Dark Promises - Christine Feehan

Dark Promises

By Christine Feehan

  • Release Date: 2016-03-15
  • Genre: Paranormal
Score: 4.5
From 169 Ratings


Lovers challenge destiny and risk their lives in this Carpathian novel by the #1 New York Times bestselling “queen of paranormal romance.”*

Gabrielle has had enough of battles, of wars, of seeing the Carpathian warrior she loves nearly lose his life when it isn’t even his fight. All she wants is to be away from the Carpathian Mountains, far from vampires and the shadows cast by the crumbling monastery that hides so many terrible secrets. But she isn’t the only one in search of answers in the corners of the unknown...

Trixie Joanes has come to the Carpathian Mountains in search of her wayward granddaughter, fearing that she has been lured there by something unspeakable. Instead, Trixie has stumbled onto the path of a desperate man and woman on the run. And they’re all fated for the lair of a mysterious ancient with revenge in his soul and the undying power to make bad dreams come true.

*J.R. Ward, #1 New York Times bestselling author


  • Love it

    By 1amPinky
    As with all her books the characters I well developed. This book seems to have several characters that are building within it, I love the way that all of the female characters are interacting in this particular novel. Another hit for Feehan
  • Meh

    By JaxJaxGirl
    I really wanted to like this book. I'm not going to spoil it for anyone who hasn't read it yet, but I will write what I personally got from it. I feel like I am at the point of getting the Dark series books more out of habit and the series is dying a slow and miserable death. This will be the last book I pre-order in the series. At this point I would rather not waste my money until the prices drop. My heart really broke for Gary. He has been really changed and I hope this will lead to his story. He deserves his own happily ever after. Gabrielle made me want to throw up - a lot. Her lifemate was horrible and he is one of my least favorite in the entire series. The only thing I can say is they deserve each other - not that their story is a great one. Trixie and Fane were great. I don't feel like this book did their story justice and it seems they were put in just to lighten things up. There were some heartwarming and light moments but they were few and far between. This book is also full of BSDM - if you enjoy this kind of thing, you may like this book better than I did.
  • Dark promises

    By Not worth it 12
    Normally I love her books, but this one really disappointed me. Too much sex,and not enough fighting vampires. Well over 2/3 of this book was about sex. I hope the next one is better.
  • Disappointed

    By Blheskimo
    I usually can't wait for a new Carpathian novel to come out and anticipated this one to be just as good as others before it. I was so disappointed is Gabrielle's story. She came across as pathetic and incapable of making a decision without being told what to do and think by her man. It was a waste of money and I would highly recommend NOT purchasing this book if you appreciate a stronger female character.
  • Great read

    By Apple&Auto mom
    This book was wonderful,I would recommend this to anyone also all of her other books within the carpathian series,can't wait until the next one
  • Dark Promise

    By Bill Tucker
    Christine needs to take a long relaxing vacation. You need to put your thoughts together.l do not know what has happen to your writing ability,but you really need to relax, or get some (sex) therapy. You might want to find a new editor that might help. Your story line has one third story, two thirds sex. You fill the last part of your book with a 120 Pages of appendix. I just want the way you use to write. I just can't continue to purchase sexual trash. I read books for entertainment and fun. I don't need to know how to have sex, I can do that all by myself, thank you very much. Vacation Christine, Vacation.
  • Once again, a great book!

    By debnnya1
    I really enjoyed this book,though Feehan has never disappointed me with any tale she weaves. I love that so many characters I already knew had their story enriched and tied together.
  • Not worthy of being a Carpathian story

    By MeredithL
    I'm a huge fan of Christine Feehan's work in general and the Carpathian saga in particular, but this book is just not in the same class. The hero moves beyond the pale of strong, dominant Carpathian men and is abusive. He's worse that Zacarias De la Cruz, even. After building up to the story of Gabrielle, I am at a loss as to how the character that has been developed for so long can end up being so weak. What happened to strong heroines, like Raven, Savannah or Natalya? I admit I am disappointed that the love story of Gabrielle and Gary that I've been waiting for wont ever happen, but this is beyond that. Cursing? This Carpathian man with centuries of knowledge and refinement cannot use his intellect to find something more intelligent than the F word? Disappointing all the way around, except for Trixie's story. There is a story worthy of being Carpathian!
  • Wonderful book!

    By GLORY S
    Loved this book and the continuing Carpathian saga!!