Name: Dark Prince
Author: Christine Feehan
Published: August 1, 1999 by Love Spell
Purchased: Years ago, $1.99 on Kindle
I struggled with the decision to read this series since there’s so many books, there’s 28 with the 29th coming out next month and the 30th coming out in August. I thought about reading the Drake Sisters series along with the Sisters of the Heart series because the next book comes out in April but, I know I would have finished those two series way before getting that book so, get ready for reviews on the Dark Series.
I don’t know how many times I’ve read this book, I don’t even remember the first time I read it because I’ve re-read it so much but, no matter how many times I read it, I will always love it.
I will give a small warning, there is a tiny, tiny bit of sexual assault in the beginning but compared to what this author has written in her other books, it’s nothing.
Now I did have a few issues with Raven but I feel that since it was written so long ago, I can’t hold it against the author and I’m not going to judge Raven by today’s standards.
Her being a damsel-in-distress who tries to save herself but tends to make things a little bit worse isn’t what bothered me. It was a common sense thing. I feel like I should explain myself here but it’ll contain spoilers so, here we go.
What I’m about to write is something that happens in every relationship, allow your partner to make mistakes and don’t leave after the first rough patch. What does Raven do after Mikhail talks to her about allowing him to make mistakes? She tries to leave.
When they’re about to be separated, Mikhail tries to talk to her about how it’s going to be but she won’t listen. What happens when she feels what he said she was going to feel? She gets angry and says that he should have warned her. He tried! You didn’t listen!
There were assassins and she almost died and yet she wants to go walk outside to prove a point? Very smart, Raven.
I get wanting to prove a point but there’s a time and a place for it and it seems like she chose all the wrong times.
I absolutely loved that the readers got what seemed like equal time with the couple and the plot. When Mikhail and Raven were hanging out, I loved the little things they did to tease each other, it was so cute.
A little note about the next book, I’m really glad that the readers got to see Jacques here and that his story is next, really gives the audience time to compare instead of having other books between this one and the next one to understand him.
While I had the common sense thing with Raven, the entire story made up for it, so many different things to keep the reader interested.
Thank you for reading my review.