Friday, November 8, 2013

Scarletti Curse, Christine Feehan

"What?! What's this?!" you ask?

Keep your pants on.

So, this is technically out of the Dark series  And has nothing to do with Carpathians of Vampires. There are psychics though.

I read this one because it is kind of the...prequel to Dark Symphony.

I'm not going to spend much time on this one, it's not really my thing.

It's what I guess is referred to as historical romance. Seems like old world Italy. Back when a woman's only real options were to marry well and 16 was eligible age for marriage.

The Scarlatti's are the ruling family in the area. The Dons. They've been under a "curse" for many generations: all the women who work for them seem to die. They also have some special abilities, which, in an era of witch hunts, they keep under wraps.

Nicoletta is a healer in a nearby village. She also has special talents. She meets Don Giovanni when she's called to the Palazzo because a child is sick. The Don is also sick, unfortunately. And it looks like poison.

In the end, Nicoletta and Giovanna fall in love and discover it's his brother raping and killing the women, as well as trying to kill Giovanni.

It's not a bad book, but it's just not the kind of thing I'm interested in. We'll see if it's relevant to the Dark series.

Scarletti Curse, Christine Feehan

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