Saturday, November 21, 2009

Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange

Mr Darcy, Vampyre
by Amanda Grange

Published: August 2009
Genre: Romance, Vampires
Paperback: 308 pages
Rating: 4

Mr. Darcy, Vampyre starts where Pride and Prejudice ends and introduces a dark family curse so perfectly that the result is a delightfully thrilling, spine-chilling, breathtaking read. A dark, poignant and visionary continuation of Austen's beloved story, this tale is full of danger, darkness and immortal love.

My thoughts:
In-a-word: masquerade

I found this to be an extension of the Lizzie and Darcy courtship. Even though they were married. The difference being that they did not quibble so much. This was just right for me because I am not yet ready to see the married life between the two.

The wedding tour aka honeymoon encompasses most of the book. It is a great travelogue with sights and sounds of France and Italy of the times.

In the last third of the book Darcy's true history is revealed in regards to his Regency vampyrism. I love how his vampyre-ness is handled. It is not too graphic and is a subtle kind of horror tale.

At last, we find out what is behind Darcy's many absences in Pride and Prejudice. Makes perfect sense.

Favorite scene:

Paper faces on parade.
Hide your face, so the world will never find you!

-lyrics from Phantom of the Opera

*part of Pemberley Ball festivities
*check out my Book Fashion: Mr. Darcy Vampyre dress

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