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The Empath

(Draicon Werewolves #1)

3.49  ·  Rating details ·  430 ratings  ·  34 reviews

Nicolas was the strongest and fiercest of the Draicon, until he was banished for a trumped-up crime. Now the werewolf has only one path to redemption: find the Draicon's long-lost empath, the woman who will save the pack--and Nicolas himself--from terrible danger.

Maggie Sinclair is a veterinarian, dedicated to healing. She has no idea
Mass Market Paperback, Silhouette Nocturne #30, 288 pages
Published November 20th 2007 by Silhouette Books
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En 2008 leí The empath, el primer libro de la saga de Draicon Werewolf, un libro entretenido sobre un chico que pertenecía a un raza con la que no se identificaba y que quería escapar de ella al conocer a la protagonista femenina. No continué con la saga porque nunca despertó en mi el interés que si habían despertado otras muchas autoras de fantasía romántica
The Empath
3 Stars

Nicolas is the strongest and fiercest warrior amongst the Draicon. Following his exile from the pack, Nicolas is still determined to protect his fellow wolves by locating the long-lost empath. Maggie Sinclair is a dedicated veterinarian unaware of her true nature until she becomes the target of the Draicon's enemies.

The basic premise of The Empath is similar to many books in this subgenre of paranormal romance and does not offer anything truly original. Moreover, the characters
Nov 25, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, nocturne
nocturne pertama yg gw baca n lsg bikin gw jatuh cinta banget.. ^^
terjemahannya bagus banget.. bahasanya ga lebay n adegannya mantap2 smua..
gw bayangin kl difilmin pasti bakal keren nih..
secara masi demam werewolf gitu (meskipun gw masi lbh suka vampire.. =P)
penggambaran nicolas sungguh keren banget.. cuma sayang rambutnya panjang.. jadi kebayang jacob.. huahaha..
pokonya top deh =D
Nov 19, 2007 added it
Recommends it for: Paranormal Romance
A story about werewolves. The heroine does not realise that she is werewolf and only knows that she is different from others. Her destined mate finds here and must convince her that she is werewolf and that she belongs with him.
Nana Chan
Dec 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Aku suka sekali dengan kisah Nicolas dan Maggie. Kisah mereka sangat luar biasa. Aku bahkan bisa merasakan apa yang dirasakan oleh mereka. Dan aku sangat bersimpati kepada Nicolas my lovely draicon 😍
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t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ aka Barbara
Jan 27, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: werewolf fans looking for something different
Refreshing take on Werewolves and a good kick off to what looks like a great shifter series.



Nicolas was the strongest and fiercest of the Draicon, until he was banished for a trumped-up crime. Now the werewolf has only one path to redemption; find the Draicon's long-lost empath, the woman who will save the pack--and Nicolas himself--from terrible danger. Maggie Sinclair is a veterinarian, dedicated to healing. She has no idea of her true nature
Jen Davis
After recently reading the latest book in the Draicon Werewolf series, I decided to go back and see where the series began. I can't say it measured up to The Shadow Wolf. More like it suffers from first-bookitis. There are glimpses of what I enjoyed so much in the later installment, but it didn't quite hit the mark.

The story centers on Nicolas, the Beta for his werewolf pack. Right now, he is banished from the pack. And the only way he can get back in, is to find his fated mate Maggie and return
Feb 28, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Bonnie Vanak has been a favourite since her first book from Dorchester, The Falcon and the Dove. She has a talent for writing, whether it is Historical Romance or Paranormal Romance, she is proving adept at both genres.

She plays with a wonderful grasp of characters, she grabs your sense of fair play and right and draws you in by inendo and touches of evil and malificence, then brings the hero and heroine in to combat the very forces that would pull them apart.

The Emapath is no different, and is
Silhouette and Harlequin books can be good for a quick read and I was looking forward to The Empath based on other reviews elsewhere. That said, I finished the book but it could have been so much better. Let's talk about Nicolas-the-Man-Tease. Supposedly Maggie-the-Empath doesn't know her history. She was raised by foster parents and had blacked out the past prior to living with humans. She thinks she is human, too. Add to that, she is a virgin. Here comes Nicolas who believes in control, contro ...more
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
This was a good book with an interesting storyline, but having read some of Vanak's books and loving them, I wasn't blown away with it, although it did have some exciting moments and was very well-written. I realize that the first book in a series tends to be the weakest, and I took that in stride. I think it was also the matter of it taking a little too long to realize what Nicolas' motivations are and not understanding why he was so dogmatic about making Maggie into a cold-blooded killer of th ...more
Oct 25, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: not-so-grabby
I actually drifted to a halt on this book a while ago, but as I'm looking at all the things I have and want to read next year (and let's not kid ourselves, the next several) the fact that I've had little desire to pick it up again means that ultimately it just wasn't for me.

The book started out with great promise, honestly. I was drawn in and enjoyed the story and characters enough to read halfway through. Unfortunately, that's where the forward momentum ground to a halt for me. Yes, the romance
An Odd1
Mar 10, 2011 rated it did not like it
* "The Empath" is Maggie, a stupid, selfish, cowardly, blindly disobedient vet created by Bonnie Vanak, with explicit lust in most chapters, bloody violence in the others, and sprinkled with good Draicon vs. bad Morph jargon. (If female is draicara, why not morphara?) Brave werewolf Nick sends warning, soothing thoughts, and races to protect his future mate. Only she can heal (why?) the new disease afflicting even the leader of their pack, numbering dozens in New Mexico. By killing a close relat ...more
Andrea Guy
Feb 24, 2009 rated it it was amazing
A werewolf that doesn't know she's a werewolf and the lone wolf that loves her and needs her to help save the pack from the evil Morphs. Sound unrealistic? Perhaps but that's the point of the Nocturne series of romances and boy are they great.

Maggie and Nicholas are great characters that you can't help but come to love, especially Maggie's devotion to her dog Misha. And the chemistry between the hero and the heroine is electric! Definitely worth the read, if you like darker tales of love.

Sep 26, 2008 rated it it was ok
i was so looking forward to reading this book it sounded really god. however i found it really disappionting with the werewolves almost being a backstory. it could have been so much more like please be more creative we only saw the character through werewolves eyes once when she could have given the reader a very sureal experince! it's now i realise how good stephanie myers is. and the character were way too lay back maggie just went along blindly with out a fight - the small amount resistance s ...more
Barbara ★
I didn't like Nicolas - the overly aggressive, bossy, take charge beta who acted like an alpha. He hunted down and basically kidnapped his mate and transported her to his home for ulterior motives. Maggie is one of those TSTL heroines who really got on my nerves with her "I won't hurt an animal" speech...again and again. Now I have nothing against animals, I personally would hurt a person before I'd hurt an animal. It was just the way she said it.

The ending was ok but a little too pat. It was le
Perdani Budiarti
Hmm, akhirnya ada juga Nocturne yang aku suka ;D

Jalinan ceritanya mengalir lancar, terjemahannya juga bagus, chemistry Nicolas dan Maggie sangat terasa, mungkin karena kedua bisa saling membaca pikiran sehingga jarang terjadi kesalahpahaman layaknya cerita-cerita di seri lainnya.

Intinya walau harus kecewa karena buku yang aku pinjam dari rental ini cacat dengan hilangnya 63 halaman, namun aku tidak menyesal sudah membaca Nocturne kali ini, ha3

Edit: statusnya sekarang sudah tidak lagi cuma pin
Maggie had spent her life running away from her true home. Nicolas had spent his life desperately trying to find his.
Thet were both finally home. And here they would stay.

The End

An ending like a true romance novel.....

It was a quick enjoyable read.
Something light to read between the other "thinking" fantasy and fiction.
Lorraine Lesar
Feb 16, 2012 rated it liked it
Got this book when I went to library and decided to try another author. It's OK, would I purchase any of Bonnie Vanak's books - No. Much better authors around that I would spend my money on ie Christine Feehan, Alkexandra Ivy, Kresley Cole. Lora Leigh etc. but I would get her books from the library if I could not get any of my favourite authors, so hence the three star rating. ...more
signorina Vei
Jun 06, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Caira : satu untuk selamanya, dalam bahasa kuno draicon.
penuh action, & ga lupa love story nya. akhirnya ada juga werewolf yg menurut gw bisa sekeren vampir, walaupun yg ini lebih ke shape shifter. tapi Nicolas itu perwujudan dari seorang werewolf tangguh, prajurit, lembut, keren & beda dalam saat bersamaan. ga nyesel kok bacanya. ^^
Asrina Maharani
Nov 10, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ceritanya khas untuk jenis nocturne. "Fall to your biggest enemy". Tapi yang paling menarik adalah endingnya, sedikit mengingatkan pada Dante Raintree entah mengapa. ;D
Nilai plus: adegan hot minim guntingan ;p

No Complaint.
Listiyani Puspita
Draicon? Draicarra? Empath? Morph?
I don't understand what the author talking about in the beginning. I just understand one by one and almost in the ending.
At all, for fantasy book, this book is average. For fun, it's ok, to read this book. ^-^
Mar 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
kerennnn ^-^ chemestry nya nicholas en maggie dapet banget. tadinya beli krn penasaran en malah keterusan deh baca dari awal sampe akhir en puas banget ^-^
Jul 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
I felt like something was missing...
overall, an ok read...
Dec 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nocturne
Nocturne ke 5 yang gw baca.. en rasana nih fave no. 1 gw dhe.. :D
Aug 25, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: did-not-finish

It's like Laurell K. Hamilton writing for Lifetime.
Enjoy this book but dunno why I can't seem to bring myself to give 4 stars to this one [hmpfh] Maybe coz nocturne is not one of my fave genre ^^ ...more
Adinda Owen Anderson
Nov 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
Nocturne pertama gw... Ga nyesel bacanya karena lumayan bagus.. :)
Dec 02, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
suka banget sama cerita serigala jadi2an..apalagi kalo serigalanya secakep nicolas hehe...
Oct 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book, I was hooked from the first chapter. Loved it
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