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Dark Slayer

(Dark #17)

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Ivory Malinov has lived centuries without love. Then she picks up the scent of a man. Her salvation. Her lifemate. The curse of all Carpathian women. He is Razvan, a dragonseeker. In spirit, in flesh and in blood, in love and in war, Ivory and Razvan are made for each other. For as long as they dare to live.
Mass Market Paperback, 476 pages
Published September 28th 2010 by Jove (first published September 1st 2009)
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
5 Love Transcends Evil Stars

First read Sept 2012 Reread February 22, 2016
Reread Feb 11 2017 Reread 1/12/2021

*Spoilers*

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"I am my father's son. Xavier killed him as well and tried to possess my sister. I would not let him have her. I traded my life for hers and then my soul for my daughter. I have nothing left for you." Those piercing eyes never once left her face, and if there was regret or remorse in his confession, she didn't hear it. He had traded his life and was willing to die this day, a
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Alex is The Romance Fox
This story will grab you and hold you until the very last page.
The 20th book in Christine Feehan’s incredible Dark Series and one of the saddest I have read so far. But despite the darkness and evil in the world, there’s also light and good…and love!  photo Carpathian20Love20Song20PIc202_zpsux29ri6z.jpg
In Ivory Malinov, the author has created an unforgettable heroine.
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Cut into small pieces and left to die in the wilderness, she willed herself to live with only one purpose – to kill her evil enemy. Her life has been one of isolation and lonelin
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Karyn
I think I've said this for the past 3 Carpathian books I reviewed, but this really is the best Carpathian book so far. Or close to it atleast. Dark Slayer is about Ivory Manilov and Razvan.

Ivory is the sister of the 5 Manilov brothers who purposely turned Vampire because they thought they could rule the world that way. Ivory was tortured and hacked and left for dead by Mikhail's brother Draven and the vampires under Xavier's direction. However mother earth and the wolves saved her and now she sl
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

What was I thinking?

I’m a huge Christine Feehan fan. I love her writing, the way she describes emotions, personalities and tortured heroes and heroines. The last several books have focused heavily on the Carpathian’s deep relationship with Mother Earth and I absolutely love that Ms. Feehan can make me feel that same bond through their words and actions. But, the stories had begun to be somewhat predictable (probably because I read the first 19 back to back) and my adoration of the Carpathians be
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Melindeeloo
Sep 26, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dark Slayer twists the series' formula into Something different but something good

Deviating a bit from the normal formula of her other 'Dark' Carpathian books, Feehan's Dark Slayer was a unique entry into the popular long running series and ended up being one of my favorites of Feehan's more recent offerings. Though fans who live for Feehan's uber alpha males may be disappointed, I really liked long time series villain Razvan as he takes a turn in the spotlight. Razvan is no less powerful for
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Carolyn F.
Okay, if she were a real person, I'd strangle Ivory. The scene that really did it for me was the approx. 5 pages of her arguing with everyone about saving some dying babies. "You must save the babies!". Ivory, "Do you really want me to save the babies?" "Yes, save the babies." Ivory, "Really?" UGH!!!!

And then the dirt, how many ways can you describe the deliciously nutritious dirt. About 100 pages it seems. And then when I start liking the main characters, here comes some more dirt!

I usually l
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Candace
Jan 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-5-star
*** January 2012 Review *** 5 Stars ***

Feehan has given us a strong heroine whose life experiences season her to destroy the villain; however, these same experiences do not help our heroine in matters of love.

*** October 2019 Review *** 5 Wolfie Stars ***

There is so much going on in this novel. In most of my notes, Ivory and Razvan are together facing life challenges and fighting against evil. Let's start off with Ivory Malinov. Ivory was cut up into little pieces and left for the wolves to devo
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KatieV
Another great addition. I loved both the hero and heroine. Razvan was a particularly interesting hero in that he was greatly tortured, but he dealt with it by becoming very Zen live-in-the-moment instead of by being angry-bitter-guy. A refreshing change.

Also loved that we've been treated to yet another mythology heavy book with lots of beloved characters from prior books. From looking at book descriptions it looks like we're heading back to S. America away from most of the beloved and familiar
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Chitra *CJ*
So much pain, so much suffering, so much beauty..
"Dark Slayer" is the story of Ivory and Razwan.
Ivory is a huntress, abandoned and betrayed by her family and all those she ever cared about, hacked into pieces and saved by the wolves- she now lives as one with them and slays the evil..
Razwan is the twin to Natalya, father to Lara and many others, possessed by the ultimate evil Xavier for centuries and suffered brutally to protect his family..
When the warrior rescues the dying Dragonseeker, she ne
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Susan
Oh my goodness! I know I say this (almost) after reading every book in this series, but here I go again - Dark Slayer it the BEST of the series so far! It is different from most of the other books, in that we finally get a hero who is powerful and confident, but COMPLETELY without ego! Due to the horrors endured in his life as a prisoner of Xavier, Razvan has a quiet strength, and is definitely the only man who could possibly be a match for Ivory. A former long-time villain and enemy of the Carp ...more
CC
At book 20 to say I was shocked to totally LOVE this book is a huge understatement! I am way behind in reviewing the last few in this series, but I needed to do this one first. Never did I think Feehan could make be love the enemy, Razvan. But boy did she ever! Razvan had the worst life ever and yet he was calm, accepting, strong and loyal. He was wonderful to Ivory and she was the same to him. I loved Ivory just as much as Razvan.

There are tons of wonderful reviews about this story so I do not
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AlwaysV
Oct 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Five Incomparably Super Amazing Stars! I could go on and on on how much I loved Dark Slayer. It's been one of my All Time favorite books with one of my all time favorite HEA couples.

Ivory was one of my TOP heroines in any books any series. She was incomparable in her conviction of doing what needed to be done. I loved how she taught Razvan not to go after Xavier for revenge, but to make things right. (I should've actually QUOTED her exact words here.) The High Mage Xavier had to die to keep bot
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Cori
May 02, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, fantasy
Oh, the pain. I'm a moron.

A) I know I don't care for vampires and werewolves and all that smut. So why did I bother. Oh yeah, because our library is FREAKING CLOSED and I'm having to read my own pile of unread books LIKE A PEASANT.

B) Look at that cover. In this particular case, you can totally judge a book by its cover and I'm here to give you free, guiltless license to judge to your heart's content.

Dark Slayer is cheap smut rapidly banged out (see what I did there) with little attention to,
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Mojca
Centuries ago, a young girl was cut to pieces on a meadow, her remains left to the wolves. The animals, instead of consuming the remains, buried them, and Ivory Malinov was reborn. Now, she’s a slayer of vampires, an ancient warrior with only one goal in life – find and destroy the man who ordered her execution, Xavier, the dark mage. Then she discovers the fickleness of Fate, when she stumbles upon a man lying in the snow and recognizes him as her lifemate…And Xavier’s grandson.

Centuries ago, a
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Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
I think I will have to admit defeat with the Carpathian series. I want to like them, really I do - the world buiding is fantastic, the premises usually great, sweeping romance, plenty of action - but I just can't because the writing is so repetitive and I end up stalled, rolling my eyes and skimming - which I hate to do.
Every other chapter or so in Dark Slayer the entire story of what happened to Ivory is repeated, and then the story of what happened to Razvan after he is introduced and everytim
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Namita
Ivory is probably the best heroine that I've read. I love this book and never mind how many times I read and re-read this book, it never ceases to amaze me! ...more
MG *Bury Me with My Kindle.. & a REALLY Long Charger*
4 stars

This is the 20th book in the Dark Series by Christine Feehan (although GR lists it as #17 for some reason; it is #20 on Feehan's official website); I had read all of these up to this installment awhile ago, but I hadn't gotten to this one until now. I honestly wasn't sure if I would like this one because it features one of the main "villains" of the stories to-date paired with a character that had yet to really be introduced.

Razvan (twin brother of Natalya who is the subject of Dark Dream
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Emily
Oct 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: PNR fans, Christine Feehan fans
Shelves: reviewed-books
Let's see if I can manage to write a review about this book without spoiling the previous sixteen installments for anyone. Seriously, the best compliment I can give this book is that I'm thankful there are sixteen other books plus three novellas, so maybe it won't be so painful and hard to wait for the new one to come out next year!

For any newcomers to the series, and if you are indeed a newcomer I suggest you get to the library ASAP to rectify the situation, the Dark series is a paranormal roma
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Camille-Dhark Nytmhare
I loved this story. I cried at least 3 different times during this book….(okay so it was more like 7 or 8 times). I am no cry baby sissy wuss. It really takes a lot to get me going. But Feehan has managed to tug on my heart strings in what I believe is her best story yet. Razvan turns out to have such moral fortitude. The love that is portrayed between Razvan and Ivory is so deep that it brings tears to the eyes of the secondary characters in the story. The fact that Gregori and Prince Mikhail c ...more
Penny Watson
Sep 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dark Slayer by Christine Feehan

Wow. Wow. Wow.

In a million gazillion years, I could have never guessed that Christine Feehan would completely, irrevocably, inexplicably, undeniably redeem herself with this beautiful love story. I am in complete shock. This book was wonderful, and....sweet! And, the hero was....a beta male, not an alpha male!!!!! A freakin' Carpathian beta male hero....will wonders never cease??? This is completely unlike any other book in the Dark series, and in my not so humble
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TJ
Feb 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It’s quite a testament to Ms. Feehan‘s storytelling abilities that even after years away from this series, I was able to pick it up and remember all the characters and how they fit! It is still just as intriguing, unique and creative as I remembered.

I especially enjoyed the story of Rasvan and Ivory. I love how the author so deftly took a character that all thought such an evil villain and turned him into one of the most honorable and beloved characters in the series. And it was completely belie
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Loralee
Sep 03, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved it! I laughed, I cried both in sadness and in happiness. I think this is possibly my favorite in the series now. Ivory and Razvan's story was wonderful, they were perfect for each other. They really were each others soul mate. I loved the quiet strength of Razvan, yet we see such heartache and vulnerability in him at times, because of his past. And Ivory, what a great heroine, she was so strong, and yet really has such vulnerabilities too. It was great how the two of them were each other ...more
Samantha
Dec 26, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have to say that this book blew me away. It was totally different from the other books in the Dark series. I just loved the connection between Razvan and Ivory. This was more of a partnership IMO. A bond forged between two people who have experienced so much pain and they found happiness together. I was very pleased with this book.
Fleur
Jan 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another favorite couple. I loved seeing a strong Carpathian female and seeing Razvan stayed true to his Dragonseeker lineage.
iamGamz
This book has my two favorite characters from the Dark universe- so far.

Razvan, long hated as a traitor to his people and assistant to Xavier finally get a chance to tell his story.

He was imprisoned for centuries, sold price of his soul and allowed Xavier to control his body and mind all to protect his sister and his daughter. But no one knew the horrors he was forced to survive. Until now.

Ivory Malinov was long thought dead until now. At the orders of Xavier and Mikhail’s older brother, she
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Kristina Deluise
Feb 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ok, this book started out different

had a moment or two of HERE WE GO AGAIN

and then a few chapters that just slowed to a turtle and it took hours to get through

ok, so first she's like oh my life mate i must rescue you and take care of you

then page 24

don't ever say my life mate to me. i am not yours i belong t none one least of allt he grandson of xavier...........

then SHE does the binding spell 118

next few chapters were slower than molases............

then the book picked up and was good.........
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Debbie
Ivory Malinov was thought dead for centuries, while all five of her brothers chose to become a part of the enemy (vampire), that caused her death. Finding out she is alive only raises suspicions that she may be in league with the last of her brothers. Razvan was a Dragonseeker and everyone knew him to be the worst of traitor’s to the Carpathian people, but after escaping his long captivity by Xavier the most evil Mage anyone had ever know, he was determined to walk into the dawn. The warrior in ...more
E. R.
May 19, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christine-feehan
It takes a special author for me to be interested. Christine Feehan is one such author. I've been faithfully following her works, getting my hands on each new book as they become published. It takes time and requires certain conditions for me to read each individual book.

What conditions do I mean by the 'certain conditions'? Let's make this book as an example. When this book came out, I wasn't in the right mood to truly appreciate the book. It took a few years for me to get myself focused on thi
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Mindy
I picked up the Dark series not too long ago hoping for a change of pace from my usually reality-based reading. The two books I read were a disappointment, if I were to be honest. I quickly tired of the heroine being stubborn and the hero being barbarically dominant. The books I read were early on in the series and I had pretty much decided not to try reading any more after those. But then I read some of Feehan’s Leopard series and really enjoyed those books, so I thought I’d give the Dark serie ...more
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