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Darcy Waits: A Short Story: A small snipet set sometime in the world of PPA (Pride & Prejudice & Assassinations) [Kindle Edition]

Leo Charles Taylor
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This story is a simple tale set into the world of Pride & Prejudice & Assassinations. It is not meant to fit into any particular part of the main story. It is meant to be a free story and to give a basic intro into the characters. I take the story and dive right in, leaving it to you to determine if you like the characters and the general premise.

It is the beginning of the 19th century and Europe is at war. Napoleon has seized power in France, and the Aristocracies of the world find themselves confronted by internal threats as well as external ones. House Darcy has been tasked to uphold the honours of the Gentry and to assist in the subtle political battle with France.

In this short story, Darcy is distraught and must focus his mental energies on anything but his wife.

House Darcy was built on a foundation of honour and integrity. It has stood for generations as a symbol of the best ideals in England. Now, during a time of war, murder, spies, and intrigue, House Darcy will rise, and it will do so upon the shoulders of a remarkable woman.

Current Timeline of books

Pride & Prejudice & Assassinations

(Same time frame as PPA but from Elizabeth's viewpoint)

A Darker Darcy

To Please a Princess
(Currently being written as of December 2013)

Short stories:
These are free short stories that do not fit into the timeline in any particular way other than that they take place after they are married. They have no real affect on the plot.

Elizabeth Waits
Darcy Waits

Product Details

  • File Size: 636 KB
  • Print Length: 18 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00F3T92RU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #611,392 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Customer Reviews

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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting premise but a bit far fetched October 15, 2013
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This very short story sets the scene for what must be the author's next novel. It is set during the Napoleonic Wars and promises that the novel will deliver a plot where Darcy and Elizabeth are assassins. This story itself merely sets the tone.

In this story Elizabeth has been injured while training with her horse. Other characters introduced include Colonel Fitzwilliam and a lady named Marianne Dache, who is in love with Darcy. While I appreciate the premise of this novella, I wonder why the author introduced Miss Dache as a character at all since readers might see her as a possible romantic rival to Elizabeth (Miss Bingley, anyone?). The author also makes her Elizabeth's "best friend", which I find improbable (think Miss Bingley being chummy with Lizzy and actually succeeding in convincing her of her friendship). I'm also not sold on the characterizations of Elizabeth and Darcy. Darcy seems grumpy and stressed and we don't hear much of Elizabeth's character in the 18 pages.

The writing itself was decent and fairly engaging but it just seems a bit of stretch to me to bring Darcy and Elizabeth into the mix of Napoleonic wartime intrigue. It's almost as if the author wanted to write a spy novel during that period and decided to throw P & P characters into it just so fans of the original novel and characters would give this set of novels a go. The characters have familiar names but could be any other duo of romantic characters. In fact, it's almost a little disrespectful of the characters to twist them such that they "fit" into a novel like this. Easily put, it's just NOT satisfying to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A new series to follow. March 28, 2014
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I will usually read a free book and will never purchase the others in the series. This series was different. So far I have gone out of my way to read them all. I read a lot, so this speaks volumes for this book.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not at all... February 16, 2014
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Taylor takes a turn using beloved characters to further his own pass at being an author. Better that he should attempt originality.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Huh? January 28, 2014
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Apparently I missed something, since I had no idea what was going on in this short piece. I didn't get it at all.
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More About the Author

Leo Charles Taylor is a philosopher, artist, author, and entrepreneur living in Seattle, Washington, along with his wife, Eveanna, and two daughters, Jolene and Kathryn. His current works include 'IT happened to the Wuzzlebees', a comedic indictment on the world's last economic crash all told in a humorous tale of fuzzy creatures called Wuzzlebees. His newest series is a Pride & Prejudice variation; 'Pride & Prejudice & Assassinations'. This series adds drama to Jane Austen's original tale by adding the background of the Napoleonic wars, which were occurring across Europe at the time Miss Austen first published her fantastic novel. Future projects include a Celtic Myth series which will delve into the wondrous and magical world of the Celtic people as they make their way around the world and through time.

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