Dark Magic by Christine Feehan

Posted November 14, 2018 in review Tags: , ,

Dark Magic by Christine FeehanDark Magic by Christine Feehan
Pages: 358

Series: Carpathian #4
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Setting: San Francisco , New Orleans
Source: Library
Also in this series: Dark Sentinel, Dark Challenge, Dark Illusion, Dark Whisper
Also by this author: Judgment Road, Shadow Keeper, Dark Sentinel, Dark Challenge, 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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They were masters of the darkness, searching through eternity for a mistress of the light...

Would she find magic—or madness in his dark embrace?

Young Savannah Dubrinsky is a mistress of illusion, a world-famous magician capable of mesmerizing millions. But there is one—Gregori, the Dark One—who holds her in terrifying thrall. Whose cold silver eyes and heated sensuality send shivers of danger, of desire, down her slender spine.

With a dark magic all his own, Gregori—the implacable hunter, the legendary healer, the most powerful of Carpathian males—whispers in Savannah's mind that he is her destiny. That she was born to save his immortal soul. And now, here in New Orleans, the hour has finally come to claim her. To make her completely his. In a ritual as old as time . . . and as inescapable as eternity.

Dark Magic is Savannah and Gregori’s story. I loved Savannah! She is young and determined to NOT be kept in a gilded cage like all Carpathian women. Her mom was human after all so she has a bit of a rebellious side. When she discovers that Gregori is her mate, she asks for 5 years of freedom. He grants that, but as soon as the time is up, he claims her.

Gregori….I struggled with him as the hero. He, for all intents and purposes, raped Savannah. He knows her biggest fear is being forced into a life of imprisonment. However, instead of talking to her like a normal person, he does exactly what she is afraid of and forces things on her. I understand Gregori’s past and how he was on the razor’s edge of turning and his deep guilt over his past. You would think that level of guilt would make him a BETTER person. But, who decides to be the better person? Savannah! She decides to be kind and compassionate to him because of his self hatred and guilt. Gregori does get better but I was so turned off by his behavior I just never really fully warmed up to him.

Like the previous books, the Carpathians are being hunted by the vampires and the humans. Savannah was a famous magician, but after the death of her assistant, she has to ‘retire’ and her and Gregori flee to New Orleans.


  • POV: 3rd
  • Tears: no
  • Trope: vampires, fated mates
  • Triggers: View Spoiler »
  • Series/Standalone: stand alone within an interconnected series
  • Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »
  • HEA: View Spoiler »

The Black Dagger Brotherhood by JR Ward, The Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh, or other steamy paranormal romance…then you will probably like Dark Magic!


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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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