“WOW. I felt like I just came back from a travel to a different world, both wondrous and terrible, but still very captivating. This story was so vividly and beautifully written, reading it was like an out-of-body experience, a real journey that I'm still trying to catch my breath from. I still feel like waking up from a dream so intense, I'm still on the edges of it and I can still grasp, in my mind, the fading vision of the world that Meredith Duran so skillfully brought to life.
But enough with my similitudes. The Duke of Shadows is one of the best historical romance novels I have read and I really love historical romances. The story was woven with layers upon layers of historical narratives so richly described that it just drew me in so completely. And then there was the intensely passionate but tormented relationship of the two protagonists, made so much difficult by their individual sufferings but also made unbreakable by a love that grew out of their shared suffering.
Meredith Duran did not just want her readers to read and assimilate her words; she made them live, breathe, and feel them. I will definitely add all her other works to my collection.”