Book Review-Dark Peril

Dark Peril
Carpathian (21)
Christine Feehan
Berkley Books
Published Sep 2010
342 Pages
ISBN 978-0-425-23659-8

Dominic of the Dragonseeker lineage, one of the most powerful lines the Carpathian people has, ingests vampire blood laces with parasites in order to be able to go the very heart of the enemy camp and learn their plans. It is a one way mission. He knows he has little time once the parasites and the blood go to work. He plans to get in fast, relay the information to the leader of the Carpathians living in the area and go out fighting — an honorable way to end his life.

Solange Sangria is one of the last of the jaguar people, a royal pureblood. Her people, once many are now nearly extinct, a dying species that cannot recover from the choices they made over hundreds of years. She has long been alone, fighting to save the remaining women who are able to shift, from the hands of Brodrick the Terrible, her own father who slaughtered her family and everyone she loved. Wounded, weary, she plans one last battle, hoping to stop the man who has made an alliance with the vampires, accepting she will not come out alive.

They are two warriors who have lived their lives alone. Now, at the end of their time, they find each other, a complication, neither saw coming.

Dominic, has gone through his existence alone and as one of the most powerful Carpathians he knows what better way to go down than with honor, so he ingests himself with parasitic blood so that he can blend in with the other vampires, and accomplish his mission that he set out to do. Only there is one hitch to the plan on his way to accomplishing his goal he finds his lifemate-Solange, who is everything he could have hoped for in a mate, and knows that he can’t bind her to him and that he must let her go because he gave an oath. Solange has always felt alone, being a warrior and trying to save the females of her race, and now she plans on giving up once she destroys Broderick her father who has destroyed everyone and everything that she has ever loved. Then Dominic comes into her life and her world changes, and she knows deep in her heart that she will fight with every breath to keep him at her side…forever

The Hero (Dominic)
Dominic, is of Dragonseeker blood, one of the most powerful lineages of all time. Dominic is an ancient warrior, and throughout all of the centuries has never found his lifemate until now….right when he is about to sacrifice his life he finds her and doesn’t know if he will have enough strength of will to let her go when she is the very half of him….

The Heroine (Solange Sangria )
Solange, has lost everything ever since she was a child, she has had to fight to survive, and feels battle worn and weary and plans on giving up her life because she doesn’t know how she can go on…but then Dominic strolls into her life and everything has changed, for he makes her believe in herself and in their love and she refuses to lose it all…

My Thoughts 
Dark Peril is the 21st in the Dark series. I have just loved reading this series, and although I did enjoy reading Dark Peril it wasn’t my favorite but still a intriguing read. I loved the whole edge in the story where they both plan to die but right before they do so their life mate comes into their lives—interesting timing wouldnt you say? The passion between Dominic and Solange is full of heat and spiraling desire that only intensifies the connection between the two. What I have always enjoyed about Feehan’s books is the vivid pictures she brings to life and she definitely brought this story to life as well. Overall it was a enjoyable read, not one that I would buy or re read, but it was still a book to relax myself in.

My Favorite Quote 
” I can never betray you. You can never part from me. In love forever, this life and the next. You are the very heart of me”

My Grade On This Book
4 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 
 Dark Prince
Dark Desire
Dark Gold
Dark Magic
Dark Challenge
Dark Fire
Dark Legend
Dark Guardian
Dark Melody
Dark Dream
Dark Symphony
Dark Hunger
Dark Secret
Dark Demon
Dark Celebration
Dark Possession
Dark Curse
Dark Slayer

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