Tuesday, January 1

Dark Destiny: Book Review

Dark Destiny

M. J. Putney

St. Martin's Griffin
Dark Mirror #3
July 3rd 2012
Young Adult | Historical
Time Travel
Official Blurb - 
Tory and her friends are celebrating the success of a second mission to aid WWII Britain when an urgent summons calls them back to their own time: Napoleon is on the brink of invading England. Can a handful of young mages stop an army?

In desperation, Merlin’s Irregulars ask Rebecca Weiss, an untrained telepath from 1940, to come back to 1804 and change Napoleon’s mind before it’s too late. As Tory and Allarde make a commitment that will cost him his inheritance, Rebecca promises to do what she can to stop Napoleon even though she is unsure of her magical abilities.

But Tory and her friends saved the Weiss family from Nazi imprisonment, and Rebecca will risk anything, even her life and her budding relationship with Nick Rainford, to repay them. A daring mission takes Tory
and Rebecca and their friends into the heart of the Army of Boulogne, where Napoleon is plotting invasion.

But while their success may save England, they must still face the bittersweet consequences of their decisions when they return home.

A cute light read. Cute romances and an interesting view of time travel. A mix of magic and historical past.

I am not the biggest fan of history but this was enjoyable. Not too many details or politics. Good characters and a fair paced story. There were some very small moments that I got bored. It was amazing to see all the things the mages could do as their magic strengthened. But even though they had all this power they never let it get to their heads.

Rebecca has some mad power. The ability to change what people think has so much potential for good or evil. Is it ethical, what she can do? Well luckily she has a decent head on her shoulders. She uses her mind meld for good.

Overall it was a great trilogy. Dark Mirror was my favorite of the three.

Violence: Mild
Moments Divine:
"And to think my goal was always to be respected for my intelligence!" Rebecca raised her head as directed and put her shoulders back. "I am a strumpet!"
"I don't think I thanked you yet for volunteering to be broiled in my place.""The only way he could hurt you was over my dead body." Nick said flatly. She shuddered. "Please don't say that! It could so easily have become true." "But it didn't. We're heading home with our mission accomplished. All alive and more or less intact. We're good!"