Lady Helen, Book #2

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

by Alison Goodman

On Sale: 19/12/2016


About the Book


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

Summer, 1812

After the scandalous events at her presentation ball in London, Lady Helen has taken refuge at the fashionable seaside resort of Brighton, where she is training to be a Reclaimer with the covert Dark Days Club.

As she struggles to put aside her genteel upbringing and take up the weapons of a warrior, 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, no one is prepared for the ordinary evil he brings in his wake. He has a secret task for Helen and Mr Hammond, and the authority of the Prince Regent. They have no choice but to do as he orders, knowing that the mission will betray everyone around them and possibly bring about Lord Carlston's annihilation.

The second novel in the thrilling Lady Helen series sees Helen following orders that could bring about betrayal and annihilation.


'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


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: 9780732296100
  • ISBN 10: 0732296102
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - AU
  • On Sale: 19/12/2016
  • Pages: 464
  • List Price: 29.99 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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