Dark Curse

Dark Curse

Book - 2008
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Penguin Putnam
A new Carpathian novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling ?queen of paranormal romance.?(USA Today)

Born into a world of ice, slave to her evil father, Lara Calladine knew only paralyzing fear as a child. Only by escaping with her mysterious gifts unbroken would she survive to claim her great Carpathian heritage as a Dragonseeker?

Now, Lara is in search of the source of her nightmares?the cold, dark corners of her childhood just on the edges of her memory. Only one man has the power and the will to help her: dangerous, arrogant Nicolas De La Cruz.

Together, Lara and Nicolas search the treacherous Carpathian landscape for the truth about their pasts?and discover a passion that neither has ever known before.

Baker & Taylor
Escaping from her evil father to pursue her Carpathian destiny as a Dragonseeker, Lara Calladine is tormented by nightmares that may hold the key to the dark secrets of her childhood and joins forces with Nicolas De La Cruz to uncover the truth about both of their pasts.

Baker
& Taylor

Escaping the clutches of her evil father to pursue her Carpathian destiny as a Dragonseeker, Lara Calladine is tormented by nightmares that may hold the key to the dark secrets of her childhood and joins forces with the arrogant and dangerously seductive Nicolas De La Cruz to uncover the truth about both of their pasts.

Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2008
ISBN: 9780425223437
Branch Call Number: FIC Feeha
Characteristics: 397 p. : map

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tigerlily_13
May 23, 2016

Even though I don't enjoy the stories involving the evil mages--such as Xavier,and his two brothers-- I did enjoy learning about Razven, and his gentle half-mage daughter, Lara. Also, I enjoyed how Nicolas De La Cruz was Lara's lifemate, and was able to help save the Dragonseeker Clan...a clan I'd love to learn more about.

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foxylady31
Nov 12, 2012

I love the way Christine ties the CARPATHIAN "FAMILY" together no matter what the problem. I am into book 20 and have loved everyone..

nanina5394 Apr 01, 2012

Great background knowledge about the world of the madge... This book tells about the rivelries that brought about the downfall of the carpathiens.

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merryJ
May 31, 2011

A wonderful link from previous novels. And what a unique challenge to the lifemates! More and more the novels are tying each other together.

dntblnk Sep 02, 2009

This is a series that leaves you hungering for more. But you do not have to read it in order. It helps but is not a must.

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nanina5394 Apr 01, 2012

nanina5394 thinks this title is suitable for 21 years and over

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skhattak Dec 03, 2011

Born into a world of ice, and slave to her evil father, Lara Calladine knew only paralyzing fear as a child—and escaping with her mysterious gifts unbroken would be the only way to survive her great Carpathian heritage as a Dragonseeker. Human, yet mage, she was of the blood of three species yet belonged to none. She walked her chosen path alone, guided by the wisdom of her aunts—to blend in and let no one know of her ancestry and powers. And never trust anyone. For beyond the frozen hell of her youth was a world of even greater mysteries and dangers.

Today Lara is the leading expert in the field of ice cave study around the world and the healing microorganisms that thrive in them. She’s also in search of something else: the source of her nightmares—the cold dark corners of her childhood. Only one man has the will and the powers to help her: Nicolas De La Cruz, for whom centuries of hunting and killing have long since taken their toll. Dangerous and arrogant, he still longs to feel sensual love without the hunger for blood. Now, between Lara and Nicolas, a tenuous trust has emerged, and a passion neither has ever known before as a melody of dark promise begins.

But as each scales the treacherous land of the Carpathian in search of their past, they also harbor a secret that could save or destroy them. And as each may be desirous of a new beginning as lifemates, they are also haunted by the unknown dangers of a dark curse.

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