The Dark Days Club: A Lady Helen Novel (Hardcover)

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If you're looking for an exciting new historical or paranormal mystery, then this is for you! Lady Helen is getting ready to debut into society when her friend goes missing. Helen is then drawn into the shadows of Regency London. Alison Goodman’s new heroine is clever, independent and just the right hero for this action adventure set in Victorian London. Goodman did not disappoint with this mix of magic, mayhem and murder.


When someone uttered to me the phrase "Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Jane Austen" I immediately stole the copy out of their hands and ran toward a comfy chair, refusing all social calls until completion. Okay, some of that may be a little exaggerated, but my enthusiasm ran (and still runs) that deep and anyway, it turns out to be the most apt description for the novel. The Regency era setting feels meticulously researched down to every minute detail. And the paranormal aspect felt wholly unique, which is hard to come by these days. Just imagine if you lived in Jane Austen's time, a proper Lady with no choice but to be wed off to a boring life of cross stitching....yawn...and then found out you had inherited badass powers to battle the forces of evil in the world!? If you're like me, in no universe would you refuse that calling, and in here, lucky Lady Helen receives it. Though it begins a series, The Dark Days Club stands strong by itself, and you will no doubt wish for more when it's over.



New York Times bestseller Alison Goodman's eagerly awaited new novel -- a Regency adventure starring a stylish and intrepid demon-hunter

Helen must make a choice: Save her reputation, or save the world.

London, 1812. Eighteen-year-old Lady Helen Wrexhall is on the eve of her debut presentation at the royal court of George III. Her life should revolve around gowns, dancing, and securing a suitable marriage. Instead, when one of her family's maids disappears, she is drawn into the shadows of Regency London.
There, she meets Lord Carlston, one of the few able to stop the perpetrators: a cabal of demons that has infiltrated all levels of society. Carlston is not a man she should be anywhere near, especially with the taint of scandal that surrounds him. Yet he offers her help and the possibility of finally discovering the truth about the mysterious deaths of her parents.
Soon the two of them are investigating a terrifying conspiracy that threatens to plunge the newly Enlightened world back into darkness. But can Helen trust a man whose own life is built on lies? And does she have the strength to face the dangers of this hidden world and her family's legacy?
Set in the glittering social world of the Regency upper-crust, the Dark Days Club is a supernatural adventure that introduces New York Times best-selling author Alison Goodman's Lady Helen Wrexhall--another heroine whom, like Eona, readers can take to their hearts.

About the Author

Alison Goodman is the author of the international best-selling and award-winning Eon/Eona duology, as well as the acclaimed Singing the Dogstar Blues and the adult thriller A New Kind of Death. Alison lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her husband, Ron, and their Machiavellian Jack Russell Terrier, Xander. She is working on Lady Helen's next adventure. Visit her website at
Product Details
ISBN: 9780670785476
ISBN-10: 0670785474
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 26th, 2016
Pages: 496
Language: English
Series: Lady Helen
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