Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Duty and Desire by Pamela Aidan
The second book in the series by Pamela Aidan does not perhaps have as much charm as the first, but it is none the less intriguing, more of a who dunnit with Darcy playing a Sherlock Holmesesque character and his ever faithful valet Fletcher playing Dr Watson.
Darcy attempts to rid himself of his infatuation with Elizabeth Bennet he joins a house party at Norwycke Castle (very gothic) to look for a more suitable wife.
He finds himself amidst all sorts of plots and skullduggery which Fletcher helps him to navigate through.
So many plots and sub plots and some pretty unpleasant characters.
Even Satanic rights may or may not be part of the problems at Norwycke Castle.
You do need to keep turning the pages to make sure our hero is not going to fall into the clutches of any of the villains or more to the point villainesses.
But of course with Fletcher watching his back and tying his cravat, he will escape by the skin of his teeth, to return to London and his Sister a wiser man no longer looking for a wife.
And so onto book 3 of the Fitzwilliam Darcy Gentleman Series -’These Three Remain’ hoping it has the charm of the first book and the story telling of the second.