Dark Challenge (Dark #5)
Julian Savage was golden. Powerful. But tormented. For the brooding hunter walked alone. Always alone, far from his Carpathian kind, alien to even his twin. Like his name, his existence was savage. Until he met the woman he was sworn to protect….
When Julian heard Desari sing, rainbows swamped his starving senses. Emotions bombarded his hardened heart. And a dark hunger to...more
This is the story of Julian Savage (Book #3-Aidan's twin brother) who has been a solitary hunter for nearly his entire existence. His lifemate is Desari, the younger sister of Gregori (Book #4), wh...more
Finally a woman that doesn't fight fate! I loved how she saw how she felt and wasn't scared of it or blaming him for her feelings. I forgot how much I enjoyed this book.
once u get past the initial coolness& sweetness,once u step back,it all seems rlly ridiculous. they lose emotion &color.its all rlly dramatic.
her stories&characters r so similar and predictable that it becomes a case of-will this girl be a singer or dancer this time? her storylines r all the same.she just changes the professions of the girls.wud be nice if she got more realistic &relatable characteres&jobs.
her dark series r so alike.a lot o...more
And this definitely switched things up for me. It was even a bit feminist! (other reviews for this series here)
Let's get down to it!
So, as we know from Dark Magic, Julian, Aidan's twin, is pretty close to changing. In an effort to keep him going a bit longer, Gregori gives him the task of protecting a human woman the society thinks is a vampire.
Of course she's his lifemate.
But here's the good part: She's Carpathian!
OK, so back in the day, the Carpa...more
So this was my first Christine Feehan read. Of course I've seen her work throughout the years but have held off starting with such a favored author with many novels. I've found over the years that when I find an author I like I will likely end up reading all their work and it can take months to do.
Not sure why it made sense to me this last weekend to read one of her novels but it did and alas - it...more
I really loved the musical aspects in this story, how Desari could use her voice as a tool for helping the an...more
I liked the whole concept about the Carpathians. This was really original and I’d never come across anything remotely like this. The women being rare and therefore precious and protected was sweet, and even the males’ arrogance was tolerable. I liked the fact that they couldn’t see colors or feel emotions without a lifemate. Even the term lifemate was cool to me.
But boy does this lady know how to beat something to death. The repetitiveness in t...more
In "Dark Challenge," Julian tells Desari the same thing the others in the previous books said: "Your happiness and safety is placed above all things." "You're my lifemate; we belong together." "Nothing you can do will...more
This book brought in some refreshing differences from books three...more
The book was basica...more
The beginning of the story is really good. Desari (sp?) is a singer with amazing talents. She captures audiences with her haunting voice, and the immensity of her popularity has captured the attention of the ancient Carpathians. Gregori sends Julian Savage to check out the singer and her band. They seem a...more
messa in un contenitore diverso...
Nuovo romanzo per la chilometrica serie Dark di Christine Feehan, dove vediamo come protagonisti i Carpaziani, creature dotate di poteri molto forti, come i vampiri sono costretti a uscire solo di notte, in più i Carpaziani maschi se non trovano la donna a loro destinata diventano cattivi e molto pericolosi… scoprono di aver trovato la loro anima gemella perché finalmente vedono il mondo a...more
The plots of the books are repetitive, I do wish less time was spent explaining what a life mate is and what is required and more time on the secret society hunting them as it would take the edge off the repetitiveness. This book would have been a great opportunity to do just that - Desari is a 'n...more
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He arched an eyebrow at her. ‘Just my mouth is amazing?’
‘You are such a man.’ Her eyes laughed at him. ‘You need constant reassurance that you are magnificent.’
He nodded. ‘Magnificent. I like that. I could live with magnificent. Good choice of words, lifemate.”
‘You are such a caveman, Julian. You look tall and elegant and princely, yet you have not matured beyond the cave.’
…’I have no intention of riding above caveman mentality,’ he growled in her ear, his breath teasing tendrils of hair and sending little flames dancing through her bloodstream. ‘There are so many benefits for the caveman.”