Putney’s latest Dark Mirror outing is more romantic than previous action-packed installments. She tackles both religious and familial conflicts, among other new challenges, for Merlin’s Irregulars.
After saving Rebecca Weiss and her family in 1940, Tory and friends hurry back to their own time, where they face yet another threat to their beloved Britain. Allarde has a terrifying vision of Napoleon and the French invading. Meanwhile, Nick Rainford and Rebecca are in 1940, trying to learn how to use her mysterious power. When the situation with Napoleon grows bleak, and French troops land in Wales, the Irregulars must call upon their friends from the future. (ST. MARTIN’S GRIFFIN, Jul., 320 pp., $9.99, PB, ISBN: 9780312622862, 13 & Up)