This novel is the first in the 'Dark Series' Carpathian novels by Christine Feehan. Every Carpathian male has a lifemate. Find her or turn to the dark side - face the dawn or turn vampire in every written and visual sense of the word. This is the dilemma facing the Prince of the Carpathian's. At his darkest hour she calls to him. He is relentless in his pursuit to have this woman; the other half of his soul. He binds her to him on a purely elemental level, they cannot bear to be separated. She fights his overwhelming presence until she is mortally wounded in an attack meant for an other. With the help of a trusted healer of his people she is saved and converted to full Carpathian.
This novel was one I could not put down. The intense emotions are felt through the written word. My heart broke for the Prince and his lifemate. I laughed with them and cried with them. A truly well written eternal love story.