Series: Dark/Carpathians 1
Debut: March 8, 1999
Read: March 23-26, 2013
Challenges: Series Catch Up Challenge
Prince of the Night
He came to her in the night, a predator -- strength and power chiseled his features. The seduction was deep and elemental; he affected her soul. His need. His darkness. His terrible haunting loneliness. Her senses aroused, she craved the dangerous force of his body. Burned for him. And he had only touched her with his mind.
Lady of the Light
She came to him at dawn, his bleakest hour. As the beast raged inside him, threatening to consume him, he vented his centuries-old despair in an anguished cry that filled the waning night. And she answered, a ray of light, piercing his darkness. A beautiful angel. Her compassion, courage, and innocence awakened in him an exquisite longing and tenderness. He knew he must possess her, for only she could tame his savage side and lift the dark shadow from his soul.
Apart they were desolate, bereft. Intertwined physically and spiritually, they could heal one another and experience an eternity of nights filled with love.
Rogue Chronicles Entry No. 69
Cover: *_* I love those new covers. They are all incredibly sexy!
Considering this is the start in the series, I would've thought I got swooped off my feet some more. It's not that I didn't like Mikhail and Raven, I did! But it felt a little too stereotypical. I have to say Mikhail was rather cute despite being the prince and leader of the Carpathians, not too authorative when he didn't have to be. However, because Raven was also more cute then head-strong, I didn't feel like they were connected like zap, perfect! Maybe it was their way of communicating, it wasn't the cliché perfect understanding. However, I would say that gives tiny bonus points for being realistic.
As far as the story goes: almost full points. It was creepy and mysterious, although the villains as such weren't much, and it was a rather complex riddle to solve with some good twists and turns. The romance and smut weren't exactly build in smoothly at some points throughout, but neither did it feel disconnected from the rest.
Area Scan: Flow: 4/5 -- Vocab: 3/5 -- Plot: 4/5 -- Heroes: 4/5 -- Villains: 3.5/5 -- Sidekicks: 3/5
Romance: 3.5/5 -- Smut: 4/5
Drama: 5/5 -- Action: 4/5 -- Suspense: 3/5 -- Humor: 3/5