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Dark Legend (Dark #8)

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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 28th 2002 by Leisure Books
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
5 Angel of light Stars

First read July 2012 Reread January 24, 2016

"Don't get any ideas, I'm just giving the devil his due. All this time our people called you the angel of light and Lucian the dark angel. I think they might have it backward."-Francesca

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"I am not trying to take over your life, I only want to share it. I ask for a chance. Only that. A chance. You had not planned to end your life for several years. Share those years with me. Let me try to make up for the wrong I did you."-Gabriel


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
Mar 05, 2012 Zeek rated it did not like it
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
Aug 31, 2015 CC rated it liked it
Shelves: safe-for-me, pnr, series
Maybe 3.5 stars
I will freely admit that this is a bit of a "cop out" rating. I was pretty unhappy with the Hero for the first 40% of the book, and then pretty pissed with him for the remainder. The heroine is almost too saintly and I think she had a bit of a Pollyanna complex. However, it is a very good story. I am not sure I have forgiven Gabriel for what he unintentionally did to Francesca all those years ago or what he INTENTIONALLY did to her in this book, but I hold no ill will towards them
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 really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sherrilyn Kenyon's fans
Shelves: 2012, pt, read-marathon
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
I was extremely surprised of how much I adored this book. I was frustrated when I realized it would be once more about new characters and not the ones we already know and love. Although I was certain I would have a great time with it as the previous installment already got us introduced to this respected and feared fighter.

Gabriel was one of my favorites so far. And I adored his mate. While she annoyed me at the beginning, she grew on me fast. In this installment we get to read about a couple c
 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
4.5 Sexy, Poignant, Forever and Ever Lifemate Love Stars!
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
Sep 06, 2011 Kazza rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal
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
Feb 14, 2016 Cristina rated it liked it
3 - 3.5 Stars
Shari Kay
Feb 09, 2016 Shari Kay rated it it was ok
Shelves: pnr-uf

Finished! Finally. This one bored the ever loving stew out of me. I usually enjoy this series in moderation(no back to back reads) but gah this one about killed me. I set it down so many times... it literally took me months to read.

So Francesca is a ancient Carpathian women hiding among the humans. Gabriel is a legendary hunter and very close to turning when he finally meets his lifemate.

I'm not going to map out the plot here. I'm just going to say this one was so repetitive, so nauseatingly
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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
T.J. Shaw
Nov 16, 2013 T.J. Shaw rated it really liked it
Shelves: vampire
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
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
Oct 18, 2008 Shannon (Giraffe Days) rated it really liked it
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
Jan 20, 2016 Natalia815 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: oscura
35 estrellas. Lo que más me ha gustado del libro es Skyler y como la cuidan. Dentro de unos años, este personaje debería tener su propio libro.

La historia de amor entre Gabriel y Francesca, es bonita, ellos son adorables, pero espero que el libro de Lucian cambie un poco el esquema de los libros, ya que me da la sensación de que siempre es lo mismo.
Jan 28, 2013 Tpring rated it did not like it
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
Jan 23, 2016 Izy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adult-paranormal
Rating~ 5 stars.

This is Gabriel and Francesca's story. Gabriel is one of the ancients and the one-half of the infamous hunter twins who devoted their life to the duty they had towards their people. While Francesca is also an ancient but not as old as Gabriel, She had decided to live her last few years on earth as a human.

I really enjoyed Francesca and Gabriel's story, their connection and the love they had for their adopted child.

Kristal McKerrington
Apr 22, 2015 Kristal McKerrington rated it it was amazing
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
Dec 22, 2012 Carrie (Book Fairy) Fort rated it it was amazing
Shelves: carpathian

One of my favorite books EVER

Still my favorite book EVER
❋ lilac dawn ❋
Jul 01, 2015 ❋ lilac dawn ❋ rated it it was amazing
yay, yay, yaaay

So this is the first Dark Sage book I've written a review for, so that alone speaks volumes.

Warning: this review is less of a review, more of an expression of my emotions and feelings towards this book.

As always, the concept for this series thrills me. I'm drawn to it and I love how it feels so authentic and real. It's left me with an unparalleled desire to find a lifemate- if only it existed *dreamy sigh. I've always thought of it as a sort of soulmate sort of thing.

This book
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
Judith Parra
Jun 27, 2014 Judith Parra rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 17, 2009 Nymphsin rated it liked it
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
Carolyn F.
Re-read, this time by audiobook. I also have the paperback.

I wish there was just this narrator Rebecca Cook on the books instead of Juanita Parker who did I think the first 3 books. Because as I'm writing this I'm listening to the next book in the series and Juanita makes the heroine's voices so irritating I end up disliking every single heroine that she's narrated. I had a Goodfriend ask whether it's the narration that is the reason I was disliking the books so much the 2nd time when I liked th
Sep 18, 2009 Debbie rated it it was amazing
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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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.” 18 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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