Book Review: Christine Feehan’s Darkest at Dawn

Posted June 12, 2012 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

I received this book for free from the library in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Christine Feehan’s Darkest at Dawn

Darkest at Dawn


Christine Feehan

It is part of the , series and is a paranormal romance that was published by Berkley on November 1, 2011 and has 464 pages.

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Other books by this author which I have reviewed include Dark Predator, Savage Nature, Spirit Bound, Samurai Game, Dark Storm, Leopard's Prey, Air Bound, Hot Blooded, Viper Game, Power Game, Earth Bound, Spider Game, "Dark Crime"

A short and a long story in this anthology and both are from Feehan’s Dark Saga series, a.k.a., Carpathians. The short story is about Riordan De La Cruz and Juliette Sangria while the longer story is about Rafael De La Cruz and Colby Jansen.


“Dark Hunger” (Dark Saga, 11.5)
Dark Secret (Dark Saga 12)

My Take

I’m pissed at this commercial attempt to get another Dark book into the hands of Feehan’s fans just so she can make money and/or feed our want of another story about her Carpathians. That said, at least she was considerate enough to provide two consecutive stories. Which are about two of the five De La Cruz brothers in Brazil, Riordan and Rafael.

The Stories

Dark Hunger” is a short story in which Riordan De La Cruz finds his lifemate, Juliette Sangria, when she rescues him from a laboratory using endangered animals for their experiments.

Can also be found in the anthology, Hot Blooded.

Dark Secret finds Rafael De La Cruz discovering what it means to love when he undergoes a series of emotional discoveries upon discovering his lifemate, Colby Jansen. A fiercely independent woman who has carved a reputation for horse handling and training. This story pits Rafael’s centuries of arrogant dominance against Colby’s love for and loyalty to her brother and sister and her intense individualism.

Great sex, too.

The Title

I’ll guess that the title for this anthology is because the action always seems to heat up just as dawn is arriving, when it all seems Darkest at Dawn.