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Dark Prince [Mass Market Paperback]

Christine Feehan
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

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Mar 2002 Dark

Carpathians are an immortal race of beings with animal instincts. Every Carpathian male is drawn to his life mate: a Carpathian or human female able to provide the light to his darkness. Without her, the beast within slowly consumes the man until turning vampire is the only option.'

Raven Whitney is a psychic who has used her gift to help the police track down a serial killer. Now she is determined to escape the glare of recent publicity for the peace and quiet of the Carpathian Mountains. Prince Mikhail Dubrinsky is the leader of his people but, as his ancient Carpathian race grows ever closer to extinction, he is close to giving in to the heavy weight of loneliness and despair. From the moment their minds touch, Raven and Mikhail form a connection. But there are those who incorrectly view all Carpathians as vampires, and are determined to give their extinction a helping hand.

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Product details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 314 pages
  • Publisher: Love Spell; Reissue edition (Mar 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0505523728
  • ISBN-13: 978-0505523723
  • Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 10.8 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,962,237 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan has over 30 novels published and has thrilled legions of fans with her seductive and sensual 'Dark' Carpathian tales. She has received numerous honours throughout her career including being a nominee for the Romance Writers of America RITA, and receiving a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times, and has been published in multiple languages and in many formats, including audio book, e-book, and large print.

Visit her website at: www.christinefeehan.com

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

satisfying action adventure romance ... Love and danger are a winning combination in Feehan's latest ((Booklist))

The exciting and multifaceted world that impressive author Christine Feehan has created continues to improve with age ((Romantic Times)) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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For the first time in print, we bring you the expanded author's cut special edition of the first book in Christine Feehan's internationally bestselling and phenomenally addictive Dark Carpathian vampire series --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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93 of 97 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely brilliant series 28 Dec 2000
I have never read a story like this one. There is nothing to compete with it out there. Michail is the Prince of the Carpathians who is loosing his battle against turning into a vampire. He has to find his lifemate in time to save himself. He has lived for about a 1000 years and for the last 800 years has lived without any emotion and colour in his life. Raven his lifemate can feel his pain and reaches out to him in his mind. They talk and Michail realises he has found his lifemate.
I won't give to much of the story line away as it will only spoil one of the best books you are ever likely to read along with the rest of the series.
This series is not your usual romance it has a lot of action, voilence, sex and magic, in short a very exciting read.
I have read books 2 & 3 in the series and am now starting book 4 and the series promises to be one of the best I have ever read.
For those who haven't got them here is the series in order: 1-Dark Prince. Michail & Raven 2-Dark Desire. Jacques & Shea 3-Dark Gold. Aiden & Alexandria 4-Dark Magic Gregori & Savannah(daughter of Michail & Raven) 5-Dark Challenge Julian(twin brother of Aiden) & Desari.
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58 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vampires of honour; wonderful! 30 Oct 2004
By Pip
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is the first book in the 'Dark Series' following the species known as Carpathians as they try to prevent the destruction of their race, and fight off the ever pressing desire to turn 'vampire'.
I've read a lot of vampire books over the past year (Laurell K Hamilton's Anita Blake series, Susan Sizemore's Laws of the Blood series to name just two) and 'Dark Prince' by Christine Feehan begins as it means to continue, that is to say this is a wonderfully provocative book, perfect for those of you that love the vampire genre.
In this book you are introduced to the series by way of Mikhail, the Prince of his race, tormented and haunted by his own terrible urges and contemplating suicide before he meets Raven, a modern American woman that's about to 'tick all his boxes', but modern women aren't exactly accustomed to olde worlde ways, and Raven isn't about to let Mikhail, Prince or not, walk all over her - you get the idea.
The romance in these books isn't what keeps them riveting, it's the complex characters themselves. The hero isn't perfect, and we love flawed characters!
I actually started this series by reading the second book 'Dark Desire' before this book, but such is the nature of these books you can pick them up in any order and instantly get pulled into the story. However, I would recommend that you start here, with Dark Prince, and let yourself be immersed in the world of the Carpathians.
Expect to be buying the whole series over the next few months!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Review for Dark Prince 15 May 2010
By AngelGoneMad VINE VOICE

I thought this story was very inventive and creative and I enjoyed the story but I didn't like all of it. Mikhail infuriated me with his commanding ways and his obsession with Raven. I understand they are true life mates etc etc etc, but can you imagine never having a moment to yourself to do the things that you enjoy but instead always having to be around the same person for all eternity. On top of that you aren't able to leave them or else you will both die. I think I would scream blue murder. Don't get me wrong, I love my other half and can't imagine life without him, but I need my own personal time too.

I get it if they both fell in love and got to know one another before all that happened, but instead Mikhail performed an everlasting act upon the both of them without even consulting Raven first. If I was Raven I would have went nuts and wouldn't have given into him. But saying that, love at first sight is said to be a rather powerful thing.

It was rather irksome that Raven gave into Mikhail's every sexual advance but at the same time I can understand her need to be with him to make everything seem right. How their love for one another came about is a tad unbelievable to me but it works in for the story.

I wasn't sure where the story was heading from the first couple of chapters as it all seemed to be about Raven and Mikhail. I thought to myself at this point - this can't be all that happens. I kept going on with reading it and found half way through the book there was some action scenes but thought oh well that's over, what's on the agenda now, what else can happen? Then the bad guy shows up finally and it doesn't all work out great for him but I thought it all worked out a bit too easy for Mikhail.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars an amazing story! A must for everyone 29 Jun 2000
By A Customer
Feehan has created a Carpathian race, who are immortal but the female race is dwindling and this is bad news. The males need a female lifemate to stop them turning into beasts and evil vampires. In Dark Prince, Mikhail who is the leader is desperately close to losing the battle between man and beast, until he mind links with a psychic human female, Raven. He realises that she is his eternal lifemate, who will bring the goodness and colour back into his life. This is an amazing and beleivable story. Feehan has taken the time to explore all the characters and fills the book with all sorts of emotions-love, passion,devotion, fear , hate and evil. I would recomend it to all. I have also read Dark Desire & Dark Gold which are just as good. It is different and full of intelligence which is sadly lacking from many romantic novels.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 21 days ago by fiona brooks
5.0 out of 5 stars A great introduction to the ' Dark' series
A great introduction to the ' Dark' series. I have read all of them several times and would recommend them to anyone.
Published 1 month ago by emahdia
5.0 out of 5 stars Great start to the series
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Genre : - Paranormal Romance
Series : - Book 1 of The Dark Series about the Carpathian Race. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Peabody
1.0 out of 5 stars Save your money and borrow a copy from the library!
I've spent the last two weeks reading most of the other books in Feehan's Dark series. I started in the middle, went to the end and then back up. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Cari Hislop
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark prince
Great really enjoyed this read loved the characters and story lines, can't wait for the next book highly recommend this series.
Published 6 months ago by Anita Woolven
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I revisited this book very recently. I read it when it was originally published, I had seen it floating around Amazon and thought why not I can't remember the narrative... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Izzy
4.0 out of 5 stars Dark Prince
Brilliant story, really enjoyed reading it and can't wait to start on the next book. Would recommend to any sci-thrill seeking reader.
Published 7 months ago by DANNII MCKEEN
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring and Badly written
Wow I really wished I had taken more note of some of the other negative reviews. However, I always try to make up my own mind about books; in this case that was a big mistake. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Kathryn Barry
5.0 out of 5 stars Read this series!!
If you enjoy supernatural fantasy, then you will love this book!! Be4 you realise it you have fallen in love with the characters and the book has ended. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Michele Hayes
2.0 out of 5 stars Average
Too much intimacy and sex and not enough action for my liking.
Story is very slow due to this and find myself skipping over these pages.
Published 12 months ago by Tracy Burns
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