages of new material. Now the Carpathians find new hope when their leader discovers that his life mate is a telepathic American woman visiting their remote mountain region. The paranormal romance's appeal stands the test of time, with its sensual and absorbing story of an independent beauty taming a terrifying but smitten beast, while his people face annihilation from vampire hunters, hidden enemies, and their own failure to procreate. At nearly 500 pages, however, the pacing often lags, with long scenes between hero and heroine that replay the same issues in repetitive detail. Still, fans will likely enjoy seeing the love story plumbed in every nuance, and there's enough power to draw new enthusiasts. Toward the end, Feehan creates a complex and compelling future hero in a secondary vampire leader, and her climax picks up much-needed steam. (Mar.)
Library Journal
Finally, the first book in Feehan's mega-best-selling "Dark" series appears in hardcover—bolstered by 100 additional pages cut from the original. Your chance to cozy up to Raven Whitney, a telepathic hunter of serial killers. A 100,000-copy first printing.

Product Details

HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
Dark Series , #1
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.70(d)

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.

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Dark Prince: Author's Cut Special Edition 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 529 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Of course review number 1 is harriet klausner with her cliff note book report ruining the book with her excessive reveal. Please bn, delete her excessive plot spoilers and ban her from posting. She ruins every book she so calls reviews.
suprgrl85 More than 1 year ago
This book was awful. I didn't even finish it and that is a first for me. The dialogue is repetitive, drawn out and so bland. The only character development is when the characters go from being joined at the genitals to being obsessive about each other. The "hero" is so controlling and selfish it becomes abusive and the heroine has no backbone despite the front she is putting up. I want my money back.
bridget3420 More than 1 year ago
DARK PRINCE is haunting, sexy and leaves you breathless. The heat between Raven and Mikhail is so hot that I could feel my fingers burn while turning the page. I had a blast reading this book and recommend it to all romance lovers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would think an author who's been writing for as long as Christine Feehan has would have become better at plot construction and character development. Unfortunately, this book offers very little plot, an abundance of gratuitous killings of animals and children, and main characters short on charm and intelligence (the heroine continuously brags about how intelligent she is, and then gets another main character senselessly killed with her stupidity). Just because you write romance, doesn't mean you have to park your brain at the cover page.
CountryChic More than 1 year ago
This entire series is riveting. After my first purchase of a 'Dark' series book I had to buy them all. Christine Feehan is an exceptional author, she has a gift. I would recommend any of her books in any series for someone who loves supernatural romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVED LOVED LOVED this book. Feehan brings us back to the old style fantasy od Drackula with new characters. Action, love, history...you have it all. I was drawn in and didn't want to put it down. Usually read a novel like this in one night but didnt want to skip through any parts so read it thouroughly in two days. I only hope the rest of the series is as good!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first Christine Feehan book I read and now I am "hooked!" I am starting my fifth in the series and each one has a different story about a different Carpathian and they are all great! I love the bond between the Carpathian male and his "lifemate." I highly recommend these books and this author.
Hooked-on-Reading More than 1 year ago
This book is a romantic story involving a specific vampire race called the Carpathians. It is a interesting set up for the entire series. I originally read it about 20 years ago when it first came out. However, I let someone borrow it and they never returned it. Now I have bought a digital copy so it will always be in my library. If you enjoy books that are built on a science fiction/fantasy within the real world premise that involve romantic story lines, you will love thie series as much as I did.
BluSue More than 1 year ago
Loved, loved, loved this book. My favorite so far from the Dark Series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
love the story want to read more of her books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book!
K_McDaniel More than 1 year ago
The Authors cut re-release of Dark prince makes certain points of the book make sense, then again its like that with a directors cut of a movie. I seriously suggest getting this version of Dark prince. I've been reading the Dark series since its beginning. and Christine is my top three favorite Romance authors of all time. Chris I don't know if you read your own reviews but honey very well done I loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved these books. Reading the last in the series now. Strong Carpathian men. Cherish their women. Doesn't get better than that. Would love to find more books like this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorites!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it
Vamphooked More than 1 year ago
I was surprise. I picked this book up on the fly and went right out and bought the series.
artisajourney More than 1 year ago
It had been years since I read this series from the beginning so with a recent addition to the series just out I decided to first go back to the roots and reread a few of the first books the series was built upon. Good choice. I highly recommend at least reading this first book. The characters are captivating and make you appreciate the complete series.
Samara Taylor More than 1 year ago
This story wraps you into the characters lives and feelings from the beginning. Raven has always been special and alone. Makheil has the heavy responsiblity as Prince of his people, a breed almost eliminated from lack of lifemates and being hunted. How they come together and their fight to survive made this a can not put down book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Christine Feehan's books! She's a great author. I have this book from a couple years ago and loved it so much bought the audio on mp3 download. Can't wait to see how she has updated it. I hope they put it out for my nook too. Can't say enough about it. It's the beginning of the story and gives so much background that you might not pick up from the other books.
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Anonymous 21 days ago
I really love this book. The rest of the books shows how much Christine loves her characters. I fell in love with every male and every female in each book. Thank you so much for having such a great imagination!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my go to reads when I am feeling blue or just want to relax
Articmink More than 1 year ago
I've read the entire series and have fallen in love with the Carpathians, impatiently waiting for the next one Dark Blood.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok the book was pretty good ...but raven she ired me so much by trying to show how intellegent and strong she is but everytime she rebels she either almost gets killed or almost get someone else killed .... women stupidity really just irratates me .