Dark Peril is the latest novel in the Dark series by New York Times Bestselling author and Queen of the Paranormal romance, Christine Feehan. The Dark series is about the Carpathians, a race of immortals who are fighting for their lives and who have to live on human blood in order to survive. Dark Peril tells the story about the oldest living immortal and also of the Dragonseeker clan, Dominic, and Solonge Sangria, one of the last royal jaguar shifters. Both have long, complicated, and painful pasts but both are determined to rid the world of the vampire and those who wish to destroy the Carpathian race.
Dominic is ready to end his life as he knows it. He has lived over a thousand years and all he wants to do is to go out fighting the vampire before he has to turn also. He has yet to meet the one woman who will complete him and keep him from either turning or dying. So he does the only thing that he can think of doing to help him do what he feels is necessary in order to die a honorable death. He makes the decision to take in some of the parasites that inhabit the vampire so he can infiltrate the vampires and get the information about what their plans are for the Carpathian race and the world. What he did not count on was actually meeting that one person who will complete him and keep him from doing what is necessary. He has been in contact with someone who he feels completes him but he believes is just his imagination playing tricks on him.
Solonge Sangria is one of the last of a royal line of jaguar people and she just has one thing on her mind to do and that is to kill the one who sired her. He has done horrible things to the jaguar people over the years and she just wants to see him destroyed any way that she can before she, herself dies. There is just one thing keeping her from feeling utter devastation and that is the fact that she has been in contact with her imaginary friend, who she feels has completed her. She has did her best over the years to save those who have come under attack and control of the one who sired her, but now she is tired and wants only to destroy him.
Both plans are put on hold when they suddenly meet and discover that the other is actually real and not their imagination. Already Dominic is fighting the horrendous effects of the parasites as they attempt to take over and turn him into something vile and ugly. But as he finally meets his imaginary friend, they grow silent and he is at a reprieve. Dominic and Solonge figure out that they are lifemates but despite this, they are both determined to do what they feel is necessary and destroy those that they feel are responsible.
As time passes, their feelings towards each other deepen and grow. Their plans also change to include the other and both are determined to help the other in their destiny. They are both determined to do what they feel is right in order for both of them to survive to spend their lives with each other. I really enjoyed this latest book in the Dark series and felt it was one of her best yet. Christine Feehan is one of the best authors who writes in the paranormal field and I am glad that I have read her books. This book I would highly recommend to those who like to read the paranormal and also who are fans of Christine Feehan. This is Christine Feehan at her best. I cannot wait for her next book to come out.