Lorraine Peters had been trying to lose herself in the woods following
the loss of her whole family and with the subsequent scandal her so-
called friends. The last thing she expects is to find and rescue a man
near death. But, Andor Katona is not your average man, he is an ancient
Carpathian. He is one who had lived in a monastery, without hope of
ever finding a lifemate, until he and the others are told their mates are
out there and they must go find them. He and other "brothers" arrived
in the United States and became the army to fight the Malinov brothers
who turned vampire and now work to destroy any hunters who might
try to stop them from ruling the world.
Andor had given up hope and gravely injured after fighting a group of
vampires and then attacked by human vampire hunters who had
mistaken him for their prey, thinks perhaps meeting the sun might not
be a bad thing. Until out of nowhere comes a damsel, not in distress
but carrying the weapon of a saucepan and puts an end to the
immediate danger to him. Still seriously hurt, he must help his lifemate
protect him until the healer and other warriors arrive. Lorraine has a lot
to learn and learn quickly, or before their life together can begin, it will
end with Andor's death.
DARK SENTINEL is, in my opinion,
one of author Christine Feehan's very best offerings in her Carpathian series. It follows
closely to DARK LEGACY with the
ancient Carpathians coming to work with Tariq, the prince's choice of
leader in this new war. We learn more about these men who are
learning to deal with a modern world. What I found heartwarming or
maybe a little heartbreaking is that though they might no longer feel
emotions, they do find a sister in Lorraine and will protect her as they
would their own blood.
I loved how they all became a little family as they bonded together to
save Andor. She is a fighter, taught from childhood in the martial arts,
bringing bravery, cunning and smarts to the little group as well as the
simple ability to care for the others as she had her own brother. Andor
is very patient with her, giving her time to work out all the things in this
new reality she finds herself in.
I love Ms. Feehan's Carpathian books and although I miss the prince
and the characters from the earlier books, I find that I can't wait to see
what happens to this group of men and women as they continue the
fight against evil.
DARK SENTINEL is action packed
with the group of Ancients (and Lorraine) fighting vampires, puppets
and protecting humans where they can. Add in the sweet and hot
romance between Lorraine and Andor and you will not want this book to
In an explosive novel from #1 New York Times
bestselling author Christine Feehan, a human woman ignites
the desire of her Carpathian lifemate--and of an ancient
vampire with a score to settle.
After the devastating loss of her entire family, Lorraine
Peters heads to the woods searching for peace of mind and
anything to quell the anger in her soul. Instead, she
stumbles upon a scene of horrific violence, as one man lies
helpless in the face of three attackers.
Andor Katona's existence has been a harsh one, living for
centuries as a monk in the Carpathian Mountains. Unable to
find his lifemate, he almost welcomes his release from a
colorless and unfeeling world at the hands of the vampire
hunters who have mistaken him for their prey. That is, until
a whirling ball of fury bursts onto the scene, determined to
In one glimpse, in one breath, Andor recognizes Lorraine as
his lifemate, but it will take more than their telepathic
connection to convince her of their immortal bond. Lorraine
is a lethal combination of cunning and courage. So much so
that she captures the attention of a master vampire, one who
has already lost what was once irreplaceable to him. One who
will strike with deadly precision at Andor and his ancient
Carpathian comrades in a war to end all wars. . .