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Into the Flame (Darkness Chosen #4)

4.15 of 5 stars 4.15  ·  rating details  ·  5,716 ratings  ·  154 reviews
meet Doug Black-the Wilder brother who's been missing for centuries. With no idea of where he's from, he's become an angry young cop with the ability to transform into a cougar. in search of others like him, he comes across a beautiful woman who may hold the secret to his destiny...
ebook, 400 pages
Published August 5th 2008 by Signet Book
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Wow, I was pretty disappointed with this book. The "romance" between Firebird and Doug was not fleshed out at all. I am not a fan of reunion romances where we miss the initial meeting and falling in love. The book didn't give us very much information about the time they dated, all I really knew was that they dated for a bit then she left him while she was pregnant. Christina Dodd always has inconsistencies in her stories but if I am enjoying the writing, I can overlook them enough to still like ...more
Julie (jjmachshev)
Huh. I give "Into the Flame" by Christina Dodd 3 stars because it's the end of her 4 book series about the Wilder/Varinski family. But I was really disappointed. I'm always willing to suspend reality, but to me this book just felt...cheesy.

Firebird is the only daughter born to the fierce Wilder family. They've always considered her their miracle, even when she returned home broken in spirit and pregnant, they stood by their daughter/sister. At the end of the last book, we found out that Firebird
Samantha (Book Lover's Cozy Cafe)
This was a really great series, I've enjoyed the whole thing. Of course with "Into the Flame" and with the cliffhanger of "Into the Shadow". You knew how certain parts were going to play out. But other than that, it was pretty epic. With lots of feeling, lots of action, there wasn't a whole lot of sex scenes in this one, but the love you felt from the Wilders you felt through this whole book, made up for the loss of the steamy scenes. This book was the conclusion of the 4 book series. I felt it ...more
It was a nice end to the series. I must admit that the plot in this one was better developed than in the previous ones. We have a much interesting enemy to confront and the action is so much better. But when it came to romance, not so good. There was actually very little of it, although you may not even realize it because the hero and the heroine knew each other from before, so you almost don't even feel it.

I liked this series. In an overall, it was a solid 4 stars. A nice read if you don't know
This is the last book in the series. On one hand I was disappointed by this story…the actual story between the two individuals didn’t draw me in, in a believable manner, or enticing manner I guess. On the flip side, the side of the series being brought to a closure…I loved it. there was action and drama and things really worked out well.

I do have one complaint for the series as a whole that is totally a personal choice…and I’m warning you right here, don’t read further as one might consider this
Lynda Warnock
Finally the last book in Christina Dodd’s Darkness Chosen series, Into the Flame lives up to its title! We have followed the prophecy and the growing evil of the Varinski’s and the growing illness of Konstantine hoping that the curse will be broken in time. It seems to have come down to the last son – but that means Firebird isn’t who she or her family believed her to be. What does this mean for the curse, how will they find the last piece of the icon?

It is a nightmare that Firebird can not wake
I am sure I will be in the minority but I was really disappointed in this book and I was really unhappy since it is the end of a series.
To begin with there were just so many pot holes in the story but that aside the I think that CD forgot she had two main characters to develop.
While her writing is always good it just had to many multiple plots IMO she should have written this book as she did the others and then had a follow up book for the "war" or fight scene. I really wanted to get Firebird &a
This was the last book of a 4 book series. I really enjoyed all four books and this book gave a nice finishing touch to the series. Of course I always seem to want more -- even when a series finishes.

The series takes a different approach to were-shifters. Won't go into it too much since it would spoil reading the books for yourself, but I will say that I enjoyed the author's take on animal shifters. It was a refreshing change and I enjoyed the suspense, action, and adult romance that filled eve
Aug 15, 2008 Celeste rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Paranormal romance
While I enjoyed reading this book, it definitely was not, in my opinion, as good as the other three books in the series. I didn't feel like Doug and Firebird's connection was as strong as what was between the other Wilder siblings and thier loves. Even his proposal in the end seemed... blah to me. I felt like Dodd was just kind of trying to get in a HEA and ended up rushing through all the good parts! So, slightly let down on this one but still worth reading to end the series on a good note!
Hm, if I had to pick a word to describe this one, it would be...ehhh. I didn't even finish it, and for me that is unheard of. I perhaps shouldn't have started with the fourth in a series, but I can definitely say that I will not be going back to get the first three. This one was for me, simply put, boring. The characters did not engage me at all, and neither did the plot. Which is a shame, since I thought it had such potential.
Firebird Wilder ist die Jüngste der vier Geschwister und das einzige Mädchen. Während ihre Brüder Gestaltwandler sind, ist sie selbst völlig normal. Das einzige Geheimnis, das sie hütet, ist die Identität des Vaters ihres kleinen Sohnes. Und das aus gutem Grund, denn er hat sie belogen: Sie hat gesehen, wie er sich in einen Puma verwandelt hat und das kann nur eins bedeuten: Er gehört zu den Varinski, dem Clan des Teufels. Daher hat sie ihm auch nichts von der Schwangerschaft erzählt und ihn ver ...more
What a perfect ender! For some reason I won't explain here, I skipped Adrik's story and jumped right into this one. The story was overwhelming; Firebird and Doug's story took a backseat because a lot of things happened, and despite the lack of love scenes between the two, I didn't mind. It was that awesome.

Ms Dodd's easy writing pulled me in once again and if I weren't busy at work, I could've finished this in one day. While reading the story, I felt familiar with the characters, and I liked the
Heather Wiese
I'll go with 3.5 Stars

I managed to get my hands on this one from the new shelf at the library, not realizing it was the 4th and last book in a series. Crappers. I hate reading series out of order.

I would say though, at least from the perspective of the 4th book, it doesn't really seem like I missed much not reading them. I mean, the series centers around 4 siblings and their mates, so of course their (the three oldest) back-stories are missing, but this book was stand-alone in that it really foc
While searching my stacks of books, I stumbled across this book, which is the fourth and final book in a series that I started reading a few years ago. and the only book I hadn't read. So I figured why not just get to it and read it. I wondered if it would be slow going since I may have forgotten a lot about the series story arc, but a lot of it came back to me as I read the story and the author reviewed some details from the first three books within this storyline, so it worked out fine. Into t ...more
Into the Flame by Christina Dodd
4 stars

Destined to bear only sons, the Wilder family has one daughter, Firebird. Upon learning that she is a changeling, this miracle child sets out to find the Wilder’s long lost brother in order to break the pact their ancestor forged with the Devil. Fortunately, Firebird is well aware of the fourth son’s identity, he is Doug Wilder, the estranged father of her son. Can Firebird overcome her fears in order to reunite the members of her family?

El hijo que Zorana siempre supuso que no era el que había visto en su nacimiento, calzo con lo que la visión que tuvo era lo que correspondía.

DEl hijo perdido de la familia Wilder estuvo mas cerca de lo que podían suponer, pero lo que si llama la atención es que a pesar de Firebird y Zorana no las unían los lazos de sangre, compartían mas pensamiento y razones que los demás Wilder de sangre, por lo que la crianza fue su mayor aliando.

Pero con el fin de la historia y la visión del pacto que se te
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Douglas Black is the fourth Wilder brother who’s been missing since he was a baby. With no idea of where he’s from he’s become an angry young cop with the ability to transform into a cougar. In search of others like him, he comes across the Varinski’s and realises he’s like them and is determined to find out more about where he’s from. Varinski’s of course, point Douglas to the Wilder’s and he meets Firebird the baby of the Wilder family. Only

So we finally find out who the father of Firebird’s b
Terrific ending to a terrific series!

I couldn’t have asked for better! Upon some revelations (that were brought forward in the third book and revisited at the beginning of this novel), Firebird is determined to find Doug and bring him home. The father of her child, he actually really is the fourth Wilder son, who had been kidnapped at birth and left in the desert to die. She’s determined to explain who he is, what he is, and to bring him home to her son and her family. She first thought he was a
On the night Firebird Wilder learns she isn't a true Wilder (at least in blood), something stalks her family's ranch. The scent investigation by her brothers doesn't exclude a Varinski, but deep down Firebird knows who paid her family a visit.

State patrolman Douglas Wilder is determined to find his birth family who's abandoned him in the desert at his birth, leaving him to die. The family who's passed onto him the terrible gift of being able to turn into a cougar at will.

His search is temporaril
Quarto e ultimo volume della serie Darkness Chosen . Qui viene ampiamente descritta la storia di Firebird di come abbandonata l’università per essere rimasta incinta dell’uomo che ama,cerca di farsi una vita lontano da lui,dopo averlo visto traformarsi in un coguaro e aver realizzatio che appartiene ai Varinski. In casa Firebird trova la sicurezza,una famiglia protettiva e un aiuto per crescere il figlio. Ma non sa che Dough Black,amore della sua vita,non ha rinunciato a cercarla . Quando la tr ...more
Jill Dunlop
Into the Flame is the fourth and final book in Christina Dodd’s Darkness Chosen series. This is the story of Firebird Wilder and the conclusion to the war between the Varinskis and the Wilders. There are four Wilder children, three sons and one daughter, Firebird. The sons’ stories are the first three books and Firebird’s is the fourth. Firebird met Doug Black when she was in college. He was employed as a campus security man. He develops a relationship with Firebird and they fall in love with ea ...more
In this last book of the Darkness Chosen series we meet Doug Black, the Wilder brother who s been missing for years. With no idea of where he s from, he s become an angry young cop with the ability to transform into a cougar. In search of others like him, he finds cousins from the Old Country and arranges to use them to rescue Firebird from her family not knowing her real situation.[return][return]This is also the story of single mother Firebird Wilder as she finds out the truth of her birth and ...more
Mariana Bezerra
My Thoughts:
This is the last book in the Darkness Chosen series and now the Varinski is getting closer and now there’s one icon missing. In this book we met Douglas, the missing son from the Wilders and also discovered that he had a relationship with Firebird. Konstantine is barely alive and the time is almost done.

This book is very different from the other ones because everyone always though that Firebird was Konstantine daughter and to discover that her hole life people had lied to her was ver
Sabrina (Soter) Sally
"Molti anni fa, Zorana, mi hai salvato da me stesso. Ovunque mi porterà il mio destino, ti amerò per l'eternità in questo o nell'altro mondo."

Siamo arrivati all'ultimo capitolo della lotta tra il Bene e il Male, la battaglia ormai infuria e solo le sacre icone della profezia possono portare la salvezza. Il terzo volume si era chiuso con una notizia shock: Firebird, la piccola di casa, l'unica femmina, il miracolo della famiglia...non è una di loro. L'incredulità, la rabbia e il dolore del tradim
Firebird Wilder and Douglas Black's story is a tragic one of misunderstanding and secrets, but what mattered to me as I read was how their relationship affected the Wilder family and their story. I cared more that Aleksandr was getting his father and Konstantine and Zoryana were getting their son. I cared more that Firebird would discover peace over her place in the family and that Douglas would know his family at last. And finally, the more compelling part of the novel, the final third or so, w ...more
I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed this book. It isn't completely original. The family is under a curse. 4 religious icons are required before the curse can be broken. (I'm paraphrasing.) This is book 4 and it didn't really matter that I hadn't read the other 3. Firebird Wilder learns that she isn't a true Wilder, she was adopted. As it turns out, and this is not as much a coincidence as it will sound, the father of her child was switched with her at birth. Doug Black only knew h ...more
Each of the books has a mystery of its own as well as the long arc story and this one was hinted at at the very end of the first book. Once more romance finds a way and the last piece of the puzzle - and the prophecy - falls into place (after much hard work on all parts) and the family stands strong. I enjoyed the story and loved the family.
Fantastic book series. This one easily scores 4 1/2 stars. As a whole I'd rate the series as a 5. The plot wasn't mind blowing but the books were page turners. Nothing stood out as fantastic on its own, yet they were fantastic as a whole. I really liked the whole family aspect. I think the author caught the difference in cultures very well. The relationships didn't drag out or get bogged down in drama. The religion aspect was well handled without stepping on toes. In short, it was all very well ...more
This is the final installment of a 4-book paranormal romance series set in contemporary America. It was entertaining and well written, so if you love PNR, you might give this series a chance. Start at the beginning, though. I happened to end up with a copy of this book out of order, so I read it and it was good enough, but I probably would have felt more engaged in the story if I'd read them in order.

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