Dark Dream …. A Carpathian Novella …. by Christine Feehan
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Back cover …..
She’s known him since she was fifteen. Every night, he is with her: his face, his voice. Tonight, Sara Marten will meet the man who is both angel and demon, salvation and temptation: Falcon—the Carpathian, the banished hero. Tonight, Sara will meet the dark-eyed destroyer destined to be her mate.
My review …..
Although a short story it’s still a good read. And we’ve met these characters in a previous book. (I always wondered how they met) it was released as a short story, then the author reissued it with a little more content…..
Sara had seen her family slaughtered by a vampire, she knew they existed. And she knew how persuasive they could be. Constantly on the move, she is always hunted, never making friends, those people would be at risk from the monster that stalks her.
Falcon was an ancient (anyone over 500 years old was considered an ancient) he had served his princes father. (so that makes him really old) He was sent by the prince into the new world, to hunt and destroy their “turned” brethren. (Carpathians who have given up their souls and have become vampires)
Their prince knew he was sending them to certain death (they don’t know yet that psychic human women can be turned into lifemates) but all had volunteered to go away from their homes to protect the humans. Carpathian females were few and far between, and babies weren’t being born, so the chances of a lifemate, were growing ever slim.
At 15 Sara finds a diary and begins to read. It’s from Falcon and he talks about his long and lonely life, how he holds onto his honour for his lifemate. He writes all his hopes and dreams. He pours his heart and soul into the book, but knowing she may never read it. She connects to him, she knows all about lifemates through the diary, she even sees him through the pages (Sara can get images from items) and models a likeness into a bust.
Falcon knows his end is near …. he wants to return home, see his prince, and then face the dawn.
Falcon is ambushed by thugs, but before he can dispense justice, he is aided by a small human, it’s a female, and as soon as she speaks …… both their lives are changed for all time.
Sara is also trying to look after a group of runaway children that live on the streets. She’s dedicated her life to helping others, she wants to make a better life for these children, she needs to get them off the streets (something is hunting them)
So …….. that’s how Sara and Falcon meet😉 it’s a great little story (it won’t matter if you read it or not, I just wanted to know more about these characters) We catch up with a few of the other couples in previous books.
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