The Irregulars return home to 1803 England safely, but their worldview has changed. Not only have their heroic efforts at Dunkirk given them pride and confidence but their dangerous mission has increased their magical powers.
Tory delights in the ever deepening bond she shares with Allarde until she discovers how powerfully he is connected to his ancient family estate—the lands he will not inherit unless he denies his magical powers and chooses a nonmagical mate. If Tory really loves him, she must walk away—but does she have the strength to leave the love of her life?
Cynthia's heroic efforts at Dunkirk have won her the respect of the Irregulars, but her sharp tongue keeps everyone at a distance. Isolated and very alone at Lackland Abbey over the Christmas holidays, she reluctantly agrees to join Jack Rainford and his family for their celebration even though they're commoners, far below her own noble rank. The warm welcome of the Rainfords makes her feel happier and more accepted than she has ever been. But she can't possibly be falling in love with flirtatious Jack! Can she?
Then the Irregulars are drawn into a dangerous attempt to rescue a vitally important French scientist from Nazi-occupied France. Tory and Allarde must work together because countless lives are at stake. Disaster strikes and not only is their mission threatened, but their very lives. Can magic and their loyalty to each other help them survive to return home?
Such a great book! I enjoyed it so much! We got to be in this world some more, learn more about it, and spend more time with these characters, and it instilled in me a want for the 3rd and probably final book, Dark Destiny!
So again, the main conflict is during World War Two, and yeah, it's dangerous, but really interesting to read! And that they save that family, that was really great! And from the synopsis of Dark Destiny, that's going to play out more!
There's romance and conflict in both relationships, Tory and Allarde, with his connection to his land, but being banned from getting the land if he keeps going the direction he's going. That's not fun! Then Cynthia and Jack, that was a great, weird, and interesting relationship!
Ah, I enjoyed this book so much, it was really quite book, and I can't for the next book!
Author: M.J. Putney
Series: Dark Mirror #2
Read: April 6th, 2012
Reason Why: I wanted to, loved Dark Mirror, it's a YAHFC book, a LLFL book, and a WoW book!
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Published: September 13th 2011