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Dark Blood (Dark Saga #26)

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At long last you are truly back with us…

Zev Hunter was an elite warrior, a dark-blood dealer of death to rogue Lycans who preyed on mankind. He was a loner, never given to personal attachments, and damned fierce at his job. But Zev begins to question his past and his purpose when he awakens in the darkness of the sacred cave of warriors—and is soothed back to consciousness
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Hardcover, UK Edition, 400 pages
Published September 2nd 2014 by Piatkus Books
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Jen (Red Hot Books)
This is easily the very worst book I have read all year. It is actually one of the worst books I have read, ever. There are so many things wrong with it, I barely know where to start. From the plot progression, to the relationship, to the sex, it was all just bad. Even worse was the writing itself.

This is the third book in the sub-trilogy featuring the Lycans. The hero here is Zev Hunter, the Lycan who befriended Dimitri’s brother Fen and helped hunt the vampire-lycan hybrids. The heroine is Bra
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Georgia ♥ Team Dex ♥
3 Carpathian Addicted Anonymous Stars

Christine Feehan keeps them coming and I just can't help myself...

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So... it's that time of the year. Kids return to school, the leaves are turning red, temperature is dropping and Mrs. Feehan releases her new Carpathian novel!

It's the time to be jolly....

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Number #26 and counting ladies and gentlemen!!!! And there are more on the way.

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In this new installment, the last unattached Dragonseeker female Branislava, finds her lifemate in Zev Hunter, a Lycan elite warri
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Jessica Hatfield
Ok So I have and will always be a Dark series Fan Girl! This book was great... I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 for 2 reasons.

1. The large amounts of the Carpathian language. I can understand it when they claim their life mates or when they joined as brothers, but my God there was so much Carpathian gibberish that it was annoying and boring.

2. The large amounts of spells. Come on I don't need to read 30 spells within 2 chapters. It got boring and redundant. I was starting to feel like I was readin
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Aly is so frigging bored
Actual rating 1.5*
Signs you should end the series you're writing:
-when you give your characters cretin names because you ran out of good ones(example: Lupo Wolfe for a lykan).;
-when you start inventing twins, triplets -and who knows how many others- to your antagonist just to keep the series going;
-when you add sleep paralysis and sex... at the same time;
-when you fill the pages with stupid rhymes that are supposed to be spells(I think if I put them all together it's about 1/2 a chapter);
-when
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Deageo
The third book, Dark Blood, in the new trilogy is a Lycan hunter by the name of Zev who is lifemate to Bronnie, Tatijana's sister. It is scheduled to be coming out in Septembe of 2014.
Nefertiti
Sep 02, 2014 Nefertiti rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: no one
Shelves: 2014-releases
1.5 stars.


Once an author gets to the point where they have to introduce the unknown identical twin brothers of a former villain, as new villains, its time to call it quits. Xavier and Xaviero? Really?! Ugh.

Its too bad Feehan has taken what started as a good series and turned it into an overlong, monotonous, corny mess.

I could add more to this review, but I don't want to waste anymore time on Dark Blood.
Mojca
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Gossamerblu
It might just be time for Feehan to leave this series and write something else. I thought it was impossible to write worse book than the previous one was, but I was wrong, and not for the first time. While her Sisters of the Heart are still going strong, Carpathian series completely lost its attraction.
Long and empty conversations are not giving sufficient information for readers to even begin to like the protagonists of this book, and the way they act through it is even worse. Everything Brani
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Secretly Reading
In a Nutshell: It’s not you, it’s me and we’re done.

Why I Read This Book: After reading the previous 25 in the series I figured I should keep reading—wrong!

IMO: This book is so predictable: Mates-DANGER-interrupted sexual exploration-DANGER-mind talking-MAGICAL DANGER-actual sex-DANGER-hook for the next book. That’s it, that’s the book. I knew this was gonna happen, right? So it’s on me. I think I was hoping for something different, something to keep me invested but there wasn’t for me.

As to t
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Marta Cox
This is a really hard review to write and I had to sit and think before I started this. I have been a fan of Christine Feehan since I found her books some years ago and her Dark series is without doubt her best but there have been times when I wanted something a bit different. Her books have been an integral part of my reading life and have provided much fun and Ms Feehan has a unique writing style and the depth at which she writes is truly astounding. Her research and background information ama ...more
Amy
Meh. The story itself was good, but the love scenes, while well-written, were a total turnoff for me.
Alex is The Romance Fox
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More Carpathians…Yay….Amazing that I still get excited about this series (which is one of my top 3 favorite pnr series)….26 books and still love to get more of the amazing world that the author has created.
Zev, the Lycan warrior and Branislava, a dragonseeker – this is it…their own love story!!!!

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So what do I think after reading this book in one go………well, okay, I did take a break or two but finished it one day…………

I liked

Zev – his loyalty and honor and the fact that, despite knowing that
Bran
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Shantal
This was definitely disappointing for me. The writing just didn't seem as good as in previous books. Rather than add to the story, the amount of chants/spells/carpathian language was annoying. Also... (view spoiler) ...more
Farrah Cañavera
This book is very green...It's a recycling story.
I can past Ms Feehan thinking I too stupid to remember that Zev is an "elite hunter" and Branka "smell like cinnamon" that she needs to remember to me every page; but she bringing back the Xavier' story was too much to me.
The story made no sense. It's not appalling. It's boring. It's the same over and over again. In the bright side, at least she cut off the long description of the forest. In the dark side, there're chapter after chapter of chant
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Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
BRILLIANT AMAZING STORY TELLING!!

BRILLIANT!! Zev and Branislava story was all I have been waiting for an more. Their romance was scorching hot and very heart felt. In other words very believable. I felt it there love all the way down to in my soul. The story is extremely well thought out. It answered all the questions we readers have been waiting for over the last 2yrs or more starting with Dark Lycan. The story is also, very funny at times while Zev and Branka as Zev calls her; face some very d
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ValerieC
I hate to say I am finished with a series, but I am pretty sure this is it.
Barb Lie
Dark Blood by Christine Feehan is the 3rd and final book in this Dark trilogy that began with Dark Lycan, then Dark Wolf, leading to this one. It is in actuality the 26th book in the Dark series.

In Dark Lycan we met Fen, Dimitri’s brother, and finally got to see Tatijana, one of the Dragonseeker aunts, as she was Fen’s lifemate. In Dark Wolf, the couple we have been waiting for, Dimitri and Skyler had their story. Now in Dark Blood, it’s Bronnie’s ( the other aunt) story, and Zev is her lifemate
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Cindy
Zev is an elite Lycan hunter, alpha of the group that has gone out and taken care of problems within and without his species, and he's now become a mixed blood - Guardian of All to the Carpathians and Sange Rau, or evil, to his own people. He's only met Branislava rarely, but she's risked her life by twining her soul with his to save his life. Zev has a past that is very relevant to his future, and the future of all the species that co-exist with humans, which is revealed in this book. The Dark ...more
Jenna
Actual rating: 3.75

Every single time I think about quitting this series, Feehan keeps pulling me back in. I enjoyed this book for the most part, but I did have some issues. It was ridiculously repetitive regarding Zev's status as a mixed blood Carpathian and Lycan. It felt like this was stated every other page. Okay, we get it! Also, some of Zev's more domineering moments were a bit questionable with Bronnie's consent. This is fiction, so whatever. That moves me to Branislava, Zev's lifemate. S
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Erin Burns
This is book 26 in the Carpathian/Dark series, and most of us have been reading it since 1999, so Ms. Feehan kind of pre-dates the whole vampire craze, and it kind of shows. This book is absolutely not a stand-alone and you cannot just jump into the series from here, nothing would make any sense. Also, there will be spoilers.

I am going to admit, I did something I rarely do, which is read the reviews before reading a book I know I am going to read anyway. I don't typically do that because for a b
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Ann
I have been following this series since book #1 and loved every single one. I got this book early on 9/6 and absolutely could not put it down.... I finished it early on 9/7 and will go back and re-read until the next one comes out...... waiting is such torture! If you are looking for a addictive series that flows from one book to the next, but can also be read as stand-alones this is it! I highly recommend anything Ms. Feehan writes without reservation!
Barbara ★
I've been a fan of this series since the first book. I love the alpha males (though honestly Zev was rather rough, sexually anyway, with Branka). Feehan's heroines have always been super independent and capable of fighting just as any of the men are. I really like that. Branislava has unbelievable magic and it was a real pleasure to see her kick the ass of both Xaviero and Xavyion.

I liked how this one ended and look forward to future books where Zev and Branka return as secondary characters. I'
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Maureen
In ‘Dark Blood’ we meet Zev Hunter a warrior who has lived a very lonely life. Now he has been reborn after he had a lethal wound. Together with the beautiful and seductive dragonseeker Branislava, Zev finds the strength to carry on. Soon Zev finds out that he is part of a ‘special’ blood line and that he has a part in the future for all species.

Well, the first thing that I would like to say about this book is that I would recommend reading the first two books in this trilogy first. I received t
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Paranormal Haven
With the help of the siren, Branislava, Zev will have to discover what his purpose is, what it means for the future of the Carpathians and the Lycans and what is it is about his rebirth he has to fear as they face a new threat in this exciting paranormal romance.

There is never a dull moment in this fast paced and smooth flowing plot that has lots of action, suspense, drama and magic. The author brings the story to life with well written words and scenes which inspire vivid imagery and captures t
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Debbie Lester
Christine Feehan brings readers the latest book in her long-running Carpathian series, Dark Blood. The Carpathian series is essentially a vampire series that started before the vampire craze took over the literary world. Dark Blood is the final book of three in the series that focuses on lycans. Feehan has included many other paranormal characters in this series and readers continue to get a look inside the vampire/lycan relationships with this one. A good addition to this series!

What I liked:

Fe
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Jenniffer
Por fin! Sentí que tenía un año leyendo esto. En serio, me resultó bastante pesado más que los demás, supongo que el estilo ya me esta pareciendo un poco aburrido a pesar de que ella ya no esta repitiendo la tematica del macho alfa y la mujer que no puede hacer un carajo en la batalla. Hablando de eso, al menos me gusto que esta vez el protagonismo lo tuviera Brannislava y no así Zev, a pesar de que él libro era de él pero Feehan a optado por brindarnos otro libro de una mujer fuerte y capaz de ...more
Dlin
I've been an avid follower of this series for a while now, and I really looked forward this one. I had it pre-reserved from my library and checked daily for my spot on the wish list once it was released... However, after about the third time Ms Feehan wrote the same exact explanation for what the characters were in the same chapter, as if we couldn't remember it from a few pages earlier, and after having to skip so many of the spells, I was ready to just return it to the library without finishin ...more
Denise Van plew
It is always thrilling to read about another one of these fabulous characters from this series plus touch bases again with ones you have read. These two are so outstanding to read their story that you race through because you fall in love with them from the start. When they turn out to be even extra special especially in this series and their place it becomes such a intriguing and dynamic read. The romance and mating is the kind that reaches to your very bones so intense. So far not a one a disa ...more
Shannon
Zev Hunter, Branislava Dragonseaker

The Characters

So I love Branislava. She is able to overcome a so much in this story despite her fear. She draws on her knowledge and strength from her sister-kin and her life mate to battle her greatest foe. Zev is a good, strong male with a kind heart. He might be a well seasoned warrior but he has such great compassion.

I love that we see a lot of the others in this book. Dimitri, Skyler, Fen, Tatijana even Mikhail and Gregori. I especially loved seeing the
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Sandy
3.5 stars


ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date September 2, 2014

At long last you are truly back with us…

Zev Hunter was an elite warrior, a dark-blood dealer of death to rogue Lycans who preyed on mankind. He was a loner, never given to personal attachments, and damned fierce at his job. But Zev begins to question his past and his purpose when he awakens in the darkness of the sacred cave of warriors—and is soothed back to consciousness by the sensuously familiar voice of one woman, the woman who has haun
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