Thursday, January 24, 2013

Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley

  THE INVINCIBLE NINTH ROMAN LEGION MARCHES FROM YORK TO FIGHT THE NORTHERN TRIBES. AND THEN VANISHES FROM THE PAGES OF HISTORY.

Archaeologist Verity Grey has been drawn to the dark legends of the Scottish Borderlands in search of the truth buried in a rocky field by the sea.

Her eccentric boss has spent his whole life searching for the resting place of the lost Ninth Roman Legion and is convinced he's finally found it—not because of any scientific evidence, but because a local boy has "seen" a Roman soldier walking in the fields, a ghostly sentinel who guards the bodies of his long-dead comrades.

Here on the windswept shores, Verity may find the answer to one of the great unsolved mysteries of our time. Or she may uncover secrets someone buried for a reason.



Since reading The Rose Garden, Susanna Kearsley has become a favorite author of mine. I had the privilege of taking a seminar with her once about how to research HF. She talked about how she goes to the places she is writing about and gets a feel for the area. What a wonderful experience that would be. She definitely got a feel for this book.

She did a great job bringing out the details of the land. Added some supernatural elements to draw the reader in, with some mystery and romance to boot.

A very entertaining story.


this copy was given to me by Netgalley for my honest opinion of this book

3 comments:

  1. This is my favourite of Susanna Kearsley's novels, so I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'm reading her latest, The Firebird, right now. So far it's really good!

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  2. All of Susanna's books are wonderful. My favorites remains Mariana and The Winter Sea, but they're all good reads.

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  3. Intriguing read, thanks for hipping me to it:) Great blog, love the post:)

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