Dark Challenge by Christine Feehan

Posted November 12, 2018 in review Tags:

Dark Challenge by Christine FeehanDark Challenge by Christine Feehan
Pages: 318

Series: Carpathian #5
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Source: Audible
Narrator: Sean Crisden
Also in this series: Dark Sentinel, Dark Magic , Dark Illusion, Dark Whisper
Also by this author: Judgment Road, Shadow Keeper, Dark Sentinel, Dark Magic , Vengeance Road, Toxic Game, Shadow Warrior, Dark Illusion, Vendetta Road, Lethal Game, Shadow Flight, Desolation Road, Reckless Road, Shadow Storm (Shadow Riders #6), Murder at Sunrise Lake, Annihilation Road , Savage Road, Dark Whisper , Leopard's Scar , Recovery Road , Ghostly Game, Dark Memory
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Julian Savage was golden. Powerful. But tormented. For the brooding hunter walked alone. Always alone, far from his Carpathian kind, alien to even his twin. Like his name, his existence was savage. Until he met the woman he was sworn to protect….

When Julian heard Desari sing, rainbows swamped his starving senses. Emotions bombarded his hardened heart. And a dark hunger to possess her flooded his loins, blinding him to the danger stalking him. And even as Desari enflamed him, she dared to defy him—with mysterious, unparalleled feminine powers. Was Desari more than his perfect mate? Julian had met his match in this woman, but would she drive him to madness…or save his soul?

Dark Challenge is book 5 in the Carpathian series and is the story of Julian and Desari. Desari and her family is the unknown Carpathians that Julian has been seeking. They are the family of Gregori that was lost long ago. They have no idea that other Carpathians still exist. Desari and her sister, Syndil, are powerful, which is unusual for Carpathian females because all of them are still fledglings!

Like the previous books, the story surrounds the lifemate bond between Desari and Julian. Desari is an ancient and had no idea of lifemates or even other Carpathians! Julian cannot believe he has found not only his life mate, but a group of unknown Carpathians. Desari has a beautiful gift-she can enchant with her voice. Syndil, Desari’s sister, can heal the Earth. This little family has been traveling for centuries so Desari can perform. Julian obviously has no idea how headstrong his new mate is. She isn’t going to give up her life and follow him blindly. She also refuses to leave her family because she feels her brother Darius is close to choosing death.

The plot includes lots of steamy scenes between Julian and Desari, several vampire attacks, and one dark secret that Julian must face. I found the ending a bit of a let down. All this build up of the vampire Julian had to face and it just took maybe a page or two. Whomp Whomp.

Sean Crisden is one of my favorite narrators so when I saw that he performed this book, I snagged it fast! He is a brilliant narrator!



The Black Dagger Brotherhood by JR Ward, The Lords of the Underworld by Gena Showalter, The Psy-Changeling Series by Nalini Singh…then you will probably like Dark Challenge!


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About Christine Feehan

Christine Feehan is a #1 New York Times bestselling author multiple times over with her portfolio including over 40 published novels, including five series; Leopard Series, Dark Series, Ghostwalker Series, Drake Sisters Series, & the Sisters of the Heart Series. All five series hit the #1 spot on the New York Times bestselling list as well. Her debut novel Dark Prince received 3 of the 9 Paranormal Excellence Awards in Romantic Literature (PEARL) in 1999. Since then she has been published by various publishing houses including Leisure BooksPocket Books, and currently is writing for Berkley/Jove. She also has earned 7 more PEARL awards since Dark Prince.

In addition to the #1 New York Times bestsellers list and the PEARL awards, Christine is honored to have made the bestsellers list for Amazon, B. Daltons, Barnes and Nobles, Bookscan, Borders, Ingrams, Publishers Weekly, Rhapsody Book Club, USA Today, Waldenbooks, Walmart, and the Washington Post. Other honors that she has received include being a nominee for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA award, receiving the Career Achievement Award for Contemporary New Reality from Romantic Times Magazine in 2003 and in 2008 the Borders Lifetime Achievement Award.

She has been published in multiple languages and in many formats, including audio book, e-book, hardcover and large print.  In October of 2007 her first manga comic, Dark Hunger was released in stores.  This was the first ever manga comic released by Berkley Publishing and it made #11 on Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller’s List. Her ground-breaking book trailer commercials have been shown on TV and in the movie theaters. She has been featured on local TV, appeared on the The Montel Williams Show, and her book Dark Legend was featured on the cover of Romantic Times Magazine.

Christine Feehan has also appeared at numerous writers’ conventions and book signings including: Romantic Times ConventionGet Caught Reading at Sea CruiseCelebrate Romance ConferenceEmerald City Conference, and numerous Romance Writers of America Conferences. She was also a special guest at the 2013 Comic Con and now has her own FAN convention.

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3 responses to “Dark Challenge by Christine Feehan

  1. YAY!!! I am glad that you enjoyed this one, its one of my favorites. I am glad to hear that Sean Crisden is the one that does the newer addition since he is very talented. But I have a preference for the original narration with Juanita Parker.

    My favorite part of the book was when Desari sings her brother and lifemate out of the sky when they are fighting hehe

  2. Well I like Nalini Singh but the other Christine Feehan book I read was ok. Gena Showalter I’ve only managed her contemporary stuff but again they were ok. So I thought I might try this author on another series. Maybe this one? Anne – Books of My Heart

    Anne recently posted: Leverage in Death by J.D. Robb

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