A mage and a warrior must see beyond their facades and embrace the bond that links their souls in this powerful Carpathian novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan.
At any other time, Julija Brennan would find solace in the quiet of the Sierra Mountains, but now the mage is in the race of her life. Having broken free from her controlling family, Julija’s attempt to warn the Carpathians of the coming threat has failed and put a target on her back—and those who are hunting her are close behind.…
After centuries locked away in a monastery in the Carpathian Mountains, Isai Florea can’t believe he’s finally found his lifemate—the missing half of his soul. The second he sees Julija, his world blazes with color. But despite their explosive connection, Julija rebels against what she sees as Isai’s intent to control her and rejects the bond that would prevent him from becoming a monster.
As their unfulfilled bond continues to call to them both, Julija and Isai aim to complete the task that brought them together. They are used to facing danger alone, but now the mage and the ancient warrior must learn how to rely on each other in order to stop a plot that threatens all Carpathians.
Dark Illusions is the 33rd book in the Carpathian series and as always Ms. Feehan delivers on a number of fronts. You’d think after 30+ books, this series would begin to pale but no, Ms. Feehan has carried this series to even better heights, and not losing any sense of the characters from previous books and their stories. And this book is Julija and Isai’s story.
Julija, an outcast in her family of mages, she alone won’t kill innocents and she’s brutally punished for her goodness. Used as a blood bag for her family in their attempts to gain immortality, Julija is continually told that this was her only worth, but Julija knows in her heart that she has magic in her. And, when she decides that she would break with her family and warn the Prince of the Carpathians about her family’s attempt to continue the work of the Mage Xavier and wipe out the Carpathian people, she knows she is in a fight for her life. But, just when she’s about to warn the Prince, the book of spells used to hurt the Carpathian people, is stolen and she has been blamed for the theft.
Enter Isai, an ancient Carpathian warrior, on the trail of his brother and the little mage who freed a Carpathian female from her vampire captor and returned her to the Carpathian people. And, who is believed to be working with Isai’s brother in the theft of the spell book. He’s on her trail and hoping to catch up to his brother before the book of spells is used to cause more harm to the Carpathians. When he realizes the little mage is his lifemate, Isai knows the fight against the plot for the end of the Carpathian people has more meaning than he ever thought possible.
Both Julija and Isai ban together to fight Xavier’s followers and Julija’s family…
This is another exciting story of the Carpathian people who are fighting for their very existence in a mortal world.