Saturday 27 May 2023

Book Review: The Dark Days Pact (Lady Helen #2) by Alison Goodman (Paranormal)

Title: The Dark Days Pact (Lady Helen #2)
Author: Alison Goodman
Publisher: Angus & Robertson
Publication Date: 2019 (2017)
Pages: 464
Format: Paperback
Genre: Paranormal
Source: Borrowed from the Library

Summer, 1812.
After the scandalous events at her presentation ball in London, Lady Helen has taken refuge at the fashionable seaside resort of Brighton, banished from her family and training as a Reclaimer with the covert Dark Days Club. She must learn to fight the dangerous energy-wielding Deceivers and prepare to face their master, the elusive Grand Deceiver.

As she struggles to put aside her genteel upbringing, Helen realizes that her mentor, Lord Carlston, is fighting his own inner battle.  Has the foul Deceiver energy poisoned his soul, or is something else driving him towards violent bouts of madness? Either way, Helen is desperate to help the man with whom she shares a deep but forbidden connection.

When Mr. Pike, the hard bureaucratic heart of the Dark Days Club, arrives in Brighton, he has a secret mission for find the journal left by a mad rogue Reclaimer, before it falls into the hands of the Deceivers. Coerced by Pike, Helen has no choice but to do as ordered, knowing that the search for the journal may bring about Lord Carlston’s annihilation.


The Dark Days Pact was an enjoyable continuation of the Lady Helen series. It perhaps didn't captivate me quite as much as book one, but that is often the case with a middle book in a trilogy. It was still a fun story, though, and it set things up for what should be a gripping conclusion in the final volume, which I look forward to starting tonight. For anyone who enjoyed book one, they should have few complaints about how this series is progressing. It gets 4.5 stars from me.

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