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Dark Melody (The Carpathians (Dark) Series, Book 10)
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Lead guitarist of the Dark Troubadours, Dayan was renowned for his mesmerizing performances. His melodies stilled crowds, beckoned, seduced. And always, he called to her to complete him. Corinne Wentworth stood at the vortex of a gathering storm. Pursued by the fanatics who'd murdered her husband, she was risking her life by keeping more than one secret. Fragile, delicate, vulnerable, she had an indomitable faith that made her fiery surrender to Dayan all the more powerful. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Customer Reviews:

  • Keeps Getting Better
    Christine Feehan has created a series of books that sucks you in and keeps you begging for more. I waited very impatiently for this book and after reading it, it will make it that much harder to wait for the next one. I can only hope that Christine Feehan never runs out of ideas for this series, because I have become a life-long fan....more info
  • Good but
    This feehan book was good but most certnly not her best but it is still worth the read....more info
  • Wonderful
    I love this book. Shipped when and received as promised. Will order again....more info
  • Bland and lacking that vital element... a plot!
    This is the first of the Carpathian books by Christine Feehan that I have read; I've often come across comments about them and thought they sounded interesting.

    This book was disappointing. Firstly because the plot was incredibly thin; the first really interesting thing happened halfway through the book (which was a lot to plough through). Secondly, I didn't really like the characters as they were pretty one-dimensional; Dayan is a Carpathian (a sort-of proto Vampire, but a good one) and he has discovered Corinne, his lifemate, whilst singing in a bar. Unfortunately for him Corinne has a serious heart defect and is also pregnant with her now dead husband's child. Dayan could heal her himself but it would cause the death of the child, so he needs to find some other way of helping.

    The relationship between Dayan and Corinne is unsatisfactory in this book. Not because they don't like each other - they do - but because it's instant liking. There's no tension, no disagreement, no confusion; romance novels work much better when the hero and heroine have to overcome misunderstandings to find true love. Dayan and Corinne just fall headlong into it. I also found a lot of his behaviour pretty questionable - he gives psychic suggestions to anyone around and that includes Corinne and her sister-in-law Lisa; half the time it read like a mind rape to me.

    I thought the character of Lisa was one of the most successful - she spends the first half of the book burying her head in the sand about the problems they are facing because she doesn't like change and wants security. This was believable, as was her horror when her attitude caused serious problems to Cullen, her lover, and to Corinne. I didn't particularly like her as a person but at least she added a little spice to the narrative.

    Corinne is whisked away to a place of safety to be worked on by Dayan's fellow Carpathians in order to attempt to heal her and here we get a roll call of all the other Carpathian books' heroes and heroines. Perhaps this was meant to encourage me to buy the rest of the books but instead it made me a bit irritated by all the happy partnerships being paraded around. Yes, the romance genre hopes for happy endings but too many together at once remind you that you really are in the world of fiction. Sometimes a bit of dissent, sparky antagonism and alpha males getting bested by their women is far more interesting to read - but you don't get much of that in this novel.

    It wasn't particularly badly written and there weren't any colossal clangers such as plot holes (after all, the plot was scanty!) but the book just read to me like the author's fantasy fulfilment of poetic dishy men with superpowers who want to look after their weaker women. This book has not inspired me to read any of the others by this author....more info
  • This writer is going to the dogs !!
    I used to be such a fan of this writer but you can take it to the blood bank this was my last FEEHAN book! She has gone rock bottom with this piece of garbage !! There wasn't anything, not one, that I enjoyed in this story....more info
  • Dark Melody
    This book was great because it was the last of the Carpathians in the "Dark Troubadours" who had to find his lifemate and had all the band members in it. Its a must read....more info
  • yummy story...yummy series
    I would say that having read all available Carpathian novels, Dark Melody is the one I love most. Dayan is my favorite character out of all the Carpathian men. He's the perfect hero, and CJ Wentworth is a brave and wonderful heroine. They are fabulously matched. Keep up the wonderful work Ms. Feehan!...more info
  • Not the greatest
    Well, I have to say that I have read most of this series and it just keeps getting worse. The dialogue between Corinne and Dayan is insipid. This whole story (and I use that word lightly) could have been told in about 25 pages. If you've read one of the books in this series you've read them all!...more info
  • Dark Melody
    Dark Melody is love personified.

    When Dayan, a carpathian and lead guitarist, finds his lifemate, he finds the worst kind of hell imaginable. She is dying and carrying a precious little girl who will not be born if Dayan can't get help.

    Corinne knows she is dying and is afraid Dayan will fall in love with her and be hurt. On top of that, she and her sister-in-law are marked for death by a fanical group who think they are the dreaded vampire.

    It is an all round great read.

    I sat on the edge of my chair, not wanting to put the book down. ...more info
  • Great Book
    I am hooked on these books.The author is great.I have not read one of these books that I didn't like.Worth the read if you want to feel you are right there in the book....more info
  • LIked it better 2nd time around
    Good book, very heart wrenching at times. Unites lots of pervious charaters...more info
  • Will read again and again!
    I have read many of the Dark Series books, and this one has been my favorite. I really enjoyed Dayan's personality and his love for Corinne. Like a few others, I didn't like Lisa at all, but the book really isn't about her so it was easy to ignore. It also irrated me when Dayan called Corinne "honey", however, not enough to affect how much I love this book, Dayan, and Corinne. I have read this book twice and plan on reading it again in the future....more info
  • What a Wonderful Read
    Well I was just blown away by this book. I agree with another review that the love scenes can be a bit long and very similar so I tend to skip the pages but this story was a refreshing change. I also get quite attached to the characters so I get annoyed when the Prince is meant to be the strongest and then the next story states Georgi is the strongest and then Gabrielle, Lucian not to mention Darius is unrivalled. I have a soft spot for the Prince and the twins so protest everytime a male is stronger than them. This book wasn't about Dayan's ability as a hunter at all the story line was completely different. I also like that for a fleeting moment Corinne spoke to Lisa as girlfriends do and talked about the sex appeal of Dayan and how attractive he was prior to her actually meeting him. In most of the books the interaction by the female is soley with the male and you don't get the giggly girly convesations with their friends. If you are getting the feeling that the story lines have been similar and the character names are just changing from book to book I would highly recommend this one as a welcome change. I couldn't believe how quickly the time flew by and I was at the end before I knew it. ...more info
  • Good, but not one of Christine Feehen's best.
    I have read all the books in the Dark series and I'm a big fan. This last one is good, like the others, and has an ingenious plot, but it had a few flaws, in my opinion. First, it concentrated on one of the secondary characters way too much. It was as if the author was trying to convince the reader over and over again on why we should like the character. By the end I really didn't like that character at all. Secondly, the people in this book talk much more than in the other books. I like it when they discuss things, but in this one they discuss the same things over and over again, and usually it's about that secondary character I already mentioned. Aside from those two things, this was an excellent book and I definitely recommend anyone who is following the Dark series to read it. But if you haven't read the other books in the series, definitely don't start with this one. Start with Dark Prince and then work your way to this one....more info
  • Dark Melody
    Dark Melody is another great book by Christine Feehn. Just my type of book to crawl up and read next to the fireplace. Truly intriguing from start to finish....more info
  • Like it...
    It is a good book. It follows the series well, the plot stays with the ones that come before it.
    The sex scenes are too drawn out, the story line is good though. I have become accustom to skipping the 3-4 page long sex and then starting to read again.
    I'll continure to buy the dark series, just because I like the stories. ...more info
  • Dark Melody
    Dark Melody (The Carpathians (Dark) Series, Book 10)

    I was given one of the later Dark Series books back in April of this year and got sucked in immediately -- no pun intended. I have enjoyed reading every book in the series but I must admit, some of the events in this one brought tears to my eyes. An awesome example of how loved ones will do anything for those they care about. ...more info