Dark Whisper by Christine Feehan

Posted October 11, 2022 in review Tags: ,

Dark Whisper by Christine FeehanDark Whisper by Christine Feehan
Pages: 448

Series: Carpathian #36
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: Dark Sentinel, Dark Challenge, Dark Magic , Dark Illusion
Also by this author: Judgment Road, Shadow Keeper, Dark Sentinel, Dark Challenge, 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, Leopard's Scar , Recovery Road , Ghostly Game, Dark Memory
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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 is 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, 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 is 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 feared by both of their kinds....

Dark Whisper is here! I adore this series, but I have missed a few along the way. I am always afraid I won’t be able to jump back in, but Feehan does a great job of making it feel like I didn’t miss anything. The lycans are prominent in this one and I was excited for that.

Vasi is a lycan but her life mate, Siv, is a Carpathian. While these two groups aren’t enemies, they aren’t besties either. So there is that tension. But, Vasi and Siv know they are life mates and that bond is unbreakable. Vasi has trained to be a warrior and this is a little difficult for the “traditional” Siv to accept but he tries. You also have the other men at the monastery who provide wonderful supporting characters. Overall, I enjoyed every character in the story!

My only issue is a strange one for me. Normally, I LOVE the fated mates trope. But, I didn’t feel like these two LOVED each other so much as just accepted they were life mates. It oddly took the romance out of it for me. Honestly, there is romance-they do care for one another, but it just didn’t really sell me. Maybe I getting too cynical in my old age!



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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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One response to “Dark Whisper by Christine Feehan

  1. I had similar issues to this one as well, I felt like the romance wasn’t that focused. The previous two books were much more focused on the romance. I am intrigued by this serial arch Feehan is doing with the four doors and the tarot cards. It’s super fascinating. But I do feel she can easily be read as standalones too. You don’t necessarily need to read them in order as long as you are familar with the world building elements.

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