Lair of the Lion

Lair of the Lion

by Christine Feehan
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Lair of the Lion by Christine Feehan

“The Queen of paranormal romance.”
USA Today

A classic from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan, Lair of the Lion is a  dark-edged and enthralling take on the beloved “Beauty and the Beast” fairy tale. It is the breathtaking story of a beautiful, penniless aristocrat who promises herself to the handsome, powerful, mysterious, and not wholly human Don Nicolai DeMarco in order to free her imprisoned brother—even though legend has it that the Don will destroy any woman he weds. Perhaps best known for her bestselling “Dark” series, featuring the haunted and mesmerizing immortal Carpathians, Feehan is arguably the biggest name in paranormal historical romance—and any reader who loves passionate love stories tinged with the supernatural should enter the Lair of the Lion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062021359
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/31/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 182,830
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.50(d)

About 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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Lair of the Lion 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 174 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
The goal seems simple enough: rescuing her brother. Finding anyone capable o aiding her in his enormous duchy like pelazzo in the Alps is so formidable that everyone tells Isabella Vernaducci to go home. She has heard tales about the Don that strike fear in the hearts of the bravest souls, yet aristocratic Isabella obstinately continues her quest to find the enigmatic, more myth than man, Nicolai DeMarco.

When Isabella locates Nicolai (or perhaps it is more the other way around), she does not see the Don who allegedly controls the beasts to do his dirty work. Instead she sees a man haunted by a curse that the intrepid Isabella is determined to free Nicolai from it. When Nicolai offers to save her sibling on the condition she marry him, Isabella readily agrees as she knows she needs no stipulation to wed the Don. Still as she risks her life to save her tortured beloved, she wonders if she will ever gain his love even if she eliminates the beast that holds his soul.

More than just Christine Feehan fans will enjoy this delightful paranormal romance as the rarely used early nineteenth century Alps setting (almost Gothic in nature), the intrepid heroine, and the tortured male protagonist come together in exciting fashion. Though readers will admire and question Isabella¿s bravery at the same time, the audience will relish her efforts to emancipate the two men she cherishes from their respective ¿incarcerations¿. LAIR OF THE LION is a wonderful novel that readers will appreciate if they set aside the time to luxuriate in a one sitting read.

Harriet Klausner

Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting twist on the Beauty and the Beast story. Likeable characters, make you hope that they can overcome the obstacles. Although there were a few parts that could be explained more: evil entity, why the bad guy has so much power, etc., it was still a fun read. Wish there would have been more interaction with the ghosts, as they seem like a fun bunch. Overall, I did like it, and would read it again despite the minor flaws.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy many of Christine Feehan books, and I was not disappointed with this story. I wish this book could have been made into a series! I suggest this book
PatchesPN More than 1 year ago
I enjoy reading "Paranormal Romance", and was not disappointed with this one. I do not re-read very many books, but I will this one. Also Christine's other one "The Scarletti Cruse" was great. Both are real keepers!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have read and enjoyed any of her other books, you should enjoy this one as well. In reading and evaluating books, I believe the beauty of the book is in "the eye of the beholder". I really enjoyed getting lost in the story, personally.... but then I am not usually the type to look for anything other than the escspe in the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have always enjoyed Christine Feehan's books. I was not dissapointed in this enstallment. I can't believe I read this in one sitting. I just could not put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It lagged a bit in places and a few of the plot points were repetative, but overall it was enjoyable. Maybe a tad too hoakey to fully endorse.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best from this author. This book is amazingly written, full of emotion, love and passion. Not only do I reccomand, but I am buying again to add to my paper back collection!!!! ( for the reviewer below ) If you have you have read her writing before and don't like it, don't buy another! But don't knowingly dislike the author style ( or kinky side) and buy the book then give it poor review.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Okay when i first started reading Feehan's novels i thought wow but around the third novel i started to think wait a minute all the leading men appear to be very similar. I'm not saying that Feehan doesn't have an imagination maybe its just very limited. All the leading ladies are the same they all seem to clash and appear to have the same qualities and traits but look slightly different. I read scarletti curse and then read this book and realised its exactly the same. A change of the characters appearance and scenery but its all very similar i'm beginning to find it difficult to identify the difference between many of the authors books. I hope Feehan creates fresh forthcoming books.
Squirellydessie More than 1 year ago
This isn't a Dark Series book but it's is one of my favorite books from Christina Feehan. Just the right amount of drama and suspense to keep you turning the page even if it means staying up until 4 am. The hero in the book is dark, mysterious and handsome. The heroine is not a wimp but instead she plays a strong female.
jennyburnett More than 1 year ago
This book grabbed me on the first page! Great introduction to her books! I'll be reading more of her work for sure!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this new book by Christine Feehan!! I think it is the best one she has written yet!!
Blackcloud924 More than 1 year ago
After reading Feehan's Dark Series, I was a bit apprehansive about reading another of her creations. Fighting between the hope that this book would be just as good as her others and the fear of disappointment because she has set her own bar so high. Well I'm glad to say i was not in the least bit disapointed. I loved her characters, plot twists and story line as always. Not to mention those seens that get the reader hot under the collar.
shirlsweetSE More than 1 year ago
Anything of Christine Feehan is a winner
dj52 More than 1 year ago
Recommend: very entertaining, a quick read, and easy to follow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Feehan is one of my favorites. I just loved this book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept me guessing till the very ending. Painted beautiful scenery for me to get lost in. Wonderfully written.
Guest More than 1 year ago
hmmm... the scarletti curse and the lair of the lion are very similar to the beauty and the beast. The male either a jealous man or a lion is a beast in the eyes of the readers and the women.. the beautiful, thoughtful caring creatures who will love the beast no matter what.. That's all i'm saying folks!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The classic tale of Beauty and the Beast has a whole new twist thanks to Ms. Feehan's Lair of the Lion! Love of her brother leads her to the cursed valley of Don DeMarco's. Legend and rumor make it a deadly place. She not only has to deal with the Beast, she's expected to deal with his pride of lions stalking her and Something Else, a taint of Evil as well! Loyalty and the same Love gives Isabella the courage to forge foward where so many had failed. She makes it into the valley where she takes her life and heart, hands it to Don DeMarco in a valiant attempt to save her brothers life, rid the valley of it's curse and win the toughest battle of all, the heart of Don DeMarco. Lions abound in this heartstopping story, from the pride of lions that stalk the valley to DON DeMarco himself. The wealth and depth of the characters is nothing short of spectacular, from the DON to his anscestors, to his insane (?) sister to the surprising twist at the end. Danger lurks in every corner, evil seeps into the castle like oil. No one is safe from the curse. Who can Isabella trust? Find yourself a comfortable spot and let Lair of the Lion lure you in for the afternoon. Ms. Feehan has produced another wonderfully constructed story, as is her trademark, fashioning for us a world to lose ourselves in, knowing that we trust her to keep us enthralled to the very end! I wait with baited breath to see if we will get Lucca and Franseca's story!!! Runuts Y yes I am for romance
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I love this book great read intense author always.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read. Kept you wanting to finish!
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Loved it.
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