Monday, March 11, 2013

Review: Pride and Pyramids by Amanda Grange

Synopsis:  From Goodreads, "Pulled into the craze of Egyptology, the Darcys and their lively children embark on an expedition to find a hidden tomb and uncover its treasure. Not only are immeasurable riches awaiting them in the exotic land of the Sphinx, but also danger and betrayal and the chance to lay an ancient grudge to rest...

Amanda Grange, bestselling author of Mr. Darcy's Diary and Mr. Darcy, Vampyre, teams up with Egyptologist Jacqueline Webb to create a breathtaking historical tale. The Darcys' adventures at the hands of these talented -storytellers open up whole new realms of exploration for lovers of Jane Austen and the Regency world."

Review:  Pride and Pyramids by Amanda Grange, was one of those novels that I thought I wouldn’t like.  I know that sounds like a bad way to approach a book, but I will own up to my hesitation.  Once I got going with the story, however, I found that I really enjoyed it and wanted to keep reading.  

Obviously set post-Pride and Prejudice, we find Elizabeth and William Darcy married with a family of beautiful children.  To their brood, they introduce this journey of a lifetime to Egypt to visit the ancient sites as other upper class members did in their day.  To the story we add the intrigue of a doll, that seems to have taken on a life of its own and overtaken their daughter.  (Strangely, it reminded me of that tiki doll episode of the Brady Bunch when Greg was “cursed” by the doll in Hawaii?  Yes, very much like that.) 

I liked the adventures the family went on, and I enjoyed the idea of them going to Egypt together.  In some ways I thought there was no way William Darcy would have permitted the endangerment of his family on such a major journey, and yet I still kind of liked considering it.  Overall, I just thought it was a really fun, engaging, and entertaining continuation story.  If you like adding to the familiar tale of Pride and Prejudice, then this is a fun story to continue with.

*FTC Disclosure:  Review is based on a library copy of the novel.


  1. Idk, I have a hard time picturing Darcy being pulled into something like Egyptology.

  2. Darcy would probably never get into Egypt, but since I love both P&P and Egyptology, I gotta add this to the TBR list.