Dark Symphony (Dark #10)
Although I am hugely disappointed in the violent turn of events Ms. Feehan has taken of late, her earlier Carpathian vampire novels are still among my favorites. This week, I decided to re-read Dark Symphony, one of my favorite books in the Dark Series. For those of you not familiar with Feehan's Carpathians, I'll give you a brief overview. These books are high on the melodrama, contain extremely long-winded, graphic sex scenes, and the heroes are super-al...more
I liked Byron a lot. He made me laugh at some of his antics, how he would let Antonietta's annoying cousing Tasha see his red eyes and fangs when she was being a pain. He was a bit of a rascal, but in a good way. I think that he was quite romantic and courted Antonietta bea...more
Dark Symphony made itself sound different enough by the description – the heroine is not perfect. She is blind and someone’s trying to kill her. Byron was a familiar name since...more
The male lead tried, more than all but Falcon and, later in the series Razvan, to let the female lead know that involvement with him was not something you could change your mind about later. He could have been more forthright, but comparatively he was more forthright than most of his predecessors.
The joy in this book, however, was the female lead Antonietta. Now this is a strong woman who makes her own choices, isn...more
The first time I read this book, 10th book in the Dark Series…although you won’t find any hideous vampires fighting the Carpathians but shape-shifters instead. I couldn’t make up my mind if I liked the book or not.
I began rereading the whole Dark Series this year and decided to give it another go.
The story is set in contemporary Italy where Byron, an ancient member of the Carpathians meets Antonietta, a Scarlatti descendant from one of her previous books, THE SCARLATTI CURSE, who he realizes is...more
The beginning threw me at first, when I tried starting this a while ago - it reads like a continuation of a short story or something, but I don't actually think that's the case. All the other books have started the same way, with the C...more
I really enjoyed this book it seems as if this series is getting better. Bryon was not your usual dominating, controll...more
Antoinetta was a nice change for a heroine. She was a 37 year old, blind, successful, ind...more
As for Byron and Antoinetta? He is probably the most understanding of all the Carpathian males we have met so far; so very romantic and sensual, patient and kind. He spends ages trying to 'woo'...more
The mystery in this novel didn't grab my full attention however. It was a little loosely woven I thought. But, I get the feeling it was contrived in order to push forth findings about what is going on with the Carparthian species, so yea...more
Byron, who was featured in the very first couple of books but then forgotten for a while, is now found in Italy wooing his lifemate, Antoinette, the gifted and famous concert pianist who is also blind. After the mistakes of his past, Byron is determined to be patient and allow Antionette the time and opportunity to choose him on her own before he binds her to...more
Byron has been taking his time to court Antonietta due to his past mistakes in previous books. H...more
Byron was very well disciplined and protective of Antonietta, which I found endearing. He is what most...more
I found Dark Symphony to be a beautiful and well-written continuation of the Carpathian legacy. The combination of the Dark Series with that of the Scarletti Curse was a wonderful idea. I also loved the inclusion of Eleanor and her family--her son reminds me so much of my own nephew--he's not a rapper, but he once painted a rather risqué picture and gave it to our Pastor to encourage him to marry one of the ladies in our church--I thought we'd have to move to an...more
Feehan's followers will be well sated by the latest addition to her Dark series (after Dark Guardian), set in modern-day Italy. This time around the focus is on Carpathian vampire hunter Byron Justicano, a "good" vampire who feeds only to sustain himself. He is drawn to the haunting music created by Italian concert pianist, Antonietta Scarletti, the woman he has chosen to be his "lifemate." Blinded and orphaned as a child by an explosion on the family yacht, Antonietta, a
I liked the mechanic of the relationship and how they keep developing from the beginning to now, seems more plausible... but still a bit farfetched, even for a fantasy book with Carpathians, vampires, shape-shifters and sorcerers it seems now.
Enjoyed the book and I am very curious as to what part this new family will bring to the world... no clue as of what's next, but I kind of am looking forward to it, which is a good sign in a series....more
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