Elizabeth and her sister Jane are both excited and happy to
marry such wonderful men. Their weddings go off without a
hitch and Elizabeth expects to honeymoon at the Lake
District. Darcy surprises Elizabeth and will take her to
Dover where they will have a Grand Tour and travel the
Continent and visit his relatives in Paris, Switzerland and
Italy. Elizabeth is a bit cautious about going to France
because of the impending war there but Darcy puts her at
ease because the peace there should last awhile and there
are so many friends and family he wants her to meet.
Elizabeth is open to the adventure since she has never been
out of England.
Mr. and Mrs. Darcy travel in comfort. Elizabeth can't wait
for Darcy to make her his wife in every sense. But as they
travel father away from everything she knows, Darcy becomes
more silent and distant, much like the man she first found
him to be. She expresses her feelings and Darcy's excuse is
that he is just preoccupied and anxious to see his
relatives. But as the days go by and Darcy still hasn't come
to Elizabeth's bedroom at night to engage in husband and
wife activities that are expected in marriage, her concern
grows. She comes to the conclusion that Darcy doesn't want
her to get with child because traveling like they are doing
could be dangerous for an unborn child. For the time being
Elizabeth is settled with the idea, even though she longs
for Darcy's touch.
As the newlyweds travel onward, Elizabeth can't help but
feel that her husband is keeping something from her. She
shares her concerns with Jane in letters. And then finally
Darcy tells Elizabeth a secret he has kept from her, one
that could destroy their and possibly his life.
MR. DARCY, VAMPYRE by Amanda Grange falls a bit flat because
the Darcy and Elizabeth I thought I knew where not the ones
written here. Both these characters come across as copies of
what Ms. Grange thinks they would be if Austen had written a
sequel. Elizabeth was not engaging as she should have been
and Darcy is so one dimensional and distant. He barely makes
a ripple on the page even when he is in a scene.
The action and suspense didn't impress me and I found myself
speed reading, especially towards the end of the book. Many
of the scenes felt a bit contrived. I didn't enjoy Darcy's
curse and his search of the cure so he and Elizabeth could
go back to Pemberley and start a family. MR.DARCY, VAMPYRE
simple didn't have the sparkle I was expecting, however fans
who love Austen's style and can't get enough vamps might
enjoy another version.
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.