- Embrace the seductive call of the latest novel in Christine Feehan's #1 New York Times bestselling Carpathian series.
Vasilisa Sidkorolyavolkva is a Lycan of royal blood. She knows what's expected of her, but all she wants is to be out from under her family's watchful eyes. There is a fire inside her that is building. A restlessness coupled with a sense of growing dread. Every day she feels the weight of the legacy passed down through generations. The prophecy that says a man will come to claim her as his mate and that she will guard his soul. She knows nothing about him, except that he is hers. But nothing seems real until the night she meets him in the flesh...
Afanasiv Belan is a Carpathian, and an ancient one. In all the centuries of his existence, no one has ever affected him like Vasilisa. He can see into her mind and feel what's in her heart. They are so alike, warriors bound by honor and plagued by secrets. They both know they must reveal the darkest parts of their souls if they hope to survive and protect the ones they love.
But if they claim each other as lifemates it will change them down to the bone. They will become something more — something both of their kinds fear...
Vasilisa is a true princess. A Lycan princess with her own secrets. I love her because she's so different. She's courageous and confident, but my heroines usually are. I think what sets her apart are two things- her magic and her reaction to being a lifemate. Their relationship is steady, not rushed. There's an understanding between them that make them a formidable duo when it comes to having to fight for those they have sworn to protect.
I always wanted to get back to the Lycans. Especially the Lycan royalty. I wanted to revisit the Sacred Circle and the issues surrounding mixed blood.
I'm excited to revisit some past characters, especially Skyler and Dimitri. And I hope to intrigue readers with the additional information about the Beast and those who guard the gate.
There are tarot cards involved, but not as heavily as they were with Dark Tarot. There's a rollercoaster of action, magic, a familiar villain or two and of course a romance to remember.
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