Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Dark Song by Christine Feehan ~ Review


The 30th book in the Dark / Carpathian series is about Ferro and Elisabeta.

Stolen from her home at a young age and tormented for centuries, Elisabeta Trigovise is scared to show herself to anyone. Even though she has been rescued and is now safe within the Carpathian compound, she has lived in fear for so long she has no idea how to survive without it. She wants to answer the siren call of her lifemate--but the very thought terrifies her.

Before he found Elisabeta, Ferro Arany was an ancient warrior without emotion. Now that his senses have come alive, he knows it will take more than kind words and soft touches to convince the fractured woman that they are partners, not master and prisoner. For now, he will give her his strength until she finds hers, allowing the steady rhythm of his heart to soothe Elisabeta's fragile soul.

But even as she learns to stand on her own, the vampire who kept her captive is desperate to claim her again, threatening the song Elisabeta and Ferro are writing together.

I wasn't sure what I expected from Ferro's story.  He's an ancient and had given up that even if he found his lifemate, she wouldn't accept him.  He's not a modern man.  How can a modern women accept him?  His plan to return to monastery had him refusing to be healed at the end of the last book.  But I didn't want to give up on him.  And I was so glad that he was Elistabeta lifemate.

I'm so consumed by the characters in this series.  I love them and want what's best for them.  This author does such a good job of creating a community of people that I feel connected to.  They are all in this together.  

Elistabeta is a survivor.  She's been in imprisoned by a vampire for years and years.   Not sure how to even walk or dress herself, she's afraid to even rise.  But Ferro is there for her.  He even protects her from the modern women that want her moving faster than she's comfortable.  It was so funny.  He made it out that he wouldn't allow her to do things they wanted her to do because he was an old fashion jerk.  But it was never that.  He was protecting her.  I loved how he protected her, how he was patient with her.  

Of course the writing is what you have come to expect from this author.  I loved how the story unfolded.  The thread of a song that woke and strengthened Elistabeta throughout the story.  It was a wonderful metaphor about her journey and their relationship.

As usual, I devoured this one and am waiting for more.  If you've read this series, you'll want this one soon.


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