Review: The Adventure of the Dux Bellorum by Cynthia Ward

Lesbian vampire spies on the Western Front!


Intelligence agent Lucy Harker receives the most dangerous job in the world — keeping Winston Churchill safe in the Great War. Despite her unique abilities as Dracula’s daughter, she loses Churchill to Kaiser Wilhelm’s inhuman allies. If she’s to recover Britain’s greatest leader, Agent Harker must gain the aid of her Austrian lover, Countess Karnstein — better known as Carmilla. But the notorious vampire is keeping secrets that might doom the British Empire.4

Lucy Harker and her paramour are back again in Cynthia Ward’s Conversation Pieces #63 The Adventure of the Dux Bellorum. This time Lucy is protecting Winston Churchill against a rumored wolfman. Along the way Lucy crosses paths with a number of familiar faces, some I will confess to not knowing and I had to look up (laugh). 

Ward creates a great adventure and lots of action. There is death, blood, lots of gore, and of course the reality of war that few want to talk about. Physical love takes a backseat as the far more intimate type of love takes a front seat as Carmilla has to face some truths of her own.

War makes people face some ugly things in physical and mental form and Ward entertains us with both. I cannot wait to go on another Lucy Harker adventure – oops! There is a spoiler for you, yes she does manage to survive this adventure.

I received an ARC of this book and I am writing a review without prejudice and voluntarily.

Rating: 4 out of 5.



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Other Lucy Harker adventures:

The Adventure Of The Incognita Countess (Conversation Pieces Book 53) (See my review 1 March 2020)

Meet the Author

Cynthia Ward

Further Details:
Publisher: Aqueduct Press, 2018
Pages: 109
Cover Illustration: canstockphoto
Settings: Warfront
Sex: N/A

4Bio and/or Synopsis are from Goodreads.
Photo credit: Book cover is from Goodreads.


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