I can't do the book blurb any justice this time so I'm using goodreads because really it sums up what the book is about beautifully!
Dominic of the Dragonseeker lineage, one of the most powerful lines the Carpathian people has, ingests vampire blood laced with parasites in order to be able to go the very heart of the enemy camp and learn their plans. It is a one way mission. He knows he has little time once the parasites and the blood go to work. He plans to get in fast, relay the information to the leader of the Carpathians living in the area and go out fighting, an honorable way to end his life. Solange Sangria is one of the last of the jaguar people, a royal pureblood. Her people, once many are now nearly extinct, a dying species that cannot recover from the choices they made over hundreds of years. She has long been alone, fighting to save the remaining women who are able to shift, from the hands of Brodrick the Terrible, her own father who slaughtered her family and everyone she loved. Wounded, weary, she plans one last battle, hoping to stop the man who has made an alliance with the vampires, accepting she will not come out alive. They are two warriors who have lived their lives alone. Now, at the end of their time, they find each other, a complication, neither saw coming. --Goodreads
Wow! Seriously wow! It's been a while since I last enjoyed reading one of Christine Feehan's Carpathian stories (or maybe it feels that way because only one book is released a year). I really loved reading Dark Peril it kept me enthralled for 6.5 hours on a train.
The story was beautifully written as always by Ms Feehan, I found for a change that she didn't seem to spend longer than necessary on the wildlife around her characters unlike in some of her previous books.
I really loved the relationship that built between Dominic and Solange through the story, it was touching and wonderfully different from the previous Carpathian books. Although Dominic is an alpha male he had such a gentle, sweet side for Solange which I found was unusual for a Carpathian male. I've gotten used to them all being he-man types, that were so take charge and sure that what they were doing was right that it was so refreshing to finally read a story were the hero had such a kind, sweet side for his lifemate. I think their relationship was different as well because Dominic really thought he was going to die, and not just because he hadn't found his lifemate after thousands years of living. But because he was going into the enemy camp and wasn't sure if he could come out alive with what he had to pull off.
Solange, well I've be honest in the previous books I really didn't think much of her. I didn't like her but neither did I dislike her either. But in Dark Peril I fell madly in love with her. She was beautifully written, she had an interesting dark past that had traumatised her and left physically and mentally scared but she was such a fighter. She never gave up, she was a true warrior and I really admired her in Dark Peril.
I really enjoyed all the bad guys in Dark Peril I thought it was great to see more of the orangised Vampires and how they were operating and to see the Jaguar King, and how Solange and Dominic worked as a team to take down both sets of bad guys!
It was really great to finally see Zacarias! I really liked him and hope the next book, Dark Predator will finally be his book. Otherwise I'm worried Ms Feehan will turn him or kill him off and I've been dying for his book since Dark Hunger. There's mixed feelings about whether people think it'll be Zacarias' book of Skyler's . But I really hope for Zacarias.
Yet another great read from Ms Feehan and I would definitely recommend Dark Peril to everyone!