Series Reading Order: Dark Series (Carpathian)

This is the reading order for the Carpathian (Dark) series by Christine Feehan:

  • Dark Prince  —  Mikhail & Raven
  • Dark Desire —  Jacques & Shea
  • Dark Gold —  Aidan & Alexandria
  • Dark Magic —  Gregori & Savannah
  • Dark Challenge —  Julian & Desari
  • Dark Fire — Darius & Tempest
  • *Dark Dream (Dark Dreamers/ Dark Nights) – Falcon & Sara
  • Dark Legend — Gabriel & Francesca
  • Dark Guardian — Lucian & Jaxon
  • Dark Symphony — Byron & Antonietta
  • *Dark Descent (The Only One/ Dark Nights) — Traian & Joie
  • Dark Melody — Dayan & Corinne
  • Dark Destiny — Nicolae & Destiny
  • *Dark Hunger (Hot Blooded) — Riordan & Juliette
  • Dark Secret — Rafael & Colby
  • Dark Demon — Vikirnoff & Natalya
  • Dark Celebration — Couples Reunion
  • Dark Possession — Manuel & MaryAnn
  • Dark Curse — Nicolas & Lara
  • Dark Slayer — Razvan & Ivory
  • Dark Peril — Dominic & Solange
  • Dark Predator — Zacharias & Marguarita
  • Dark Storm — Dax & Riley
  • Dark Lycan — Fenris & Tatijana
  • Dark Wolf — Dimitri & Skyler
  • Dark Blood — Zev & Branislava
  • *Dark Crime (Edge of Darkness) — Maksim & Blaze
  • Dark Ghost — Andre & Teagan
  • Dark Promises — Gary & Gabrielle
  • Dark Carousel (August 2016)

*Denotes short story/ novella


  1. Susan Krasner says:

    Is there a book about Barack and Syndil?

  2. Orji Faith says:

    I like Christine Feehine for the dark series. I wish I could read everything.She is my role model in terms of writing novels.Please keep it up.I really love the dark series.

  3. Mercedes Fiorella says:

    I am collecting the entire dark series. I love your writing.
    Thank you so much.

  4. Martha Loose says:

    How come if Dark Magic is one of the first books in all of the others Gregori has not found his life mate? They keep talking about Gregori as close to turning or seeking the dawn.

  5. Diane Stevens says:

    Ok so I’ve read every one of the dark series, I couldn’t stop once I started. The last one I read was Dark Blood. I just want to know when the next one is coming out? In the meantime I have started on another one of her series.

  6. Thank you for this series. i have noticed the strength of the writing has changed as the series has progressed. My favourite book so far is Dark Wolf, I am looking forward to the next book in the series, The Ghost, I’m sure it will be about Andre.

  7. Was just wondering, do these books have to be read in order?

    • Jen at Red Hot Books says:

      They work ok as standalones, but they work better read in order, as there are some continuing plot threads.

      • I was wondering the same thing.. My library has most but I am missing book 3-7, missing book 9 and 11, then 27.

  8. Bernadine says:

    I have several of your books. I am going to get them all. Thank you for your dedication. I love your dark series.

  9. My best friend gave me Dark Prince a little over a year ago and I have read every book since then. I’m almost caught up with the series. These are a great series of books to get totally lost in. I don’t know what I’m going to do when I get caught up to date and will have to wait for the next book to come out!!

  10. Was at the Library earlier today. A book on the shelf caught my eyes, it was Dark Ghost. I immediately went to my OverDrive App to download it. To my shocking surprise it was book 27!!!!!! A SERIES!!!!!! Oh boy! I really wanted to read it as a selfie but also didn’t want to abandon the series……so Series it is :).
    I have to wait for the book though, became someone is ahead of me. :(…… I look forward to going into a whole new world with Dark Prince 😉

  11. Jan Kitner says:

    Dark Ghost is numbered 27, and I see Dark Promises, coming out in 2016, listed as #29. Is there a #28?

    • Jen at Red Hot Books says:

      Numbered where? On Amazon? Maybe they are counting the “Dark Crime” novella in Edge of Darkness as number 28. Although Goodreads considers “Dark Crime” to be #27 and Dark Ghost to be #28. Either way, Dark Promises is #29 and there is no full length book between it and Dark Ghost.

      Hope that helps.

  12. Hope Valdez says:

    OK I love your dark series books but I don’t get that in one book. You say that Tempest has twins a boy and a girl then in an other book you only mention the boy. Then again in sisters of the heart Jonas says Hannan gave birth to a boy then later says she had a girl and had a difficult birth. So did Tempest have twins? And did Hannaford have a girl or a boy?

    • Tina Evans says:

      Tempest did have twins but Christine has explained that so far only the boy is ‘speaking to her’ she hasn’t named the girl yet.

  13. Why is “Dark Nights” with Traian and Joie not showing up on the Dark Series order list? I really was interested to find out what happened in Joie’s family, when Traian meets her parents?

    • Jen at Red Hot Books says:

      Dark Nights is an updated version of “Dark Descent” and re-publish of “Dark Dream.” I will clarify it in the timeline.

  14. Marie sigglekow says:

    Love all the books in this series , can you tell me the name of the book to follow the story of Dark Celebration please,
    Many thanks

  15. Mary e fast says:

    Just started ready these.trying to find first of the series.i really love these stories and excited there are more after I read these.

  16. Charlotte says:

    Will there be a book about Emeline and her life mate.Just finished reading Dark Crime and would love to read about Emeline

  17. Chardonnay says:

    Is there a book out there with a girl named Joey that travels in her spirit form to the Carpathian mountains to a boy calling out in agony and despair and she confronts him in his cave and speaks with him, and then they eventually meet in person, and he changes her into one of his kind by exchanging blood three times….?

  18. Janet jennings says:

    I’ve so fallen in love with ur the dark series and would be great to see what happens between Barack and syndil. Xxx

  19. I’ve read the entire series so far. Are you planning to write about the ancients that left the monestary and Gary?

    • Magdalena says:

      I have been wondering the same thing too. I get so absorbed into the books, I start to identify with them and their experiences. Gary lost all of his emotions and abilities to see color way too soon. I started reading the series when it first came out then took a break because the books weren’t coming out fast enough. Now, I am starting over to reacquaint myself all over again.

  20. Vickie Salazar says:

    What character’s are on the dark carousel?

  21. Donna Coleman says:

    Where does Dark Hunger (Darkest at Dawn) fall in the reading order???

    • Jen at Red Hot Books says:

      It’s after Dark Destiny. Was previously published in the anthology Hot Blooded.

  22. Suzanne Troub says:

    Is this series best read in order or do the books stand alone well? The reason I ask is because I can only find the ones in the middle and they are sparse. Example 1, 15, 12, 21, 20, 7,etc.

    • Jen at Red Hot Books says:

      The romances stand alone ok, but the books are definitely better if read in order, because there are some larger threads that connect from book to book.

  23. Christen Feehan you are a wonderful writer. My husband Shawn turn me on to the series…boy was I happy that he did. We read the same books when he us away from home. So this keeps us, so to speak, together even when we are apart lol. Needless to say I started the series back in March. And I am almost caught up with
    your writing. I believe my three boys will all so happy about that, lol. They say that maybe they can get their real mom back and get some decent meals and not have to do all chores. Because I am in grossed in my DARK SERIES. Thank you for my short vaction with the (Capathrian. Lol I hope I spelt it right).

  24. Are any other series tied into the Dark series?

  25. Jessica Austin says:

    I absolutely love this series so much! I am an OBSESSIVE reader and have read this series twice already! Each time a new book is fixing to be released I have started the series again. It’s crazy, I know but I do it with all my other series that I read too lol!! Very avid reader!!

  26. shantella mniso says:

    Will there ever be books or novellas about the kids of the characters?

  27. Hello again Mrs Christine and fellow readers. I just finished reading the first book in the Edge of Darkness. I loved it by the way. The other two books in it are written by different authors. So I was wondering if I needed to read the other two books in it. To keep up with the Carpathians Dark series or can I just go on to the next book on the list, the Dark Ghost to read it. Then when I’m finished with Dark Series, I can go back and read them. Without being being confused about the characters, and wondering if they will be in the other stories. Maybe I am just a little loopy for staying up late and rising early to get thing done and read your books. Waiting for your reply. Signed, Barb W of West Tenn.

  28. april wright says:

    What is the title of the book where Zane, the Carpathian in the monestary, meets his lifemate?

  29. I just finished reading Dark Carousel and I couldn’t it put down! I love Tariq, he’s very modern. Very sweet that the ancient hunters from the monestary are followed in this book. Vampires are stronger, but so are the hunters. I missed the mention or a link to the carparhians from the home land. I really really need to have a clue as to the next “dark” book. Ms Feehan did not leave ANY clues. How is Gary Jensin holding up?…clue….

  30. In Dark Possession, it Manolito and MaryAnne, not Manuel

  31. I’m ready for 31. Who will it be?

  32. Cheryl Agnello says:

    So there is no # 28 in the Dark Series?

  33. Annamaria says:

    What book comes out after Dark Carousel? Because I just can’t wait…just finished Dark Carousel…loved it!!!

  34. linda manley says:

    I need to know what book to start for the carpathian novel I don’t belive all of theys book are in that series

  35. Jerri clark says:

    Would like to order a catalogue of all your books. My name is Kerri Clark address is 601 w 3rd st siler city 92nd 27344. Please and thank you me and my mother are collecting all of your books. We have even gotten one of her daughters reading them and collecting them to. So please send a catalogue.

  36. When & What is the next book

  37. I did not know that it was a series and started with Dark Ghost (Andre), then read Dark Prince. The antagonist in Dark Prince is named Andre. Assuming that is not the same Andre from Dark Ghost?! Not sure why it bothers me so much. I haven’t read the books in between though so perhaps he is brought back from complete destruction…?

  38. blessing Sunday says:

    I will love to read josef,Gary and Paul love story

  39. In what book does Raven give birth to her son?

    • Jen at Red Hot Books says:

      It seemed like Raven was pregnant forever, didn’t it? We meet Sandu for the first time in Dark Lycan. I believe he was born off page.

  40. Someone just bought me dark wolf. Can I read it as stand alone or should I begin from the beginning of the series?

    • Jen at Red Hot Books says:

      The romances in these books are designed to be standalones. The thing with Dark Wolf, though, is that it’s a payoff on a slow burn romance that readers followed for many, many books. Dark Wolf is also the second in a subtrilogy that begins with Dark Lycan.

      You could read this alone, but you will definitely not get the same thing out of it that a longtime reader would.

  41. When
    Is next dark series installment?

  42. kathryn koontz says:

    I have read all the dark series books. I need more. Dark crime was the last one out. But I had already read the ones after it. Are you working on more books? Josef and Gregori twins girls the prince son, we have to have books on them. Please give us more. I started with the book Dark Ghost not knowing it was a series. Well when I finished I saw my mistake. I was hooked. I went to the beginning and started. I didn’t care how many books I had to read just as long as they were there to read. I love them and they were funny and just great reading. I loved the personality of all the warriors and their mates. thank you and I am looking forward to reading more. Are you working on a new book. again thank you

  43. Margaret V L Tyson says:

    I don’t read anthologies with groups of authors, is there a grouping of short stories to complete the reading order ( story order or do I have buy books where I only read the stories by Ms. Feehan?

  44. Gary looses Gabriell in Dark Promices. Which book does Gary find his lifemate, or isn’t the book written yet?

  45. Michelle Courts says:

    Please please please can we get another reunion celebration book. This series is so awesome. This is one series that I have to read the book as soon as it comes out even if I have to take off work. Thank you so much.

    P.S. Keep them coming.

  46. Karon S Simons says:

    which book in the series bring the Carpathian Hunters to North America? Just started reading the series again after being away from it for awhile.

  47. Lola Lehmann says:

    Carpathians Hunters to North America,…
    To me it start with book
    #3 Dark Gold… Aidan Savage saves Alexandria Houston
    #4 Dark Magic brings Gregori Daratrazanoff for Savannah Dubrinski his mate
    Aidan and Gregori work together for awhile
    on my mind
    #5 Dark Challege Julian Savage and Desari Daratrazanoff
    # 6 Dark Fire Darius Daratrazanoff and Tempest (Rusty)
    #9 Dark Guardian Lucian Daratrazanoff and Jaxon Montgomery
    # 12 Dark Melody Dayan Daratrazanoff and Corinne Wentworth
    #13 Dark Destiny Nicolae Von Shrieder and Destiny
    #15 Dark Secret Rafael de la Cruz and Colby Jansen
    #30 Dark Carousel Tarik Asenguard and Charlotte Vintage

    I only see here the wonderful and yes they are AWESOME. but give credit sometimes the reader “ME” afer expending my HARDEARNED money as a Senior is so upset. The long wait for #29 DARK PROMISES WAS NO WORTH MY MONEY. Same for #30 Dark Carousel…. sad but true. and this coming from a Fan that have all of her Series. What happened to Gary Jansen ??

  48. Lola Lehmann says:

    See, Lovely and amazing Syndil and Barack don’t have their own story
    they just have a couple of lines when Barack kiss her in front of all her family.
    “You are mine Syndil” No one else will have you” “you can not just decide that” she whispered her hand pressed to her mouth, her eyes wide with shock.
    “No?” He placed both hands in her shoulders .
    “In the presence of our family, I claim you for my own. I claim you as my lifemate. I belong to you. I offer my life for you. I give to you my protection, my allegiance, my heart, my soul and my body. I take into my keeping the same that is yours. Your life, happiness, and welfare will be cherished and placed above my own for all time . You are my lifemate, bound to me for all eternity and always in my care” so romantic (LOL) after that there is a page of bickering and that is all that wonderful and Courageous lady got for a Love story.

  49. Hi! I have and have read the whole Dark series. I can hardly wait for the new ones to come out so I end up re-reading the previous books. I was wondering what happened to Juliett’s sister, Jasmine? She got pregnant but I haven’t read anything else. What book is she in? Thank you!

  50. I love the series! Will there be a new book after Dark Carousel?

  51. I was wondering would there be another celebration reunion. Really wanna see the kids grow up and if some the ancients find lifemates and have kids. And really wanna see more Grandma Trixie and really want Gary to find his lifemate. And see how Val will be with Liv once able to legally claim her.

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