Dark Blood : Dark

  • by Christine Feehan
  • Narrated by Phil Gigante, Natalie Ross
  • Series: Dark
  • 14 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

At long last you are truly back with us….
Zev Hunter was an elite warrior, a dark-blood dealer of death to rogue Lycans who preyed on mankind. He was a loner, never given to personal attachments, and damned fierce at his job. But Zev begins to question his past and his purpose when he awakens in the darkness of the sacred cave of warriors - and is soothed back to consciousness by the sensuously familiar voice of one woman, the woman who has haunted his fantasies for centuries. She was Branislava, member of the Dragonseeker clan.
Mother Earth called the ancients to witness your rebirth….
For this half-mage, half-Carpathian temptress, the ritual of awakening Zev to the council of warriors was the only way to save him. Locked away for his own protection, the time has now come for his rebirth, for his blood to stir with that of the ancient warriors before him. He has been assured by Branislava that their fates are entwined, that their spirits are woven together for eternity and that his new purpose in life is beyond imagining.
Now, with a blood-sworn vow of honor, mercy, and endurance, and under the influence of a siren as bewitching as Branislava, Zev begins to wonder what his purpose is, what it means for the future of the Carpathians, and what it is about his rebirth that he has to fear.

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Is someone else doing the writing now?

I have been a fan of the Dark Series since the beginning, what in the world has happened?! These last few stories have been a huge disappointment! Tatijana & Branislava have both spent years trapped, enslaved in a cave...both are supposed to be strong Dragonseeker women....and both just roll over and bow down when their "lifemate" appears....REALLY????!! The last few stories have been so full of filler that it's distracting. Yes, it's nice that she did research into Futhark runes, it's nice that there are spells...but there is so spell casting, so much in the Carpathian language (that is translated ad-nauseum) that it really becomes annoying and it also becomes extremely evident that the story is just too weak to stand on it's own. The over-use of repetitive pet names in French and the continual Carpathian language (which really, does not need to be said in Carpathian and then translated each and every friggin time)...becomes eye-roll worthy. If I heard them refer to the "Guardians of All" in Carpathian one more time in Carpathian...and distinguish them from plain ole mix breeds....I was going to turn it into a drinking game.

Truly, I am so disappointed In the past there were humans or other breeds that naturally caused conflict with conversion, there was angst in the changing on both sides....there's none of that in these last few books and it's BORING! I really wonder, who is doing the writing now...because this is just not typical Feehan style.

Aside from the writing let me address the narrators. Normally I really like Phil Gigante, but the accents this time drove me nuts, with both performers not just Phil...honestly the women were more distracting for me than the men, I couldn't tell what they were supposed to be. One would assume they should have a Romanianeque accent...but everyone sounded like a bad British accent of some type. Really, get some variety. Learn to make each their own.

All in all, this one was a huge disappointment. Back to Dark Gold, or Dark Melody, Dark Symphony...anything but these last few!!!
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- GEL

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These books started out great and they are still great. The characters are really well developed, the story keeps you focused and not wanting to put it down and there's plenty of hot sex. What else can you ask for. I'm already waiting for the next one. I truly hope CF keeps writing these for a good long time.

The narrator: I saw a lot of comments not liking this narrator but I really don't understand why. I almost skipped the audio on just read the book because of them. I am so glad that little voice kept telling me not to listen. I thought he was great. I also thought his pronunciation of the names was correct. The way he pronounced Tatijana's name sounded like it would more likely be the proper way to say it rather than if the J was pronounced as a Y. I know a lot of people disagree but I don't see the problem really either way. It's just a name. To me the question is whether or not he delivers the story so that the characters have distinct and separate voices and that the acting brings the story to life for those listening. For me he more than exceeded those expectations.

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- JC

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-02-2014
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio