Lord of Darkness

When strangers in the night…

He lives in the shadows. As the mysterious masked avenger known as the Ghost of St. Giles, Godric St. John’s only goal is to protect the innocent of London—until the night he confronts a fearless young lady pointing a pistol at his head and realizes she is his wife.

Become lovers…

Lady Margaret Reading has vowed to kill the Ghost of St. Giles—the man who murdered her one true love. Returning to London, and to the man she hasn’t seen since their wedding day, Margaret does not recognize the man behind the mask. Fierce, commanding, and dangerous, the notorious Ghost of St. Giles is everything she feared he would be—and so much more.

Desire is the ultimate danger.

When passion flares, these two intimate strangers can’t keep from revealing more of themselves than they had ever planned. But when Margaret learns the truth—that the Ghost is her husband—the game is up, and the players must surrender…to the temptation that could destroy them both.

Editorial Reviews

Lord of Darkness is classic Elizabeth Hoyt, meaning it's unique, engaging, and leaves readers on the edge of their seats, waiting for the next book . . . an incredible addition to the fantastic Maiden Lane series. I Joyfully Recommend Godric and Megs's tale, for it's an amazing, well-crafted story with an intriguing plot and a lovely, touching romance that I want to enjoy again and again and again . . . simply enchanting!JoyfullyReviewed.comBeautifully written . . . a truly fine piece of storytelling and a novel that deserves to be read and enjoyed.TheBookBinge.comI adore the Maiden Lane series, and this fifth book is a very welcome addition to the series . . . [It's] sexy and sweet all at the same time . . . This can be read as a standalone, but I adore each book in this series and encourage you to start from the beginning.USA Today's Happy Ever After BlogHoyt's writing is imbued with great depth of emotion ...Heartbreaking ... an edgy tension-filled plot.Publishers Weekly

“Hoyt’s writing is imbued with great depth of emotion as she reveals Megs and Godric’s separate grief. Heartbreaking misunderstandings create an edgy tension-filled plot as the spouses must decide whether they can leave behind the past and embrace their future together.”

Publishers Weekly

Lord of Darkness...illuminates Hoyt's boundless imagination... readers will adore this story.RT Book Reviews

“Readers eagerly anticipate each chapter in the Maiden Lane series since Hoyt has made Maiden Lane a place where danger and desire merge and legend, love, fairy tale, and classic romance all seamlessly blend together. Lord of Darkness further illuminates Hoyt’s boundless imagination, and readers will adore this story like all the others—each one unique and nothing short of enchantment.”

RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

Author Biography

Elizabeth Hoyt is the author of three critically acclaimed historical romance series and seven New York Times bestsellers. Born in New Orleans and raised in Saint Paul, she earned a BA in anthropology and now lives in Illinois with her husband, children, pets, and a garden in constant need of weeding.

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