DARK LEGACY is book 31 in Christine Feehan's Dark series.
Dragomir Kozel is used to the life of a monk, surrounded by
his warrior brothers, trying to find peace. For Emeline
Sanchez, Dragomir is like a knight out of a fairy tale. He
protects her from evil vampires and their wicked
machinations, fuels her fantasies, all while delivering her
dragons on demand. For me, Dragomir is my favorite type of
hero and Carpathian hottie -- strong, fierce in his
protection of those he loves while still humble and
considerate of his lady love, and with a romantic soul
underneath his warrior armor.
Master vampire Vadim Malinov is the head villain in DARK
LEGACY. Vadim's obsession with Emeline has the good guys
scratching their heads, and have them wondering what his
endgame is. I love stories like this, in which the conflict
is not between the hero and heroine, but coming from an
external source that the couple works together against.
Vadim uses magical biological warfare to infect people
mentally as well as physically. The struggle for the group
is to work together despite the fear about who in the group
could be used as a sleeper agent. Emeline often sees herself
as the weakest link, but Dragomir helps her see that she is
one of their greatest assets in the fight against evil.
This book does have psychotic power-hungry vampires, magic
of all varieties, and lots of sexy times, but DARK LEGACY
is, in many ways, a good old-fashioned romance. When danger
and darkness throw Dragomir and Emeline in each other's
orbit, it's not long before they have stars in their eyes.
Dragomir is drawn to Emeline because she's his lifemate,
but he admires her strength and her bravery. Emeline can't
help but see Dragomir as a weathered and wonderful
knight-errant whom she doesn't deserve. Christine Feehan
dreams up a romance that is both delightfully sweet and
erotic at the same time. This may be one of my favorite
couples in this "Dark" series, because of how well matched
and in harmony these lovers are.
DARK LEGACY is an enchanting and deeply romantic paranormal
love story, with magic galore, and danger lurking around
every corner. Vadim's brother Sergey promises, in future
stories, to be the same sort of twisted villain as Ramsay
Bolton from the "Game of Thrones" series. It's nice for
longtime fans of the series to see Gary Daratrazanoff as he
continues on his journey, while stopping to help out those
he can. I liked seeing Dragomir's tall, dark, and sexy
fellow monks, and look forward to seeing them get books of
their own. Tariq's adopted group of children are an
intriguing and integral part of DARK LEGACY, and I can't
wait to see how their lives take shape as they get older.
In a beautiful compound hidden away from the world,
Emeline Sanchez tries to blunt the pain that has wracked
her body ever since her terrifying ordeal in the
labyrinth beneath the city—when she was forced to
exchange blood with an evil master vampire.
Now, it’s his voice that haunts her...that calls to her
in the dark...that never lets her rest. And while the
children that she helped to free from his clutches
struggle to heal, watched over by their Carpathian
protectors, Emeline knows one thing: She must sacrifice
herself to keep them all from harm...
For her beauty is irresistible to the vampires, her
psychic ability like a drug. Whipped into a frenzy,
they’ll never stop coming for her. And only the taste of
one Carpathian warrior—the rush of his blood—can save