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Dark Slayer (Dark Series #20)
     

Dark Slayer (Dark Series #20)

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by Christine Feehan
 

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Ivory Malinov has lived centuries without love. Then she picks up the scent of a man. Her salvation. Her lifemate. The curse of all Carpathian women. He is Razvan, a dragonseeker. In spirit, in flesh and in blood, in love and in war, Ivory and Razvan are made for each other. For as long as they dare to live.

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Ivory Malinov has lived centuries without love. Then she picks up the scent of a man. Her salvation. Her lifemate. The curse of all Carpathian women. He is Razvan, a dragonseeker. In spirit, in flesh and in blood, in love and in war, Ivory and Razvan are made for each other. For as long as they dare to live.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Even new readers daunted by 40 pages of appendixes and a two-page family tree will love the tender romance in the 20th installment of Feehan's Carpathians series. Benign blood-drinking Carpathians turn into evil vampires if they fail to find their destined life mates. Broken and left for dead after a family betrayal, Ivory Malinov gradually heals, becoming a loner and dedicated vampire slayer. Razvan's evil grandfather, the mage Xavier, forced him to commit unspeakable deeds against fellow Carpathians. Ivory discovers Razvan near death, and after realizing they are life mates, she nurses him back to health and they plot to combine forces and defeat Xavier. The slow-to-trust Ivory fights her growing feelings for Razvan, whose self-hatred juxtaposes brilliantly with his innate gentle nature. Fans looking for a departure from Feehan's usual alpha male heroes will enjoy this lengthy but powerful tale. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101136102
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Dark Series , #20
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
12,756
File size:
824 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

I live in the beautiful mountains of Lake County, California. I have always loved hiking, camping, rafting and being outdoors. I’ve also been involved in the martial arts for years—I hold a third degree black belt, instruct in a Korean karate system, and have taught self-defense. I am happily married to a romantic man who often inspires me with his thoughtfulness. We have a yours, mine, and ours family, claiming eleven children as our own. I have always written books, forcing my ten sisters to read every word, and now my daughters read and help me edit my manuscripts. It is fun to take all the research I have done on wild animals, raptors, vampires, weather, and volcanoes and put it together with romance.

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Dark Slayer (Dark Series #20) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 435 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
The vampire hunter Ivory, and her seven Carpathian wolf pack and her normal wolf pack head home after killing two vampires only to find a dying man. To her horror she knows this Carpathian is her lifemate. He tells her to leave him die as the evil Xavier uses his body to cause death. He is Xavier's grandson and sold his soul to save his daughter and sister. Ivory knocks him out and takes him to her hidden shelter while Xavier searches for Razvan. She will heal him and if he still chooses death, so be it. Ivory sees a child tied in snares, which is a trap. With her wolves she kills a ghoul, but her brother master vampire Sergey escapes before the Carpathian healer Gregori and Prince Mikhail arrive. They offer to heal her, but she refuses as she wants nothing to do with Carpathians. Though not fully healed Razvan knows his lifemate is in trouble. She has given him hope that she can kill Xavier as she told him that is why she lives. Razvan arrives placing a knife to Mikhail's neck. Mikhail calmly tells Gregori to heal Ivory. He does and is stunned that she was once sliced into many pieces and should be dead. Ivory and Gregori heal Razvan. She explains her only friends are the wolves as her brothers chose the power of the vampire and sacrificed her. Ivory and Razvan plan to kill Xavier or die trying. The relationship between the lead couple is fresh and gender bending as she leads the excursions against Xavier. The Carpathian support cast is strong especially the wolf pack, the prince and the healer while the malevolent villain is brilliant using modern science as well as magic to attack his foes and the heroine's brothers, though we meet only one of them, are pure evil. This is a super entry, which long time fans will enjoy including the addition of background information appendices though newcomers will feel awed by the Feehan mythos. Harriet Klausner
Vjay More than 1 year ago
I have all of Christine Feehan's Dark Series and they just keep getting better and better. I espically liked Dark Slayer, all though I really found the explantion of Ivory's excaping death a little, ok maybe a lot, hard to swallow but it didn't stop me from thourghly enjoying the story. I also recommend Christine Feehan's other two series, the DRAKE SISTERS and GHOSTWALKERS. Also Lynaay Sands' Argeneau and Roge Hunter Series.
Kathie17 More than 1 year ago
I'm a big fan of all of the Dark books, but I have to say this one is amazing. I loved the characters, Ivory and Razvan. Neither are your typical heroes yet both prove truly unforgetable. This book is one of the most profound and powerful novels I have ever read. I'll be reading it again and again. It's not often I come across such a wonderful read. Heartfelt thank yous to Christine Feehan for writing this keeper!
hcbm More than 1 year ago
To say this book is outstanding is an under statement. It has everything danger, betrayal, action, suspicion, compassion, love and retribution. In my humble opinion you could not ask more from a book. The two main characters Ivory and Razvan are meant for each other. I have include a blurb from the book.
Amy Bell More than 1 year ago
Feehan has had me hooked from book one, but this book reaffirmed my love for the carpathian novels. The entire time I was reading i was on the edge of my seat. This book really added so much more depth to the carpathian world, and amazing twist in the fight with Xavier. Keep them coming please!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!!!!!
vickieann More than 1 year ago
Christine does it again with another hit! I love how prior characters are brought back into the story line. As an owner of each of the Dark Series books, I love to be able to catch up with them. This Author always impresses me with each story and the characters she creates. She has a great writing style. I captivated by every book she writes from the first page to the last. Christine Feehan weaves her spellbinding magic into a plot that has it all, action, romance, sensuality and intrigue sporting a story line that is unique and different from the rest. A fast paced adventure that never gets boring
lottsabooks More than 1 year ago
i had never read a vampire book until one day i picked up one of christine's dark series. read it in one day cause i couldn't put it down. i am now the proud owner of all of her books. this book is very interesting because we get to met a female fighter. i wasn't sure if that would work in this series, but feehan pulled it off with style. add this book to your library, you won't be disappointed
A_Dark_Reader More than 1 year ago
Christine Feehan always finds the emotion and connection between her love interests and this one did not fail. I was so glad to read Razvan's story and have him find love and it was great to see how Ms. Feehan tied in Ivory and original Carpathians. Loved the intteraction with the wolf pack. It was amazing. An instant classic among all the stellar Carpathian novels,.
Carpathian59 More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with the dark series from the first book and I haven't been disappointed yet!
MaryPatK More than 1 year ago
Finally! Finally! I've been a faithful reader for years. Many of my friends quit reading the Dark Series because they said all the books sounded the same. Personally, I can relive the same "other half of my life-mate" love story forever. But finally this book ties up so many loose ends and the bad guy actually dies! I'm so glad that other characters will have their own books later because I love me some Carpathians! and I don't want the series to ever end! But I'm also relieved to finally have some resolution and finality to a Feehan book for a change.
bankerterri More than 1 year ago
Christine does it again with another hit! I love how prior characters are brought back into the story line. As an owner of each of the Dark Series books, I love to be able to catch up with them.
Leigh30 More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading this book and I'm totally in love with Razvan. I had been patiently awaiting the arrival of "Dark Slayer" and I have to say that I was in no way disappointed, it was amazing. I've read read all of the "Dark Series" so far, the "Drake Series" and now I've started on the "Ghostwalker Series", I just love Feehan's writing.
phar More than 1 year ago
My first read from this Author left me impressed at how easily I got involved with the story and the characters because of her writing style. Not only was I captivated from the first two pages of the book but I was also introduced to a new concept on what the characters were. Christine Feehan wove her spellbinding magic into a plot that has it all, action, romance, sensuality and intrigue sporting a story line that is unique and different from the rest. A fast paced adventure that never got boring with too much useless vocabulary or disinteresting because the plot became over involved. If this is an example of Christine Feehan's writing ability then I am a willing captive and can't wait to read the rest of her Dark Series books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this latest entry in the Dark Series was great! I had been disappointed in Dark Possession and not entirely satisfied with Dark Curse. But this book more than makes up for both of those. The characters of Ivory and Razvan are so outside the norm even for Carpathians that they instantly fascinating. Especially when you learn their history and all they have endured. Ivory's backstory requires quite a leap of faith but it is well worth the effort. Together these two people forge a strong bond born first from a common purpose and then from a deep abiding respect and love. It was nice to see characters from previous books show up as well as plot points from other books resolved. Dark Slayer was well worth the price in hardcover and I am now happily looking forward to Ms. Feehan's next book in the series.
MauiGurl More than 1 year ago
Dark Slayer is about two people who had been betrayed and lost from their people. Ivory Malinov, sister to the Malinov brothers, had been beloved once when she was young. However, she had been sent away by her prince to Xavier's school, and then betrayed by her people as she was killed by vampires. However, still she remains alive by her strong will and determination for vengeance. Razvan is twin brother to Natalya and has suffered much in the hands of his grandfather, Xavier. When he finally escapes after hundreds of years being prisoner, he stumbles upon his lifemate, Ivory, and from then on the two embark on a journey of finding trust within each other, and love, when they had both been brutally tortured and betrayed in their past. Oh I loved this book! When I read the first chapter on Feehan's website I knew it was going to be good and I waited patiently for it to come out. When it did, I reserved it at Borders and got it with excitement. Even the first few chapters got me hooked. I like how Feehan captured the two worlds that they had both come from and how their past shapes them now. They have a hard time trusting and loving because of what they had to endure in their past, which only makes the book more suspenseful. I love how Feehan brings Natalya's feeling about the way she's seen her brother into the book, it was touching and uplifting. And I love how Skyler and Lara was able to finally meet their father. I do, however, wonder where Feehan's going to go next because of the last chapter in the book. I wonder what's going to happen now. Is there still an enemy? Or are the Carpathians just facing the remaining spells from the enemy? I don't know, but I am eager to find out!
jupiterlee79 More than 1 year ago
I like this book. I have read all of the series. I waited patiently for this book. It didn't disappoint me. It had some of the older character from the ealier series in there, which I love! It has strong emotions. That was a good! I like how Christine Feehan reunited Natalya and Lara with Razvan. I wished she talked a bit more about Ivory strong emotion towards the De La Cruz. However, still good. Razvan is different from all the other Carpathian males and I like that the best. Overall, this book is really good. I can't wait to see what she has next! I hope she write about Skyler and her lifemate next cause I've been waiting on that one forever!!
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This is one of my favorites!
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MySecretBookSpot More than 1 year ago
Dark Slayer by Christine Feehan 5 out of 5 Stars This is the 20th book in her Dark Series about the Carpathian people, and they just keep getting better and better. This book revolves around two people that we've heard about in previous books, Razvan and Ivory. The Carpathians thought Ivory was dead long ago, but she survived and stayed hidden for hundreds of years. While Razvan was thought to be in league with the evil mage, Xavier, and it was revealed in the last book that he had been controlled by Xavier. We walk through their journey of healing as well as Ivory discovering how to heal the women and help them with their pregnancy. Razvan's situation was heartbreaking for him, and beautiful to watch, as he discovered that the things that happened when he was being controlled weren't his fault, and see him coming to terms with those things. This book is non-stop movement from beginning to end, just like all of these books, and I can't wait to go on to the next one. I love that we get to see people from previous books and find out what is happening with them after their books are over. Savannah and Gregori have their twin daughters in this book and it ends with their naming ceremony. This really was my favorite book so far... I loved it!! Amanda, My Secret Book Spot
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I really enjoyed reading this book about a bold female warrior Carpathian. It captivated my full attention through out the book and once again Ms. Feehan has another hit