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Dark Lycan (Dark #21)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  8,059 Ratings  ·  572 Reviews
The erotic, gripping series that has defined an entire genre” (J. R. Ward) continues as #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan links the fates of two strangers bound by a secret in the shadows of the Carpathian Mountains…

Tatijana of the Dragonseekers spent centuries encased in ice with her sister, trapped in limbo between life and death, never speaking to
Hardcover, 326 pages
Published September 3rd 2013 by Berkley Hardcover (first published 2012)
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Ann Quilaga You can read this one as a stand alone, anyway it will have parts that explains Tati's past. Also this is like a start for Carpathians and Lycans,…moreYou can read this one as a stand alone, anyway it will have parts that explains Tati's past. Also this is like a start for Carpathians and Lycans, too.(less)

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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
5 Wolf Man Stars

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That is not your choice, Fen, Tatijana reminded. I am no young child as Dimitri's lifemate is. I am centuries old and no one will ever make my decisions for me again. If my choice is you, then I will share all things a lifemate does, including exchanging blood. I am a woman. A warrior in my own right. I am an asset to you on the hunt and I refuse to be relegated to the role of a child with you making decisions for me.-Tatijana

First read Sept 2013 Reread March 6, 2016
Reread Feb 1
Sammy Loves Books
C. Feehan has created a New Species of Evil

Fenris Dalka...Carpathian and Lycan


Fenris is a warrior and he is battle weary from fighting rouge vampires and werewolves. The last thing he expects to find while drinking in a run down bar, in the middle of nowhere, is his fated mate!!

Tatijana of the Dragonseekers

Tatjiana is finally free from her prison of ice. She had been locked away for hundreds of years, abused by her evil uncles. But now she is free to dance and interact with others. When she leav
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
Completed review now posted...

This book is absolutely amazing. I'm not joking when I say that, start to finish, Dark Lycan is white knuckles, edge of your seat action. As I said before, the Carpathian's world is changing in ways I never imagined it would. It's becoming more dangerous, more complex, and the stories are almost impossible to put down!

Tatijana of the Dragonseekers lineage, after centuries of captivity at the hands of her depraved great grandfather, Xavier, an evil and powerful Mage,
Georgia ♥ Team Dex ♥
3.5 Stars


Carpathian male in distress, no colours, BLAH, strong independent woman, lust, BLAH, mating rituals, healing rituals, bonding rituals, BLAH, incomprehensible rituals in strange languages, mythology BLAH, ancient evil vampires, BLAH freaking blah....


Wolves, Sange Rau, The Prince, Gregory and his daughters and a healthy enticing dash of Dimitri and Skyler!!!


The same old storyline that lost some of its awesomeness and hotness along the way. I keep reading because who cares, CARPATHIANS RUL
After the last book in the Carpathian series (#23), I was hesitant about how Christine Feehan was going to pull off keeping my interest. I began to think it was time to end this beloved series as things were becoming somewhat the same. I am thrilled to say that Ms. Feehan has pulled off an amazing feat of breathing new life into this wonderful series!

The main enemy to the Carpathians have always been the vampires; but in "Dark Lycan" there is a new enemy in town and they are: a rogue pack of Ly
I absolutely loved it! One of the best in the series! Fen is an amazing hero- right up there with Gregori! Tatijana is a wonderful heroine too! They are a great couple and I loved seeing some of my favorite characters in this book!
Let me begin with FEEHAN IS BACK!!

The last few books have left me feeling rather ifee about Chritine Feehan's Carpathian Series.. sure I was going to keep reading them but I sort of thought she had lost her way. But with Dark Lycan she came storming back and put the Carpathians right back on the map!!

Fenris Dalka, who the heck is Fenris Dalka? Initially I was rolling my eyes thinking oh great another Carpathian we don't know and won't care about. But seriously, he was absolutely grand and not q
Katie Michaels
Jul 16, 2013 rated it it was ok
Every single time I tell myself I am done with this series, something ends up pulling me back to try just one more. And every time, I regret it. In this case, Christine Feehan promised the beginning of a trilogy surrounding the long awaited Skylar and Dimitri pairing. True, this is not technically their book, but their HEA arc begins here. Feehan has been dropping little snippets of this couple for-ever. I have no doubt the promise of their story will drive even reluctant readers to pick up this ...more
Sep 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A BIG SOLID FIVE STARS! Feehan has brought the ol' charm back (Yes!) but not exact. But it's a book that will make you happy!

Not only did she brought the pure ol' romance back into the pages but took us back to the mountains! We met almost everyone in this book! The fight between the rogue Werewolves and the Carpathians and the Elite Lycans hunters was a great thrill to read! The Werewolves are super fast. It was a great challenge to the Carpathian hunters.... Loooove seeing Gregori's twin da
Aug 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Finally.................. Christine Feehan has returned to what made her stories great. Character driven, action packed and a romance that was beautiful in its simplicity. Okay, the other "romances" weren't simplistic in the old fashioned sense, but hopefully you know what I mean. ;) We return to the Carpathian mountains and discover a new threat to the Carpathians existence, as well as a threat to the human world. Once Feehan introduced the two main characters into the story, it was nonstop act ...more
Sep 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Dark Lycan is the 24th book in the immensely popular Carpathian series, and it's also the start of a trilogy within the series focusing on the Carpathian/Lycan hybrids.
After 23 previous Carpathian novels, Feehan has produced a novel that feels fresh and familiar, an unlikely combination. She's infused new blood into her Carpathians (literally and figuratively) with the creation of a new species that brings with it a new and powerful enemy in the form of the Sange Rau, a vampire/werewolf hybrid w
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Way better Feehan! Her last few books were total bombs in my opinion. So much so in fact, that I stopped automatically buying her stuff. Dark Curse and Leopard's Prey SUCKED, frankly.

But after seeing all the "Feehan Is Back" reviews I decided to give this one a shot and... Hhhmmm...better is all I can say. I wasn't all that into Fen and Tajitana (I think that's just me though), but the story line was very reminiscent of classic Feehan (although a little battle heavy in my opinion) and I loved s
Feb 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this installment. I was really interested to read the stories of the twin daughters of Xavier who were locked in ice for centuries.

This story was about the twin Tatijana and Fen, a lycan/carpathian mix. I have enjoyed the injection of new mythology into the series. I believe it helps to keep things from getting stale. However, as some others have mentioned Feehan needs to dial it back a bit with all the ancient Carpathian and mage spells. YMMV, but sometimes it gets a bit repetitive.

Barb Lie
Sep 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Dark Lycan is the 24th book in Christine Feehan’s wonderful Dark series. The Dark series has always been one of my top favorite series for many years. I would always look forward and anxiously await the next book. However, the three books that followed Dark Slayer were somewhat of a disappointment for me. I thought the three books were ok, but not up to the standard I was used to for Feehan. Well, I must say that in Dark Lycan….CHRISTINE FEEHAN is back. I loved Dark Lycan. It had the same exciti ...more
Nov 11, 2013 rated it really liked it

Christine Feehan writes memorizing stories with lots of gusto and imagination. Dark Lycan is a dramatic, dark, magical venture into the Carpathian world.

I do have to admit this book seemed very similar to other books in this series and there is quite a bit of repetition... rituals, ancient languages, evil vampires, traps...for someone new to the series it gave them plenty of information to make this story a stand alone but for me I have to admit, I was tempted often and occasionally skimmed.

Oct 03, 2013 rated it it was ok
I’ll start commenting this book from the cover. One would think that Feehan is big enough name in the world of romance to deserve an original cover, but it seems like no author is safe from repeated covers and elements on them nowadays.
The next thing that bothered me was in audiobook, where narrator had problems pronouncing a lot of words, which wasn't exclusively his fault. First, throughout the whole book, Slavic name Tatijana that should be pronounced with 'y' as in word 'yellow' was pronoun
Julie Ramsey
Oct 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Fenris Dalka or Fen, has been fighting vampires for a long time. So long that he no longer communicates with the Carpathian people (his people). While fighting a Vampire who was also a werewolf, he finds an evil that is terrifying, hard to kill and actually takes on the help of another fighter. The fighter who becomes a friend is a Lycan. Another supernatural living along with the Carpathians. But were the Carpathians have pulled away from the human world, the Lycans have embraced it. Mingling i ...more
Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
Mar 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT!! AMAZING AND ROMANTIC!!!, September 5, 2013
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Wow!! I am almost speechless becasue Dark Lycan was so freaking Brilliantly written and Amazing. The Romance between Tatijana and Fen is just beautiful. I was so proud of how Tatijana's character was written. After all her and Branislava have gone through wit
Cocktails and Books
Aug 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Dark Lycan is the twenty fourth book in the Carpathian series, and it is definitely set up as a stand alone. Christine Feehan does an excellent job giving enough description and information that a new to the series reader could easily enjoy this book.

Tatijana was held prisoner for centuries so she greedily explores the modern world and on one of her forays into the world she meets her lifemate, her one and only soul mate Fenris “Fen” Dalka. She doesn’t want a lifemate, because she views it as ta
Lover of Romance
What a amazing read!!! It has been a while since I have enjoyed a book so much. Dark Lycan is part of the carpathian series, but is also considered the first in a trilogy of sorts as well. Dark Lycan is a story about Tatijana and Fenris. When I started reading this, I found that It seemed to be full of zest and personality, that I have felt was missing from some of the books of this series, more of the more recent ones. Dark Lycan plays a unique setting where we see more of the Lycans mixed in w ...more
Jul 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
All I can say is what an amazing job Christine did with this book. Fen is such a perfect lifemate for Tatijana! Come and watch how they bond together to try and defeat one of the deadliest foes they have faced yet. Along the way we meet up with old friends, and their children. By the time you come to the end of this story you will be anxiously awaiting Dark Wolf.

This book was a total hit for me, from the first page till the last. I love how she is able to write a story that totally captures my i
It was a refreshing read. Christine did an amazing job no surprises there. The book was fast paced and action packed and I loved it. Answered so many questions, yet so many more were poised. I am really looking forward to Dark Wolf now. Highly recommended!!
Sep 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Way back 1999, I was laid out in bed and could not move on doctor's orders. This was hell on earth for me as I am typically a hyperactive individual and can never physically stay put doing nothing but stare at the ceiling or even come close to shutting down a mind that just goes on and on and on until sleep claims it. It was at this point of "restful duress" that I was handed by my nurse the book: Dark Prince. It was from an author I ha
Kimberly Rocha~ Book Obsessed Chicks

As a die-hard Christine Feehan fan, I must tell you I have been eagerly awaiting this turn in the series. Ever since Dark Celebration, where Dimitri is revealed to be Skylar's Lifemate, I have been concocting possible outcomes to this gut-wrenching story. Then I was told by someone who has attended Ms. Feehan's conference that she was not going to write Dimitri and Skylar's story and I became frantic. When the continuation was finally announced I did a very public happy dance and began the count
Sandy S
Aug 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
DARK LYCAN is the 24th installment and the first of a three part trilogy in Christine Feehan’s paranormal Dark Carpathian series focusing on the lives and loves of the supernatural beings known as Carpathians. Dark Lycan advances the series timeline two years.

Some background about the series: All Carpathian males, must find their lifemates before they turn vampire or greet the dawn. Without a lifemate, the males no longer see in color, feel pain or experience emotions. A lifemate is the light to
Sep 03, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am sorry to say that overall I found this story a bit lacking. I love the Carpathian series and I will always be a loyal follower but I should say that because the De La Cruz brothers are among my very favourites, Fen just didn't tick any of the right boxes for me. He is too easy going and just not aggressive and alpha enough. But then I guess he wouldn't have been right for Tatijana if he was anything else.
I appreciate also that Ms Feehan had to drop the formulaic and therefore predictable wa
Jessie Potts
Sep 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, paranormal, romance
3.5 stars

This is (if you can believe it) the 24th Dark Carpathian book. I have to admit I have most of the series and found that they are hit or miss. I really love the ones with strong heroines and found myself not liking the more submissive ones. Dark Lycan was actually a bit of both because of how independent Tatijana is. In fact, she and her lifemate meet when she sneaks out one night to hit the local tavern. Her lifemate is Fen, who is not quite Carpathian and not quite Lycan. In addition t
I enjoyed it, but I sort of got the cliffhanger vibe from it. I'm glad I read it years after its initial release. I would've died if I had to wait to see how this whole 'bad blood' thing for the Lycan species pans out.

I was surprised to see that Tatijana had her story told before some other characters, but I was glad to see that she got her HEA. What I really enjoyed about this book (besides the action, suspense, etc) was the introduction of new characters to this world. Zeb, Fenris, etc. It to
Carrie (Book Fairy) Fort
Jul 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: carpathian
Favorite Lines “I needed to feel freedom.” Her gaze met his. “I needed this.”

“The kind of lifemate who does not want to be claimed.”

“You haven’t seen just how hot I can burn yet.”

“Beloved. Heart of mine. I know you are weary. Forgive me. I cannot let you go. There is no other for me. You can do this—for me. For us. Fight for us, beloved.”

“You are everything to me, and know this, wolf man. Should you go into the next life, I will follow. Look for me only minutes behind. I will not give you up.”

Mollie *scoutrmom*
Feb 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of paranormal romance
Hooray for the public library for getting this to me before I could come up with a copy to buy secondhand.

Excellent characters, plot, settings, everything.

This is better than many in the series because characters from the community take part, influencing progress of the story, not just the hero and heroine. Fans of the series will be happy to see all their favorites.

Worth buying brand spanking new at full retail.
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“This is my lifemate, who remains unclaimed and quite happy about it.” 1 likes
“Well I'm not. Jumping for joy, I mean,that you're my lifemate. I can't have a lifemate right now. I've got issues.” 1 likes
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