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Dark Celebration

(Dark #14)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  16,273 ratings  ·  480 reviews
With her erotically charged Carpathian tales, Christine Feehan has enthralled a legion of fans, captivated by a seductive world and the unforgettable characters--both human and not--who inhabit it. Now, she reunites all of them in a Dark Celebration...

After centuries as the prince of the Carpathians, Mikhail Dubrinsky fears he can't protect his people for long from their g
Hardcover, 372 pages
Published September 5th 2006 by Berkley
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5 The gang's all here Stars

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First read August 2012
Reread February 12, 2016
Reread Feb 9 2017
Reread oct 30 2020

Okay so Dark Celebration the 17 th book in the Dark series is a special book. It is no one persons story but like a get together for all the past couples. All the Carpathians are coming home to the Carpathian Mountains to celebrate Christmas together at Raven and Prince Mikhail's request. This review will be full of spoilers because this book didn't really have a plot other t
Feb 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This one was amazing! All the couples are back in the Carpathian Mountains for Christmas! I loved this so much! It made me laugh and had some very tender parts too. I enjoyed getting caught up with the couples and I thought Feehan used a great format to give us all the different POV's. My favorites Gregori and Vikirnoff made me love them even more. Plus now I have a new boyfriend to add to the list- Dimitri. He is such a sweetheart and I hope he doesn't have to wait too long for Skylar! ...more
 Danielle The Book Huntress
It was really fun to catch up on all the previous characters and to see where the story is going next. It really does feel like a family reunion. I loved seeing the characters interact with each other as a whole. Although the series can be quite serious, there are some really enjoyable humorous bits as well. It may be controversial to say so, but I think this is a good book for folks who haven't read the older books, but want to jump into the series. You can get to know all the characters and ge ...more
After the recent attack on his life, prince of the Carpathian people Mikhail Dubrinsky has called together all of the hunters and their lifemates for a Christmas celebration in the Carpathian mountains. For some time, his people have been hunted not only by vampires, but also fanatical humans from the Morisson Center for Psychic Research. Now a new threat has surfaced in the form of the evil dark mage Xavier and his grandson Razvan.

With enemies joining forces and surrounding his people, Mikhail
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-5-star
All the characters from previous books come together for a Christmas celebration in the Carpathian mountains. Raven asks each woman to cook different dish for the celebration dinner. Makhail visits each couple dropping the hint of who among the warriors will play the part of St. Nick.

Not all is a happy time together. The enemies of the Carpathian people is striking against the women and children. Even the Prince is not exempt from attacks.

But through all the enemies' attacks there is still hop
"Dark Celebration" is the story of... well everyone.

In this reunion novel Mikhail, the prince of the Carpathians ponders upon their fate, as the enemies close in and their women struggle with fertility-either being unable to conceive or the baby isn't able to outlive the first crucial year of life.
An update on the lives of our so many various couples, this book explores and gives us the "happily ever after?" of all of the people we have previously met, as well as introduces us to some new ones.
I absolutely love this book. It's brilliant!! ...more
Sep 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal, romances
I liked this book which touched on most of the couples that we have met in the other books. We also get a glimpse of two couples that I'm sure will be in upcoming books. There is a flurry of pregnancies, and alot of snow. The are alot of children to meet, including one that makes an unexpected appearance. There is treachery, bravery, and some unexpected uses of power. I liked the narrator of the audio book and hope to listen to more in the series. Thank God for headsets during those sexy scenes! ...more
Sydney M Neblett
Together in hope

This book is a true embodiment of the Christmas spirit. A time to come together and reconnect as a family with joy, peace, love, and rejuvenation of the mind, body, spirit, and the earth. A time of Christmas miracles and the belief that old gifts have been reborn. I absolutely loved getting to see my favorite characters together and watching a new era arrive for the Carpathian people. There are new relationships and strengthening bonds throughout the book and everything I have co
Jul 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Oh good glory. I did this book as a playaway (digital audio book). I don't know who's brilliant idea it was, but they had a man narrate it. Not just a man, but a geezer sounding man. I have never laughed so hard in my life. Do you know how hard it was to listen to a geezer guy saying "he pulled her against the hard evidence of his bodies desires..."? rofl. Then his female voices were pitiful. omg. Never, never have a man narrate a romance book. Who's brainstorm was that, I want to know. The guy ...more
Oct 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
After all this time, Dark Celebration remains one of my favorite Carpathian books. This book was so rich in detail in providing a glimpse of hope for the near-extinct Carpathian people.

This reunion story was an opportunity for coming together as a community, introduce new characters, savor beloved characters, and delve into the rich customs and values that had sustained the Carpathians through so much loss, wars, and deaths over many centuries.

Their enemies have also regroup, increased in numb
My favorite, favorite, favorite Carpathian book ever. The thing I love about reading series is getting to revisit all my favorite characters. Many times it's only a peek into the lives of one or two characters, but here Feehan has caught us up on the lives of all the Carpathians and I didn't want the book to end. I loved seeing everyone again, most especially Barack and Syndil, who I wish had their own book.

I enjoyed the setup for future lifemates, and am looking forward to Manolito and MaryAnn'
A reunion of all the characters from the first 13 books.

They have all come together in the Carpathian Mountains for a Christmas celebration. There is LOTS of sex. Like everyone was bumping uglies. 13 couples banging like mad. It was almost too much.

But once they got that out of the way, there was a lot of humor. The women attempting to cook human style for the Christmas party. There were stoves burned, kitchens blown up, the use of hairspray and a lighter to caramelize sugar. It was a mess!

Vfields Don't touch my happy!
I love a good long series.
I’m a sucker for a reunion/celebration with past couples.
IMO this was beyond fascinating because we got to see these past couples/families move to the next step.
I remember every character even though it’s been some 10 years plus since I’ve read them. That’s a testament to Feehan’s creative, captivating world.
Action scenes were excellent.
The juxtaposition of the old world and the new was precious.
The small Interactive moments were golden.
I’ve always felt Feehan alway
Kristina Deluise
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
ok, my notes state:
thisbook started out good and before the first 20 pages were even completed
we had skylar with no and hell no to being a lifemate even before she has met her potential lifemate

and page 62

she sucked in breath, feeling the impact of his gaze..........

she could never bee with this man. she wanted to scream her denial. she would not be a life mate to any carpathian........

ok.i hate that some is going to get talked into the life mate thing.......

WHY can't they fall in love, date,or
Lover of Romance
Dark Celebration is a bit different than the other books within the Dark Series. However I have read this book quite frequently from the library, and I thought it was about time to do a review on it. For those of you who don't know much or really none about this series, let me explain it a bit for you. The Carpathian series, is a paranormal series, very similar to vampires, however Carpathians are a bit different from vampires. The Carpathian race is dying out, they are a honorable race, however ...more
Alex is The Romance Fox
Dark Celebration is yet another fantastic addition and the 17th in Christine Feehan’s Dark Series. I am totally immersed into the world of the Carpathians and have grown to love all the characters that form a part of the family.

This story brings back together old and new friends together to celebrate Christmas together, which is filled with the love, loyalty and unity they all share. Its great seeing how the couples are doing, seeing their children growing and to feel their closeness as a family
Licha77x7 m
I like my Carpathians and the ending was sad but gave hope. I like how the series is unfolding a new hope.

This book took me nine months to finish but not because it was boring but because school happend.

Looking forward to reading "Dark Possession (Dark #18)"
Elise-Pinterest+Goodreads=The Perfect Book Boyfriend
This book was a great way to tie all of the previous Carpathians stories together and it was a good family reunion. It was also a nice tie in to the next book, Dark Possession.
Jan 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
It was nice getting to see everyone interacting together, it made them seem more as race fighting for one goal rather than individual fighters.
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I thought this book was brilliant. A celebration that let us catch up with all the characters and see how the Carpathians are doing in general and against this battle they are just really learning about. Loved meeting Dimitri, seeing how all the hunters are learning to tease and have fun and how all the women are growing in their powers and talents! Really thought it was great to include each couple and then their interaction with the prince and the group. The Christmas play. Especially Santa’s ...more
May 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Loved catching up with most of the couples and learning about the coming babies. Loved the running theme about the Carpathians trying to make human food. Funny stuff!

Anyone who has read my prior Dark series reads knows that I absolutely HATE Barack. Guess what?! I STILL hate him! He absolutely rubs me the wrong way and I hated him in this book too!
Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful Christmas time read.
Amidst all the heartache and problems being faced on a daily basis by the Carpathian people, Ms Feehan gives us this light-hearted look back at our previous couples and the hint of some new ones.
Some gossip, some fun and a few new matches in the making.
This book was fun to read and had such dry humour in it.
Read and reviewed before but review is missing.
Sharleen Wells
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this Christmas celebration

Loving having so many of the character's interacting with each other as the Carpathians get together to celebrate the Christmas holiday. Thank you Christine Graham for giving us this great.
Aug 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
Oh, this was fun. Ensemble casts always make me nervous, but I'm glad I read this. Basically, it's a Carpathian Christmas reunion where Mikhail visits all the other couples. We get updates on relationships, families, even children. There was a lot of humor in this book, and I laughed out loud several times. There was also a lot of action and sadness, mostly with Skyler. New plot threads got introduced, and I can't wait to see what happens next. Also, love the Santa Claus scene! ...more
Nov 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Stars: 4 / 5
Recommendation: If you like paranormal plots with hint of romance, eroticism and the other world abilities involving immortals and vampires along-side humans with super-abilities, then this is a series to go for.

Dark Celebration is the seventeenth book in the longest series, Dark Series, by Christine Feehan which was published in August of 2006. The book centers on a Christmas Celebration that Mikhail and Raven Dubrinsky host for all of their Carpathian families, human families, resc
Lisa Pugh
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A great story that lets us reconnect with old friends and learn about new intrigues, all while leading into "Dark Possession." ...more
Christina T
I cut my paranormal teeth on Christine Feehan's Dark Prince. It forever holds a spot in my heart because of this. I love that book. Over the years I have read every book that came after it with excitement and glee. After a point though I noticed I wasn't enjoying them nearly as much as I did at the beginning. I am honestly not sure if this is because I am growing and maturing as a reader or that the books just aren't or possibly both.

Carpathian Males by nature, are completely Alpha. Expecting th
Jan 05, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampire-romance
Another Carpathian novel--Raven is determined to start a new tradition among the Carpathians by bringing as many of them together as possible to attend a Christmas celebration in the Carpathian mountains. We are given the chance to become reacquainted with many Carpathian couples--Nicolae and Destiny, Vikirrof and Natalya, Julian and Desari, Darius and Tempest, Barack and Syndil, Riordan and Juliette, Gabriel and Francesca, Byron and Antonietta, Jacques and Shea, Rafael and colby etc. as well as ...more
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Christine Feehan is a #1 New York Times bestselling author multiple times over with her portfolio including over 90 published novels, including five series; Dark Series, GhostWalker Series, Leopard Series, Drake Sisters Series, the Sisters of the Heart Series, Shadow Riders and Torpedo Ink. All of her series have hit the #1 spot on the New York Times bestselling list as well. Her debut novel Dark ...more

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