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Dark Gold (Dark #3)

4.16  ·  Rating Details  ·  19,521 Ratings  ·  507 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
Mass Market Paperback, 2nd Edition, 382 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Love Spell (first published April 1st 2000)
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
3.5 Savage Stars

First read June 2012 re-read January 12,2016


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"You had a bad dream, something about vampires, but you do not really remember it. It is all very hazy. You talked to me about it, and if it ever returns to haunt you, you will come to me, and we will discuss it. You always feel free to talk with me about things that sometimes do not make sense. You want me to be with your sister always. We talk about it together and plot together to make her want to stay with me as my wife,
 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
~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
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
Nov 28, 2011 Tilly Slaton rated it really liked it

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
Dec 03, 2013 Epeeblade rated it did not like it
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
Dec 05, 2013 Mara rated it did not like it  ·  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.

- 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
Michelle O'flynn
Feb 25, 2011 Michelle O'flynn rated it liked it
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
3-3.5 stars

Well, I really liked just about everything in the story...except Alexandria. Aidan was good and Joshua (Alexandria little brother) was cool, but Alexandria was definitely a TSTL heroine and stayed that was through most of the story.

Alexandria is a very talented artist that wants to get a job with a famous maker of vampire video games. She's pretty desperate for the job because she's raising her 7 year old brother, Joshua, and they really need the money. Alexandria has never dated beca
3.5 stars
Jen (Red Hot Books)
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Sep 13, 2009 Suz rated it it was ok
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
OMG, everything just went wrong with this installment. And I feel awful feeling this way because I absolutely love the series, but this installment is definitely A NO for me.

1) A COMPLETELY SPOILED AND NEGATIVE HEROINE. I hated her, truly. I kept hoping she could magically dye already. It took her 80% of the book to accept Aidan, which IMHO has been the best hero so far. 80%!!! OMG I just thought she would never come to terms with everything going on. Poor guy saved her life and the ungrateful b
Bambi Unbridled
So I am kicking off my Read All The Books! Challenge by starting on my Christine Feehan backlog. I started the Carpathians series a while ago... but I got intimated by the number of books and the mindset that I would never get caught up! And now that I waited so long between reads, I am kinda thinking I should have started over at the beginning. I can't remember anything from the first two books. Hmmm... dilemma. Should I go back and re-read the first two?

Our millenia-old Carpathian in this book
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
May 18, 2009 Lisa rated it really liked it
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
Mar 27, 2011 Tania rated it really liked it
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
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!

Mar 18, 2015 Ohoud rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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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
Sep 18, 2009 Debbie rated it really liked it
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
Jun 13, 2010 Sirenprincess rated it it was ok
Shelves: vampire-books
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
Dec 21, 2015 Katy rated it did not like it
This was my first Feehan book, and it will probably be my last. The plot was boring, I didn't like the characters, and the writing was laughably bad. Admittedly, I read the first 30% and then skim - read to the end. Even that felt like a waste of my time. It never got any better.
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.


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
Jan 23, 2016 Karla rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
Sep 19, 2015 Megan rated it really liked it
Again I liked it but I didn't love the book. But I love the world it is all based in. I have read a couple reviews for books later on and a lot of complaints I see are that it's the same story over and over again and I can defiantly see that happening. This is only the 3rd book and I can already see it but I still want more.. So that says something there I think.

I could not stand Alex.. I thought she was kind of whiney and for someone who only wanted to take care of her brother she really didn'
Ale Rivero
Dec 05, 2015 Ale Rivero rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Aidan Savage y Alexandria Houton son los protagonistas de esta tercera entrega de la saga de los Carpatianos, y sin ninguna duda me ha vuelto a conquistar.
Lo que más me gusta de los libros de Christine es la forma que tiene de dar importancia a la relación de pareja sin tener que prenderse de las escenas de sexo; y sus descripciones también me encantan.
En esta historia vemos un poco más de la expansión que han tenido los cazadores carpatianos a lo largo del mundo para cumplir con su trabajo. Aid
Beth F.
Apr 28, 2010 Beth F. rated it it was ok
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.


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.
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Christine Feehan is a #1 New York Times bestselling author multiple times over with her portfolio including over 50 published novels, including five series; Dark Series, Ghostwalker Series, Leopard Series, Drake Sisters Series, & the Sisters of the Heart Series. All five series hit the #1 spot on the New York Times bestselling list as well. Her debut novel Dark Prince received 3 of the 9 Paran ...more
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“You're in love, my old friend, and that is the downfall of all good men.” 9 likes
“I’m used to doing things my way, and Aidan is set in his medieval ways.”
“What’s medieval?” Joshua wanted to know.
“Ask Aidan. He’s good with answers,” she replied resentfully.
“Medieval refers to the days of knight and ladies, Joshua. Alexandria thinks I would have made a great knight. They were men who served their homeland with honor and always recued and took care of their fair maidens.” Aidan drained the contents of a third glass of ruby liquid. “A fitting description, and quite a compliment. Thank you, Alexandria.”
Stefan coughed behind his hand, and Marie hastily turned to look out the window.
Alexandria found a reluctant smile curving her soft mouth. “That’s not all I could call you, but for now, we’ll leave it at medieval.
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