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Sunday, November 8, 2015

4/5 Review: Dark Blood by Christine Feehan


 
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…
 
 
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Christine Feehan was one of the first authors I fell in love with as an adult reader.  She truly writes amazing pieces of work and never disappoints the avid fan.  Dark Blood is book 26 in the long running Carpathian Series.   Dark Blood wasnt my favourite of the series, but I do love how Ms Feehan can develop characters so fully that you virtually can see them in your mind and fall in love with everything about the characters and their surroundings.


Zev Hunter, an elite warrior has only recently learned he is what they call a half breed, part Lycan and part Carpathian.  Dark Blood continues on from the two previous books explaining more in-depth details about the lines and more back history about Zev.  Branislava is his life mate.  She is one of the Dragonseeker sisters who was locked away in a cave by the evil Xavier who just happens to be her father too.  


In most books you often find the male is the hero of the story, even when heroine is truly as involved in the storyline and helping defend herself or the ones she loves its always the hero that seems to get all the credit.  In Dark Blood I find Branislava to be the main person who is doing all the healing and protecting.  Zev would give his life for his Branislava, but its Branislava that ties her spirit to him that brings him back on the brink of death.

The fighting scenes in this book are as ruthless and energetic as you have come to expect from a Carpathian story as are the villains of the story.  The worst part of the villains in this story is you had already thought they had died off in previous books only to find they were in fact triplets; twist and a half!  If you were wondering about the sex scenes, dont fear as there was plenty of them to keep it nice and steamy!