Dark Illusion (Dark #29) by Christine Feehan

Dark Illusion (Dark #29)

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 attempts to warn the Carpathians of the coming threat has failed and p...

Details Dark Illusion (Dark #29)

TitleDark Illusion (Dark #29)
Release DateSep 3rd, 2019
GenreFantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Paranormal Romance, Vampires

Reviews Dark Illusion (Dark #29)

  • Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
    2 corporal punishment against your lifemate is not sexy Stars Warning this review will be one long rant with spoilers and lots of bitching .... I'm going to start this review off with a...Public Service Announcement All romance authors............. The hero spanking the heroine as a punishment is not sexy... I REPEAT NOT SEXY!! Erotic spanking with consent is sexy! Physically reprimanding someone with the intent to treat them like they are a diso...
  • Ꮗ€♫◗☿ ❤️ ilikebooksbest.com ❤️
    First time reading Christine Feehan. I thought it was fantastic!Carpathians are the bomb in the paranormal world. Of course they are not perfect, but they can do so much. They are in essence a sort of mix between vampires (since they drink blood and live for a very long time but they don’t kill humans), shifters, and they have some magical ability thrown in for good measure. Carpathians have to find their lifemate, since as they very slowly age...
  • Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
    Ever heard the one about a mage, a Carpathian warrior, a book of evil, and the love of a lifetime? Dark Illusion is such a delicious story and I can't wait for you to meet Isai and Julija!Isai's an honorable man who has spent centuries looking for his lifemate while defeating the forces of evil. He's handsome, honest, considerate, fierce, loyal, intelligent, strong, fearless and genuine. I cannot adequately describe the many ways I loved this her...
  • Joan
    Dark Illusion, a unique pairing of a mage and an ancient Carpathian. I was mildly apprehensive about lifelong enemies evolving into a loving partnership without a lot of conflict along the way. I read literary fiction for pleasure, to be entertained, and Christine Feehan consistently fulfills my need for enjoyment and escapism by letting me explore new worlds with interesting and exciting stories. I was very pleasantly surprised at the different ...
  • Beth
    Isai is mage and Carpathian, she has broken free of her evil mage family and is trying to save the Carpathian people by destroying Xavier’s spell book. On her quest, she runs into Julija, who is a Carpathian ancient and just happens to be her life mate.Julija has a lot to over come in convincing Isai that they should be bonded life mates. Isai has been tormented and tortured, flat out brutalized, her entire life by those who should have prote...
  • Maureen Gianinio
    Another wonderful read by Christine Feehan. This book contains so much its difficult to summarize in a review without feeling you’re leaving too much out. You really need to experience this one in its entirety, submerge yourself in it! The definition of Illusion is prevalent in many ways throughout the story. The magical use of power to make a thing wrongly perceived or interpreted by the senses. And information that gives a deceptive appearanc...
  • Lover of Romance
    This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Dark Illusion is the newest installment in the Carpathian series or also known as the "Dark" series, and I truly had such a fun time with this book. Its a crossover of a paranormal and romantic suspense like many of her books. W...
  • Mimi
    The most difficult thing of all to give is trust.I can always trust Christine to write about strong yet fallible female characters and male characters that make my heart ache in the best way. I teared up a bit reading this so have some tissues handy. This feels like classic Christine Feehan. Note: - It might be difficult to keep the past history and characters straight unless you read many past books in the series, but it's not necessary to read ...
  • Adaiah
    Dark Illusion was a wonderful read!minute agoDark Illusion was a wonderful read. Great storyline, and action pack! I adore these Ancient Carpathian Monks!Isai, and Julija have a bumpy start to their bonding, and the eventual claiming of each other as lifemates. But, Isai adjustments to the modern world is pretty smooth, considering he thinks he wants a woman that clings to his every word. Silly male! What he receives is a lifemate that's just as ...
  • 1-Click Addict Support Group
    Mage and Carpathian meet… and it’s FANTASTIC!The Dark series never fails to surprise me even after dozens of stories. Each story sees a new couple connecting and building onto the tangled web that is the Carpathian existence. This time out, I felt the strength of the Dark family, and saw glimpses of them, but Julija and Isai had to rely on their own strengths and courage to dal with their life-threatening situation. What was real and what was...
  • Anita
    I hate hate hate that I am writing yet another bad review for the Dark Hunter series by Christine Feehan but I am. In my view this series just hasn't been the same since Dark Storm, book #23 in the series...which was the last one I truly enjoyed. These last several books have women in them I find seriously unappealing and the writing for the men now feels stiff and awkward...I just don't buy it anymore.I honestly did a double-take when I was bare...
  • Marie
    I'm so tried of all the abuse of women in Ms. Feehan books. The world right now is very ugly with all the hate and violence. All I want is to escape for couple of hours with a good book. Her last couples of book are about child rape victims, women rape victims and women being tortured. I just don't understand why all the violence.
  • Lyn *NomadicWorlds
    Good but I want Ferro's story more!
  • Handcrafted Librarian
    Each story is still unique, even after 28 previous stories! Julija comes from a mage family with direct ties to the villainous triples of Xavier, Xayvion, and Xaviero. She is the product of the son of Xavier and a kidnapped Carpathian girl named, Francesa, who was planned for in order to provide Carpathian blood to her family. Brainwashed and brutalized her entire life, she is still able to break away from her family to warn the Carpathian people...
  • Tina Christopher
    Another great instalment in this long running series.Excited to read Julija’s story after meeting her in Dark Legacy. Enjoyed her story and seeing her and Isai coming together, learning about each other and falling in love.Love learning more about the Ancients and catching more glimpses of Elisabeta. I hope her story is up next.Thank you to Berkley and NetGalley for the ARC.
  • Cathy Jackson
    Love. Hope. Redemption. Trust. Dark Illusion by Christine Feehan gives you these and so much more! Once I started reading, I couldn't stop! Mrs. Feehan is one of my favorite Authors. When she releases a new book, I need to bask in the awesomeness created.The romance between Julija and Isai is sizzling hot from the very start, but there is an underlying current of mistrust. When they are brought together for the common goal of getting, and destroy...
  • Edwina
    After waiting 13 years!! Since 2006 "Dark Demon" book was released. The High Mage Xavier's book of Dark Magic Spells was introduced into the Dark series storyline. Hurray!!! we finally find out what happens to this evil book of magic spells. I can't believe I have been waiting 13 years to see how Christine Feehan would write the destruction of the book. The first time readers get a glimpse of the evil book is in Dark Demon. Natayla and Vikirnoff'...
  • Autumn
    Julija Brennan has no idea how powerful she really is. She’s been utterly destroyed by her father and the cruel men that surround him. They think that she alone could never gather the strength to find and destroy the one book that they desire above all else. They are so wrong.Isai Florea is searching for his brother. Iulian, an ancient warrior, disappeared shortly after obtaining a book of spells rumored to be powerful enough to wipe out the en...
  • Slavica
    Dark Series Book #33Release Date: 09/03/2019Review by Slavica/SKOJulija Brennan is a mistress of illusion the best within her family and yet her two brothers want her dead. She chose to separate herself from her family, leave them and go to warn the Prince of Carpathian people Mikhail Dubrinksy of the conspiracy against him and his people. Xavier, the high mage created a book of evil spells to bring on death and destruction to the Carpathians. Ju...
  • Dani
    3.75/5 stars
  • Melanie
    CF has done it again. The book was fantastic. A little bit of everything thrown in. Can't wait for more!
  • Megzy
    3.5 stars
  • Kathleen Schrieber
    For some reason we have gone back to spending too much of the book on sex. On one hand it makes the book shorter and faster to read as you can skip a lot of pages, but that is also a draw back. The book is otherwise very good.
  • Kari Marie
    Christine Feehan can be a hit or miss for me. I'll admit that I thought this was going to be a miss in the beginning but I held in and it became a hit. I am not saying this was the greatest book ever or even Feehan's greatest but it was enjoyable. This followed the usual pattern of old ancient guy falling apart, young woman who is damaged by her past. They heal each other and fight a bad guy. Simple and to the point.Three stars for enjoyable but ...
  • Breane Ross
    Received an arc from netgalley. Just when you think this long running series should end Ms Feehan writes another great book. Highly recommend it!
  • Mary Kirkland
    Now for many it might be difficult to keep the past history and characters of Ms. Feehan’s Carpathian series straight unless you read many past books in the series, but it's not necessary to read past books to still enjoy this one as a complete story. It may even tempt you to read the ones that came before this one. Also take note, there are some triggers here for readers who have grappled with abuse though nothing too graphic.Julija is on the ...
  • Tina
    After Dark Sentinel finished in what seemed like the middle of a scene, I was apprehensively waiting for this release. Christine Feehan has written one of my new favourite books in this long series with one of my new favourite heroes.I initially thought Julija would end up with a different character given events of previous books, but this pairing works incredibly well. Dark Illusion harkens back to when romance and partnership were at the forefr...
  • Bee
    Illusions are rampant in this the 33rd book in Ms. Feehan’s Dark Series. Julija Brennan is a direct descendant of the High Mage Xavier, the enemy who held the illusion of being a friend to the Carpathians for centuries, has finally seen through the many illusions her family perpetrated to keep her submissive and unaware of her true worth and powers.Isai Florea has been searching for his lifemate for centuries, placing himself in a Monastery tha...