The Dark Days Club (A Lady Helen Novel #1) (Paperback)

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This is book number 1 in the A Lady Helen Novel series.


"Captivates with a mix of history and fantasy. [An] immersive, action-packed narrative.” —USA Today's Happy Ever After

From the New York Times bestselling author of Eon and Eona; a Regency adventure series starring a stylish and intrepid Buffy-esque demon-hunter

London, April 1812. On the eve of eighteen-year-old Lady Helen Wrexhall's presentation to the queen, one of her family's housemaids disappears-and Helen is drawn into the shadows of Regency London. There, she meets Lord Carlston, one of the few who can stop the perpetrators: a cabal of demons infiltrating every level of society. Dare she ask for his help, when his reputation is almost as black as his lingering eyes? And will her intelligence and headstrong curiosity wind up leading them into a death trap?

* Includes a bonus Dark Days Club novella! *

About the Author

Alison Goodman is the author of the international and New York Times 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.
     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

Praise For…


"This fantastic introduction leaves us hungry for more." —Entertainment Weekly

“Alison Goodman has crafted a masterful, beguiling story from start to finish.” —New York Daily News

“The Dark Days Club captivates with a mix of history and fantasy. [An] immersive,action-packed narrative.” —USA Today's Happy Ever After

“It’s London 1812 like you’ve never seen it: with demonic creatures and theirslayers. Lady Helen Wrexhall takes the Buffy-esque role in The Dark DaysClub ...Helen has to fight between two sides of herself as a proper lady and a kickbutt slayer. Feminists swoon!” —

* "Delicious. . . . Lady Helen is a well-drawn heroine, and her struggle to free herself from the stilted life of an early 19th century noblewoman and embrace her wilder, darker self is powerfully delineated." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
* "Fast-paced, rich in description, with fascinating characters and excitement, this tale from Australian author Goodman will leave fantasy fans wanting more." —School Library Journal, starred review

“A nail-bitingly exciting story of espionage and gallantry, with a horribly well-imagined demonic element.” —Jane Austen's Regency World Magazine
"[The Dark Days Club] takes off in a delightful way, juxtaposing the laced-up expectations of society against the newly stirring blood of a worthy heroine. . . . Try this with fans of genre twisters such as Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies." —Booklist
"[Goodman's] impeccable research shines through on every page . . . and brings to life questions of freedom and choice for women. Readers willing to embrace the deep, deliberately paced journey will find the pace and tension increasing until the end leaves them eager for the next volume." —Kirkus Reviews

“Goodman’s research is evident as interesting details are revealed concerning the time period’s social, environmental, and political issues ...The paranormal aspect of Helen’s world is well-conceived.” —VOYA

“Spectacular.” —Shelf Awareness


“I literally held my breath through much of this exciting book as Eon walks a razor's edge among powerful, plotting lords . . . I loved it. Can't wait for the sequel!”—Tamora Pierce on Eon
*"This mesmerizing story begins where most novels end: in a tension-filled climactic event, in which the fate of the protagonist and a nation in the balance. Goodman catapults the reader headfirst into a pivotal moment in the Empire of the Celestial Dragons, a world so richly imagined that it feels real.”—Booklist , starred review for Eon
“One of those rare and welcome fantasies that complicate black-and-white morality.”—Kirkus Reviews on Eona
Eon and EonaNew York Times Bestsellers
Eon: Winner of the Aurealis Award
 A Locus Recommended Reading Selection 
 A James Tiptree, Jr. Award Finalist
 An Amelia Bloomer Master List Selection 
 An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
 A CBCA Notable Book
Eona: An Indie Next Selection
 An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
Singing the Dogstar Blues: An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
 Winner of the Aurealis Award, best YA novel

Product Details
ISBN: 9780142425091
ISBN-10: 0142425095
Publisher: Speak
Publication Date: January 3rd, 2017
Pages: 544
Language: English
Series: A Lady Helen Novel