Authentic down to every nuance and detail, Nancy K. Duplechain’s Cajun paranormal fantasy series, The Dark Trilogy, incredibly captures the mysterious and mystical undertones inherent to Southern Louisiana. This haunting, niggling undertone permeates the series – a white noise, if you will, thrumming ever so subtly.
“Going home should feel warm and inviting. Even the sound of those words evokes images of smiles, hugs and good times. But my mind tangled images of family and friends with something dark and brooding – something in the distance, like a thundercloud. Whatever it was, I couldn’t name it other than to say that it was a slight feel of dread, but not for the obvious reasons. One would expect to dread going to a funeral, especially if it’s family in the casket. That sense of dread was very familiar to me since I’d gone through it a few times before. This was something different, something unfamiliar. And, even through it was irrational, it frightened me.” (Dark Bayou: The Dark Trilogy, Nancy K. Duplechain – Loc 55)
Returning to Southern Louisiana for yet another familial funeral, Leigh returns to the home of her youth – the home of her grandmother, the home of her niece, the home of the only two people left in the world she could call family…the family she has turned her back on for more years than she cares to admit.
Nancy K. Duplechain’s sublime du Fresne take on angels versus demons, light versus dark, good versus evil, places The Dark Trilogy in a category all its own. Holy knights, ancient bloodlines, paladins, secret societies… Les Fonces, evil beings, soulless shadows, ghosts… Traiteurs, psychic dreams, clairvoyance, voodoo magic…
Nancy K. Duplechain’s Dark Series in Order:
Dark Bayou (Book 1), Dark Carnival (Book 2).