Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Book Review: Dark Legend



Book Title: Dark Legend
Author: Christine Feehan
Publisher: Penguin
Pages: 394
Cost; $ 7.99
How I Got it:  my personal library
Description:
He woke deep within the ground, and the first sensation he felt was hunger. An overwhelming hunger for blood that demanded satisfaction. But as he hunted the dark streets of Paris for prey, a voice called to him, soothing, calming, giving him the strength to control his craving.
Francesca Del Ponce was a healer, a woman who radiated goodness as powerfully as the sun did light. But surely his obsession with her would turn him as his twin brother had turned, leaving the world with two monsters instead of one. ---- from Amazon.com
My take on the book:
Out of all the books I have read so far in the series, I love Francesca the most. Unlike the other female characters who were matched young & are fledglings compared to their men, she has managed to stay hidden for over a thousand years & created a wonderful life for herself. She learned & cultivated her healing talents, she studied science & figured out a way to make herself almost human, in fact she accomplished something no other Carpathian had been able to do, walk in the sun. From the beginning of the book I was in love with her character & her mate coming to her when she needed him the most was totally awesome. I enjoyed reading about a truly (slightly lonely but still loving her life) independent Carpathian female who made such a huge impact in her own way.

Gabriel is learning all about the new world he has woken up in & luckily for him the first person he meets & the first to offer him aide is Francesca, his mate. He is the legendary half of the vampire hunter twins, who had for centuries were believed to have been destroyed. Some of his methods to keep his lifemate with him, I would call him out on for believing he has the right to do some of them, but when you consider the alternative you can see why he does it, although they border on this side of being chauvinistic.

There are only a few moments in the story where I felt like shaking her, in particular her reoccuring sense of guilt over not being able to love someone who wasn't her mate. I understand why she felt that way, but uhmmm it's been a while honey get over it. I enjoyed the added twist to the story in particular Lucian's story; I look forward to reading about Lucian, & hopefully Skyler will get her own book soon as well.

I give the overall novel 4/5
I also give it 5/5 for steamy & sensual love scenes

That's another one off the TBR List. How are y'all doing on your lists?
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