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Dark Slayer (Dark Saga #20)

4.35 of 5 stars 4.35  ·  rating details  ·  10,846 ratings  ·  408 reviews
A rumor has persisted in the vampire world of a dark slayer—a woman—who travels with a wolf pack and who destroys any vampire who crosses her path. Mysterious, elusive and seemingly impossible to kill, she is the one hunter who strikes terror in the hearts of the undead.

She is Ivory Malinov. Her only brethren—the wolves. Long ago betrayed by her people, abandoned by her fa
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I should say that I don't hand out five star ratings lightly, but this one was worth it.

I have been on a bit of a Dark series marathon for the last few weeks...I believe I have read the last 12 in the series one after the other. And for some reason, I have been looking forward to the story of Skylar and Dimitri. Or Dominic. Or Zacharias. But...Razvan and Ivory Malinov? Not so much. Didn't really seem like a must-read to me, even though the tortured Razvan seemed to have potential. But man did th
I think I've said this for the past 3 Carpathian books I reviewed, but this really is the best Carpathian book so far. Or close to it atleast. Dark Slayer is about Ivory Manilov and Razvan.

Ivory is the sister of the 5 Manilov brothers who purposely turned Vampire because they thought they could rule the world that way. Ivory was tortured and hacked and left for dead by Mikhail's brother Draven and the vampires under Xavier's direction. However mother earth and the wolves saved her and now she sl
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I’m a huge Christine Feehan fan. I love her writing, the way she describes emotions, personalities and tortured heroes and heroines. The last several books have focused heavily on the Carpathian’s deep relationship with Mother Earth and I absolutely love that Ms. Feehan can make me feel that same bond through their words and actions. But, the stories had begun to be somewhat predictable (probably because I read the first 19 back to back) and my adoration of the Carpathians be
Dark Slayer twists the series' formula into Something different but something good

Deviating a bit from the normal formula of her other 'Dark' Carpathian books, Feehan's Dark Slayer was a unique entry into the popular long running series and ended up being one of my favorites of Feehan's more recent offerings. Though fans who live for Feehan's uber alpha males may be disappointed, I really liked long time series villain Razvan as he takes a turn in the spotlight. Razvan is no less powerful for
Carolyn F.
Okay, if she were a real person, I'd strangle Ivory. The scene that really did it for me was the approx. 5 pages of her arguing with everyone about saving some dying babies. "You must save the babies!". Ivory, "Do you really want me to save the babies?" "Yes, save the babies." Ivory, "Really?" UGH!!!!

And then the dirt, how many ways can you describe the deliciously nutritious dirt. About 100 pages it seems. And then when I start liking the main characters, here comes some more dirt!

I usually l
Oh my goodness! I know I say this (almost) after reading every book in this series, but here I go again - Dark Slayer it the BEST of the series so far! It is different from most of the other books, in that we finally get a hero who is powerful and confident, but COMPLETELY without ego! Due to the horrors endured in his life as a prisoner of Xavier, Razvan has a quiet strength, and is definitely the only man who could possibly be a match for Ivory. A former long-time villain and enemy of the Carp ...more
Centuries ago, a young girl was cut to pieces on a meadow, her remains left to the wolves. The animals, instead of consuming the remains, buried them, and Ivory Malinov was reborn. Now, she’s a slayer of vampires, an ancient warrior with only one goal in life – find and destroy the man who ordered her execution, Xavier, the dark mage. Then she discovers the fickleness of Fate, when she stumbles upon a man lying in the snow and recognizes him as her lifemate…And Xavier’s grandson.

Centuries ago, a
May 22, 2010 Emily rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: PNR fans, Christine Feehan fans
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Let's see if I can manage to write a review about this book without spoiling the previous sixteen installments for anyone. Seriously, the best compliment I can give this book is that I'm thankful there are sixteen other books plus three novellas, so maybe it won't be so painful and hard to wait for the new one to come out next year!

For any newcomers to the series, and if you are indeed a newcomer I suggest you get to the library ASAP to rectify the situation, the Dark series is a paranormal roma
Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
I think I will have to admit defeat with the Carpathian series. I want to like them, really I do - the world buiding is fantastic, the premises usually great, sweeping romance, plenty of action - but I just can't because the writing is so repetitive and I end up stalled, rolling my eyes and skimming - which I hate to do.
Every other chapter or so in Dark Slayer the entire story of what happened to Ivory is repeated, and then the story of what happened to Razvan after he is introduced and everytim
Camille-Dhark Nytmhare
I loved this story. I cried at least 3 different times during this book….(okay so it was more like 7 or 8 times). I am no cry baby sissy wuss. It really takes a lot to get me going. But Feehan has managed to tug on my heart strings in what I believe is her best story yet. Razvan turns out to have such moral fortitude. The love that is portrayed between Razvan and Ivory is so deep that it brings tears to the eyes of the secondary characters in the story. The fact that Gregori and Prince Mikhail c ...more
Penny Watson
Dark Slayer by Christine Feehan

Wow. Wow. Wow.

In a million gazillion years, I could have never guessed that Christine Feehan would completely, irrevocably, inexplicably, undeniably redeem herself with this beautiful love story. I am in complete shock. This book was wonderful, and....sweet! And, the hero was....a beta male, not an alpha male!!!!! A freakin' Carpathian beta male hero....will wonders never cease??? This is completely unlike any other book in the Dark series, and in my not so humble
I loved it! I laughed, I cried both in sadness and in happiness. I think this is possibly my favorite in the series now. Ivory and Razvan's story was wonderful, they were perfect for each other. They really were each others soul mate. I loved the quiet strength of Razvan, yet we see such heartache and vulnerability in him at times, because of his past. And Ivory, what a great heroine, she was so strong, and yet really has such vulnerabilities too. It was great how the two of them were each other ...more
I have to say that this book blew me away. It was totally different from the other books in the Dark series. I just loved the connection between Razvan and Ivory. This was more of a partnership IMO. A bond forged between two people who have experienced so much pain and they found happiness together. I was very pleased with this book.
I picked up the Dark series not too long ago hoping for a change of pace from my usually reality-based reading. The two books I read were a disappointment, if I were to be honest. I quickly tired of the heroine being stubborn and the hero being barbarically dominant. The books I read were early on in the series and I had pretty much decided not to try reading any more after those. But then I read some of Feehan’s Leopard series and really enjoyed those books, so I thought I’d give the Dark serie ...more
Ivory Malinov was thought dead for centuries, while all five of her brothers chose to become a part of the enemy (vampire), that caused her death. Finding out she is alive only raises suspicions that she may be in league with the last of her brothers. Razvan was a Dragonseeker and everyone knew him to be the worst of traitor’s to the Carpathian people, but after escaping his long captivity by Xavier the most evil Mage anyone had ever know, he was determined to walk into the dawn. The warrior in ...more
Ann has a dirty mouth
So normally I love all of these books, but this one was not one of my favorites. I can see why many readers enjoy Ivory and Razvan as a couple, and some of their interactions were sweet. It wasn't enough to save the book for me though.

What really dragged this one down is that it is extremely campy even by the standards of vampire romance novels. One part that I couldn't read with a straight face was the wolf pack that could transform into tatoos or fur coats depending on the needs of the action
This was a great book in the series as old villans came back, but were not what you expected. The war is definately heating up in the Carpathian world.

This book brought out the old and forgotten or just lost customs. Learning more about them was interesting. As well as learning what Ivory has learned over the years to survive. There probably haven't ever been 2 heros that have been so used and broken as these 2 have. It was nice to see a male Carpathian that was not so uber male, probably had t
Jeez Louise! The book was a monster! How in the world did she pack all that into this one, average-long book? This was Ivory and Razvan's story. I didn't think I was going to like Ivory, pinning her as another Natalya/Destiny/Jaxon combo. Turns out, I really liked her. She wasn't macho he-woman wannabe that i'd expected. Her strength came from her intelligence and perserverence. She suffered without being man-like tough or whimpy whiney fetal position girl. Razvan was extremely likeable. He came ...more
Bla... That is what I now think about this book and I haven't even finished it and now I might not!! I thought it was great at the beginning, loved the whole thing... the ideas... everything... until it flatlined right before the big fight with her brother that left Razvan nearly dead. NOT to mention how many times she repeated the same diologue and thoughts over and over.... I felt like she was a broken record... Seriously there is this one part where i shook my head confused, pausing in my rea ...more
Dark Slayer was moving, daunting and tempting, full of love and lust, this was a fantastic book.
Although as a 14 year old, I must say that this novel is most likely not suited for teenagers, for it requires a mature audience. But what Ivory and Razvan contained showed more than just desire; they demonstrated a love that -even though not wanted or asked for- soon became unbreakable.
When I first began reading Dark Slayer, I thought the idea of being born to ‘a lifemate’ was going to ruin the whol
I have never read the Dark series before this book, but I could see the lure of it. It is a lovely tale about romance and lots of wonderful, gory magic. I feel that Dark Slayer wasn't stand-alone in that it refers to many of the other books and a lot of the interpersonal relationships are based on those previous tales. I'm willing to skip over the obvious interactions and because of that, I enjoyed it greatly. The interplay of magic wove nicely into the tale. The mix of science and magic, on the ...more
Dark Slayer has to be the best so far. Ivory is the strongest of the female so far. And Razvan actually has suffered for his whole life that he most grateful to have a lifemate like Ivory that he accepts he for how she is. Which for a carpathian male is unheard of. It makes him most attractive.

Ivory has been alone most of her life. She grew up surrounded be 10 strong males her 5 brothers the Malinovs and there 5 close friends De La Cruz brothers. She was treated like a princess by them. When the
I was very glad to see that Razvan was getting his own story after it was revealed that Xavier had possessed Razvan, using his body to betray his family and Razvan was too honourable to let them know it wasn't him, as no one would risk themselves to save him if they believed him to be evil. So he suffered the full brunt of Xavier's torture and experiments to keep his family safe the only way he knew how.

After Lara, Nicolas, Natalya and Vikirnoff destroyed Xavier's lair, he was forced to move Raz
Angela Sweatman
finally here is a woman in a carpathain story who is just as bad as the rest of the males. its about the infamous Ivory Malinov, the young girl thought to have been killed. left for dead and with the help from some furry friends and mother nature she survives a horrible ordeal and lives with one purpose. to kill Xavier the evil mage responsible for her unspeakable attack. She finds a male laying in the woods. He is Razvan. Branded a criminal, detested and feared, he has managed to free himself f ...more
For a paranormal romance, this book is pretty much okay. Although I am not fond of any of the characters and the romance itself is bone-dry in my opinion.; but I'm still glad to see a heroine who has a purpose outside of her man, and a love interest who is supportive toward the heroine and her mission. Plus the writing is nice, and the fantasy elements in the book are well placed as well. I especially like how the heroine's wolf pack is written.
Best one of the entire series for me, Feehan finally wrote the book I was waiting for. Ivory and Razvan's is eloquent and heart tugging in it's beauty and I hope that we see more of them in the next book "Dark Peril".

It was very nice to have a "change of pace" in this book from all the never ending bedroom drama and histronics that every other "lifemate bonding" entails so far to date. I enjoyed how the book took the relationship between Ivory and Razvan, loved the cameos of all the other Carpat
Probably the best book by Feehan I read so far. This couple rocks. I was re-reading the first book in the collection, Dark Prince, and the contrast is amazing. While in the first book there was a semi-rape both in sexual and blood terms, in this case the male is another example of the new alpha male. The heroine, although deeply scarred, physically and psychologically, is extremely strong and has both traits that are traditionally feminine and masculine. She is lethal, and animal (leader of the ...more
This is one of two Feehan books that I have attempted to read but failed to complete because I just couldn’t make myself do it.

Admittedly, it may be unfair to make judgments about an author's body of work based on only two of her books. However, as I see it, the experience I had with 100% of the Feehan books that I read can be described as mind-numbing. The two books I read were from two different Feehan series (The Drake Sisters and The Carpathians). Feehan seems to get stuck repeating the same
I am too deep in this series to let go of the characters the author is writing...My only complaint with this author is the repetitive use of certain adjectives (IE:womb clenching) but I suppose with the numerous books and characters she handles in these series that is a paltry fault! This was one of the better of the Dark Series IMO, simply to me because it was based on a love for one another that didn't saturate each and every page based on sex. I love sex as much as anybody but some of the boo ...more
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Dark Slayer by Christine Feehan
5 out of 5 Stars

This is the 20th book in her Dark Series about the Carpathian people, and they just keep getting better and better. This book revolves around two people that we've heard about in previous books, Razvan and Ivory. The Carpathians thought Ivory was dead long ago, but she survived and stayed hidden for hundreds of years. While Razvan was thought to be in league with the evil mage, Xavier, and it was revealed in the last book that he had been controlled
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