Dark Mirror

Dark Mirror (Volume 1 of 3)

M. J. Putney

St. Martin's Griffin

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Lady Victoria Mansfield, youngest daughter of the earl and countess of Fairmount, is destined for a charmed life. Soon she will be presented during the London season, where she can choose a mate worthy of her status.

Yet Tory has a shameful secret—a secret so powerful that, if exposed, it could strip her of her position and disgrace her family forever. Tory's blood is tainted . . . by magic.

When a shocking accident forces Tory to demonstrate her despised skill, the secret she's fought so hard to hide is revealed for all to see. She is immediately exiled to Lackland Abbey, a reform school for young men and women in her position. There she will learn to suppress her deplorable talents and maybe, if she's one of the lucky ones, be able to return to society.

But Tory's life is about to change forever. All that she's ever known or considered important will be challenged. What lies ahead is only the beginning of a strange and wonderful journey into a world where destiny and magic come together, where true love and friendship find her, and where courage and strength of character are the only things that determine a young girl's worth.

Dark Mirror is M.J. Putney's first young adult novel, and it's enthralling—an historical fantasy that's both fast-paced and deeply moving.

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DARK MIRROR (CHAPTER 1)

England, 1803

Lady Victoria Mansfield flew high, high over her family’s estate. Arms and legs outstretched, long skirts fluttering around her knees as she gloried in her freedom and in the soft scented wind.

She laughed with delight as she saw the familiar Somersetshire hills from above. Here was the vast stone length of her home, Fairmount Hall, there the beautiful gardens that ran to the bluffs. Waves crashed far below, and gulls soared at Tory’s height, their cries haunting.

She swooped down to investigate the round stone dovecote.

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Praise for Dark Mirror

"Absolutely riveting. Putney creates a vivid historical fantasy and delivers a page-turning read."
--RT Book Reviews
 
"Putney, an award-winning adult romance author, keeps the pace fast, adds a dash of suspense and shines a friendly light on history while providing plenty of entertainment in her first novel for teens."
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DARK MIRROR by Mary Jo Putney | Kirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of DARK MIRROR . This enjoyable supernatural time-travel story follows many of the conventions of romance novels, with its characters mostly drawn from English aristocracy (in this case in 1803) and an impossible romance with a drop-dead gorgeous young heir to a dukedom.
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About the Author

M. J. Putney

M. J. Putney is the author of the young adult fantasy novel Dark Passage. As Mary Jo Putney, she is the New York Times bestselling author of historical romances. M. J. is fond of reading, cats, travel, and most of all, great stories.

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Dark Mirror
M. J. Putney

Trade Paperback

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
March 2011
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312622848
ISBN10: 0312622848
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages
Age Range: 12 to 18
Grade Range: 7 and up
$9.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
March 2011
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429965453
ISBN10: 1429965452
Young Adult Fiction320 pages
Age Range: 12 to 18
Grade Range: 7 and up
$7.12
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