Christine Feehan's Dark Series is a paranormal romance series that is one of the longest running book series published today.
Please know that she is coming out with all new covers for this book series, so not all of them will look the same.
Some facts you need to know about the series:
Each Carpathian male has to hear his lifemate's voice to be able to see color and experience emotions again. When he finds her, they both have to adjust to being together. All of the men are old-old-old fashioned with old school ideas and thoughts. Each of the women are modern and independent. Each story is how they adjust to each other and the compromising that they learn to do.
Take a look at this list and you will find 30+ books. And I don't see her stopping with this series any time soon. Each book is written in such a way that you can tell there is more to come!!
Each of the stories follow the same basic plot line - guy senses girl, guy follows her to find her, girl balks at the idea of who he is, guy convinces her of his love, then he has to bring her over into his world.
Each guy is a gorgeous hunky Carpathian male. While the majority of the female are psychic in some way, there are some heroines that are actually Carpathian and have the gifts and talents of the race.
Each book then has the two main characters pitted against each other to help each other change and become more.
Each story is filled with exquisite detail about the characters, about the places, about the scenery, about the people. Christine Feehan paints beautiful pictures about the characters, where they live, how they love. You can become part of the story due to how vivid her descriptions are.
Each book can and does stand on its own. There is a background plot that is happening within this series. You will find though that the background plot is more unsaid than actually takes part in each book plotline.
All the main characters are in a race to save the Carpathian people and the Carpathian way of life. This background plot is gradually built in each book, in some it's more pronounced than in others.
But as each story passes and you feel how each character adds to the community, you need to know how all this will end and if the evil vampires will eventually be annihilated.
Each book does have sexy scenes to worry about. Christine Feehan writes beautifully sensual scenes that are filled with beautiful words. They are not written using crude words, they are described with sensuality, compassion, passion and love.
Each one of these stories is beautifully written. They can be read again and again. They are that good.
Book 1, Dark Prince, starts us out with the prince of the Carpathians. When Mikhail Dubrinsky senses his lifemate, Raven Whitney, he finally feels hope for their future.
Book 2, Dark Desire, is where Shea O'Halloran saves Jacques Dubrinsky from the vampire hunters and then from himself. Because she's half Carpathian, she gives them even more hope that there is a future for all Carpathians.
Book 3, Dark Gold, takes us to America with Alexandria Houton and Aiden Savage's story. He's brothers to Julian in book 5!
Book 4, Dark Magic, is where Savannah Dubrinsky is finally old enough to become lifemates with The Dark One - Gregori Daratrazanoff.
Book 5, Dark Challenge, is about Julian Savage and Desari Daratrazanoff. She's the long lost sister to Gregori. Darius got a small group of children out when the villages where being attacked, Desari being one of them.
Book 6, Dark Fire, is Darius Daratrazanoff's story. This story is also about Barak and Syndil, also members of the Dark Troubadoors. Darius saved his small family and now his lifemate, Tempest "Rusti" Trine must save him.
Book 7, Dark Dream, is about Falcon and Sara Marten. He's an ancient warrior that served under Mikhail's father. Together, he and Sara must save a handful of children who all have psychic gifts.
Book 8, Dark Legend, brings us back to the Daratrazanoff family. This one is about Gabriel, twin to Lucien (book 9). His lifemate, Francesca was alone just like him for many centuries.
Book 9, Dark Guardian, is Lucien's story. He pretended to be a vampire for so many centuries in order to keep his brother Gabriel from turning. Now when he finds his lifemate, Jaxon Montgomery, he finds that his world is about to be altered even more.
Book 10, Dark Symphony, takes us out of the current characters and let's Byron Justicano finally get his story. This book is also connected to The Scarletti Curse, a stand-alone novel also by Christine Feehan.
Book 11, Dark Descent, is about Traian Trigovise and Joie Sanders. This is where the jaguar shapeshifters come into the storyline.
Book 12, Dark Melody, takes us back to the Dark Troubadors. This time Dayan gets his story. This is a bit different of a story that is touching and memorable.
Book 13, Dark Destiny, brings us another set of brothers joining the Carpathians. Nicolea Von Shrieder and his brother Vikirnoff (book 16) are ancients warriors. This is the story that starts having some of the women to vampire slayers as well!!
Book 14, Dark Hunger is a part of the Anthology Hot Blooded, so it's a novella. This is the beginning of the De La Cruz brothers. This is Riordan De La Cruz's and Juliette Sangria's story. She's also part of the jaguar race!
Book 15, Dark Secret, brings us another of the De La Cruz brothers. This is Rafael's story. He takes over Colby Jansen's life only to have her take over his!
Book 16, Dark Demon, is Vikirnoff Von Shrieder's story. When he finally catches up with Natalya Shonski, he knows she's his lifemate despite the fact that she's nothing like he expected.
Book 17, Dark Celebration, is different than the rest of the books. This is about many of the couples coming together for a Christmas celebration and to give the Carpathian people hope.
Book 18, Dark Possession, is about Manolito De La Cruz and MaryAnn Delaney. This is the book where the werewolf bloodline joins the ranks! And you find out lots about the back story to the whole series.
Book 19, Dark Curse, is about Lara Calladine and Nicolas De La Cruz. As daughter to Razvan and because she grew up in the ice caves, she's the one to unravel all the secrets of Xavier.
Book 20, Dark Slayer, is about Ivory Malinov and Razvan. This is a pivotal story to understand the background of the whole series. And a story of healing.
Book 21, Dark Peril, is about Dominic Dragonseeker and Solange Sangria. She is pureblood jaguar.
Book 22, Dark Predator, is about the oldest De La Cruz. Zacarias is the most lethal and deadly. And it's only Margaurita Fernandez is the only one to calm him.
Book 23, Dark Storm, shows how Dax was locked in a volcano and how he could even become like a volcano.
Books 24, 25, and 26 are considered a trilogy within the series.
Book 24, Dark Lycan, begins the discussion to have an alliance between the Lycans and the Carpathians.
Book 25, Dark Wolf, is Skyler's story. You first met her in book 8 when Gabriel and Francesca adopted her.
Book 26, Dark Blood, is Zev and Bronnie's story.
Book 27, Dark Crime, is about Maksim Volkov and Blaze McGuire
Book 28, Dark Ghost, is about Andre Boroi and Teagan Joanes. Trixie in book 29 is her mother.
Book 29, Dark Promises, is about Gabriel Sanders and Aleksei as well as Fane and Trixie Joanes.
In book 29, you find out about some ancient Carpathians that have been in the monastery that with Aleksei for many years. They are desperate. They need to find their lifemates.
With the help of Trixie's, Teagan's and Gabrielle's gifts, the ancients are given another chance at finding their lifemates. We are introduced to Dragomir, Sandu, Benedek, Andor, and Ferro. Each of them set out into the world to find their lifemates.
Book 30, Dark Carousel, is about Charlotte Vintage and Tariq Asenguard.
Book 31, Dark Legacy, is about Dragomir Koziel and Emeline Sanchez.
Book 32, Dark Senital, is about Andor Katona and Lorraine Peters.
I am in the process of rereading this series and writing individual book pages for each of this series. So the book covers that have an active link will be pages that I have been able to reread and rewrite!
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