- Experience a connection that defies death in this captivating novel in Christine Feehan's #1 New York Times bestselling Carpathian series.
Safia Meziane has trained since birth to protect her tribe, the family she holds so dear. All along she told herself the legends she was raised with were simply that, but now, she must call upon all of her skills to fight what lies ahead. Evil has come to their small town on the cost of Algeria, evil that Safia can feel but cannot see.
She is terrified she will not be able to protect the ones she loves. As her family's "chosen one" she has always believed she would face this task alone, until they reveal she has been promised to a warrior who will join her. An outsider. A Carpathian....
Petru Cioban is one of the oldest Carpathians in existence, and he has spent all that time without the soothing presence of his lifemate. For two thousand years he has waited for this woman to be reborn, only to find her in the sights of a monster he has fought before — a vampire risen again to finish a battle started centuries ago.
Now, Petru must face his greatest enemy and his greatest shame. He has no hope Safia will forgive his betrayal once her past life returns to her. But he will not make the same mistake again, even if he has to sacrifice everything for the woman who has claimed his immortal soul.
So many aspects of this story are unique and original. I enjoy having new concepts when I write, especially since this series has been around for such a long time. I was excited to write something I'd never written and see it all unfold.
Petru and Safia started out with challenges no other couple has had to deal with. They worried they wouldn't be a fit and to be honest, so did I! Not having written a couple exactly like this was both challenging and very exciting.
Petru had this unexpected wisdom that equaled his strength. He wouldn't give her up and was determined to do what was necessary to really know her and her needs. The legend surrounding Petru in this area of the world was unique. As a hero, his history and his path are unlike any other.
Safia was a perfect mix of vulnerable and strong. She was soft inside with so much love and so much loyalty to her family. But, she was not someone to trifle with.
I expect this love story will surprise many readers and cause a great deal of conversation. Maybe even a bit of controversy. In the end though it is fresh and new and exciting. I predict that readers will be as surprised about this story as I was.
— Christine Feehan
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Release Date: October 3, 2023
Number of Pages: 432 pages