Name: Dark Predator
Author: Christine Feehan
Published: September 6, 2011 by Berkley
Purchased: 2011, $7.99 on Kindle.
*Warning: Small spoilers*
Blurb: As brutal as the undead he hunted, Zacarias De La Cruz was a master executioner. Over the long, dark centuries, he plunged into so many battles they blurred into an endless lifetime of evil that hardened the soul of this merciless, ruthless and implacable dark predator.
Now his stark and savage journey is over. After a thousand years in a gray world, he has accomplished everything he set out to do. His brothers are safeguarded. Each has found a woman who completes them. And they are at peace. For his brothers, Zacarias has walked the edge of madness, but with centuries as a killing machine now left to the past and without a hunt to define him, Zacarias wonders, for the first time in his life, who he really is.
The answer awaits him back home in Peru , in the betrayal of a woman who is readying her trap, in the vengeance of an old enemy, in the inevitable consequences of a bloody family legacy, and in the deliverance of a lifemate he never could have imagined.
Review: This is one of my favorite books, even if it is rather slow in the romance part but I really didn’t expect anything else with Zacarias. I remember waiting for this book to come out, I loved it then and I loved it now.
Little side note, the day after I finished this book, I listened to The Sound of Silence by Disturbed and the sound of David Draiman’s voice in that song is how I imagine Zacarias sounding and that song is what I imagine could be playing for his fight with Ruslan, especially with the songs first line “Hello Darkness, my old friend” when Zacarias accepts the darkness that he thought was a curse. Love it, love it, love it.
It’s been a while since I’ve read this book and I did think that he was slightly abusive but reading it again, he really just doesn’t know his own strength around humans or how to act around them, almost like a child that doesn’t know any better.
While it was a little repetitive, I expected it with this couple. He’s a wild animal learning to trust after thinking that Marguarita had put a spell on him.
This was such a good book to read after the disappoint that was Dark Peril. The pace was excellent for the story and the couple, they felt so real to me, although I would love a lifemate who was born blind or mute instead of becoming that way through people trying to kill them.
The writing just sucked me into the story and it was so emotional when Zacarias got his wish with the horses, though it was more emotional when he was able to touch one and I was slightly disappointed when there wasn’t that much reaction when he was able to ride one.
I loved the cover, inside and out and you can see the inside of the cover on my post E-Books vs. Print Books.
Thank you for reading my review.