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Sandu Berdardi continues to exist only to protect his people. An ancient Carpathian, his entire long life has been dedicated to honor above all else. He knows his time has passed, especially since he has not been able to find his lifemate - the anchor to keep him sane in a world he no longer understands. But just as he truly starts to give up hope, a voice reaches out to him in the night and his world explodes into color.

Adalasia enters Sandu's mind seamlessly, as if she has been a part of him forever. While she can see the shape of things to come in her deck of cards, her gift is both a blessing and a curse. The true course of Sandu's quest remains unclear, with danger waiting at every turn. She cannot see everything the future holds, but she does know it is a journey they will take together.

By joining him, she will start them down a dangerous, seductive path from which there is no coming back....

©2021 Christine Feehan (P)2021 Recorded Books, Inc.
  • Series: Dark, Book 35
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Romance

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Ok everyone... I know the last few Feehan "Dark" books were like brick walls, but I saw a little light. the story did flow better than her recent ones.

I'm just struggling because I feel like she is treating her fans like we are idiots. most of her writing is now all about the cliché recap of other couples story lines and her fight scenes are not making sense anymore. I found myself getting "less distracted " this time around which is good!

another problem is that life lifemate rules are changing constantly! and seem to only change to fit a story line. you can't have people trained on specific species rules and then change it every book.

ok so mages are gone but now we have demons? can't speak about the devil and not bring God in. author used to know this...must be as lost as her writing now.

I wish I could stop buying her titles...I'm only purchasing because I love the early parts of this series and holding hope it won't make me have regrets after purchasing.

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Carpathian vs Demons?

I’ve read every book in this series and this one, while well written, is my least favorite. As the story moves from the more typical Dark protagonist and his Lifemate, something gets lost. The introduction of this new antagonist goes beyond the scope of earlier Dark books. It reads like a new series. There were so many elements left to explore in the series, this divergence into demonology seems far fetched. We’ve completely left the characters we know ( except for occasional references). While the ancients are interesting, do they need to go into another realm to find life mates? And , spoiler alert - the whole storyline regarding Jubal seemed rushed and almost a throw away. His story, Gary’s story, the fate of those with children still in the Carpathian Mountains, the Lucan’s, the Jaguars all could be told. Instead we get demons and worst of all the introduction of Lilith. This character has been over used in fiction needing a female villain. I’m disappointed.

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Such a ridiculous storyline

I was really hoping that Christine Feehan was back. Nope! No depth of character. A rambling story.

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Couldn't get past 4th chapter. Awful narration.

Christine Feehan 's Dark series of late has really been disappointing. Starting with Dark Sentinal. The repetitive and way too long Dark Song, and now Dark Tarot.
Feehan has no say on who is hired to narrate the books, but I avoid most books not narrated by Phil Gigante.

So I read Dark Song and found myself skipping pages just to get on with the story.
In my opinion, had she led Dark Tarot with some of the brothern we had come to know in previous books, but especially in Dark Song, it would have the continuality needed. Once she brought Jaxon and her lifemate Lucien, I was turned off.

I recommend reading this book, rented at your local library instead to see for yourself if it's better in that format.
Perhaps Feehan's best Dark Series days are behind her now.

Because certain narrator's grate my nerves with blatant mispronounced Carpathian words and bad voice acting , that forces me to read those books instead.
Still, poorly conceived storylines can't be saved no matter what.🤔

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Waste of a Credit

The storyline is repetitive, but with a new twist of Tarot, which is interesting. Common themes run through all of these books, so it can get a little monotonous. At least the word "implacable" wasn't flagrantly abused in this novel. I had to stop listening because:
1. The narrator reads like he is fresh out of romance drama school. I just couldn't listen anymore. He ruined it for me.
2. The couple dynamics are trite. Man is masculine and forceful- woman is powerful, but childlike. This particular trope runs throughout the series but is emphasized in this book, to the point of exasperating the reader, or listener in this case.
3. The author's obvious likes and dislikes are over used. We get it, you like carousels, quilts, and hot tubs in caves. I do too, but its time for some fresh ideas.

Not every novel in the Dark series comes off this way, however, Dark Tarot could have been more interesting and dynamic, and less formulated. Dragging us through old characters, may have been a mistake.
A few new twists as far as the antagonists go. Granted, I didn't finish...maybe it gets better. Ill try it again after a while. Just not the audible version. Wish I had saved the credit.

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perfect read

I love Christine Feehan Books and especially the Dark Series. Dark Tarot was perfection. I can't wait for the next one.

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Best Series Ever

Where do I start... Another phenomenal experience with Christine Feehan at the Helm. The Dark Series is my Favorite of all of Mrs Feehan's series. This book brought new knowledge of old friends and couples. There are new adventures coming 🙌 (hopefully soon) of the Ancients and I'm so looking forward to reading them. New characters and new villains are hopefully in the future. Anyways I might just be slightly biased 🤪 but I really did enjoy the many adventures in this story.

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new stuff!

ooh. I'm excited. I've read every one of her Dark Series and was hoping some new material would be forthcoming. her usual formula works well to tell a story, but it is nice to see that the conspiracy we have been reading about has so much more to it. I can't wait for the next 3 tarot holders.

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Christine feehan has never let me down.

I look forward to the three additional stories that are going to come from this story. I fell in love with the guardians and cannot wait to see them find their love / life mates

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Tedious. The worst of the dark series.

The story was boring and I couldn’t even finish the book. The author repeats the word demon over and over quiet annoying. I will stick to the Game series from now on

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  • Garrett K9
  • 11-29-21

terrible narrator spoils a great story

brilliant story as always, my problem is I realy dislike the narrator and have ever since he began ,I totaly adored the duel narration of male and female in some of the dark series and think that format is best suited

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  • John
  • 12-07-21

marvelous

I Absolutely loved this book it's got so many characters in it. something happens on every page please please keep the dark books going .

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-17-22

Lace-covered windows

I have read some of her other titles and loved them as well. ♥

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  • Linda Hoskins
  • 03-04-22

good set up for next stories but ...

the feedback below is constructive only. i did enjoy the book overall and look forward to the next edition.

this is my first elogsyed written review as I love both written and audio book styles and favour audio as a good narrator can bring characters to life. sorry I struggled with this audio version although I enjoy all the 'dark carpathian' series.

THIS BOOK
Refreshing components:
*different overall story plan than normal.
*faster pace with alternative focal areas yet holds enough of the original plan styles to keep you familiar.
*great to have multiple old and new characters in this book....

sometimes tricky to listen to:
*sorry, for me, narration lacked warmth/emotion/commitment to characters in most areas until 2/3 way into book.
*pausing needed to be refined with blending/spacing/pace of dialogue adjusted to enhance listener connection.
*main narration challenges are between character changes and definitely between English and Carpathian transitions. if possible, please can this be corrected for next edition.
* sadly a lot of sentences were monotone and in quite a number of cases, abruptly disconnected instead of the warranted smooth, sultry and warm characteristics expressed in the words. these challenges caused dialogue to blur between characters.

if listener can persist with the above factors the storyline is fresh and interesting. I recommend the series both in written form and audio versions.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-09-22

Great story

I really enjoyed following Annalise and Sandus journey through this book in the company of the ancients the meeting up of previous characters and also the mixture of demons and vampires making it different also loved the humour between the ancients and Annalise hope we follow on with the other three gates as want to know if Justice finds his lifemate

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  • Janette J Ryan
  • 01-13-22

Sandy and Andalasia

Sandu is an ancient Carpathian who believes he will never find his life mate.
Andalasia is a Tarot Reader, and worked in her mother’s gift shop.
Her mother is murdered in a home invasion, by Mr Castello and friends.
Andalasia has a reading that brings Sandu to her.
Together they must go on a quest that takes them all over the world.
Sandu calls on his Carpathian friends from the monastery to go with them.

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  • Anwar
  • 12-07-21

Brilliant

Another breathtaking edition in the Dark series that follows Sandu Berdardi an ancient Carpathian and Adalasia who connects with Sandu just as he is about to give up. From there they embark on a perilous journey guided by a tarot deck unlike any other and four other ancient Carpathian males. The story is full of laugh out loud humour, serious bad guys and scorching hot sexual interactions that light the pages up. The queen of erotic paranormal stories hits another home run and I look forward to the next book. I highly recommend this book and the series as a whole.

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  • Debra
  • 12-02-21

Dark Tarot

A fantastic story of Sandu and his adventures to find his family and past with his new life mate Adelasia.