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Dark Magic (Dark #4)

4.24  ·  Rating Details  ·  19,889 Ratings  ·  540 Reviews
Young Savannah Dubrinsky was a mistress of illusion, a world-famous magician capable of mesmerizing millions. But there was one-Gregori, the Dark One-who held her in terrifying thrall. Whose cold silver eyes and heated sensuality sent shivers of danger, of desire, down her slender spine.

With a dark magic all his own, Gregori-the implacable hunter, the legendary healer, the
ebook, 368 pages
Published June 8th 2010 by HarperCollins (first published July 1st 2000)
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
5 Her dark one Stars

"The five years I allotted you your freedom have been hell for me and dangerous to anyone I came into contact with. I am very close to turning, and it is too late for me to seek the dawn. It was necessary for the safety of all concerned that I come for you now." -Gregori

First read June 2012 reread January 14 2016


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"And just for the record, your mind needs to be washed out with soap! Half the things you think we're going to do are never going to happen. I could never
Sammy Loves Books
Gregori is the Ultimate Alpha Male!!

He gets 2.5 "Arrogant Alpha Stars"


Gregori is a hunter of rogue vampires. He is all powerful and known among his people as "The Dark One". He serves nothing but justice to Carpathian males that have turned evil. The only thing that prevents Carpathian males from turning rogue, is a Lifemate. Their Lifemate becomes their anchor and keeps them sane.

For years Gregori has known that he is losing touch with his humanity. He no longer sees the world in color, but in
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
Imagine waiting long centuries for your mate, on the very edge of madness. That is the fate of Gregori. I really loved his character. I loved that he was an incredible hero but also a destroyer of their enemy, the Carpathians that lose their soul and become evil, soulless killers. Gregori might be too much for some romance fans. He is an intense guy and he is obsessed with Savannah in a way that might be scary in a real live guy. But it worked for this book. If you don't like uber-possessive, ak ...more
Jahlia ((thing 10 Evil 1))
*Warning, violent threats and pictures of kittens are ahead. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. If you are somewhat uneasy about violent threats towards main characters. if seeing kittens makes you have a heart attack, brace yourself. And spoilers ahead.
the kittens will represent my feelings.


I love how you can pick up any book in this series and not be confused. I mean, it's true they're all in the same universe/world, and there are many cameo appearances but you can pick
Jen (Red Hot Books)
At last, we get Gregori's book. Most readers who started the Carpathian series at the beginning with Dark Prince , have been waiting for our ancient warrior to get his happily ever after --and with Dark Magic, the wait is over. We only had to wait four books. And for me, the wait was worth it.

Gregori is one of the oldest and the deadliest of Carpathian men. As with all the men of his kind, he lost the ability to feel emotions and see in color when he turned 200. He's nearly a thousand now. And
4.5 stars. I was so excited to read Grigori's book but worried it would be a let down. I am happy to report that I was not let down. I loved watching Grigori fall head over heals for Savannah and do exactly the things he often mocked Mikail and Aidan over with their women. Their first sexual experience did not go well. Thank goodness Savannah did not turn completely crazy and he managed to make up for it. I loved Savannah. She was independent and fierce. Yet once she got over her short lived mel ...more
UUUUGH. Ok, this is the worst. I had seen this series floating around, SO popular, and I decided to give it a whirl, got 2 books. I try not to be critical but these Carpathian dudes are too much to tolerate. I mean, Alpha is one thing, but they're controlling, condescending and borderline abusive. NOT FOR ME. Ugh. She writes a pretty good racy scene and that's the best I can say about it.
I wanted to punch the dudes in these books!
This book is so good! I loved it! It is very well written, interesting, and the reader really gets to know the characters. Gregori is an awesome hero. He was so sweet in his own way. He started out gruff and cold, but it wasn't long until he was joking, laughing and being tender. Savannah was a spitfire. I understood how she felt, but I didn't like that she hurt Gregori's feelings when she kept saying she wanted to live on her own. I liked her a lot more when she went all in with him and became ...more
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
This is the fourth book in the series, and I have to say it's wearing a little thin. Well, I don't expect great things from it, and they're enjoyable for what they are, but Feehan's writing is very unimpressive and starts to get annoying pretty quickly.

This is Gregori's story. One of the ancients, the second-oldest Carpathian alive*, he is revered and feared among his own kind for the ruthless hunter that he is. No Carpathian is more powerful or more knowledgable. If he turns, nothing will be ab
This was difficult to rate (more my reaction than a review).

The first 30% was somewhat disturbing. I worry how Savannah's response to the dubious consensual scene could be upsetting/triggering to some even though it made sense in the context of the Dark Carpathian culture in which neither lifemate party really has a choice.

I did like how Savannah quickly came to accept her lot (quickly compared to heroines in previous books) and worked her way almost into a side-kick role by the end of the story

My review is based mostly on the series itself and not 2 much on Dark Magic.I have read the first five books in Feehan's Dark Series. Once u've read one of these books u have read them all. They are EXTREMELY repetitive. Everything is described as being velvet. All the women are the same; long hair (velvet hair mind you) past their hips, narrow ribcages and small waist which empahsize their full breast. They are all petite and fragile...same characteristics/personalities.. u name it. The only th
Feb 01, 2009 L8blmr rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh, this one was outstanding! I'd been anxious for Gregori's story, and it didn't disappoint. He's the ultimate "bad boy" and, though it isn't very P.C. of me, I loved the depth of Gregori's love for his lifemate, his passion, his extreme protectiveness and even his jealousy! The unexpected touches of humor and the humans you will come to know are just icing on this delicious cake. Now, I'm looking ahead to Julian...
Another great read by Feehan! It gives me immense pleasure to read a "Hero" who had not succumbed to other women..he was emotionless inside and only his mate would cure him, hence, he would only wait for her. How exceptional!

Absolutely safe read
May 19, 2011 Mara rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr
I thought the first book was bad. Nothing compared to the forth one. Rape, pedophiles, domination (and not in bed) choose your pick. And all of it boring to death (yes, sex too. sigh)

I know I prefer heroines who kick, rather than kiss, ass. Still I enjoy pararomance and their domineering males. I may appreciate soulmates, but not lifemates when this means no choice whatsoever, a woman turned into a slave forced even in her mind. nope, no way.
Okay, I'm addicted to this world despite all the repetition in the writing and overuse of phrases. I think part of it is the actually interesting world-building that's going on. A lot of paranormal romance doesn't bother much with that. It's ALL about the romance/sex and the surrounding myths and supporting rules of the world are skimmed over. This is heavily skewed toward the romance, but there is also world building as well.

Obviously I'm a fan of romance, but I'm also a big horror novel fan an
Feb 19, 2011 Katya rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampire
I really looked forward to reading Gregori's story after him popping in and out of the previous Dark Series Novels. He was portrayed as one of the strongest, fiercest, "darkest" of the cast of characters. He operated by a different set of rules. He was an unknown, mystery, ancient force. H e was the “boogie man” to Carpathian children. Even grown men were a little uncomfortable around him at times. He reminded me of “Controlled Power.” In Dark Desire I especially loved the parts where he interac ...more
Oct 15, 2013 Dianne rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I tried, I really did. This is book 4 in a long series. Read book 1, enjoyed it. Read book 2, thought it was ok. Skipped book 3 because I didn't care about the main character...what I was really interested in was Gregori, the hero of this story.

Christine Feehan created a very enigmatic character in Gregori and I really wanted this story to redeem the series for me, but I quit reading on page 21. I can't take it anymore.

Feehan is a gifted story teller, but I grow tired of the following:

~Nichole~  Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews
I might need a breather from from this series. It never takes me over a week to read a book. I loved this hero. I just kept getting so bored and it seemed like so much repetitive stuff that I just couldn't stay engaged. Liked this heroine a lot more and honestly there were so many beautiful parts that I highlighted quite a lot. But so many times I would get just tired.. And bored and would have to go read something else for a while. I would have liked to see more romance at the end. It ended abr ...more
Jun 26, 2009 Holly rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: para-romance, 2009
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If you've read any of this woman's supernatural romance, then you know how this book reads. I lost count how many times she used the word velvet. I'm really not a romance reader, so by the end of the book I was skipping the sex scenes skimming the repetitive bits about how perfect they were for each other, yadda yadda yadda, and was trying to finish reading the bits with some actual plot in it.

I think what really bothered me were the inacuracies about NOLA. I've never lived there myself, but I'v
Rabbit {Paint me like one of your 19th century gothic heroines!}
DNF on page 25, because Gregori is an obnoxious, possessive, creepy, stalking alpha. I get the fantasy, but not in the mood for this. BYE.

Feb 03, 2016 Kcduchess rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the book I've been waiting for since the first book. From the beginning Gregori was such a mesmerizing character. But what really made me give this book five stars, was Savannah's character. Feehan has written a strong female, who stands on her own and who is so much more than just an accessory to the leading male (as it usually is in this male dominant genre).

There are parts in this book (view spoiler)
Lover of Romance
Savannah Dubrinsky, is the daughter of Raven and Mikhail, the prince of the Carpathian people. When she learns that Gregori, the infamous “Dark One” is her intented lifemate, known as the boogie man of their people, the most respected and feared of their kind, she knows at eighteen years old she is not ready to tie herself to such a creature. So she pleads for time, five years in the states. Gregori has lived for centuries, one of the oldest of their kind, he knows he will not be a easy
This is the story of the Carpathian healer Gregori and his lifemate Savannah, the daughter of Mikhail and Raven. Savannah is 23 and faced with the daunting prospect of what is the equivalent to an "arranged marriage" with a much older and very scary man. Unbelievably, it doesn't take her long to overcome her fears and accept Gregori for what he is.

What is it with the Carpathian males, thinking they are so special that a woman must do as they demand every time? Gregori is not just an alpha male,
Oct 27, 2011 Cindyg rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Now this was more like it. Of course I was thrilled to get Gregori's story, he's my fav so far and I think he will remain so throughout the series.
And I 'm happy to report that Savannah was NOT a whiny, confused B----! Thank god!!!
Gregori and Savannah's story was just what this series needed. I was on the edge of my seat and couldn't put the book down. Sleeping was out of the question.
Gregori was everything I look for in a troubled, strong, dangerous, intense sex machine. Oh yeah...I said it...
The Flooze
How's about half a star?

I know many people love Feehan, but I just cannot bring myself to like her writing. The novels I've read so far, Dark Magic included, seem best summed up by the phrase "all talk, no action."

Feehan favors exhaustive exposition as opposed to furthering a plot. If you prefer to remain inside the characters' heads for the duration and relish flowery, over-the-top emotional tangents, this series is for you. We spend the entire novel focusing on the characters' feelings and dou
I did very much like the premise and the chemistry was solid. This is my first CF. The conflict was drawn out. It felt almost fragmaneted and so random. The pace was very slow in some instance though the characters seemed to perceive that the danger right around the corner. Idk but they had time to take a mini NOLA vacation, chill in cafe du monde and go on a touristy vampire hunt. I would have rather like the conflict to be redirected to Gregori's violation of Carpathian's law and his fight to ...more
Dec 28, 2015 Natalia815 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: oscura
La historia de amor de Gregori no me ha defraudado. Lo que menos me ha gustado ha sido los malos de este libro. Vuelve la sociedad secreta, la trama promete dar guerra en los próximos libros.

He echado de menos alguna interacción entre Savannah y sus padres.

Otra cosa que no me termina de convencer de la saga, son las protagonistas. Parece que tienen carácter y suelen tienen algún acto de rebeldía, pero el enfado les dura dos segundos.

Espero que eso cambie en las próximas entregas, aún así segui
Carolyn F.
2nd time reading - this time by audiobook.

Finally I am seeing why I liked these books in the first place. I've been going through the series by audiobook and have been more than a little frustrated. This book did have some of those moments in the beginning, but I loved that Savannah is seeing a lot of the good things about being the love interest of a Carpathian. I also enjoyed Gregori experiencing some of the things he would judge the other mated men for doing. Suspenseful, with romantic scenes
Sep 21, 2015 Megan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Alright y'all I am so disappointed about my Gregori. I have pushed this series up in my list to read just so I could read this book because I HAD to know about Gregori. I was so sure I was going to marry him and have his babies but now that I have read about the Dark One.. I do not like him at all. He kind of broke my little heart. And I HATE Savannah. You would think because she is the daughter of Mikhail and Raven that she would be a lot stronger but I found her to be weak. She whined ALOT! I ...more
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Christine Feehan ...: Dark Magic (#4) 1 11 Jan 04, 2010 06:49PM  
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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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“Stay out of my mind. You certainly weren't invited.' Her hands went to her hips. 'And just for the record, your mind needs to be washed out with soap! Half the things you think we're going to do are never going to happen. I could never look at you again.” 17 likes
“She thumped him again.
He looked startled, then caught her flying fist in his hand and gently pried her fingers open. Very carefully he pressed a kiss into the exact center of her palm. 'Savannah? Were you trying to hit me?'
'I didn't hit you--twice, you scum. You didn't even notice the first time.' She sounded very irritated with him.
For some reason it made him want to smile. 'I apologize, mon amour. Next time, I promise I will notice when you strike me.' The hard edge to his mouth softened into a semblance of a smile. 'I will even go so far as to pretend that it hurts, if you wish it.”
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