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Mistress of Darkness

(1976)
(The third book in the Caribee of the Hiltons series)
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Gislane was a mustee, a beautiful young girl in whose veins ran a sixteenth part of African blood.

Living in England, she was free; under the laws of the West Indies, she was still a slave, subject to a life of degradation at the hands of the Caribbean planters.

Intent on destroying the love affair between Gislane and his young cousin Matt, Robert Hilton, master of the vast plantations in Jamaica and Antigua, had her cruelly abducted and sent back to the horrors that awaited her in the Caribbean.

Matt followed, back to the sugar plantations he hated with all his being; back to the heartless savagery of the white, wealthy owners and the suffering of their black slaves.

But now rebellion was in the air-slaves were listening to the voodoo drums that called in the night.

And as Matt journeyed throughout the islands searching for Gislane, he vowed he would fight to the last to abolish the abomination of slavery.

Matt Hilton's search for his kidnapped love Gislane took him back to the West Indies - back to the great sugar plantations of the Caribbean which he had left as a boy. Heir to the Hilton estates, he deplored the brutality of his fellow planters - men who had built up immense wealth and political influence and who wielded total power over their West African slaves.

But now the seeds of rebellion were growing - the slaves were beginning to listen to the message of the voodoo drums and the words of the mamaloi foretelling the coming of a saviour

'Mistress of Darkness', the sequel to 'Seas of Passion' and 'The Devil's Own', is the third novel in Christopher Nicole's history of the West Indies, from the founding of the first colony to Emancipation in 1834.

Praise for Christopher Nicole:

'His backgrounds are vivid and the characters authentic ... a robust tale, vigorously told... ' Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph.

'Well-researched... Evocative descriptions of scenery and edifices, and exact period dialogue' Historical Novels Society

Christopher Nicole (born 1930) was brought up in British Guyana and the West Indies. His output of books, under his own name and several pennames, has been prolific. Much of his work is historical, and many are set in the Caribbean.

Genre: Historical Romance

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Hardback Editions

September 1976 : UK Hardback
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Title: Mistress of Darkness
Author(s): Christopher Nicole
ISBN: 0-304-29725-9 / 978-0-304-29725-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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Paperback Editions

November 1977 : USA Paperback
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Title: Mistress of Darkness
Author(s): Christopher Nicole
ISBN: 0-451-07782-2 / 978-0-451-07782-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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September 1977 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mistress of Darkness
Author(s): Christopher Nicole
ISBN: 0-552-10517-1 / 978-0-552-10517-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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Kindle Editions

July 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Mistress of Darkness (Caribee of the Hiltons Book 3)
Author(s): Christopher Nicole
Publisher: Endeavour Media
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