Lady Helen and the Dark Days Pact (Lady Helen, Book 2)

Lady Helen and the Dark Days Pact (Lady Helen, Book 2)

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'A MESMERIZING MARRIAGE BETWEEN REGENCY ROMANCE AND URBAN FANTASY ... I DEVOURED THIS SERIES'-- Sabaa Tahir, author of the bestselling An Ember in the Ashes series

Brighton, July 1812.

After the scandalous events at her presentation ball in London, Lady Helen is banished from her family and has taken refuge at the fashionable seaside resort of Brighton. There she is training as a Reclaimer with the covert Dark Days Club and must learn to fight the dangerous energy-wielding Deceivers.

As she struggles to put aside her genteel upbringing, Helen realises 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 bureaucratic heart of the Dark Days Club, arrives in Brighton, no one is prepared for the ordinary evil he brings in his wake. He has a grudge against Lord Carlston and a secret mission for Helen. She has no choice but to do as he orders, knowing that the dangerous task will betray everyone around her -- and possibly bring about Lord Carlston's annihilation.

This second novel in the thrilling Lady Helen series won the Aurealis Award for Best Young Adult Novel!


'A delicious collision of Regency romance and dark fantasy' -- Publishers Weekly starred review

'This glorious sequel has it all for fans of fantasy and historical fiction -- paranormal clashes, political intrigue, smouldering romance, a handsomely headstrong heroine, and bejewelled historical detail. The writing fizzes with passion and panache throughout, much like Lady Helen herself' -- LoveReading

'The thrilling sequel to Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club -- 5 Stars!!' -- Amazon review


Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club (Book 1)

Notable Book -- 2017 Children's Book Council of Australia Awards

Lady Helen and the Dark Days Pact (Book 2)

Winner -- 2016 Aurealis Awards, Best Young Adult Novel


Winner -- 2008 Aurealis Awards, Best Fantasy Novel

Honour Book -- 2008 James Tiptree Award (UK)

Notable Book -- 2009 Children's Book Council of Australia Awards

Shortlisted -- 2009 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, 2009 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, 2008 Western Australian Premier's Literary Awards
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 153 x 235 x 35mm | 576g
  • New South Wales, Australia
  • 0732296102
  • 9780732296100

About Alison Goodman

Alison Goodman is the author of the international bestselling and award-winning Eon/Eona duology and the Lady Helen series, as well as the acclaimed Singing the Dogstar Blues and the adult thriller A New Kind of Death (originally titled Killing the Rabbit). Alison lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her husband, Ron, and their adorable Australian Terrier mix, Buckley.

Visit her website at
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5,894 ratings
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4 43% (2,562)
3 16% (953)
2 2% (145)
1 1% (43)
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