I finished 2021 with, you guessed it, a Pride and Prejudice variation, Mr Darcy’s Clan. This one I found through a book group on Facebook for Jane Austen fantasy variations. This one IS available on Kindle Unlimited.
This variation starts with some background history, explaining how there came to be vampires in England. King Henry VIII wanted to divorce Catherine of Aragon. He ended up using a witch to turn him into a vampire, whereby he convinced all of his nobles to also become vampires. Thus, Mr Darcy is also a vampire and his Turning was shown in the opening of the book.
When Mr Darcy accompanies Mr Bingley and his sisters to Netherfield, they spread about the neighborhood the story that Mr Darcy is a second son. That would mean that he is not a vampire. However, it was just a story. Pieces of canon do appear throughout, especially the infamous insult that Darcy tells Bingley about Elizabeth.
Brief Summary (while trying not to give everything away)
In Mr Darcy’s Clan, Darcy tries to fight the Call of the Blood that occurs when Elizabeth is around. At least he does at first. But once Wickham shows up, well, that’s a different story altogether. Want to see how it all ends up? Read it and find out.
Mr Darcy’s Clan is NOT a short novella. But if you are a fan of vampires (think: Twilight, A Discovery of Witches, etc), then you’ll want to read this book. Best part is that it is on Kindle Unlimited. Now if only we could convince Amazon to pay the authors for every time we read the book.
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My plan for 2021 was to write a blog post for each book I read. This is it! I wrote a blog post for each and every book I read in 2021. Now that will NOT be happening for 2022 (and not just because I’ve already read 180 books). So stick around, because I’m only going to be writing about books that I think you should read!