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The Shadowy Horses

Kearsley, Susanna

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Shadowy Horses
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The dark legends of Scotland were an archaeologist's dream. Verity Grey was thrilled to be at a dig for an ancient Roman camp in the Scottish village. But danger was in the air--in the icy reserve of archeologist David Fortune. In the haunted eyes to the little boy who had visions of a slain Roman sentinel. And in the unearthly sound of the ghostly Shadowy Horses, who carried men away to the land of the dead.
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks Landmark, c2012
ISBN: 9781402258701
1402258704
Branch Call Number: FICTION Kea
Characteristics: 420 p. ; 21 cm

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List - CRRL Picks: At the Dig by: CRRLAdults Jun 26, 2014

The dark legends of Scotland were an archaeologist's dream. Verity Grey was thrilled to be at a dig for an ancient Roman camp in the Scottish village. But danger was in the air--in the icy reserve of archeologist David Fortune. In the haunted eyes to the little boy who had visions of a slain Roma... Read More »


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Jan 28, 2014
  • barb8571 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this book. I picked it up after reading another book by Susanna Kearsley called The Winter Sea (I think). Not too heavy, but interesting. Love how there's a ghost in the story as well.

Dec 24, 2013
  • shizuku_san rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

The writing in this book was mediocre at best and most of the characters were one-dimensional (including the narrator). Nonetheless it was interesting enough that I read the whole thing to find out what happened.

Dec 07, 2013
  • Sarah17 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I loved this just because it was light, slightly "fantasy-esque" reading.

Sep 15, 2013
  • scrubble4 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I have just discovered Susanna Kearsley and I am enjoying her books. Her writing is vivid whether describing mundane experiences or more exciting ones she brings a freshness to her descriptions.

I enjoyed Shadowy Horses more than Marianna which I found to have an unsatisfactory ending for me.

Jul 12, 2013
  • Palomino rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I loved this, it was gothic and mysterious and romantic and kind of thrilling. The pace was perfect ,the writing was surprisingly good.

Apr 08, 2013
  • BPLNextBestAdults rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fans of Diana Gabaldon will enjoy this historical novel Shadowy horses by Susana Kearsley. Verity Grey, an archaeologist, is lured to a dig in the small Scottish village of Eyemouth where rumours abound that this site was the marching camp of the Roman Ninth Legion. A local lad, Robbie has “seen” a Roman soldier walking the fields. Verity is enchanted with the beautiful and wild scenery of the Scottish Borderlands and is also enchanted with Davy one of the archaeologist on the dig. The appeal factors are period details about the Roman occupation of Scotland and the work of archaeologists. The tone of the romance is gentle and would appeal to both young and mature readers. KY

Feb 13, 2013
  • jdaigle3 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I listened to this as an audiobook from my library and I think that might help resolve a lot of the problems other readers have found with this book. Personally, any story read with British and (especially) Scottish accents is more enjoyable than just about anything else out there! I found myself trying to fit listening to a book into more and more of my day just so I could find out the ending!

Jan 29, 2013
  • soblessed59 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Was not able to stay interested in plodding,going nowhere,nothing happening, story

I tried to read my library's Kindle edition of 'The Shadowy Horses' but I was unable to finish it.No matter what time of day or evening I picked my Kindle up to resume reading,this boring story would put me to sleep!I believe that watching workers at an archaeological dig would be more exciting than trying to read this book!

I recently read my first book by this author'The Rose Garden' which I gave 5 stars for,but this book despite the very interesting sounding synopsis,just had nothing going on after the first third of the book, when I started skipping pages.Finally, I just didn't care anymore,and stopped trying to read it.

Can't recommend it.

Jan 29, 2013
  • soblessed59 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Was not able to stay interested in plodding,going nowhere,nothing happening, story

I tried to read my library's Kindle edition of 'The Shadowy Horses' but I was unable to finish it.No matter what time of day or evening I picked my Kindle up to resume reading,this boring story would put me to sleep!I believe that watching workers at an archaeological dig would be more exciting than trying to read this book!

I recently read my first book by this author'The Rose Garden' which I gave 5 stars for,but this book despite the very interesting sounding synopsis,just had nothing going on after the first third of the book, when I started skipping pages.Finally, I just didn't care anymore,and stopped trying to read it.

Can't recommend it.

Nov 23, 2012
  • emerald2pac rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Good not as great as her others though. Very likeable characters and the story was interesting.

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