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“The female protagonist was too over-the-top for me. I don't really go for arrow-slinging AND too little leather halter top AND magical cloak/wolf-pack all the while looking disturbingly beautiful in knee-trenched snow drifts. I couldn't believe it.”see full review » see other reviews »
“sony”Talthor wrote this review Tuesday, April 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The female protagonist was too over-the-top for me. I don't really go for arrow-slinging AND too little leather halter top AND magical cloak/wolf-pack all the while looking disturbingly beautiful in knee-trenched snow drifts. I couldn't believe it. ”Sandra D wrote this review Tuesday, January 15, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Ivory Malinov has spent years underground, slowly knitting her body back together after being betrayed and dismembered by those she trusted. As a result, she has spent her life trusting no one. Living a solitary life, she hunts vampires, guards her pack and her lair. Wearing tattoos that are in actuality are wolves, Ivory spends her time plotting to get destroy Xavier, the evil mage. Never in a million years did she imagine stumbling across her lifemate, Razvan one of the most feared enemies of the Carpathian people. Razvan having spent years fighting his grandfather (the very evil Xavier), who for years has possessed his body to impregnate women, and other evil deeds (used as an instrument to bring down the Carpathians) has finally escaped. Having found a love that he never thought he’d find, a newly saved Razvan sets out to protect his love even if he means his death. Having found a peace that none other could imagine, Razvan goes through the book showing the man he truly is regardless of the deeds he was forced to do. As the two try to discover the secret to saving the Carpatian race, specifically how to save their unborn children…they change the minds of those around them who dare not trust them. As Razvan finds peace with himself, in Ivory and in his destiny, Ivory is learning to trust those she believed betrayed her. Razvan having escaped Xavier has found solace in the heart and soul of a woman, who proves to be the perfect partner and lover. She will fight by his side like no other.
Personally, I thought that this was one of the better Carpathian novels. Even Feehan’s approach to Ivory and Razvans’ relationship, or their consummation of it was different. Most of the story was spent giving the characters an emotional connection before a physical one. They seemed to really embody what I would think lifemates should be. They completely accepted each others’ faults for what they were and loved each other for them. There were still moments of “me man, you woman and I protect you with everything that I have” while muttering some ancient language meant to bind them, but here from the voice of ancient/abused/misunderstood Razvan, you smile. While initially when he was introduced to us he embodied pure evil, he now seems to be the most peaceful Carpathian of them all. It would appear that Ivory and Razvan may have been Xavier’s greatest creations but his destroyers as well. I enjoyed this tale and would recommend it to all who enjoy the Carpathian stories. Just ignore the translations or use of the Carpathian language, and take the story for what it is and you will enjoy it!
“I'm happy to say, this series evidently gets better with age. This installment was a lot more engaging than the first two! It was still a little longer winded than needed and I still wish she would invest in a thesaurus but, I enjoyed the read.”Meredith wrote this review Monday, July 30, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Review Pending”Aisha wrote this review Thursday, June 14, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I love Ivory Malinov! I think this could become my third favorite couple from the Dark Series. First is Dominic and Solange, then Savannah and Gregori (Cause he is just cool) and the Ivory and Razvan. Raven and Mikhail are okay...GOTTA READ MORE OF THIS SERIES!!!!! ”SoulsticeX3 wrote this review Saturday, January 21, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I DO BELIEVE THIS ONE IS MY FAVORITE OF ALL!!”Melanie wrote this review Sunday, January 15, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great ”bonnie j oler wrote this review Tuesday, January 10, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“She is Dark Slayer the unknown legend hunter of the undead no one knows her but her enemies cower, Ivory is focused only on ridding the earth of her enemies until she finds Razvan her lifemate. Razvan is damned a criminal in the eyes of the carpathians a man serving their enemy in captivity but he escaped to find the dawn but finds his lifemate....
Ivory and Razvan's story is truly moving, a great story”