Lady Helen, Book #1

Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club (Lady Helen, Book 1)

by Alison Goodman

On Sale: 14/12/2015


About the Book


- Sabaa Tahir, author of the bestselling An Ember in the Ashes series

London, April 1812.

Lady Helen Wrexhall is set to make her debut at the court of Queen Charlotte and officially step into polite Regency society and the marriage mart. Little does Helen know that step will take her from the opulent drawing rooms of Mayfair and the bright lights of Vauxhall Gardens into a shadowy world of missing housemaids and demonic conspiracies.

Standing between those two worlds is Lord Carlston, a man of ruined reputation and brusque manners. He believes Helen has a destiny beyond the ballroom; a sacred and secret duty. Helen is not so sure, especially when she discovers that nothing around her is quite as it seems, including the enigmatic Lord Carlston.

Against a backdrop of whispered secrets in St James's Palace, soirees with Lord Byron and morning calls from Beau Brummell, Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club is a delightfully dangerous adventure of self-discovery and dark choices that must be made ... whatever the consequences.

A tantalising new trilogy set in Regency London from the award-winning author of Eon and Eona.


'A delicious collision of regency Romance and dark fantasy' - Publishers Weekly starred review

'A mesmerizing marriage between Regency romance and urban fantasy that is both impeccably researched and wonderfully paced. I devoured this series.' - Sabaa Tahir, author of the bestselling Ember in the Ashes series

'I LOVED this book! It's a page-turner from start to finish' - Amazon review

'Brilliant! Enthralling mix of history and fancy - it's Downton Abby meets Buffy!' - Amazon review

'Amazing research, really fun characters and such an original idea' - Goodreads 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

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780732296094
  • ISBN 10: 0732296099
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - AU
  • On Sale: 14/12/2015
  • Pages: 448
  • List Price: 19.99 AUD
  • Age: From 14 years
  • BISAC1: Children's, Teenage & educational / Fantasy & magical realism (Children's - Teenage)


Alison Goodman is the author of the international bestselling and award-winning Eon/Eona duology, 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. She is working on her next novel.  Visit her website at

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