They were masters of the darkness, searching through eternity for a mistress of the light…
Her childhood had been a nightmare of violence and pain until she heard his voice calling out to her. Golden and seductive. The voice of an angel.
He had shown her how to survive, taught her to use her unique gifts, trained her in the ancient art of hunting the vampire. Yet he could not bend her to his will. He could not summon her to him, no matter how great his power.
As she battled centuries-old evil in a glittering labyrinth of caverns and crystals, he whispered in her mind, forging an unbreakable bond of trust and need. Only with him can she find the courage to embrace the seductive promise of her… Dark Destiny.
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Release Date: July 2004
Number of Pages: 383 pages
Publisher: Leisure Books
This is the story of Destiny, a woman who was captured by a vampire when she was only a child. Turned into something she doesn't want to be, she has stayed alive for one purpose, to rid the world of the terrible night creatures that prey on the human race.
Nicolae is an ancient hunter, sent out centuries earlier to protect the world of Carpathians and humans against the vampire. He has searched the world over to find this one woman, a woman he taught to kill, to bring her back to the Carpathian Mts in the hope that the Prince could help her. Instead, he finds his lifemate and a conspiracy of vampires. He needs a healer fast to help Destiny as she fights first Nicolae and then at his side to find the answers needed to bring to the Prince of all Carpathians.
I wrote this book for so many people who have lived in the shadows and struggled to find hope and life after so many traumatic events. I hope Destiny and Nicolae lead the way.
~DARK DESTINY AWARDS & HONORS~
Finalist for the 2004 PEARL Award
for Best Shapeshifter
Finalist for the 2004 PEARL Award
for Best Overall Paranormal
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~DARK DESTINY REVIEWS~
romance is deeply sensuous with exquisitely detailed lovemaking
and equally vivid paranormal battle scenes involving shape-shifting,
running up walls, heaving fireballs, and dragons erupting from
the earth. Although this is part of Feehan’s popular Dark series,
it’s quite accessible to readers new to the world of the Carpathians.
by Diane Mason
is the story of a courageous woman who fears she has become
the monster who destroyed her life..... Nicolae is an ancient
Carpathian who gets the shock of his life when he realizes that
Destiny is his lifemate. Watching them get to know each other
and work together is very magical. This book just tugged at
my heartstrings in such a way that I almost can't find the words
to do it justice.
Christine Feehan has masterfully woven a tale that is heartrending
yet uplifting. The secondary characters are written just as
strongly as the main characters and are so full of life you
can't wait to see what Ms. Feehan might have in store for them
in future books. When you sit down to read this one make sure
you have lots of time, potholders and a box of kleenex set aside.
You will need all three.
the long awaited story of the first known woman vampire hunter,
is all that we hoped it would be. Destiny and Nicolae lock wills
from the beginning, Destiny determined not to succumb to a seductive
voice again and Nicolae equally determined to let her come to
him of her own free will, certain that she will admit she is
his lifemate. The action in DARK DESTINY is fast and furious,
the information regarding the banding together of vampires leads
us one more step into the fascinating world she has created.
Ms. Feehan has also peppered the story with tantalizing clues
to tease her faithful Dark Series fans. She shows us yet again
that she is a master story-teller with a mission to bring to
her readers a tale deliciously mixed with social issues, the
difficult challenges of believing in ourselves, wanting us to
trust in love, and showing us that laughter can be found at
the worst of times and love will heal all wounds. DARK DESTINY
is one of those keepers that you’ll want to read again and again.
It is one of those you can always finding one more piece of
information you missed or just savoring that one special scene
that you love.
by Kari Thomas
strength of character, despite her traumatic, nightmarish childhood
is so touching. This reviewer loved her compassion for others
despite her thinking she was a “killer beyond redemption”. Her
vulnerabilities, her desperate need to be “good”, made her a
heroine that will be unforgettable, to say the least. And Nicolae
was the type of hero this reviewer sighs over. I loved his patience,
his gentleness with Destiny. He was the perfect hero for a woman
whose soul was scarred, and who needed to learn trust and love
before she could learn to live once again.
Ms. Feehan has a special writing talent in being able to wring
the emotions out of a reader! Her characters come to vivid life,
passionate and compassionate at the same time. Being a fan of
paranormal romance, this reviewer can honestly say that Ms.
Feehan’s books are unbeatable --- in that they are so incredibly
rich with the soul deep love everyone searches for. Her concept
of “lifemates” is uniquely special, and adds a passionate depth
to the love story --- and that ingredient is found lacking in
most paranormal romances. Her characters have both strengths
and vulnerabilities, making them all the more real to the reader.
The soul deep love the heroine and hero share is incomparable,
beyond simple passion, deeper than mere sensual, and touches
the reader’s own heart and soul. If you haven’t read any of
Ms. Feehan’s books, do yourself a favor and rush out to buy
one. You’ll be glad you did, and like this reviewer you will
most likely find yourself addicted to them and having to go
through withdrawal while waiting for the next book to come out!
A definite recommend!
by Sinclair Reid
Romance Reviews Today
Oh my! Get
the handkerchief ready because once you open the pages of DARK
DESTINY you are definitely going to need it. Ms. Feehan weaves
a delicious tale of passion, heartache, and deceptions with
her newest in the Carpathian series, DARK DESTINY. This time
around, her heroine is the tortured soul, the one who feels
lost and alone. Destiny is a beautiful woman who suffers daily
with the knowledge that she's a monster. Nicolae is an ancient
Carpathian hunter who wants to wrap Destiny in a ball of cotton
and protect her until his dying breath. This reader instantly
fell in love with Nicolae. His patience with Destiny, showing
her that making love was an _expression of love and not a violent
act, brought tears to my eyes. Never have I seen a hero more
strongly attuned to his heroine than Nicolae is to Destiny.
When the two finally come together, it's beautiful, passionate,
and deep. There are several secondary characters who deserve
to be mentioned: Inez and Velda, two sisters with outrageous
hair color and clothes; Mary Ann; Father Mulligan, and Vikirnoff,
Nicolae's brother. These people play an important role in the
lives of Destiny and Nicolae and bring dimension to this already
Author Christine Feehan has once again created a thrilling story
in her Dark series, a story that readers will undoubtedly enjoy.
DARK DESTINY is an emotion packed romance that keeps you on
the edge of your seat. The characterization is excellent, the
storyline phenomenal, and the passion is outstanding, garnering
DARK DESTINY "A Perfect 10" in my book.
by Jill Smith
first time, vampire forces are gathering together in a unified
plot against the Carpathians. Nicolae and Destiny may be the
only ones able to begin to unravel the secret.
The plot definitely thickens in the newest chapter of Feehan's
tremendous Carpathian saga. As always, the romance is passionate
and gripping, but there are plot threads that can lead this
series into very interesting territories.