Sunday, September 14, 2014

Review 'Dark Blood' by Christine Feehan The fates of a warrior reborn and a seductive Dragonseeker are irrevocably entwined in the new Carpathian novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan, “the queen of paranormal romance” (J. R. Ward).

At long last you are truly back with us…

Zev Hunter was an elite warrior, a dark-blood dealer of death to rogue Lycans who preyed on mankind. He was a loner, never given to personal attachments, and damned fierce at his job. But Zev begins to question his past and his purpose when he awakens in the darkness of the sacred cave of warriors—and is soothed back to consciousness by the sensuously familiar voice of one woman, the woman who has haunted his fantasies for centuries. She was Branislava, member of the Dragonseeker clan…

Mother Earth called the ancients to witness your rebirth…

For this half-mage, half-Carpathian temptress, the ritual of awakening Zev to the council of warriors was the only way to save him. Locked away for his own protection, the time has now come for his rebirth, for his blood to stir with that of the ancient warriors before him. He has been assured by Branislava that their fates are entwined, that their spirits are woven together for eternity and that his new purpose in life is beyond imagining.

Now, with a blood-sworn vow of honor, mercy and endurance, and under the influence of a siren as bewitching as Branislava, Zev begins to wonder what his purpose is, what it means for the future of the Carpathians and what it is about his rebirth that he has to fear…

About the series:


The ‘Dark’ series by Christine Feehan is a fantasy, romance series. ‘Dark Blood’ is already the 26th book in the series. ‘Dark Blood’ is the third book in a ‘Dark’ series trilogy. The first book ‘Dark Lycan’ is about Fenris and Tatijana and is already in stores. Fenris is Dimitri’s brother. The second book ‘Dark Wolf’ is Skyler and Dimitri’s story.. This book is in store since Januari. The third book ‘Dark Blood’ is out since September second.

My Review:

A couple of weeks ago I received ‘Dark Blood’ by Christine Feehan, through the Little Brown Book Group in exchange for my honest review. Believe it or not but I have never read a book by Christine Feehan before. I have heard a lot about her books off course but I never got to read one. So I was super excited to start reading this book. This book is a part of a series and I haven’t read any of the previous books but I was so excited that I just wanted to give it a try.

In ‘Dark Blood’ we meet Zev Hunter a warrior who has lived a very lonely life. Now he has been reborn after he had a lethal wound. Together with the beautiful and seductive dragonseeker Branislava, Zev finds the strength to carry on. Soon Zev finds out that he is part of a ‘special’ blood line and that he has a part in the future for all species.

Well, the first thing that I would like to say about this book is that I would recommend reading the first two books in this trilogy first. I received this book because it could be read as a standalone but would not recommend it as one. At times I found it very hard to fully understand all the different species, languages etc. Although I found this book a very nice read, I think I would like it much more if I had read the previous books. All those Carpathians, Lycans, Jaguars and Mages species were just a lot to get my head around.
But like I said I definitely liked Christine Feehan’s writing style. I really wanted to keep reading about Zev and Branislava. I found it a very addicting story and I found myself really wanting to know more and more. Although I sometimes didn’t understand everything, this book still kept me interested.

The character I liked the most was definitely Branislava. I loved how strong she was and how she didn’t let her man tell her what to do. And I loved her powers. Eventhough Branislava had a really rough past she didn’t let it get to her. I just loved reading about her.

So I can definitely conclude that I need to read more books by Christine Feehan. I loved her writing in this book and after reading this one book I really find myself curious for the other books in her series. 

What others have to say about the book:

'After Brom Stoker, Anne Rice and Joss Whedon, Chrisine Feehan is the person most credited with popularizing the neck gripper.'

'Feehan has a knack for bringing vampiric Carpathians to vivid, virile life in her Dark Carpathian novels.'

-Publishers Weekly

About the Author:


#1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan has over 40 novels published, including four series. Each of her four series has hit #1 on the NY Times. Christine Feehan has received numerous honours including being a nominee for the Romance Writers of America RITA and receiving a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times.  Her debut novel Dark Prince received 3 of the 9 Paranormal Excellence Awards in Romantic Literature for 1999. Since then she has been published by Leisure Books, Pocket Books, and currently is writing for Berkley/Jove. She also has earned 7 more PEARL awards.

In her own words:

'I am a mother, first and foremost in my life. Family is very important to me. I have several children all of whom drive me crazy on a daily basis. And I have four Maltese that are even worse. LOL! I love living in the country and I find that it continues to inspire my writing.. which is my ultimate passion in life.

I am a writer and have been almost my entire life. I have to write every day or I'll drive my family crazy. I first became a published author in 1999 with the release of Dark Prince. Before that I had a wide variety of jobs including being a full time mom, a martial arts instructor, a telephone operator, and I even worked for a newspaper. Now I’m able to write full time. I usually have four new books released per year.' 

For more information about the 'Dark' series and Christine Feehan please visit her website, Goodreads and Amazon. Or look for Christine on Facebook.

Many thanks to Clara Diaz and Little, Brown Book Group for giving me the opportunity to read this amazing book.

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