I have read every Carpathian book and always eagerly await the new one. These books have developed into a world of sensuality and danger that is mesmerizing. Dark Whisper is yet another heart-pounding adventure into the Carpathian world.
Afansiv Belan, or “Siv,” is another sexy, dark, alpha male ancient that stole my heart. Siv was a fantastic character. Vasilisa Sidkorolyavolkva has been trained since birth to battle the evil that desires her species extinct. Vasilisa always knows she holds the other half of a Carpathian male’s soul. Vasilisa is also something “more.” Siv and Vasilisa’s dynamic has much more give and take than many Carpathian mates. The couple respects each other’s abilities.
I loved both Siv and Vasilisa. Their connection felt unique. Siv and Vasilisa were very much partners and Siv, being an ancient, did an admirable job letting Vasilisa be herself. I loved the development of the couple’s relationship, and their journey was stunning. The passionate connection was palpable. Around seventy percent of this book is battles and action. I loved it, but at times I felt the paranormal outshone the romance. I would have liked more sensual and personal moments between the couple added to the plot. That is a personal preference.
This book was a page-turner. There was battle after battle. I loved seeing some fan-favorite couples from previous books help Siv and Vasilisa. Dark Whisper is the thirty-sixth book in the Carpathian series. I advise reading these books in order as they build upon one another. Christine Feehan has proven with this book why she is the queen of paranormal romance! This book is edgy, gritty, and sexy. This was a page-turner that will keep you up late! I did not want this incredible journey to end. Dark Whisper is yet another jewel in the crown of the Carpathian series. This epic saga of books creates a world I want to visit again and again. I am impatiently waiting for the next book!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book through Netgalley and the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Release Date: October 11, 2022