This is the twentieth book in the series. It tells the story of how Razvan Shonski and Ivory Malinov came together.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

A rumor has persisted in the vampire world of a dark slayer—a woman—who travels with a wolf pack and who destroys any vampire who crosses her path.  Mysterious, elusive and seemingly impossible to kill, she is the one hunter who strikes terror into the hearts of the undead.

She is Ivory Malinov. Her only brethren, the wolves. Long ago betrayed by her people, abandoned by her family, and cast out by everyone she held dear, Ivory has lived a century without companionship or love. She has sustained her sanity by the habit of the hunt and the custom of the feeding. Until the night she picks up the scent of a man, her unexpected salvation. Her lifemate. The curse of all Carpathian women.

He is Razvan. Branded a criminal, detested and feared, he is a Dragonseeker born of one of the greatest Carpathian lineages, only to be raised as its most despised—and captive—enemy. Fleeing from his lifetime of imprisonment, Razvan now seeks the dawn to end his terrible existence. Instead he has found his deliverance in the Dark Slayer.

In spirit, in flesh and blood, in love, and in war, Ivory and Razvan are made for each other. For as long as they dare to live.

Christine's Notes[edit | edit source]

I couldn't wait to write this book, I'd built up to it for so long. I took a hated enemy, Razvan who had suffered so much and was so abused and let people know what I knew all along, he is a hero. He was hated and alone, so his lifemate would need to be very special and so I gave him someone who had also suffered greatly- Ivory. They were two outcasts who were extraordinary together and I wanted to give them a beautiful love story.

— Christine Feehan

Characters[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This is the first book to have a poem in it: "The Mage" by Anita Toste.
    • This would later be followed by "Dark Song" from the book of the same name.
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