Authors: Christine Feehan
Tags: #Fiction, #Paranormal, #Romance, #General
Titles by Christine Feehan
OCEANS OF FIRE
DARKEST AT DAWN
(includes Dark Hunger and Dark Secret)
(includes Magic in the Wind and Oceans of Fire)
(includes The Awakening and Wild Rain)
(with Emma Holly, Sabrina Jeffries, and Elda Minger)
(with Fiona Brand, Katherine Sutcliffe, and Eileen Wilks)
(with Maggie Shayne, Emma Holly, and Angela Knight)
MAGIC IN THE WIND
A CARPATHIAN NOVEL
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Copyright © 2014 by Christine Feehan.
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eBook ISBN 978-0-698-13692-2
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Dark Wolf : a Carpathian novel / Christine Feehan.—First edition.
1. Werewolves—Fiction. 2. Romantic suspense fiction. 3. Occult fiction. I. Title.
FIRST EDITION: January 2014
Cover model photograph by Claudio Marinesco.
Cover wolf and background images by Shutterstock.
Cover design by George Long.
Cover handlettering by Ron Zinn.
Endpaper design by Diana Kolsky; images by Shutterstock.
This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.
Special Excerpt from Dark Blood
Appendix 1: Carpathian Healing Chants
Appendix 2: The Carpathian Language
For my Skyler, with much love
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Many thanks to my sister Anita Toste who always answers my call and has such fun with me writing mage spells.
Thank you to my wonderful daughter Cecilia who also helped with mage spells; rhyming is not my forte, and she only laughed at me a little bit! We certainly had fun.
I have to give a special shout out to C. L. Wilson and Sheila English, who were gracious enough to include me in our power writing sessions. We rocked it, didn’t we?
As always, thanks to Brian Feehan and Domini Stottsberry. They worked long hours to help me with everything from brainstorming ideas and doing research to edits. There are no words to describe my gratitude or love for them. Thank you all so very much!
kyler Daratrazanoff pulled the long black shawl closer, making certain her hair was covered and there was little to see of her face. Her heart beat so hard she was afraid anyone close would hear. Everything hinged on making the official believe her. Josef had forged the papers, and he was the best. He could hack any computer, provide information or get it. She didn’t doubt for a minute that the papers he created would be in order and pass close scrutiny, but she still had to make the official believe her.
The tin building was rusted and looked as if it might fall apart at any moment. A man came forward to meet her, looking solemn as the casket was wheeled ahead of her into the shade of the building. Fortunately the sun was setting and shadows fell around her, helping to make it more difficult to see her clearly.