Forced to work for the spymaster Sir Alaric Fitzwilliam to keep his family from scandal, Nicholas is tasked with hunting down a traitor amongst the ton while trying to win back his long-suffering ex-fiancÃ©e, Helen Barrett. What he doesn't know is that Fitzwilliam is not only a spymaster but a member of the Circle, a secret group of families of ancient lineage who have magic in their blood. He'll do whatever it takes to stop the hidden traitor from betraying his country to the French. Five years ago he saved Redfern's family from ruin and he still Nicholas in his power but has promised to release him if he finds the hidden traitors to The Circle, those who've dubbed themselves The Hellfire League, and stop them in time. At the same time, Redfern's main suspect, the sinister Earl of Waring, is courting Helen, who seems to have fallen under some kind of spell. Can he England and the love of his life as well?
*** The writing was competent and the story fairly engaging but the characters were flat - I couldn't describe either the hero or heroine, and even the hero lacked enough character to make me really dislike him. It seems as if the characters were formless in the writer's mind so she couldn't really express their non-existent personalities. Still, "Draw Down the Darkness" an enjoyable paranormal spy thriller.
Conclusion: Recommended for those who enjoy this kind of story.
Historical romance with a strange paranormal twist... Set in the late 1700s in England where a spy's mission was to stop the Hellfire League and save the woman he loves...