The Only One (Dark Descent / The Star Queen / Sacrilege)

The Only One (Dark Descent / The Star Queen / Sacrilege)

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by Christine Feehan, Susan Squires, Susan Grant
     
 

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Library Journal
This trio of stories explores romance with an otherworldly edge. In "Dark Descent," the newest installment of Feehan's mesmerizing "Carpathian (Dark)" series, an aggressive, multitalented professional body guard/secret service agent who never lets danger or the unknown stop her becomes the lifemate of a powerful immortal embroiled in a battle with the vampires. In "The Star Queen," Susan Grant's prequel to her popular Star books, a munitions developer/producer finds love with a rebel leader who begins the peace process in one corner of the galaxy. In "Sacrilege," a spinoff of Susan Squire's popular Sacrament, the vampire heroine (a recovering "addict") is quite strong but generally seeks to avoid rather than embrace adventure. This highly sensual, exceptionally well-done anthology by three of alternative reality's top writers will appeal to devoted fans and is well worth the notice of readers who have not experimented with this subgenre. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780843951707
Publisher:
Dorchester Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/2003
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
4.22(w) x 6.82(h) x 1.06(d)

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The Only One (Dark Series #11 included) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
¿Dark Decent¿ by Christine Feehan. Ancient Carpathian hunter Traian Trigovise realizes tracking this cunning vampire won¿t be easy as Gallent is no fledgling. His belief proved right when the trap is sprung. In Austria, Joie Sanders takes a bullet protecting a US senator and his wife. Many miles apart, a psychic link between the injured duo sends Joie climbing the Carpathian Mountains to rescue Traian, not realizing the danger she is in and the love she will find.

¿The Star Queen¿ by Susan Grant. On Sienna, Taj Sai believes life would be better for the decimated survivors of her devastated planet if the warlords were eliminated. She blames men like her childhood friend Romijha B¿Kah for the destruction of their orb. Romijha joins the woman he loves to save what is left of their failing world.

¿Sacrilege¿ by Susan Squires. To contain her need to kill, vampiress Magda Ravel has resided in Mirso Monastery for about two centuries. Judging she is ready, Brother Pietr throws out so that she can prove that she can live among those whom she renounced. In San Francisco, Magda must relearn to live, but still thinks of her mentor back in the European monastery.

Though the Susan Grant science fiction romance tale is different than the supernatural novellas of Christine Feehan and Susan Squires, all three well-written stories will make believers out of readers. The terrific tales are set in the trademark realm that each author is famous for having created. Fans of any of the three authors will enjoy this worthy collection and seek other books by the remaining writers.

Harriet Klausner

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librachic More than 1 year ago
The Only One anthology was a book where I had mix feelings of, starting: I loved Dark Descent.It was another amazing Carpathian story filled with the best of romance and plots and as always, this small story hints of something much bigger-Christine's signature! I loved Descent because Joie was the best heroine ever, smart and witty and most of all very open to Traian and who he was, Probably because she was a psychic.I also hearted the sibling bond between Jubal, Gabrielle and Joie.Very sweet and strong! The Star Queen was another well written story.I loved the post-apocalypse inter galactic plot! So different and made me fascinated.The heroine,Taj , such an odd name that I kept mistaking that for a man's name! lols, but the romance was very fiery and at the same time sweet.Taj always gets angry when she wants to block out her fears and Romjha truly helped her with that.The last story, Sacrilege left me feeling strange. It felt so intriguing at first but as I read on,I felt that it was so familiar to the vampire genre stories I've read that I did not really like it at all.Sure the Companion and a vampire monk was cool but that was all the story was really good for,besides that.Really nothing captured me and I was surprised! This was a romance filled with paranormals and fantasy anthology and I recommend this to Carpathian fans and romance lovers. Definitely worth reading!
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wolf-lover More than 1 year ago
I had a hard time with this book. It is only a short story 133 pages and I felt robbed. Their story wasn't even half told. This book is shared with two other authors with short stories. I was intrigued to hear about Mikhail again as he is my favorite character and felt there was more to the story than was given. Traian is an intriguing character, and Joie his lifemate has a lot to offer. I sure hope to hear more of them in the next book. Over all it was a disappointment, but I hope to hear more later on.
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MauiGurl More than 1 year ago
I found the beginning to be quite dramatic as Joie takes a bullet and ends up in the hospital. With her unique psychic abilities, she has teleported her unconscious self to a cave where Traian has been injured in. While her body remains at the hospital, her spirit form is in the cave with Traian and the two talk as if they had known each other before then. Then, she leaves him and Traian is determined to find her through their psychic link. Joie is determined to find the handsome mystery man she had met in the cave and journeys nearly halfway around the world to find him. There she is thrusted into the world of danger that the Carpathians know too well of. The two succumb to their deep, dark desire to be together and they join as one just as they had done in the past.
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Dark Decent - I absolutely love the story of Traian and Joie! I actually wish there was more to it. It seemed too short. There is something seductive about this series that I cannot get enough of it! I didn't care for "The Star Queen". I enjoyed "Sacrilege" too! I guess I'm just a vampire junkie! I didn't read her first novel, so I will have to get that one as well.
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