Book Review: Dark Prince by Christine Feehan

Title:  Dark Prince
Author:  Christine Feehan
Series: Dark Saga #1
ISBN:  0843955287
Publisher:  Leisure Books
Pub. Date: 1999
Source: Library
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy
Pages: 447
Rating: 3/5

From Goodreads:

Prince of the Night

He came to her in the night, a predator ─ strength and power chiseled his features. The seduction was deep and elemental; he affected her soul. His need. His darkness. His terrible haunting lonliness. Her senses aroused, she craved the dangerous force of his body. Burned for him. And he had only touched her with his mind.

Lady of the Light

She came to him at dawn, his bleakest hour. As the beast raged inside him, threatening to consume him, he vented his centuries-old despair in an anguished cry that filled the waning night. And she answered, a ray of light, piercing his darkness. A beautiful angel. Her compassion, courage, and innocence awakened in him an exquisite longing and tenderness. He knew he must possess her, for only she could tame his savage side and lift the dark shadow from his soul. Apart they were desolate, bereft. Intertwined physically and spiritually, they could heal one another and experience an eternity of nights filled with love

My Reveries and Ramblings:  Christine Feehan’s Dark Prince is a refreshing take on vampires (Carpathians).  In the novel, Mikhail, prince of the Carpathians, finds his lifemate (soulmate), Raven Whitney.  Raven is the only person who can keep him from death.
Before I go into what I liked, which was most of this book, I have to point out that Christine Feehan didn’t waste any time establishing the relationship between Mikhail and Raven.  In fact, it starts out in the first few pages.  The first third of the book mainly consists of romance.  There was a little bit of plot  progression.  As soon as the action started, the romance was balanced out.
The characters were very real.  They all had their flaws, strengths, and fears.  Each character was an individual, having complex and justifiable reasons for their actions.    I enjoyed each and every one of them, even the obscure ones.  However, I was annoyed by Mikhail’s possessiveness and arrogance, even though I understood why.
I really liked this book.  I’m a huge believer in love and soulmates.  Christine Feehan definitely captured true love in Dark Prince.  I would recommend this book for adults who love paranormal romance.

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Dark Prince (Dark, #1)

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