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Dark Fire (Dark Carpathians #6)

4.29  ·  Rating Details ·  18,751 Ratings  ·  383 Reviews
So Darius warned her when she accepted a position with his traveling troupe. And gazing mesmerized at the merciless slash of his mouth, the implacable resolve on his face, the soulless emptiness of his black eyes, Tempest was afraid to ask what it was.

She had always been different, apart from others. From the moment his arms closed around her, enveloping her in a sorcerer'
ebook, 390 pages
Published June 8th 2010 by HarperCollins (first published October 28th 2001)
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5 Redhead Temper Stars

First read July 2012 Reread January 21, 2016
Reread January 31, 2017


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"Does anyone else besides me ever get the urge to throw things at you?" She sounded drowsy, not combative. Darius hunkered down beside her so he was at eye level with her. "I do not think so. If they do, they do not have the audacity to tell me."-Tempest and Darius

Dark Fire the 6th book in the Dark Series was amazing! This was Darius and Tempest's book. Darius is Desari's brother who we met in the
Dec 20, 2016 Beatriz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Definitivamente uno de los mejores de la serie. En esta entrega, el encuentro de la pareja protagonista, Tempest y Darius, no tarda ni una página en arrancar y, a partir de ahí, su relación se cuece a fuego muy muy lento, tanto que uno casi ni se da cuenta cómo van evolucionando sus sentimientos.

Darius en ningún momento oculta su naturaleza, algo que Tempest asimila muy bien, ya que tiene la capacidad psíquica que caracteriza a las mujeres humanas destinadas a ser compañeras de los carpatianos.
Jan 27, 2017 Cyndi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this one, but Darius and Tempest are not my favorites. I didn't understand why they didn't ask Julian for more guidance and teaching of the Carpathian ways. They all seemed a little clueless because they didn't live near any of their own kind for so long. I also hated that poor Syndil got stuck with a manwhore for her lifemate. I felt really bad for her that she saw him with these OW for many, many years. She deserved someone better!
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
I wanted to like this more than I did. It started so promisingly, and I'd had a break from this series of several months, which helped. But all too quickly the long-winded reflective introspective passages started up, the oh-so-stubborn lip-nibbling heroine got annoying, and the flowery love scenes got, well, flowery.

Lots of typos, lots of articles missing (especially "a", for some reason), and one of the things that really drives me nuts with Feehan is her inconsistencies. This is especially n

RE-READ June 13-16 2015

I never wrote an original review for this book, but I gave it 5 stars back then. Upon, re-read, I am going to be more exact and say 4.5 stars.

This was a very fun read. It is like a balm to my soul to read about a hero who wasn't a manwhore and who would never ever look at another woman for lust or love. In addition to being a big ol alpha, Darius is like the the other heroes in this series: extremely protective, affectionate, sexy and loving, all while being slightly scary
While not my most favorite of the series so far, it was still very good. For all of my concerns about Darius from Desari's book, I really enjoyed him as a Hero. Yes, he was a dictatorial, arrogant ass most of the time, but he certainly had his reasons. I liked that he did not fight his feelings for Tempest even one bit. Nor did he allow her to fight him, although she sure tried to. I enjoyed the interplay for awhile, but it did get a little old. The formulae for these books are so very similar, ...more
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
I had a feeling I would like Darius' story when I read about him in Dark Challenge, and I did. He is a powerful, charismatic hero. Seeing who he ends up with was a particular pleasure, and I must say that Ms. Feehan chose the perfect heroine for him. This book was good from beginning to end. Tempest and Darius had the magic chemistry that makes romance novels so delicious. Also, I just plain liked Tempest. For the hard life she had lived, she was a bright person, with a great sense of humor. She ...more
Apr 14, 2007 Rhapsody rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: paranormal romance readers
Shelves: vampires, romance, fiction
This one I loved. It is by far my favorite in the Carpathians series, as of now. Tempest "Rusti" Trine is the most well-developed heroine we've seen so far this series. The heroines in the previous books have mainly been defined by their over-the-top compassion and gentleness. I found them kind of tedious and uninteresting. Tempest though is spunky and genuinely funny. The dialogue here was much better than in the previous books. Darius as well I found much less overdone than the other heroes. T ...more
Ivana Azap Feješ
Best so far in this series!!!

When Darius, the leader of a small band of Carpathian musicians, first sees the new mechanic hired to work on the band's touring vehicles, he is astonished to see the red color of her hair. It has been centuries since he last saw colors or even felt emotions. Although mechanic Tempest Trine needs the job, she quickly realizes she's bitten off more than she can chew. Tempest has always felt different, apart from others. And we have Syndil, who was attacked by one of t
May 05, 2009 Aquit rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Noone, unless you're into arrogant males and annoying chits
Recommended to Aquit by: My sister, the hopeless romantic
I was a pre-teen when I read this book and I thought it was the most romantic book ever. Then as a teenager I broke down that glass wall, threw away the tinted glasses, and gained something of value called self-respect. I re-read "Dark Fire" and hated it. Christine Feehan may be a legendary author but in my opinion she uses too many repetitive themes and her character developments are weak and sidetracked by sex and meaningless arguments.

Darius is a Carpathian who is feared by many. *rolls eye*
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I loved Darius from the last book and I had my fingers crossed that his story would be a good one (had the same feeling for his brother Gregori's story). I was not disappointed. Rusti made for a great mate. Although, it generally annoys me when you are told to do something for your safety and you do the opposite. So many of the heroines from this series do that. Ugh!! "Don't go out of the perimeter". Is that so difficult to obey and is it really such an affront to your sense of freedom? Especial ...more
Oleta Blaylock
Jun 30, 2011 Oleta Blaylock rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have a real weakness for the Daratraznoff family. I love all their books and the men in this family are to die for. First Gregori and now Darius. It is enough to make a girl swoon. Darius has been on his own for so long. He saved himself, his baby sister and four other young children when their parents were killed by the invading Turks. I love Darius courage and honor and his fear for his small family. Tempest "Rusti" is such a hoot throughout this books. She gives Darius no end of fits but s ...more

DNF @ 20%

Rant comming...

Please do not get offended if you liked this book. This is my opinion, my observations and in no way means to offend those who have enjoyed it.

The beginning seemed promising and went straight downhill for me when he took advantage of her while she slept and bonded with her by biting her neck then attempted to erase her mind of the memory. This is rape to me.

I am sooooo angry right now that the most I can write is what I hated:

1. "Honey" is what my grandmother
Sep 18, 2009 Debbie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Taking the job as mechanic seemed a good fit for Tempest ‘Rusti’ Trine, she never really fit in anywhere else, but this group of traveling troubadours sounded like a perfect match right down to their love of animals. As soon as Darius realized a human was in the camp he had to meet her, especially after he started to see all the colors around him shining for the first time in centuries. The way Tempest accepted them and most of the things they could do was one thing, but would she be strong enou ...more
Origanilly Read June 2008

Ok, I know I say this everytime, but this is my favorite of the series so far!

I really enjoyed Darius and Tempest's storyline (especially all of the stuff with the leopards.) After reading the last book, I was so happy to see that both Darius and Barack found their lifemates. I'm slao glad she told this story right after the last one - it really cleared things up for me.

This book was great and I loved that Tempest could communicate telepathically with the animals!
Pat Cromwell
So I'm thinking that Darius Daratrazanoff is a refugee from a Diana Palmer book! OMG he took macho to the extremes. I still hear him saying Honey and it is in such a condescending manner! But because he is related to the coolest Carpathians - the Daratrazanoff - he is bearable. I think that his lifemate wakes up some morning and think "WTF did I do to deserve this jerk!"
4-4.5 stars

This was a really good story. I liked both Darius and Tempest, although they both had their...imperfections. The story was engaging enough that I had didn't want to do anything else until I was done.

Tempest (aka Rusty) is a woman with a gift for fixing cars. Tempest grew up in the system and had a really hard life, suffering abuse at the hands of people she trusted which has led her to a very solitary existence. Tempest had special abilities that allow her to communicate with animals
Apr 02, 2008 Ally rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-read, 2009, library, 2008
When Darius, the leader of a small band of Carpathian musicians, first sees the new mechanic hired to work on the band's touring vehicles, he is astonished to see the red colour of her hair. It has been centuries since he last saw colours or even felt emotions. Although mechanic Tempest Trine needs the job, she quickly realizes she's bitten off more than she can chew. Tempest has always felt different, apart from others. But from the moment his arms close around her, enveloping her in a sorcerer ...more
Jan 03, 2016 Natalia815 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: oscura
45 estrellas. De todos los libros de esta saga que he leído, puede que este sea el más romantico de todos. Darius me ha conquistado el corazón, es capaz de todo por estar junto a Tempest. Disfruto muchísimo esta saga.
Now this was the book I had been waiting for. I could not put the thing down, not even for a second. I was so hooked, so fiercely obsessed, I just had to finish it. As this book was a continuation from the previous one, we had all the length of the new one to concentrate on new things, and not so much time wasted on explaining things we already knew or getting characters introduced from the very start. I just completely adore how everything developed smoothly. Why?

Alex is The Romance Fox
By the time I started reading Dark Fire, the 6th book in Christine Feehan’s Dark Series, I was hooked…..the Carpathians are just beyond amazing…..Never mind that there is a huge amount of repetition and I know….some of the descriptions the author uses are a bit over the top…..check….velvet sheath….but nothing can change my mind….I am totally addicted to these books.

This is my favourite book so far…..of course it may change as I continue reading the next book in this series.

Darius , is who we dis
I liked this, but was a bit disappointed compared to the previous book.

What I liked:

I liked both the hero and the heroine. I thought Darius was fascinating in that overbearing Carpathian male way when I read the previous novel and wanted to read his story. Tempest, the heroine, was a good match for him. She was another human psychic, as has been the more frequent pattern. Her talent was communicating with animals. She was a likeable person with a very tragic past.

What I didn't like:

Too much repe
Oct 30, 2012 Kit rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finally! I feel that this book gave me the uniqueness that I have been looking for! The heroine isn't sitting back and doing nothing. She is actually trying to fight it and in the end, it is her decision that decides the book and not something he did to her. While Darius is the typical, arrogant, commanding Carpathian, he is nicely balanced with Tempest's red-headed temper and love of life. I also felt like the reader gets a more realistic look at how it might be. Rusti's claustrophobia and Dari ...more
Dec 24, 2007 Kathrynn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Paranormal Romance Fans
#6 of Carpathian series and Tempest meets Darius when she is hired to work on the Troubadour's tour bus.

The Troubadour Band (I think they call themselves the Dark Troubadours) are a mini-series within the Carpathian Series. This is the second Troubadour/Carpathian book. The first Troubadour/Carpathian book is Dark Challenge (#5) with Julian and Desari (Darius' sister).

I enjoyed this book!
Another "are you kidding me with your bossing this heroine around like that?!?!" book. I wanted to do some ballbusting FOR the girl, sheesh.
Nov 02, 2013 Michelle rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series
Right again! :) (See my prediction and my other reviews here)

Darius and Tempest, the mechanic.

She's human, but can talk to animals. So, we're more back to human/Carpathian storyline. However, I do finally get something I want: a woman who chooses to convert! She's not even dying! Well, the situation is still life and death, but....Beggars and Choosers, people!

I'm getting ahead of myself again.

Ok, so Tempest is hired on as the mechanic and of course as soon as Darius sees her, he knows. He comes
Katie Michaels
I am a longtime fan of Christine Feehan. I've read almost everything she has ever written and I've always loved the Carpathian series. But I found myself frequently annoyed throughout the course of this book. I don't remember if I felt this way the first time I read it. In fact, I recall it as one of the better ones in the series. But this time around, the book made me very frustrated.

Darius is a Carpathian male who grew up apart from his homeland. When he was only six years old, he lead a group
Feb 06, 2011 J. rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: carpathians, 2011
Honestly, what really turns me away from these novels is how Feehan has such a hard time making each new novel seem like a NEW novel. Heck, often times, I almost feel like she has a hard time making each new PAGE feel like a new one. I can understand that every author has its preferences in terms of vocabulary, but when your choice of descriptive words jars the reader out of the novel and into the writing... there's a problem.

Throughout all of the novels of this series so far, she constantly use
Sep 15, 2009 Suz rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr
This series is still inordinately formulaic, but I remain hopeful that at some point in the coming books the shift that enables the books to be more UF and less PNR (as suggested in the much later offering of Dark Slayer in this series) will occur.

This book, Dark Fire, has nothing new to offer. In fact, unless you are only looking for a pure romance with very little of anything else occurring, this could be skipped in terms of the series or any long story arcs.

The dynamic between Darius and Temp
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“None of this…none of this…whatever you call this.” She waved her hand to encompass everything. Kissing. Taking her blood. Seducing her. Ordering her around. Setting perimeters. All of it.
His black gaze never left her face. His eyes as still as those of a leopard scenting prey. Avid. Burning. Intense. He took her breath away with his eyes. Hypnotized her. Cast a spell over her.
Tempest pulled her gaze from his, from the seductive, black velvet trap. “And stop that, too,” she said decisively, despite the fact that he made her hungry for him.
“Stop what?”
“Stop looking at me that way, it’s definitely out. You can’t look at me that way. It’s cheating.”
“How am I looking at you?” His deep voice dropped even lower, the cadence soft and husky. Mesmerizing. “Okay, that’s out, too. No talking in that tone of voice,” she declared staunchly. “And you know very well what you’re doing. Act normal.”
His white teeth gleamed at her, nearly stopping her heart. “I am acting normal, Tempest.”
“Well, then, that’s out, too. No acting normal.”
“She was crawling out from under the huge tour bus when he first caught sight of her. She was small, like a child.” 12 likes
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