Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Dark Passage #2 by M. J. Putney

10380657Genre: Magic
Paperback: 320 Pages
Published: September 13, 2011
Series: Dark Mirror
            1. Dark Mirror
            2. Dark Passage
            3. Dark Destiny

Goodreads Synopsis: 

Safely back in 1803 England, Merlin's Irregulars are more confident, proud, and powerful, but class distinctions complicate their relationships until the mages are called upon to rescue a vitally important French scientist and his family from Nazi-occupier.

My Review:

The gang is back home to 1803 England safe and sound. They have been through a rough patch, but have come back with their entire worldview changed. Not only are they heroic after the events at Dunkirk which has given them confidence and pride, but this dangerous mission has also increased their powers.

Her powers and her relationship with Allarde has grown since the last book. They now have a deeper connection after finding out Allarde's deepest darkest secret. Tory must decide what the best decision for her future is. Can she be with Allarde without experiencing guilt in the future about her decision? Or will she risk it all to be with Allarde? If Tory really loves him she will have to walk away from him, but how can she do that when he has become more of a family to her than her real family?  

He is in a tough situation. He has to either give up his magic and marry a non-magical human or forfeit all of his inheritance. Will Allarde be able to give up his love for Tory and leave his inheritance? Or will he forget about Tory and respect his parents decision? Honestly, Allarde is in a very tough situation and I feel for the guy, but at some point he has to make a decision. He is keeping his parents and Tory in limbo by not making a decision. This is bound to cause problems in both relationships.  

I really didn't like her in the beginning, but I'm starting to like her spunk. After being a hero at Dunkirk she has earned much respect from the other Irregulars, but her sharp tongue keeps everyone at a distance. She is isolated at the Abbey over Christmas break and reluctantly agrees to join Jack and his family for their celebration. There is definitely something brewing between Jack and Cynthia. It is very unexpected and intriguing!

Everything seems to be going well until the gang is pulled back into the mirror to save some French scientists from Nazi-occupied France. Tory and Allarde must work together in order to save the scientists or many lives will be at risk. Overall, a good second book. Sure there were some issues with the characters. I was very annoyed with Allarde and his taking a long time to decide, but other than that I say this was a good second book.

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