Dark Prince

Dark Prince

eBook - 2011
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Enter the enchanting world of the Carpathians, where dark adventure, mystery, and love await, and the desires of two daring hearts unite in one irresistible passion. A telepathic hunter of serial killers, Raven Whitney helps to catch some of the most depraved criminals. But her work keeps her from getting close to others, and has drained her body and spirit. In need of rest and rejuvenation, she embarks for a vacation far from home. Mikhail Dubrinsky is the prince of the Carpathians, the powerful leader of a wise and secret ancient race that thrives in the night. Engulfed by despair, fearful of never finding the mate who can save him from the encroaching darkness, his soul cries out in loneliness--until the day that a beautiful voice full of light and love responds, softly soothing ...
Publisher: [S.l.] : HarperCollins e-books, 2011.
ISBN: 9780062074584
006207458X
Branch Call Number: eBook OverDrive
Characteristics: 1 downloadable ebook.

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SaraLovesBooks Jun 04, 2018

At one point, I would have given this book a higher rating. I originally read it when I was a teenager. However, as an adult, I find the relationship between Raven and Mikhail to be incredibly annoying. It's borderline abusive at times, with how forceful Mikhail is over her. I get why he's that way; he's desperate, and she's the first sign of hope his race has had in centuries, but it doesn't excuse it. She is supposed to be an intelligent character, but instead comes off as way too stupid to live. Upon re-reads of this book, I find myself wanting these characters to not survive the danger to the end of the book, which is a bad sign for a romance novel.

What I will give Christine Feehan with this book, though, is she really was one of the authors that started establishing the tropes of paranormal romance. There were other authors who were around before her, but very few have achieved the mega-success she has. So while a lot of the story tropes established in Dark Prince are borderline cliche now, at the time they were fairly new, which is why I gave this book two stars instead of one.

DCLadults Apr 05, 2018

Lots of sex. Then more sex. A simple, vampire based storyline, starts at about page 150 and briefly breaks up additional sex scenes along the way. The thriller based ending was somewhat entertaining.

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tigerlily_13
Apr 28, 2016

I love Dark Prince, and hope they make a movie of it. It's best to read the Dark series from the beginning and in order, to really understand the whole story and the fictional Carpathian people, especially... the infamous Gregori, my favorite character in the Dark series. Sadly, we only have the one paperback copy still in the CML system. The Dark Prince, Prince Mikhail's late parents--murdered centuries before the story, Vladamir (Vlad) and Sarantha, were used briefly in Dark Nights.

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Dahila
Aug 09, 2015

After Twilight I swore in dislike that I would never read a supernatural romance again but some how some way I found this book in my hands and became so enthralled in this story, this author that it seemed the story was over far to soon. I am now die hard fan of the Dark series and this author.

Monikan21 Nov 21, 2013

1ST Book of the Carpathian Series - Mikhail and Raven - followed by Dark Descent (short story in the back - about Traian and Joie) I enjoyed Dark Descent a little better but still this is not my favourite series - I prefer other authors like Sherilyn Kenyon or J.R. Ward (Blackdagger brotherhood) or even Larissa Ione's Demonica series. I will try the next one to see if it improves. Followed by a 2nd book in the series - Dark Desire

nanina5394 Apr 01, 2012

Great Introduction to Feehan.

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darashea
Mar 22, 2012

If you like this you will love sherrilyn kenyon's Dark-Hunter books. :)

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foxylady31
Feb 23, 2012

My first of the DARK series. I enjoyed it very much. It is very exciting, compelling and sensual. A well written book .

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rslade
Nov 23, 2011

I picked up this book on a whim. By the time I was a quarter of the way into this novel, I knew I had to finish it. Could the author keep writing at the same level of tripe throughout? Could the book really be that pointless? I didn't think it was possible. Well, I was wrong. The author kept producing meaningless and often contradictory garbage right up to the end. The plot is so thin as to beggar description, it is simply a few vignettes that serve to act as conduits for the next scene where we have a description of what happens when a Carpathian and a woman truly love each other. The writing is hot, steamy, wild, throbbing, creamy, voluptuous ... sorry. The book is too close to me as I'm writing this, and excess adjectives keep spilling over. The characters, when they aren't contradicting their fundamentals, are paper thin. If "Carpathians" are so powerful, able to change shapes, create clothes out of nothing, and run for miles at high speeds without tiring, how come they sweat like pigs over a simple cleanup job? (Yes, I know. They're guys, and afraid of anything that looks like work.) The plotting is slow: painfully, tantalizingly, seductively ... sorry again. (I'll move the book away from the desk.) Actually, it's glacial, reminding one of the "Mary Worth" or "Rex Morgan" comic strips, where a simple conversation can take weeks to complete. It's hard to think that constant descriptions of, well, that kind of activity can get boring. But after a while you just start to think, oh, no, they're at it again. Can't you two just settle down and get on with the turgidly slow story so we can all go home?

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merryJ
May 30, 2011

I read the original novel, and this edition has some fantastic changes. There is a lot more character interaction, especially between the prince and his second-in-command, more back story on the Carpathians as a whole, and more details that tie in to later novels. Also, some of the time discrepancies have been fixed. In all, a very good read and a great beginning to the series!

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skhattak Dec 03, 2011

A telepathic hunter of serial killers, Raven Whitney helps catch some of the most depraved criminals. But her work keeps her from getting close to others, and has drained her body and spirit. In need of rest and rejuvenation, she embarks on a vacation far from home.
Mikhail Dubrinksy is the Prince of the Carpathians, the powerful leader of a wise and secret ancient race that thrives in the night. Engulfed by despair, fearful of never finding the mate who can save him from the encroaching darkness, his soul cries out in loneliness. Until the day a beautiful voice full of light and love responds, softly soothing his pain and yearning.

From the moment they meet, Raven and Dubrinksy are helpless to resist the desire that sparks between them. But just as fate unexpectedly brings these life mates together, malevolent forces threaten to destroy them and their fragile love. Yet even if they survive, how can these two lovers – Carpathian and human – build a future together? And how can Dubrinksy bring Raven into his dark world without extinguishing her beautiful goodness and light?

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