The Duke with the Dragon tattoo is the sixth instalment in Kerrigan Byrne’s Victorian Rebels series. I have one of the books in this series but it’s not necessary to read them in order. Each stand well on its own.
Lorelei, crippled as a girl by her cruel brother, rescues a man left for dead on the side of the road, while in her early teens. Although many years have passed since she last saw him, Lorelei never forgot “Ash,” who had promised to come back for her.
The Rook, a ruthless pirate, a man with a brutal past, has never forgotten the girl who saved him from a mass grave. When her brother sells her hand in marriage he swoops in and avenges her and takes her away just like her promised all those years ago.
Lorelie cannot believe the change in her childhood friend, can she trust a man touted as a rebel, thief, and killer.
Ms Byrne creates compelling characters who have overcome true adversities and continue to bear the scars both physical and mental. While the story dragged in parts the richness of the characters particularly the heroes in this series more than makes up for it.
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