Tuesday, 1 August 2017
The Dark Days Pact
The Dark Days Pact is by Alison Goodman and it the second book of her Lady Helen series.
June 1812. Just weeks after her catastrophic coming-out ball, Lady Helen Wrexhall—now disowned by her uncle—is a full member of the demon-hunting Dark Days Club. Her mentor, Lord Carlston, has arranged for Helen to spend the summer season in Brighton so that he can train her new Reclaimer powers. However, the long-term effects of Carlston’s Reclaimer work have taken hold, and his sanity is beginning to slip. At the same time, Carlston’s Dark Days Club colleague and nemesis will stop at nothing to bring Helen over to his side—and the Duke of Selburn is determined to marry her. The stakes are even higher for Helen as she struggles to become the warrior that everyone expects her to be.
1. Much of this book deals with Lady Helen learning her role in the Dark Days Club, along with dealing with the politics that go with it. Goodman introduces new enemies, and not all are Deceivers. There a secrets kept and new powers and obstacles to deal with, and thankful, way less about gloves.
2. Interesting to watch how Lady Helen deal with keeping secrets from Lord Carlson and the Duke of Selburn. She is becoming quite the strong young woman. Although, I do get very irriatated with her at times because she almost blindly follows Pike's orders and does not question closely enough due her sense of duty. I do like the resolve she shows at the end with the whole situation.
3. I felt the ending of the book was well done. It fit with the story, and revealed a lot of important information. It will be interesting to see where Goodman takes the next book with those turn of events.
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