This is part of the book series Dark Carpathians from Christine Feehan. The first book is Dark Prince, which I can recommend reading first, the best way is to read this series in order. Not only because I love reading series in order, but sometimes some things that are happening within the book can be explained or understood better when the series have been read from Dark #1. Reviews of the other books in the series are coming, but I like to start with recent read books so I can make honest reviews.
Mass Market Paperback Release Date: September 25, 2012
Number of Pages: 464 pages
As brutal as the undead he hunted, Zacarias De La Cruz was a master executioner. Over the long, dark centuries, he plunged into so many battles they blurred into an endless lifetime of evil that hardened the soul of this merciless, ruthless and implacable dark predator.
Now his stark and savage journey is over. After a thousand years in a gray world, he has accomplished everything he set out to do. His brothers are safeguarded. Each has found a woman who completes them. And they are at peace. For his brothers, Zacarias has walked the edge of madness, but with centuries as a killing machine now left to the past and without a hunt to define him, Zacarias wonders, for the first time in his life, who he really is.
The answer awaits him back home in Peru, in the betrayal of a woman who is readying her trap, in the vengeance of an old enemy, in the inevitable consequences of a bloody family legacy, and in the deliverance of a lifemate he never could have imagined.
This was one of the difficult books I’ve read in this series. It was also the book that took me the longest to read. I didn’t liked how rough Zacarias was with Marguarita, but at the same I could understand why he was like that. He’s been so consumed with darkness his whole life, protecting his brothers his whole life and that is going to cost you dearly as a Carpathian. Especially when you read about his earlier memories he’s got from his parents and his need to protect his brothers, why he’s so protective of them and why you will find in his thought the need/the will to die with honor by the sun.