The same delightful blend of love, magic, adventure and irresistible characters readers love to visit with. Putney’s sequel leaves nothing to be desired — except a third book! I enjoy visiting this universe every time and I cannot wait for more.

When Tory and her friends return from WWII they are exhausted, and Tory personally vows not to return to the future again. By throwing messages tied to rocks through Merlin’s mirror, they can still check on their friends from the future. Meanwhile, their successful mission seems to have increased their powers and the bond shared by Merlin’s Irregulars. But when Christmas break comes, Tory and Allarde must choose between love and duty. It is not until Nick appears, shaken but determined to perform a rescue operation during his own time period, that all of the Merlin’s Irregulars’ choices will truly be put to the test … and they might not all survive. (ST. MARTIN’S, Sep., 320 pp., $9.99, PB, ISBN: 9780312622855, 12 & Up)
Reviewed by: 
Raven Haller