by Christine Feehan

August 2001
ISBN: 0-505-52447-3
Reviewer Graphic Button Leisure Books
Mass Market Paperback

She was his. Her blood was his. Her heart and soul belonged to him.

Allow me to tell you about my so-far-favorite Carpathian novel, Dark Fire.

Filled with sentences, passages and paragraphs that would make Shakespeare weep, Dark Fire tells the tale of Darius, brother of Desari, whom we met in Dark Challenge, and Gregori, the dark hero in Dark Magic.

Darius has been responsible for the lives of those around him all of his life. And as such, he has created his own code. Death became part of the way to survive, and he has never hesitated in killing those who in any way jeopardize the safety of those he loved and cared for, and is every bit as dangerous as his brother Gregori. However, hes very different from Gregori in the fact that he knows nothing about lifemates. Which leads him to put into his code that humans arent to be used for blood and sex at the same time.

Of course, that code goes right out the window when Tempest Trine, Rusti to her friends, enters the picture. Shes used to being on her own and doesnt appreciate Darius telling her what to do and think. Her strong will, his alpha attitude and the fact neither of them know about lifemates mix to make an intriguing twist on the Carpathian romance that weve all come to love.

Like I stated above, this is my favorite Carpathian romance thus far. Tempest has a strong will and a gift she knows nothing about.

Darius is unique in the sense that hes an alpha-male who is sure hes seen it all, but everything about Tempest confounds all that he thought he knew. And he accepts the change with very little resistance. The story, along with the side characters, moved along at a brisk pace, making it one of the best books Ive read in a long, long time.

Reviewed in April 2003 by Lucy.

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