The Dark Days Pact (Lady Helen 2)

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.

The Dark Days Pact is the second book in the Lady Helen trilogy published by Walker Books in the UK,  Penguin in the USA and Canada, Harper Collins in Australia (as Lady Helen and the Dark Days Pact), and Gallimard in France.

Winner of  the 2016 Aurealis Award for Best Y.A. Novel