Christine Feehan’s latest novel in her Dark Series, is Dark Sentinel , Book #32, and is Andor and Lorraine’s story. Andor, one of the Ancients who’ve left the monastery high up in the Carpathian Mountains to look for his lifemate, finds her when he least expects her. Lorraine, on a mission to find peace after the tragic loss of her entire family, stumbles across men attempting to commit murder and with her telepathic connection, she realizes, their victim would welcome death, but not if she can help it, and rushes in to save him.
When Andor goes up against seven vampires, he is mortally wounded and is considering the option of letting the sun take him at sunrise. Thousands of years old, Andor is ready to move on, having lost hope of ever finding his lifemate, Andor seeks release from a grey and colorless world. But, inept, human, would-be vampire hunters, caught him at his weakest and attempt to kill him.
Lorraine is looking for peace, having lost her family, she is left alone in the world as friends treat her as a pariah, she travels to the mountains to retreat from her loss. And, telepathically overhears Andor’s decision to “let go”. Rushing in to save a him from his would-be murderers thrusts Lorraine into an unknown world.
I liked Lorraine and Andor’s story, it’s always good to see some of the really Ancient finally find their lifemate. I will admit to a little disappointment as the Index alone is 30 pages but you don’t know that until the story ends, rather abruptly and then you get the Index. And at $13.99 USD for even the e-book, I am not sure the Dark Series has enough story in these stories anymore… This isn’t the first time, the books in the series, just seem to stop, and you get a rather lame ending… And, I get that the “story continues” in the next book, but I am not sure the Dark series is worth the investment anymore. I may no longer have the Dark series as one of her books I do reviews on. These books may just have to wait until they show up in the library… At Book 32, I can see where the inspiration to create “fleshy” books can be dulled over time.