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Piotr Kowalski

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I suppose if I were British, a horror book starring the Duke of Wellington might have the cultural impact of a mashup title like Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. But I'm not British, and I found nothing engaging in the fantasy adventures of an imperialistic, aristocratic, and egotistical stuffed shirt who finds himself fighting supernatural forces in a most feeble and faltering manner after being called by an old friend to investigate the case of a missing child, a mysterious death, and the sighting of a supernatural black dog.

I was truly done with this book when, with no explanation as to why, the Duke refers to his spouse repeatedly as his "hated wife." The lady barely says two words in the whole book and does nothing to merit such treatment. A quick Wikipedia check says she became ill while the Dick -- I mean Duke -- was abroad for most of a decade ravaging India, and he married her upon his return to England despite exclaiming, "She has grown ugly, by Jove!" What a swell fellow.

This is a poorly told story that is not even complete in this volume. I guess they expect to do a sequel at some point -- perhaps paying off the several Alice in Wonderland references? -- but I shall not bother with it if it does come to pass.

p.s., I didn't recognize any of the creator names when I picked up the book, but I just found that writer Delilah S. Dawson previously earned a one-star rating from me for Ladycastle. I need to remember her name in order to avoid her works in the future.
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villemezbrown | Apr 20, 2021 |
Rather liked the move more, but this is an interesting take.
 
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wetdryvac | Mar 2, 2021 |

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