Two Carpathians find hope in the bond that ties their souls in this passionate novel in Christine Feehan's #1 New York Times bestselling series.
Stolen from her home at a young age and tormented for centuries, Elisabeta Trigovise is scared to show herself to anyone. Even though she has been rescued and is now safe within the Carpathian compound, she has lived in fear for so long she has no idea how to survive without it. She wants to answer the siren call of her lifemate--but the very thought terrifies her.
Before he found Elisabeta, Ferro Arany was an ancient warrior without emotion. Now that his senses have come alive, he knows it will take more than kind words and soft touches to convince the fractured woman that they are partners, not master and prisoner. For now, he will give her his strength until she finds hers, allowing the steady rhythm of his heart to soothe Elisabeta's fragile soul.
But even as she learns to stand on her own, the vampire who kept her captive is desperate to claim her again, threatening the song Elisabeta and Ferro are writing together.
Elisabeta wants nothing more than to hide from the world. Tortured for centuries by Sergey Malinov, she commits herself to the ground. She only feeds when necessary and finds a strange sort of comfort in the cold dark oblivion.
Now the lifemate that she has held close for so long beckons her to cast aside the fears and rise. And he is the only one that her heart cannot refuse.
Whereas before, the song was in her mind, now it sank into her body, her blood and bones, her heart and soul, calling to her persistently, and she knew it was the call of her lifemate—one she couldn’t ignore. She didn’t dare ignore. It didn’t matter how terrified she was of him. She had to answer.
Ferro is the most stoic of the ancient Carpathians. Known for being a cold and exacting hunter of the vampire, he’s both revered and feared by his people.
Elisabeta brings out the kind of tender emotions that he never thought himself capable of. He must find a way to be gentle enough to shelter her love and yet strong enough to show her how to wield the power that she holds inside. Because she may be the only hope to overcome an ancient enemy.
As their bond grows ever deeper, a silent threat is trying to destroy the Carpathians from the inside out and it’s coming closer.
Ferro was always so steady, so calm and matter-of-fact. Some of that was beginning to make its way through her seemingly endless fears. He gave her the impression that he could always be counted on. That he was unchanging and no matter what happened around him, he would come through. She wanted desperately to believe that. She needed to in order to let go of terror, get out of survival mode and learn to live.
Christine Feehan continues her reign as the Queen of Paranormal Romance in Dark Song! I must say that I was a bit skeptical of how a heroine as timid as Elisabeta would measure up against the other legendary lifemates. But Christine never disappoints. She takes Elisabeta from victim to fierce warrior flawlessly and with care.
Together with Ferro, who makes a surprising transformation of his own, they spark that special kind of connection and heat that fans of this series can never get enough of. And I can’t wait to experience it again and again…