Dark Descent … A Carpathian Novella… book 9.5 by Christine Feehan
Back cover …..
Dark Descent tells the story of Joie Sanders, a bodyguard, and Traian Trigovise, an ancient hunter, meeting after a battle in a deep cave filled with mystery and wonder. Set in the Carpathian Mountains, Joie, with her brother and sister go caving and come across the ancient warrior beset upon by several vampires. They have no choice but to throw their lot in with the hunter and do their best to escape with their lives from the underground labyrinth filled with ancient traps left behind by a powerful race.
My Review ..
The first time I read Dark Descent it was on kindle. Then the author updated and added more content, she then put it in a book with another novella (Dark Dream) so, here is my review ……
Joie Sanders is a bodyguard, she enjoys her job and the work it entails.
She likes to explore caves and climb mountains.
Joie can also astral project, connecting with a mystery man, joie enjoys the banter between them, but thinks it’s all in her mind.
Traian is an ancient Carpathian, sent out by his prince several centuries ago to hunt and destroy the vampire.
He gets trapped and caught by vampires, they need his blood, and being chained to ice walls in a cave deep beneath the earth, is not Traian’s idea of a fun. After connecting with Joie he sees in colour and finally feels emotions. But escaping his bonds are easier said than done, they are draining him to the point of death.
Joie is being called to a certain set of caves, unsure as to why, she listens to her inner voice and begins her hunt, she habit sure why these caves, but there is something drawing her there…..
Although it’s a shorter story than the normal Carpathian novels, it’s a need to read, there are a few more details adding to our back story ……
I loved the banter this couple had with each other.
The banter that Joie has with her siblings had me chuckling too 😁