The fury of Darkness

Despite the blows suffered by the Phoenix Alliance and the mysterious Angel of Vengeance Darkness, the Serpent Bloodline does not intend to defy its sinister plans to dominate the world. This time the fearsome secret society intends to launch a bacteriological attack using the discoveries of Dr. Peabody. Thanks to the instruments and funds made available by none other than the British government, the scientist was in fact able to isolate the bacillus responsible for the “sweat disease”, an epidemic that appeared in 1485 in England and which, in several waves, caused thousands of died all over Europe, before mysteriously disappearing in 1551. What Peabody doesn’t know is that the Serpent Bloodline has infiltrated its agents into the forces that are supposed to ensure the safety of her laboratory and is therefore ready to lay hands on a lethal bacteriological weapon and for which no cure is currently available. The situation is serious and once again requires the intervention of Viktor von Trux, aka Darkness, and his two inseparable lovers and companions of adventures Regina and Lola. To be able to come to the head of an intrigue that also sees the involvement of leading figures of the English government, the masked avenger will have to enlist the help of the famous investigator Sherlock Holmes, in a no holds barred fight where fate is at stake. same of humanity. Not to mention that the Serpent Breed also has other plans in store, which include the involvement of the famous scientist Nikola Tesla and the exploitation of child trafficking …

The fury of Darkness it is the third volume, after the previous ones The face of the Angel And On the trail of vampires, of the adventures of Darkness. The theme of the saga is very simple, but always current: the eternal struggle between Good and Evil, which in this case takes place in the Europe of 1921, in a context in which the memory of the devastation caused by the First is still fresh. World War and the Spanish flu epidemic. The narration proceeds swiftly, respectful of what we could define the inevitable aspects of a certain type of genre narrative: gothic settings, atmospheres pervaded with mystery, intricate plots for global supremacy that see the involvement of leading exponents of society and politics , secret societies, villains without any kind of moral scruple opposed to intrepid heroes without blemish and without fear, the inevitable presence of femme fatale on duty, a generous dose of sex put to season everything, as if it were not already tasty enough in itself. It is certainly not from this type of works that particular psychological insights or unexpected reversals of perspective can be expected. Having said that, the author’s skill in extricating historical details and in building a narrative that perhaps does not shine for originality but is still able to offer a few hours of entertainment to fans of the genre must be recognized in any case.

The fury of Darkness