Dark Storm: Dark Series Book 23


Name: Dark Storm

Author: Christine Feehan

Published: September 1, 2012 by Berkley

Purchased: February 10, 2013, $7.99 on Kindle.


Blurb: Awakening after all this time in a world of absolute darkness and oppressive heat, Dax wonders in how many ways the world above must have changed. But it is how he has changed that fills him with dread and loathing. Buried alive for hundreds of years in a volcano in Peru, Dax fears that he has become the full-fledged abomination that every Carpathian male fears, a victim of the insidious evil that has crept relentlessly into his mind and body over the centuries.

But there are some things that never change.

His name is Mitro, the vampire Dax had hunted all these long centuries. Second in command to the prince of the Carpathian people he is the epitome of everything malevolent, and perpetrator of one of the most shocking killing sprees known to man—and beast. Even his friends and family weren’t safe from Mitro’s bloodlust. Neither was Mitro’s lifemate, Arabejila, an extraordinary woman with extraordinary gifts.

But now that Mitro has re-emerged, so too has Dax. The ultimate battle between good and evil has been re-engaged. Between Dax and Mitro, a violent game has begun – one that has marked Riley Parker, the last descendent of Arabejila, as the reward.

Review: Another favorite of mine. I really didn’t have any problems with it, not how long it took them to meet, her reaction to him, how long it took for them to kill the vampire or how long it took for the conversion.

I will admit that the cover is a little busy but it is beautiful nonetheless.

The writing in this book was excellent, I could picture everything the author described, and I will say that some of it was gory.

This vampire isn’t like any of the others that I’ve read about so far and if he had teamed up with the remaining Malinov brothers? They might be unbeatable. Of course, this was a vampire from a very well known and powerful line and when I first read this, I was shocked when his name came up. I guess I didn’t really pay attention to the blurb when I first read it because it’s pretty obvious without mentioning the name that he’s a Daratrzanoff.

This vampire was very cunning and I loved the way he was written, instead of using the same old tricks that the readers have become used too, it’s a whole different game here.

I loved the way the couple was, her reaction upon meeting him and how sweet he was, I was very happy with these two and how their relationship progressed.

I wonder if Riley is from Syndil’s bloodline, it isn’t exactly covered in the books so far but since she isn’t Dragonseeker, it makes sense. And what’s going on with Jubal and Jasmine? Maybe there’s a book in the distant future? I’m not really sure how I feel about those two, Jasmine hasn’t really been in many books so I’m not as connected with her as I am with Jubal. And even though she’s quite pregnant, it’s only been months since her ordeal with the jaguar men, wouldn’t she still be wary around other men now?

All-in-all, I really loved this book and I would really love to see Dax and Riley again in another book, see how he’s getting along in modern society.

Thank you for reading my review.




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