Friday, September 26, 2008

Dark Curse

Dark Curse by Christine Feehan (Carpathian Novel)

What was this book about?

Lara Calladine, daughter of Razvan has a history that has forced her to remain quiet about her mage abilities. She was tortured as a small child by her father and grandfather and trusts very few. She also can’t handle the Carpathian part of her that requires her to drink blood. It is all a difficult living for her.

Then she meets Nicolas De La Cruz. He is her lifemate and immediately binds the two of them together. He was an edge – ready to give up his life – because he believed the day would never happen that he would find her. But for Nicolas who is used to being in charge and “manly” it is difficult for him to realize he cannot just claim Lara as his and all will be well. Her history makes that difficult.

It is a difficult time for the Carpathian people. They are dying out, their children are dying, it looks like things may be at a turning point – for the bad. Little do they know that Lara – being of Dragonseeker blood – holds the key to making things better for all of them. Will she help? Will she accept her lifemate?

What did you think about the book?

I love the Carpathian’s. They have everything a romance novel like this should have – people meant to be together, a complete and complex history and past, characters that reoccur so that you don’t lose your old friends. To me it is amazing the world that Christine Feehan has created. It is definitely more then I could have ever imagined.

So if you liked the other novels you must read this one. I love how we learn more about Razvan (through his daughter Lara). You learn more about the evil Xavier and the things he has done to exterminate the Carpathian race. I find the fact that he is the reason that Carpathians have had such a hard time bearing children as a great twist in the larger picture. Can you read one of these book on their own? Probably. I wouldn’t suggest it though – you get so much more out of reading them all!

What genre would you consider this?

Paranormal Romance


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