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Dark Gold (Dark Saga #3)

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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15  ·  rating details  ·  17,492 ratings  ·  442 reviews
They were masters of the darkness, searching through eternity for a mistress of the light...

Was he a man...or a miracle?

Alexandria Houton would sacrifice anything - ever her life - to protect her orphaned little brother. But when both encountered unspeakable evil in the swirling San Francisco mists, Alex could only cry to heaven for their deliverance...

And out of the darkn
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Mass Market Paperback, 2nd Edition, 382 pages
Published March 31st 2007 by Love Spell (first published April 2000)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
What is it about these Carpathians? I can't seem to stay away from these books. This time I lasted three months. I started reading this book, and soon I was fully immersed in this world of dark sensuality and supernatural beauty, where the creatures of the night are a race of ancient immortals who live on blood. They fight against their own dark natures, and against their brethren who have succumbed to the darkness and became the evil vampires who pray on humans and destroy them. They walk throu ...more
Cypher Lx
The third book in the series, the Carpathian male attitude is still disturbing. As the books progress, Feehan has learn to use different pet names that mean the same thing. In this one it is 'piccola' which is basically Italian for 'little one', a term of endearment that she used in the first book. Most of the action takes place in the first and last part of the book with the rest being filled with constant struggle for independence that never truly occurs. I have also found that Feehan's timeli ...more
Jessica Hatfield
I love this story I think it is so funny. Love how Aidan uses alex's lil brother its so cute the daddy son like way they interact. This book is cute and funny I only thing I had a problem with is Alex got on my nerves the way she fought against what she was and how she was feeling pulling stupid stunts but over all good book
~Nichole~  Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews
3.5 Stars and this is because the hero was amazing. .. Aiden Savage was extraordinary and the most patient loving hero.

The heroine drove me crazy till 70%
I don't really consider this book safe.. Because she wanted to want another man and she actually went out to find a man. She even danced with them. I don't discriminate between hero or heroine when I'm getting mad over ow or om scenes. I do get way more mad when it's the hero but I can guarantee that there is no way this book would have been m
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Erika
4.5 stars, mostly for the hero. The heroine was a wee annoying in this one. Her denial of what was happening and her continued effort to go out with another man brings this rating down from 5 stars.
Tilly Slaton

Dark Gold is the Carpathian story of Aidan and Alexandria. This book si wonderfully amazing and I really enjoyed listening to Juanita Clark read it to me.

Aidan, a vampire hunter that has existed alone for many centuries. Sent to America to help protect the humans from the vampire predators, Aidan has known very few. Alienated from his people, he only exists with honor. Only exists to rid the world of his fallen brethren.

Alexandria is a talented graphics artist who is trying to land a job as the
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Michelle O'flynn
Well I really like Ms. Feehan's stories (when she stops reiterating and going over old ground again and again), but it is a shame that the characters are all type-cast. The men (I can understand - it is a common trait for Carpathian males to be domineering, overly possessive and necessarily protective of their females), but I don't get why all the men go for the same type of woman. They are always fiercely independent women who seem to be loners whether they be Carpathian or human, yet they alwa ...more
Epeeblade
I wanted to clarify my previous poor review.

I had too many problems with this book. First, the author immediately throws me out of the story by jumping between Point of Views in the same scene. Second, she never really engages me with any of the characters, because they are the same damn characters from every "Dark" novel -- overprotective "alpha" male and gentle, compassionate woman.

Plus, though the women are always portrayed as being independent, they are only independent as much as their male
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Mara
Dec 05, 2013 Mara rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
Shelves: pnr
Third strike, Carpathians. I'm sorry but you are out.

Pro: none that I can find.

Cons:
- The lead men in these books are not alpha, they are slavers.
- This isn't a mate bond, it's slavery. There is no free will, no choice whatsoever.
- The women are never strong as we are told. On the contrary, to me they are weak and made weaker by the story. My definition of them would be "doormats". (well, they have no choice. They are forced in to an eternal marriage to save a man. (sigh)
- The man always know
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Suz
Sep 13, 2009 Suz rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: pnr
I began this series reading the latest (Dark Slayer) which is far into the series and enjoyed it fairly well. I'll write a review for that another time. Then I went to the beginning and started the series from there. This third installment in the series is my fourth dark book and in many ways I found it insufferable.

First the two things I liked about the book. I like the character of Aiden. He's quite likable and, although he's what is turning out to be so typically alpha(to the idiot power) mal
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Jen (Red Hot Books)
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Lisa
So far, this is my favorite of the Carpathians Series. It seems that Alexandria and Aidan get to know each other before they have sex (what a concept); she doesn't seem as whiny, and he doesn't seem as demanding. I also enjoyed the relationship Aidan has with his human family and Alex's brother Joshua, a cute little boy wanting to be a man who definitely looks up to Aidan as his role model. The only complaint I have about the book is that the author never finishes Alex's story line with Thomas I ...more
Tania
This is probably one of the few Carpathian books where you get a feel for their day to day lives. As Alex recovers from her attack and adjusts to her new life you can feel both Aidan's reluctance to push her further than he has to and his need for her to hurry up and get with the plan.

For all the vampire attacks and creepy bosses this is a very tender story of a really nice couple. (that almost sounds insulting but I don't mean it that way). If he wasn't so Carpathian, I'd almost say Aiden's a b
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Carolyn F.
Re-read 2nd time by audiobook

These women are too stupid to live, literally. Yes, they're rescued from the bad guys. Yes, things were done to make sure she lived. But does she appreciate it, no, she fights and hurts everyone and would rather die than live with a man who has been kind to her and has been wonderful to her brother. I feel so sorry for these Carpathian men!

CC
Ok here is my deal. I just did not like Aidan. He started off bad for me and I found him to be aloof, condescending, arrogant, etc. I was so tired of the back and forth while I totally understood her reluctance. I felt he did zero to try to overcome her fears. Aside from telling her to get over it. No romance. Nothing. His relationship with her brother was sweet. Her pushing him away for 70% of the book was understandable but still got old. When reading these epic series I never expect to love t ...more
KatieV
I had initially skipped this one and went straight to book 4 (Dark Magic). I'd been wanting to read Gregori's story and Aidan didn't seem all that interesting to me. I'm glad I went back because I ended up really enjoying his story.

Aidan was one of the more reasonable of the controlling Carpathian males. He was definitely alpha, but he made an effort to understand where the heroine was coming from. By Carpathian male standards he was practically evolved. He had lived with generations of the same
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Selin
Orjinal post için
Bloguma bakabilirsiniz :)) Feehan ve onun mıymıntı kızları ve onun peygamber sabırlı erkekleri...
Yok kardeşim ne zor karakterler gördümde ben bu kız gibisini görmedim! O nasıl bir inattırı geçtim çoktan hangi insan gider kendini zorla tiksindiği babası yaşında bir adama aşık etmeye çalışır ki? Hele de say say bitmez tonla özelliği olan katalogdan fırlamış gibi Aidan dururken?
Yani tamam Aidan'ı istemiyorsun gıcığın var ama Thomas'la olmak sana ne kazandıracak? diye bütün kitap ka
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Debbie
An important job interview for Alexandria Houton ended in a nightmare. Witnessing a vampires destruction and then being taken by him along with her younger brother Joshua, Alex had no idea what this monster wanted with her. The appearance of Aidan Savage did not make her feel any better. He seemed to be the same kind of monster and his treatment of her wasn’t much better. They had both done awful things to her that made her feel pain, but Aidan had taken her and her brother to his house and seem ...more
Sirenprincess
I really hated this book. I absolutely love books 1 and 2 in this series. This one was not only disappointing, but almost unreadable. The male domination theme was always there in the previous books, but it was tempered with strong female characters and very heavy male angst. Without those elements, this book just seems like overbearing male and that's all. This really disappointed me because I really liked Aidan in the previous books. I know he has angst that he could show us, but it just wasn' ...more
Ohoud
This has to be one of the worst books I’ve read, the worst! I don’t even know where to begin.
The writing style is horrible and extremely boring; the repetition gets to a point where I know what to expect before I even read it.
I will try to state few things that I hated most in a neutral way or it will be just an angry review, even though I am angry I have wasted my time on this book that I had to finish just because I started.
-One of many things I hated about this story is how the writer describ
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Beth F.
Creamy heat. Moist heat. Slick heat.

NO! NO! NO! NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

"Heat" as a synonym for "vag" just joined "scrotum" on my list of no-no words.

Gross.

And as if that wasn't bad enough, I still can't stand Feehan's namby-pamby heroines. I lost count of how many times I wished I could lay a violent hand on Alexandria.
Veronica
This is the 3rd instalment of the Dark Series books. Here we are told the story of Aidan and Alexandria. What I liked about this book was that Aidan had a male rival which was a first! In the other books the female had only the Carpathian males around them but in this book there was someone called Ivan who was trying to give Aidan a run for his money (and loosing he did not stand a chance!) There were some laugh out moments in this book like when Maria, the housekeeper,gave the flowers that Ivan ...more
Carrie Olguin
I loved the first book in the series so much that I was seriously disappointed in this story, most of the problems was a heroine who was TSTD.

The heroine is supposed to be an independant American Woman, career minded, dedicated to her family (of one six-year-old brother). But independance is not another another word for stupid.

The heroine and her brother are living in poverty. At the opening, the heroine has to attend a job interview at a resturaunt -- at night?-- and the babysitter is too drun
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HÜLYA
Kara Altin harikaydi su ana kadar serideki bence en güzel kitapti. Aidan ve Alexandria'nin macerasini soluksuz okudum.
Alex'in tipik günümüz kadinlarina özgü özgürlük inadi,dik kafaliligi Aidan'i zaman zaman yorsada engin sabri ile gerilimli anlarini risksiz en az zarar görerek kapatmalarina sevindim dogrusu.
Serinin en kadim üyesi Grogori'nin yardimi ile zor günlerini hasarsiz ve dahada güçlenerek atlatmalari cok özeldi.Gelecek maceramizin kahramaninin hikayesini bir an önce okumak istiyorum.
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Connie
I loved this one about Aidan Savage. In the beginning there was a lot of badness and I was worried this might be a real dark one, but Aidan was definitely a bright light. Alexandria was also a very strong woman and I liked that she wanted to remain "normal". There was definitely good versus evil in this one and Ms. Feehan kept you wanting to read the next page. To find out how the ending was going to be.

This one didn't have a lot about the Carpathian Family, but only the ways of the Carpathians
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Stephanie
Jan 06, 2010 Stephanie added it
Recommends it for: Everyone
Aidan Savage and Alexandria Houton

Aidan is one of the strongest Carpathians along with his twin brother Julian savage. Julian savage's story is in Book 5: Dark Challenge.

This book is about a rescue that infuriates strong independent Alexandria. The characters come together wonderfully that gives you hope and faith in real life situations. Others say that Christine feehan's books are alike and they are correct. They revolve around different people finding their life-mates but each book is differ
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Julie
Loved the utter devotion of the hero of this story! The author did a superb job communicating true anguish and uninhibited devotion. The two extremes of character found in the vampire hero complimented each other perfectly. While the perfection of his character in both body and spirit were mesmerizing, so too was the imperfection of the heroine's. These two opposites made each other shine the brighter. A very sensual read and one that has you turning the pages to the very end.
Jean Tatro
After the first two this one was something of a disappointment. I liked the side characters, and really liked the heroine, but the hero annoyed me. Mostly his constant manipulations of a child's mind really didn't sit well with me, and we're told how hard his life has been without seeing it like in the first two.

The plot is so-so, and pretty much non-existent for most of the book. That the initial plot is never resolved also annoys me, because I wanted to see a resolution. The prose is as good
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Heidi
Just reread a little bit of this. The whole premise of this series is a lot of controlling men, but this is a bit too much.

SPOILERS


Forced conversion, kidnapping, brainwashing, using a younger sibling/child as a hostage, 'man of the house' stylings on the part of a 6 year old.... it just went way too far with the weak woman stylings. I had to set it aside, and I don't know if I'll be able to pick up another book of this series ever again. Some of her series have some pretty strong, kick-ass hero
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TJ
This one really should be a 3.5/5.0. I liked it better than a 3 but just didn't love it enough for a 4.

I loved Aiden's character in this story. He was all Carpathian but with the patience and kindness one would want in such a dominant driven race. He put up with SO much from Alex with losing his control. Alex, on the other hand is the reason I couldn't give this 4 stars. Understandably, her situation would be horrible to try and figure out but it seems instead of trying, she consciously chose to
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Dark Saga (1 - 10 of 30 books)
  • Dark Prince (Dark, #1)
  • Dark Desire (Dark, #2)
  • Dark Magic (Dark #4)
  • Dark Challenge (Dark, #5)
  • Dark Fire (Dark, #6)
  • Dark Dream (Dark, #7)
  • Dark Legend (Dark,  #8)
  • Dark Guardian (Dark, #9)
  • The Scarletti Curse
  • Dark Symphony  (Dark, #10)
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“I can’t believe he sent me flowers.”
A rude noise escaped from somewhere deep in Aidan’s throat. “I just saved your life. What are roses compared to that?” He was glaring at the long-stemmed flowers, his golden gaze intent and menacing. Alexandria glanced up at him, saw the dark, determined set of his mouth, and burst out laughing. She spun around and went up on her toes to cover his eyes with her palm. “Don’t you dare. If my roses wither, I’ll know exactly who’s responsible. I mean it, Aidan. You leave my flowers alone. You can probably destroy the entire bouquet with one ferocious glance.”
Her body was soft against his, her laughter warm against his throat. His arm circled her small waist, locking her to him. “I was only going to make them droop a little. Nothing too dramatic.”
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