Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Dark Wolf by Christine Feehan

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Dark Wolf

Author: Christine Feehan

Series: The Dark Series (Carpathians) #25

Expected Release Date: January 7, 2014

Summary

In Dark Lycan, Christine Feehan journeyed into the heart of the Carpathians, and into the souls of two lifemates stirred by the flush of passion and the threat of annihilation. In Dark Wolf, the breathtaking story continues as the bonds of family are imperiled, and the fate of two lovers lies hidden in the seductive shadows between life and death.

Skyler Daratrazanoff always recognized the miracle that was Dimitri Tirunul, a man beyond any dream that had ever engaged her nights. But she was human. Vulnerable. He was Carpathian. Nearly immortal. She was nineteen. He was an ancient. Yet she held half his soul, the light to his darkness. Without her, he would not survive. Caught between the two warring species, Dimitri has spent centuries hunting the undead to keep his people free, and humans safe. He had survived honorably when others had chosen to give up their souls. But now, marked for extermination by the Lycans, Dimitri found himself alone, and fearing for his life. But salvation was coming…

No Lycan would ever suspect someone like Skyler to dare mount a secret rescue operation. A teenage girl. A human of untested abilities. But she had something no one else had. She was predestined for Dimitri—as he was for her. And there was nothing stronger for Skyler than her desire to see her life-dream come true. Whatever the risk

Reason for Waiting

I've been with Christene Feehan and her Carpathian characters from the first book, Dark Prince, so it makes sense that I have stuck around this far despite some saying that her quality has dropped (to which I disagree). Feehan has a wonderful talent for creating a mysterious world in which the Carpathians, vampires, and other supernatural beings interact with the outside world all to preserve the legendary Carpathians.

This book finally focuses on the characters of Skyler and Dimitri. I have been waiting for years for their story to come out. Like the other Carpathian males, Dimitri has troubles suppressing his desire to pick her up caveman-style and carry her away to the safety. Something about his dark, brooding nature just makes him a compelling character to want to get to know better.

I have a strong feeling that it's going to be great.