Friday, 3 September 2021

Duncan - D.B. Reynolds

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Book: Duncan
Author: D.B. Reynolds
Series: Vampires in America, #5
Genres: Vampires, Paranormal Romance
Format: Kindle e-Book
Publication Date: January 2014

My Rating: 🌕🌕🌕🌕
Date Finished: 3rd September 2021

Description:

Washington, D.C. … capital of an empire. Powerful. Exhilarating. Corrupt. And in the shadows … vampires far older than the nation itself.

A power unto himself, Duncan has served at Raphael’s side for a hundred and fifty years. But long laid plans have finally borne fruit, and the time has come for Duncan to leave Raphael and tackle the greatest challenge of his life. He will face treacherous vampires and murderous humans. He will rock the halls of human power if necessary. But Washington, D.C. will be his.

Emma Duquet cares nothing for vampire politics. She just wants to find her missing roommate and best friend, Lacey. But Lacey’s been playing with vampires of a particularly dangerous kind, and Emma will have to deal with the new vampire in town if she’s going to find her friend.

Battling powerful enemies who will stop at nothing to keep their secrets, Duncan and Emma will dig beneath the corruption and depravity that is Washington, D.C. and uncover the most heinous conspiracy of all…

Review:

I read Sophie not that long ago and decided to head back into this authors series...but I'm not too clear on the thing that happened at the end that means Duncan is no longer Raphael's.

So Duncan heads off on his own, meeting two of his children when he lands in Washington D.C, to take over the territory from Victor - who it seems has had a vicious system running for however long where he hosts parties and attacks the women who attend. Duncan ends up meeting Emma Duquet who is looking for her lost friend and housemate that frequented Victor's parties and who he instantly feels a connection to. He vows to help her find her friend and deal out vengeance to those who may have hurt her.

I was drawn into this one from the start. Duncan was very clearly on a mission and nothing was going to stop him. I loved following him on his journeys around DC as he hunted down the men who had done the atrocities that permeated the walls of the house he now resided in.

Weirdly I've enjoyed following Cyn and Raphael's journey in the previous books but I have to admit, I enjoyed focusing fully on Duncan and Emma in this one. It wasn't entirely focused on their romance, either. He was cleaning up his new territory - without any help from Raphael - and we saw glimpses of his past, as well as how he became one of Raphael's vampires.

I think apart from the first book in the series that this is one of my favourite books so far. I do have book 6, Lucas, but I won't be reading it straight away.

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