Name: Dark Slayer
Author: Christine Feehan
Published: September 1, 2009 by Jove
Purchased: 2010, $7.99 on Kindle
*Warning: This will contain small spoilers and I wouldn’t recommend reading this review until you read the book and don’t read this book out of order*
Blurb: A rumor has persisted in the vampire world of a dark slayer—a woman—who travels with a wolf pack and any among the vampires who meets her is slain. Mysterious, elusive and seemingly impossible to kill, she is the one hunter who strikes terror into the hearts of the vampires.
Ivory Malinov is that woman, betrayed by her own people, by her family, by everyone she held dear and she hunts during the night with only her pack to sustain her sanity. She has not spoken to or been with any other person for a hundred years other than to feed from or slay. She stumbles across a body on her way back to her lair and discovers—her lifemate.
He is Razvan, branded a hated criminal, detested, feared and loathed by all Carpathians—he is also a dragonseeker of one of the greatest lineages of all Carpathians Held captive nearly his entire life by his grandfather, the Carpathians bitterest enemy, he is seeking the dawn to end his terrible existence.
This is a story of two people, horribly betrayed, wounded in spirit, fighters to the death, who must struggle to unite against a common enemy.
Review: This is one of my favorites and I think it’s another book that has everything going for it, it’s got so much emotion written into it.
This book is where part of the major plot comes to its climax, dealing with the dark mage and his microbes, and its so riveting. I thought I would have wanted mention of the slayer in past books, like when Ivory was mentioned in Dark Curse or even maybe a tiny mention throughout all the books but, thinking about it, I don’t believe it would have had that same surprising punch when either getting the book or looking it up.
I loved the rollercoaster of emotions, the great connection I felt between the couple and the way that Mikhail and Gregori handled everything.
The story and the characters felt so real, I would actually lost touch with reality while I was reading. I actually loved how Ivory kept her warrior feel even though she didn’t really know how to be a woman. Razvan was such a great character to read about, especially from learning about him since Dark Demon.
The fun moments were amazing, I had forgotten how funny this book was. I loved the snowmen throwing snowballs at the ancients, that was hilarious. Then it went from funny to emotional.
One of my favorite Carpathians, Gregori, was just so broken I almost cried. While I wasn’t happy about why Gregori was distressed, I actually thought it was a good move that the author made to bring the plot to its climax.
Thank you for reading my review.