Duke of Midnight by Elizabeth Hoyt
Received from Goodreads for an honest review
honest review is that I LOVED THIS BOOK! I can’t believe that I never
read Elizabeth Hoyt before. After reading The Duke of Midnight I put
Hoyt’s copies on hold at the library.
First, I loved that the
mystery of the Ghost of St. Giles did not drag out throughout the story.
The heroine, Artemis was very quick to figure out who the Ghost of St.
Giles was and it was not a big secret between the heroine and hero.
Batten is an interesting character. He reminded me of a “batman” type
hero. He is looking to avenge the death of his parents and at night
moonlights as the Ghost of St. Giles. Artemis is a very strong female
character-which I love! Although she is her cousin’s companion she
speaks up for herself and has no hesitation speaking her mind even if it
means speaking up for herself or her twin- Apollo.
of characters was very unique and she played with the story of Artemis/
Diana/ huntress of the night very well. She entertained these images
throughout the story. Maximus seems just that, very strong and focused.
He is very loyal to his duties and is also driven by the guilt
surrounding the death of his family.
characters also helped to build the story. They either showed how
Artemis position was viewed in their society or how different Artemis
was from other ladies in society. Apollo was a very fascinating
character and I cannot wait what Ms. Hoyt has planned for him! He was
obviously falsely accused of killing three men and because of this he is
thrown into Bedlam. Hoyt painted a very eerie and scary view of this
“hospital”. My only hang up was that Artemis did betray her
cousin-Lady Penelope. Lady Penelope was very flighty and shallow but
Artemis knew that Maximus was courting her despite this she had
absolutely no problem sleeping with him.
I highly recommend this book. It is full of adventure, action and romance!