Mr. Darcy, Vampyre
By Amanda Grange
Sourcebooks Landmark, 2009. 308 pgs. Fiction
This book picks up where Pride and Prejudice left off. Following a double wedding with Jane and Mr. Bingley, Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth begin their wedding journey to Paris. Elizabeth soon finds that life as Mrs. Darcy is far from what she had expected. Her husband seems overwhelmed with concerns he refuses to share with her and he is reluctant to touch her and never visits her room at night. The title of this book tells the reader of Mr. Darcy’s dark secret, but his wife remains unaware of the curse Darcy is trying to hide.
Mr. Darcy, Vampyre was everything I had expected from Pride and Prejudice and Zombies but did not get. It was fun to see the supernatural world interacting with long-loved characters without it becoming unbearably ridiculous. The ending was rushed and a little trite, but this is a great choice for anyone looking for a really quick, light, entertaining, and surprisingly clean read.