Lara Calladine had a childhood that was
pretty horrific. Tortured endlessly, the only thing that
kept her sane was her relationship with her aunts. These
same aunts helped her escape her abusive parent at risk to
their own lives. Now an adult, Lara is a leading expert on
ice caves and has returned to the place where she escaped
from so long ago. She knows she is near; she felt it to her
bones once she stepped on the mountain.
Nicholas De La Cruz is also seeking
information about his past. An older vampire, a Carpathian,
Nicholas longs for the time when he was able to be with a
woman and not desire her blood. On a mission to see the
prince, Nicholas has this one thing left to do and then he
is going to meet the sunlight at dawn. Fate has other
plans, however, because Nicholas meets Lara in the moonlight
and his destiny now has a new ending.
As many questions that were answered in
Dark Curse, many were left unanswered. The
reason for the low birth rate amongst Carpathians was
explored and the cause was finally identified. Lara was
more than heroine in Dark Curse – she is the
reason the Carpathians have a chance at life once again.
Nicholas and Lara’s love story starts out in pretty much the
same way a lot of Feehan’s hero and heroines do. Close to
turning pure vampire, Nicholas had given up and as such was
a bit ‘unmanageable’. His desperation at being alone was
more than evident and his finding a mate a stroke of luck.
Lara’s character was strong and passionate. She was
courageous and stubborn. She was one of the best heroine’s
this enigmatic series has ever seen.
The annoying use of the Carpathian
language aside, Dark Curse was an amazing
book. Dark and compelling at times, it was exactly what I
hoped it would be.