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Dark Legend (Dark Saga #8)

4.31 of 5 stars 4.31  ·  rating details  ·  14,329 ratings  ·  246 reviews
He woke deep within the ground, and the first sensation he felt was hunger. An overwhelming hunger for blood that demanded satisfaction. But as he hunted the dark streets of Paris for prey, a voice called to him, soothing, calming, giving him the strength to control his craving.

Francesca Del Ponce was a healer, a woman who radiated goodness as powerfully as the sun did lig
Mass Market Paperback, 382 pages
Published January 8th 2002 by Leisure Books (first published January 7th 2002)
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Jessica Hatfield
What can i say I have a thing for the Daratrazanoff men Gabriel and Francesca have a beautiful love story and I love how they save Skylar Great book
Mar 05, 2012 Zeek rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: pnr
I tried Christine Feehan before and couldn't get into her stories, but so many recommend her I had to give her another shot.

Dark Legend, the story of Gabriel, the Carpathian hero who lived for centuries with one intent, keeping his Carpathian-turned-Vampire twin brother, Lucian, in check.

Dark Legend opens with Gabriel awakening after a century's long, self-induced sleep in the earth, hungry and in need. Almost immediately, he meets up with Franchesca- who just happens to be his lifemate.

How conv

Originally read this Fall 2014

RE-READ June 18-20 2015

I really enjoyed my reread of this book, though I didn't feel the same degree of excitement as the first time around -- which makes perfect sense since I knew what was going to happen!!! lol. This story has several really great plot developments that are quite gripping and emotional. The storyline with Skylar is one of the best in this series. The relationship and storyline with Gabriel and his twin,Lucian, is also one of the best in my opinio
Jen (Red Hot Books)
Just when you think you've met the oldest and most powerful of Christine Feehan's Carpathian males, she produces one who's even older and more powerful. We've heard the stories about the legendary Daratrazanoff twins, Gabriel and Lucian. Gregori's older brothers were great fighters and protectors of the Carpathian people. Everyone has believed them dead for centuries, but they've really been locked beneath the earth all this time.

The brothers made a pact early on that should either one become a
Originally read in June 2008

Christine Feehan's Dark Legend is the 8th book in her "Dark Carpathians" series, and I must tell you that the books just get better and better as I continue. In this book we delve further into the legendary twin Carpathian hunters Gabriel and Lucian. The last couple of books have "whispered" to us of them, but as this is Gabriel's story, we learn a lot about him and his brother here. This is also the story of Francesca Del Ponce, Gabriel's amazing lifemate.

For two tho
Feb 11, 2012 Mafi rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sherrilyn Kenyon's fans
Shelves: pt, read-marathon, 2012
Adorei este livro!

Não sei o que passou na cabeça da Bertrand para editarem o 8º volume desta série, mesmo sendo livros individuais, tinha mais lógica começarem pelo primeiro.

Este livro conta a história de Gabriel e Lucian, dois irmãos gémeos, caçadores de vampiros que depois de um desentendimento, ficam largos anos separados. Separada de Gabriel está também Francesca, uma curandeira, com um coração de outro, sempre pronta a ajudar quem mais precisa. E é assim que conhece Gabriel, pois pensando
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
My favorite things about this Carpathian books were:

Francesca is very independent and capable. She's existed for many years and managed to hide herself from the Carpathian males and the vampires. She figured out how to live as a human. I love her big heart, how she takes care of the homeless people and heals the sick. She was a great heroine.

I also liked Gabriel. He accepted Francesca as she was, embracing her personality and her strengths, and admiring and supporting her.

Skylar's story just ab
I have a guilty secret (well not so secret) it's these darn Carpathian books. Truly they aren't really my style but bloody hell I still read them because there is something about the men that I just like and some of the women too. This book though I personally found a tough read, she was so good, he was so good, no he was so good, no she get my point. Christine Feehan is to be thanked for today's PNR UF books but boy can she waffle sometimes and this book was a waffler and a half. The ...more
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The best thing about this book was the relationship between Gabriel and Lucian. Incredible. The only thing I didn't like about Lucian, and it really isn't Lucian's fault, is that I had gotten it engrained in my head that Gregori is the most powerful Carpathian. Now all of these old folks are showing up. Gregori is looking like a kid LOL! But seriously, the interaction and love from brother to brother is wonderful and I like it that even in the midst of being hunted by his brother, Lucian felt hi ...more
Alex is The Romance Fox
I have a secret…….when it comes to reading books …it’s like living with OCD….you know…obsessive compulsive disorder!!!!! If I start reading the first book in a series I have to read them all……what a luck that my friend gave me the first 12 or 13 books in the Dark Series….which I finished reading nonstop for the next two weeks….and before I reached book 12, I had in my possession the entire series (after doing a web search to find where they could be bought!!!).
Hunger…that’s what I felt……turning
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
Gabriel and his twin, Lucian, are legendary hunters among the Carpathians. They have been destroying vampires and defeating human armies for two millennia, but for the past hundred years no one has seen or heard of them. Word is that Lucian turned vampire and his brother hunted and fought him across the globe. Now after a century of sleeping beneath a Parisian cemetery, construction crews have woken them to a new world, new technology but the same age-old battle.

Gabriel wakes hungry, his body li
What is the allure of this life-mate nonsense? It is neither a particularly romantic concept nor does it make a good foundation for an engrossing narrative. I know there are stories which do it well, giving it an unexpected twist or a deeper meaning. 'Dark Legend' is not one of those.

Heroine is a saint who worked hard on forging an independent life for herself. Hero crawls from the soil after a century long confinement and stumbles upon his mate 10 minutes later. Instead of letting her get to kn
Kristal McKerrington
From the beginning Christine has been able to capture the details and her latest characters well as she renewed the magic of her compathian world with ease. She took us through an emotional journey revealing Gabriel's new family as she went. The love between the twins was enough to warm my heart and will do the same for you. She creates a world of endless hope and despite need for those you love in your life.

From the beginning the heat levels rose fast, far more rapidly and each time the couple
Carrie (Book Fairy) Fort

One of my favorite books EVER

Still my favorite book EVER
Reread 15 March 2015

I never wanted to reread the earlier Dark books because they are much different in terms of focus compared to the latest books in the series. But if I had to pick one I would not mind rereading in the least, I would say Dark Legend, Gabriel and Francesca's story mainly because this shows the beginning of the relationship with Skyler and Francesca is a unique individual.

Now, I am going to get into why I do not like rereading the earlier Dark books. It is mostly because of the
I had taken a break from this series (there are soooo many of them). Someone made a comment on another review and mentioned that I should go back and read this one (I skipped a few). I'm glad I did. This was definitely one of the better entries in the series.

These books get repetitive. It's not that I don't like the plot or premise, but I find I get a bit burnt out when I read them back to back.

This is the story of Gabriel, one of the infamous and legendary twins that are talked about in the pr
Jan 17, 2009 Nymphsin rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People who love the Carpathians and the world they live in...
Recommended to Nymphsin by: Long time fan...
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I have a small number of favourites in this series and this is certainly one of them. There is so much to like about this story. Francesca is fairly unique among Carpathian females - highly independent, resourceful, courageous, and very skilled as a healer. She is the only female, in the books I've read so far, who is planning to face the dawn. Her struggle to accept Gabriel into her life is not uncommon in this series, but she also struggles to forgive him for his apparent earlier rejection of ...more
Evading vampires, Carpathians and human hunters for so many centuries, Francesca Del Ponce was amazed that the one male she wanted to avoid the most walked out of the darkness and into her arms. Hunger was such a strong feeling as Gabriel emerged from his disturbed rest only to find one of the most healing souls he had ever run across. As soon as Francesca realized who was with her, her lifemate, she knew what would happen, offering her life for his seemed her only option to save him, and hersel ...more
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My patience was rewarded with a good book in the series - yay!!!

So, it turns out this is book 8, apparently I own 1-6, then I think 8-9 not sure where the others I own fall but I know they are after 8. Considering how the stories tend to follow one another (view spoiler)
T.J. Shaw
I’ve read some of Ms. Feehan’s earlier books in this Dark Carpathian series. I enjoyed them then and DARK LEGEND proved no different. DARK LEGEND is a great continuation in the Carpathian novels. Ms. Feehan’s writing style is sweeping and lyrical, and left no doubt in my mind about the characters’ feelings toward each other. Francesca is a strong, independent woman who has forged her own way in life. I admired her achievements and her compassion. Gabriel is the strong, egotistical Carpathian mal ...more
Apr 02, 2008 Ally rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2008, ebook
For two thousand years, Carpathian twins Gabriel and Lucian were vampire hunters. But then, Lucian turned vampire, forcing Gabriel to hunt him. Lucian and Gabriel battled each other for centuries until two hundred years ago, when Gabriel sacrificed his freedom, trapping Lucian and himself in the earth of a Parisian cemetery. Now, modern construction work within the cemetery has disturbed their resting place and Gabriel and his dark brother Lucian are raised from the rubble. Weakened and in despe ...more
Este livro foi uma agradabilíssima surpresa. Não tinha muitas expectativas quando o comecei a ler apesar da história poder prometer. E agarrou-me logo desde as primeiras páginas. Só posso dizer - magnífico! Um daqueles livros que apetece nao largar até acabar de o ler.
A história é a de Gabriel e Lucian, dois irmãos gémeos cárpatos que caçavam vampiros e protegiam o seu povo e a raça humana destes seres. Mas Lucien cedeu para as trevas e Gabriel teve de passar a pensar no irmão como seu inimigo e
Dinna Ken
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Pat Cromwell
I struggled through this inially because of that darn lifemate Franacesca! While not as whinny as yucky Raven, she worked my last nerve. Then, when she went off on the human Bryce I gained a semblence of respect for her. But I didn't like the way she initially treated Gabriel, after all, he is a Daratrazanoff so my though is "How Dare She". As I read more about her in future books, I warmed all the more to her. In Dark Celebration, I became her fan because in Dark Celebration you have all the wo ...more
4 1/2 stars. Perhaps one of the best in her series so far. I liked this book, the plot and action. It was, perhaps, a bit predictable but everything turned out exactly as I wanted it to so...

This was Gabriel's story, which, of course, involved Lucian as well. The romance was nice in this story, and balanced itself out well with the plot running along side it. I'd been waiting for the story of the legendary twins, had great hopes for it, and wasn't disappointed. I'm really looking forward to Luci
Dominique Lamssies
I didn't know, when I picked this book up, that is was the 8th in a series, so I was a little confused because I didn't know the world or the rules. Fortunately, it was pretty easy to figure out what I needed to know.

But perhaps fortune isn't the right word because the fact that the world is so easy to understand with almost no guidance points to the overall shoddiness with which this book was written. The character development was basically non-existent and the plot didn't appear until about pa
Judith Parra
I loved Gabriel and Francesca's book. The couple was just right for each other and it was great reading about the powerful Carpathian twins. I am a twin myself and I enjoy reading stories about twins and their bonds.

Mrs.Feehan did a great job describing Gabriel and his bond with his twin Lucian. Gabriel awoke from a two century sleep when he sensed his brother rose and escaped into modern day Paris. The twin brothers had been battling each other for centuries and it came to a head in Paris wher
Alicia Beharry
I'm not usually one to partake in reading books about vampires but a good friend of mine recommended it and took her advice. I loved the book entirely and I recommend it to anyone who has a love for vampires trilogy can't wait to read the second book yayyy :) I'm not giving any spoilers none at all just read it. Well ok maybe one or two the plot and immense word usage full of gratification not excluding............

"Then with one mind-shattering vow she gave herself -- "I offer freely, without re
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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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“He found a stuffed animal, a fluffy wolf with bright blue eyes, and was immediately drawn to it. "I want to get this for her. It is telling me it needs to go home with us." Francesca laughed at him.” 16 likes
“Francesca took a navy blue sheath from a hanger and held it up. "This is darling, Gabriel. Don't you love it? You're right, I think we need to concentrate on much more feminine articles of clothing."
He reached around her and fingered the soft material. "Where is the rest of it?" He was very serious, his dark eyes searching her face for signs she was teasing.”
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