A Leader is Chosen: Tariq Becomes Mikhail’s Ideal Choice to Lead the Carpathians in the United States
Though we as readers met Carpathian Tariq in the novella Dark Crime, it isn’t really until Dark Carousel that we have a clear understanding that Tariq isn’t just a leader in his area, but has been chosen by Mikhail to be the leader of Carpathians in the entire United States. And there are very good reasons for this.
Unlike many older Carpathians, Tariq embraced humans and immersed himself into their world. He knew them, how their world worked and even embraced technology as it evolved, using computers, cameras, the internet to not only look for his lifemate, but also to fight vampires.
Tariq knows that night clubs bring in lots of people and he has several of them, working with other like-minded Carpathians to utilize his natural abilities and the human technology for furthering his search. He created a compound with the knowledge that he’d be building his own community there, a fortress and a home.
A lot of the other Carpathians were very resistant to integrating with humans and using their technology. If you’re thinking of someone who would be resistant you might think of Zacharias who didn’t even speak to humans. Or Gregori who had nothing to do with humans. So Tariq was the perfect person for Mikhail to choose to represent him in the United States. This was a man who knew humans and could easily be amongst them and felt very comfortable in that skin.
by Christine Feehan
Released: August 2nd 2016
Series: Dark Carpathians #30
Published by Berkley
In the new Carpathian novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan, a woman falls prey to the seductive allure of the past—and a vampire warrior’s intoxicating embrace...
The moment Charlotte Vintage walks into his club, Tariq Asenguard’s blood is set on fire. The ancient Carpathian had given up hope of finding his lifemate, but now he will do anything to make Charlotte his own. What Tariq doesn’t know is that Charlotte is using herself and her best friend as bait—to try to draw out the bloodthirsty killers who have already murdered Charlotte’s brother and mentor.
Charlotte is familiar with Tariq. Not only is he one of the richest and most eligible bachelors in the city, but he’s also a renowned collector of old carousel horses, which Charlotte restores. Their shared passion opens Charlotte up to trusting him with her life and with the desire she can no longer control. But it also makes her vulnerable to a centuries-old curse that will unite her and Tariq in a war against the enemies of humans and Carpathians alike...