The Chosen by Dannika Dark

November 14th, 2023 Kimberly Review 11 Comments

14th Nov

Narrated by Nicole Poole, The Chosen is my favorite in the series so far. I am excited for more of this pack. Romance, suspense and pack growth made for an addictive tale with a blend of humor I love in Dark’s stories. You’ll want to grab your earbuds & curl up with this one!

The Chosen by Dannika Dark
The Chosen
by Dannika Dark
Series: Black Arrowhead #3
Narrator: Nicole Poole
Length: 11 hours and 32 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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"Fear is your enemy's feast."

The gripping third installment of the Black Arrowhead series.

Robyn is desperately searching for a pack, but the odds are stacked against her. Shifters don't accept humans, especially ones with a watchdog. Her fate takes a wild turn when she hitches a ride with a band of rogues who are vying for a spot in a newly formed pack. Just when she gets a taste of the good life, a menacing force threatens to rip it away.

As a detective, Montana takes chances all the time. After seeing an open call for packmates, he gambles on an inexperienced Packmaster who has potential. When a mysterious woman joins their group, Montana defends her from those who would cast her out. Robyn is kind, loyal, and everything he desires. But when secrets are brought to light, they must each decide where their loyalty lies.

A romance forms between an unlikely couple, but can love conquer all when the stakes are too high?

Love takes courage.

howlinggood Humor ROMANCE urban

Dannika Dark is an autobuy for me, particularly in audio format. The Chosen is the third audiobook in the Black Arrowhead series. Like most urban fantasy, I recommend you listen to The Vow and The Alpha before beginning The Chosen. This book contains spoilers for the previous books and they, in turn, set up for events in The Chosen.

Robyn, a human who grew up in a pack, is traveling across country with her watchdog looking for a pack to call home. They are tired, hungry, and almost broke when they stumble upon a bus of shifters heading towards a pack with an open call for packmates. We meet detective, Montana, who is traveling with the group, and he instinctively offers his protection.

When they arrive on the lands, they see a rundown barn and an unfinished house. But Tak, the Alpha and packmaster, gives them all a place around the campfire and a chance to prove their worth. Until he decides each will sleep in tents and work to rebuild the house and barns.

I loved the tale that unfolds from the unique personalities that emerged to the chemistry between Robyn & Montana. The pack reminded me of characters from Keystone and that made me giddy as I quickly felt at home around the campfire. The strangers work together, forming bonds, and working to earn a place to call home. I love Tak as a Packmaster. It was wonderful seeing the previous couples and getting updates.

Dark weaves in some suspense as Robyn is harboring secrets, and it brings danger to their group. The story was addictive, and I enjoyed seeing characters from the first two books and connecting with new ones. These shifters are searching for a home, and each has their own story. I cannot wait to learn more about each of them.

The romance was slow-building with sizzling chemistry. Dark wove in tenderness, character growth and sweet moments before turning up the heat.

Nicole Poole narrates and does a fantastic job bringing Dark’s characters and series to life. She provides unique voices for everyone and enhances my enjoyment of the series. Dark’s series work wonderfully in audio format and the narration has only enhanced the characters and storylines.

Dark’s books are all set in the same universe. I’ve devoured them all! While I started with the Seven series, I recommend listening to the Mageri series before the Crossbreed series. You could begin with the Black Arrowhead series.

Fans of urban fantasy, shifters and romantic suspense will want to grab this series.

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About Dannika Dark

Dannika Dark

Dannika was born on a military base in the U.S. and spent her youth traveling abroad. She developed an interest writing poetry and song lyrics early on, eventually gravitating toward a job that involved writing procedural training documentation. In her spare time, she wrote novels before she decided to pursue a career in publishing. In addition to writing about supernatural worlds, Dannika is passionate about graphic design and creates all her own covers and series art. When not writing, she enjoys indie music, movies, reading, Tex-Mex, strawberry daiquiris, heaps of chocolate, and unleashing her dark side. All of her published books to date are written in the same universe and contain material suitable for adults only. Dannika's books have sold more than 1 million copies worldwide.

About Nicole Poole

Nicole Poole

Nicole Poole is a classically trained actor with equal passions for literature and improvisation. She has toured with the Royal Shakespeare Company, has been a member of the critically acclaimed Walter Thompson Orchestra for over fifteen years, and recently became a member of the Parisian groups SPOUMJ and Anitya. She is honored to have been recognized for her narration by an AudioFile Earphones Award, a Publisher's Weekly Listen-Up Award, and nomination for an Audie Award.

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11 Responses to “The Chosen by Dannika Dark”

  1. Jen Twimom

    I’ve been wanting to give this author a try for years now. I know she had more than one series – are they connected? Can I start with book 1 of this series and not miss out because I didn’t read any other series?

    • Kimberly

      The Mageri and Crossbreed series have character crossover, so read/listen to Mageri first. Seven and Black Arrowhead series are set in the same world with mentions of other towns, etc. I actually started with the Seven series. I won the complete audio set from The Book Nympho and Tantor. That began my addiction. Crossbreed was my favorite.