Synopses & Reviews
From the uninhibited imagination of Christine Feehan comes a sensual adventure of her beloved Carpathians-one of undying passion, astonishing fantasy, and eternal love.
They are the Carpathians. For years, they have been persecuted by their enemies, and have struggled against all odds to preserve their species. Now, a new insidious plot has been devised-one that would slaughter Carpathian females and bring an end to all that the Carpathians have worked for.
Even with his own lifemate, Raven, and their daughter Savannah, in danger, Carpathian king Mikhail believes that all is not lost. Gathering all of his people together, he will forge a new bond of strength, joining their powers in a celebration that will bring light even in this dark time.
"The blood-drinking, mind-reading, shape-shifting Carpathian clan and their human friends gather for Christmas and to stave off encroaching enemies in bestseller Feehan's latest entry in her Dark series (after Dark Demon) and her first in hardcover. The guests hunt vampires, confront a dark mage and, most importantly, face the extinction of their species due to a mysteriously low birth rate and high infant mortality. Shea once a human surgeon, now a Carpathian healer studies the Carpathian's procreative problem even as she carries the child of her 'lifemate' Jacques, whose brother, Prince Mikhail, also hopes for more children with his mate, Raven. The action suffers from the author's efforts to feature each of these couples and others, but the stage is set for future, more plot-driven books. A section of recipes by Feehan fans, 'Dark Desserts,' rounds out this sex- and magic-filled treat, which makes a good entry point for newcomers. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Feehan...skillfully weaves the disparate threads of horror and romance into a triumphant story that will find fans among both romance and paranormal readers." Library Journal
With her erotically charged Carpathian tales, Feehan, hailed as the queen of paranormal romance by "USA Today," has enthralled fans with a seductive world and the unforgettable characters--both human and not--who inhabit it. This edition of the "New York Times" bestseller features exclusive deleted scenes and recipes.
A NEW YORK TIMES
With her erotically charged Carpathian tales, Christine Feehan has enthralled a legion of fans, captivating them with a seductive world and the unforgettable characters-both human and not-who inhabit it. Now, she reunites all of them in a Dark Celebration...
About the Author
Christine Feehan is the New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including such recent titles as Oceans of Fire, Night Game, and Dark Secret.