Legacy of Darkness (The Jago Legacy, #1)

Legacy of Darkness (The Jago Legacy, #1) It Is 1837 And The Young Queen Victoria Has Just Ascended The English Throne Orphaned And Penniless After Her Father S Death In India, Lucy Alleyne Is Forced To Accept A Post As Companion To An Elderly Lady Until A Distant Relative Spirits Her Away To Castle Athal On The Cornish Coast But Lucy S Initial Gratitude At Lady Demelza Jago S Benevolence Soon Gives Way To Unease The Ancient Cornish Castle, Known Locally As Tenebris, Is A Dark Monument To The Family S History And Secrets Within Its Embrace Lucy Is Drawn Into Friendship With Tynan Jago The Young Earl Of Athal Is Handsome And Poetic Yet Tortured, Like His Father Before Him Tynan Is Utterly Different From His Uncle, Uther, Whose Seductive, Leonine Power Radiates From His Every Word And Gesture Between Them The Two Jago Men Have Innocent Lucy Enthralled Mind, Body And Soul If She Remains Within The Bloodstained Castle Walls, With Their History Of Ill Starred Passion And Madness, A Mere Broken Heart Will Seem A Blessing. Eh, it s alright Good start, then flatlined into a plateau o predictability It s not a very long book, but it still seemed to drag in the middle The heroine is oblivious to blatant clues especially if you re familiar with genre tropes which makes for some excruciating scenes And there didn t seem to be much chemistry between the leads, as if they only fell in love because said tropes dictated it Important safety tip if you want your hero to compete directly with the villain in a clo Eh, it s alright Good start, then flatlined into a plateau o predictability It s not a very long book, but it still seemed to drag in the middle The heroine is oblivious to blatant clues especially if you re familiar with genre tropes which makes for some exc
I bought this book because it kept popping up on Gothic book lists and it had a reasonably high rating The best I can say about this book is meh If you have never read any other gothic literature or any other murder mystery, you might find this book outstandingly unique.If, on the other hand, you have even the slightest understanding of gothic mysteries and are even remotely acquainted with any of thecommon plot devices which are typical to the genre, you might find this book pretty un I bought this book because it kept popping up on Gothic book lists and it had a reasonably high rating The best I can s
One of the new Harlequin Shivers ebooks.All the Gothic tropes plus discreetly sexy scenes.Cheesy but ok if you are in the mood for some very light Gothic nostalgia updated for the modern era. It was okay but very predictable Really liked the characters. Legacy of Darkness was the first title I ve read from the relatively new Harlequin Shivers line Described by Harlequin as their new gothic romance line, I was both excited and nervous to read my first Shivers As a dedicated fan of 19th Century gothic fiction, I was a little dubious about how this twist on the genre would be handled by the Shivers authors Would they do homage to my old gothic friends Or would they trample their memory Well the answer to these questions was clear to me mere Legacy of Darkness was the first title I ve read from the relatively new Harlequin Shivers line Described by Harlequin as their new gothic romance line, I was both excited and nervous to read my first Shivers As a dedicated fan of 19th Century gothic fiction, I was a little dubious about how this twist on the genre would be handled by the Shivers authors Would they do homage to my old gothic friends Or would they trample their memory Well the answer to these questions was clear to me mere hours after beginning this novel, when I read the last line of Legacy of Darkness and flopped back in my seat, romantically satisfied and yet half terrified at the same time Lucy Alle
This review andcan be seen at is the first non vampire novel that I have read in a very long time in which I can say I didn t even miss the fangs A tale that is truly dark and sinister that any fan of Gothic Romance would be sure to love, and crave forGodman takes readers into a dark world in centuries past, where one families castle that has a history that may be as deadly as Count Vlad s, and evensordid.When Lucy is taken in by very dista This review andcan be seen at is the first non vampire novel that I have read in a very long time in which I can say I didn t even miss the fa
The heroine Lucy Alleyne arrives at Tenebris an innocent young woman, alone in the world Demelza Jago, a cousin of sorts, has brought her here as a companion to her Here Lucy meets the magnetic Uther Jago, Demelza s brother, and their nephew Tynan, the Earl who will come into his inheritance in a few weeks time on his twenty first birthday.The Jago s have possessed Tenebris, and I say it advisedly, for hundreds of years and there is a long history of Jago s who have been less than stellar citi The heroine Lucy Alleyne arrives at Tenebris an innocent young woman, alone in the world Demelza Jago, a cousin of sorts, has brought her here as a companion to her Here Lucy meets the magnetic Uther Jago, Demelza s brother, and their nephew Tynan, the Earl who will come into his inheritance in a few weeks time on his twenty first birthday.The Jago s have possessed Tenebris, and I say it advisedly, for hundreds of years and there is a long history of Jago s who have been less than stellar citizens.Uther has a special interest in Lucy but she becomes aware that the brother and sister have another motive for befriending her that they keep from her The sickly Tynan holds his own s
Legacy of Darkness is a Gothic romance from the Harlequin range It is full of dark secrets, dramatic scenes and has a stunning setting on the rugged Cornish coast A young Queen Victoria has just taken the throne of England Uther Jago and his sister Demelza live with their nephew Earl Tynan They oversee the running of Castle Athal or Tenebris as it is known in the family until Tynan comes of age.Lucy Alleyne has recently lost her father and has returned to England from India where her father Legacy of Darkness is a Gothic romance from the Harlequin range It is full of dark secrets, dramatic scenes and has a stunning setting on the rugged Cornish coast A young Queen Victoria has just taken the throne of England Uther Jago and his sister Demelza live with their nephew Earl Tynan They oversee the running of Castle Athal or Tenebris as it is known in the family until Tynan comes of age.Lucy Alleyne has recently lost her father and has returned to England from India where her father worked for The East India Company Having used all her money to bring her father s ashes home, Lucy has found a job as a ladies companion She is quite shocked and surprised when Demelza rescues her and claims kinship, whisking
I recently decided I wanted to read some books in the Gothic Romance genre I happened upon this author and decided to start with this first book in the series While I don t often select novellas, the description of this one caught my attention and I decided to give it a try I had forgotten just how much I liked Gothic novels the mystery, the drama, the innocent heroine, the brooding hero, the dark setting Often these books are a bit predictable and that s okay It is what it is and as lon I recently decided I wanted to read some books in the Gothic Romance genre I happened upon this author and decided to start with this first book in the series While I don t often select novellas, the description of this one caught my attention and I decided to give it a try I had forgotten just how much I liked Gothic novels the mystery, the drama, the innocent heroine, the brooding hero, the dark setting Often these books are a bit predictable and that s okay It is what it is and as long as the writing
After the traumatic death of her father, Lucia Alleyne was forced to become a companion to an elderly woman When Demelza Jago, a distant relation on Lucia s mother s side, arrives and sweeps her off to the gothic gloomy castle called Tenebris, in Cornwall, Demelza s brother Uther soon catches her eye.Pulled into a sensual, and if I m being honest kind of creepy relationship, with Uther, Lucy soon finds herself under the spell of this mysterious man Although she soon discovers that there is mor After the traumatic death of her father, Lucia Alleyne was forced to become a companion to an elderly woman When Demelza Jago, a distant relation on Lucia s mother s side, arrives and sweeps her off to the gothic gloomy castle called Tenebri