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#1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan revisits and expands her classic novella Dark Descent, bringing to breathtaking new life her story of an immortal Carpathian hunter, a beautiful adventurer, and their dangerous journey toward an unforeseen destiny and an undying love.
In a cave of mystery and wonder deep in the Carpathian Mountains, bodyguard Joie Sanders encounters a most remarkable being. Proud, strong, immortal, he is called Traian–an ageless hunter locked in a life-and-death battle with enemy vampires–and he will be her salvation in a labyrinth protected by the ingenious traps of a mysterious ancient race. What awaits them in the darkness is not known, and each step could be their last–as their destined path leads them toward a fiery passion that will illuminate the perilous dark night.
Also includes the previously published Carpathian short story Dark Dream.
It’s been awhile since I’ve read any novels in this series but these two stories (novella and a short) are some of my favorites.
I remember first reading Dark Descent, I wanted more of Joie and Traian right away. I kept reading the series and still didn’t get it I can’t remember when I stopped reading the series but at that point, I still hadn’t come upon more of their storyline. Maybe readers who’ve read the entire series by MsFeehan could leave me a comment if the story was ever followed up.
I really enjoyed Josie and Traian’s story. The world building and character portrayals were intriguing. Everything was going along at a pretty good clip and then….the end. It was quite abrupt and I was just sitting there, saying, “Really?” I also thought I would get more of Jubal and Gabrielle’s story in the not too distant future. That didn’t happen either. Maybe I stopped reading the series before I reached them.
As you can tell, I was frustrated. I loved the characters and wanted more, it wasn’t there.
The short story, Dark Dream, is more complete and compelling to me. I enjoy Falcon and Sara together. He is ready to meet his Prince and then “complete his life”. Sara changes all that. She’s known Falcon through his words since she was a very young girl. She thought he was a dream.
If you’ve read or currently read the Carpathian Series, you will enjoy both stories. Ms Feehan is an excellent writer and I enjoy her works in other series also. I just got tired of the series for a while. I know I will go back and reread them and enjoy them all over again.
Dark Descent Rating: 3.75 Stars
Dark Dream Rating: 4.0 Stars