The Shadowy Horses #2020

The Shadowy Horses Susanna Kearsley The Shadowy Horses 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 Scottis

  • Title: The Shadowy Horses
  • Author: Susanna Kearsley
  • ISBN: 9780515124644
  • Page: 110
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Shadowy Horses 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 LeThe 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.
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    1. This was really good I love me some Roman history, and I ve read books set in the UK than anywhere else, so this book pretty much sold me at female archaeologist searching for the lost ninth Roman legion in Scotland I probably would have given it a solid three stars for that alone, but with such a gorgeous setting, lush prose, wonderfully developed characters including a few very grey side characters, a likable, brainy MC with integrity and nerve, and a love interest that you fully understand h [...]

    2. Sarah s Reading Guide for The Shadowy Horses 1 Open google 2 Load a picture of dry toast Example 3 Stare at toast for 3 minutes 4 Leave the room Trim your toenails 5 Return to the computer Stare at toast for another 3 minutes 6 Close picture.Congrats You ve successfully duplicated the Shadowy Horses experience Be proud you ve saved yourself untold pain by not bothering with the tepid characters, bland plot, excruciating infodumps, cutesy humor, nauseating romance of this book Thank you, goodnigh [...]

    3. I really didn t like this story from Susanna Kearsley This is the fourth novel by her that I ve read and there is definitely a formula she follows Sometimes the formula works for me and sometimes it doesn t.I did like the setting of the archeological dig and the insertion of the Roman history that went with describing what the archeologists were looking for and discovering I also liked the many references to the Scots language and traditions.What I didn t care for was the romantic story line whi [...]

    4. Read This Review More Like It On Ageless Pages Reviews A thoroughly satisfying mix of history, the paranormal, with a dash of romance to flavor, The Shadowy Horses does not disappoint A bit romance orientated than my previous read by this author Mariana , I can still easily endorse Susanna Kearsley as fast becoming one of my favorite authors one that is adept at creating a wide array of individual characters, as well as intricately setting up an atmospheric read She delivers every time, and thi [...]

    5. Shadowy Horses was another quick, enjoyable read by Susanna Kearsley It s not a time slip like the others that I ve read, but of a contemporary ghost story, although it s really not what you would call a chilling one I expected a bit of an eerie, Gothic atmosphere, and got Scottish flavor instead which is really not a bad thing The story centers on an archaeological dig in an old fishing town where a mad old scholar believes he s found the final resting place of the Roman Ninth Legion I enjoy [...]

    6. My rating 3.5 of 5 starsI won this book in a contest hosted by Reading Between the Wines and Sourcebooks.Shadowy Horses is centered around Eyemouth, which is an actual fishing port located in south east Scotland The story references actual places and events including The Ship Hotel, the fish auctions and the Herring Queen Festival While it hasn t actually been verified that Eyemouth is the last resting place of the Ninth Roman Legion, this is what the fictional character Verity Gray is drawn to [...]

    7. 4.5 stars I would have stayed up all night last night to finish this book if my daughter didn t wake up and call for me It was one of those books where you say to yourself I ll just finish this one chapter and do that over and over again until you look up and 2 hours has gone by I always love Susanna Kearsley s writing and this book was no exception Her prose just envelops me and drags me deep into the plot to the point where the world around me grows murky I get sucked into these beautiful, hau [...]

    8. This novel went way beyond my expectations, into truly delightful territory I had expected something a little less fiction and a little fluffy Kind of like Elizabeth Lowell, who writes stories involving art history, book history, studies of artifacts, etc but whose writing is not nearly as good This novel has a perfect mix of history, romance, and mystery.The plot begins immediately, with an archaeologist re tracing her route on a bus after managing to sleep through her train stop She s receive [...]

    9. This book begins with the main character Verity sitting on a bus in the pouring rain I spend a lot of time doing that myself so I instantly began to love this book It s set in Eyemouth, a port town in the Scottish Borders, and I love the way Kearsley writes about Scotland It is clear from the very first page that she did a lot of research before beginning this book This book only has one POV and we follow Verity, an archaeologist, as she moves to Eyemouth to take part in an archaeological dig lo [...]

    10. What can I say, I think Susanna Kearsley could write the back of a cereal box and I d think it was marvelous, lol There s just something about her writing style that I truely love, she s one of my favorite authors The Shadowy Horses was no exception, the setting was modern day Scotland with our main character Verity Grey an archaeologist accepting a job to help find the truth as to whether the lost Ninth Roman Legion is buried in a rocky field by the sea This story has everything, a charming hot [...]

    11. Some samples of the beautiful writing The man, to my eyes, looked enormous, a great dark giant who moved over bracken and thorn with an effortless stride He might have been a spectre from a bygone age, a fearless border laird come to challenge our rude intrusion on his lands but the illusion lasted only a moment The sea was close beside us now I could the choppy froth of waves beyond the thinning wall of mist, and the jutting silhouettes of jagged rocks The rain had stopped Between the racing cl [...]

    12. This was not up to the standards I have come to expect from this author.Story premise was interesting and the characters with all their contrasts and foibles should have carried the story But it all fell flat for me.At times there was too much detail and others not enough It was as if the author got bored with her own story and just wanted to get it done and over I was reading along and all of a sudden we went from zero to sixty Neatly tied up with a bow and happily ever after Huh

    13. When Verity Grey arrives in Eyemouth, Scotland, for an archaeological dig, she doesn t know exactly what to expect When she meets eccentric Peter Quinnell, who s financing the dig, she s intrigued by his theory that he s found the lost Ninth Legion of Rome However, Quinnell isn t working off solely archaeological evidence there s a Roman ghost, and a small boy who can speak to him I thought the style started out a little overly descriptive I could feel myself skimming a little in the early pages [...]

    14. 2.5 5Picked this one up before reading The Firebird, which is the companion book to The Winter Sea but also features a character from this earlier novel Frankly, The Shadowy Horses didn t do much for me It s definitely not as good as The Winter Sea the formula is very similar, but Kearsley has definitely grown as a writer since this one was published That said, it did make me read up on Legio IX Hispana, so I know a bit than I did previously Yay for that, I guess.

    15. What I liked the archaeology and Roman history lessons, the main premise, the setting, Wally, Jeannie s dad Ha, no, really, I did like most of the secondary characters even the annoying ones I enjoy reading Kearsley s books though they tend to be populated with similar characters, it s fun to see them in slightly different positions this time around What I didn t like The sinister plot Why was that even in there Made no sense and was just dumb, especially the big.le I had no idea what actually h [...]

    16. You ve only got one chance to get it right I am not sure which is my favorite book from Kearsley Each one is unique in their own way, but I can always count on the budding romances, the suspenseful scenes, the harrowing twists, and a dab of supernatural occurrences that are a penchant in all of her wonderful novels.The Shadowy Horses is based in Scotland, about an archeologist who is invited to join an excavation to find the long lost fleet of the Legio Nona Hispana Ninth Spanish Legion , dated [...]

    17. I know there are quite a few Susanna Kearsley fans out thered I am one of them Not only is she a fantastic writer but she is a fellow Canadian its great to support a talented writer from your own country A Susanna Kearsley book always reemphasizes for me why I love reading and why quality writing always wins out over filler and flash Instead of focusing this post on reviewing The Shadowy Horses though, I am going to discuss why I love Susanna Kearsley and highly recommend this author For me, wh [...]

    18. One cup of ancient Roman Legion history, one cup of archaeology tidbits, one cup of modern Scottish coastal village atmosphere, full dollop of paranormal element and one tablespoon of the Scots language Mix all ingredients together Sprinkle romance and mystery on top and enjoy this wonderful creation Warning Consumption can lead to 1 Impulsive internet search on everything to do with Roman Legio IX Hispana and its disappearance.2 Overwhelming desire to visit the east coast of Scotland and, speci [...]

    19. The Shadowy Horses, oddly enough, threw my preconceived notions regarding Kearsley s work right out of the window After having read The Winter Sea, I expected Kearsley s prose, plot, and characterization to follow a similar pattern, but I found myself pleasantly surprised While her writing style does, once again, transport readers into a rich, ethereal atmosphere, little else about The Shadowy Horses was similar to The Winter Sea Yet, despite the fact that Kearsley lacks a formulaic approach, th [...]

    20. My first read of the year I love Susanna Kearsley s books, and I save them to give myself a treat at the start of the year This one was an early effort, and is mid range for her, Winter Storm being my favorite up to now I sank into the world she created, embraced Roman ghosts and people with the sight , which struck a familiar chord from my Celtic bloodlines Archeology, the border country, it all was pleasing and was a great place to spend the dark nights of winter A great start to my reading ye [...]

    21. Fiction Mystery Exquisite writing, this author is gifted, no doubt The book has a decidedly Gothic feel to it, and a languid pacing that fits the setting perfectly In fact, this story has that elusive quality that I am always searching for in a novel room to breathe.Set in the windswept moors of the Scottish borderlands, in a coastal village still lingering under the miasma of a terrible disaster that claimed the lives of its menfolk a hundred years past.I adore stories that have dual timelines [...]

    22. Another excellent novel from Susanna Kearsley Verity Grey is a Finds Supervisor, who works on archaelogical digs in various parts of the country She has a job opportunity in Scotland near the village of Eyemouth in Berwickshire Peter Quinnell an eccentric researcher into the lost Roman Ninth Legion, is settled at Rosehill a house just outside Eyemouth and is searching in the field at the house for a Roman Marching Camp, which he is convinced belonged to the Ninth There is no evidence for this, b [...]

    23. 4.5 starsThe Shadowy Horses was my first Susanna Kearsley even though I have The Winter Sea, Marianna and The Rose Garden sitting on my bookshelves shamed face lolThe Shadowy Horses is a beautiful blend of mystery, history and romance, throw in a ghost, and a boy with second sight and it s a match made in heaven.I don t think I need to say much , I recommend this one without hesitation and here s just a few reasons why I loved it set in Eyemouth, Scotland the Scottish borders area of Scotland wi [...]

    24. Deliciously spooky Complete with ghosts, an unnervingly psychic child, and the gorgeous highlander David Fortune, The Shadowy Horses is a spine tingly, hair raising good read Verity Grey is invited to join an archaeology dig in a small coastal town in Scotland Her employer, Peter Quinnell is sure he has found the last location of the mysterious Roman Nineth legion who lost from records, remain a source of great debate amongst historians Thought to be mad, this find would validate Peters career a [...]

    25. 3.5 Out of two, this is my second favorite Kearsley While not as good as The Rose Garden, which I loved, I still did really enjoy this one It was a bit slow at times this is not an action packed book by any means , it rather relied on the characters to move it forward I thought the paranormal aspect of this book would play a bigger role than it did and so I kept waiting for about the Sentinel or for Verity to eventually see him, but that never happened I also thought this book would about what [...]

    26. My first Susanna Kearsley, and definitely not my last I was left wondering why I waited so long to read her This was one of those quiet romances that somehow manages to be swooningly romantic at the same time my favourite kind I also really liked the archaeological details and the well rounded secondary characters, plus I felt the touch of paranormal suited the story perfectly and if you know me, I don t often say that when the paranormal intrudes into my contemporary.

    27. Really closer to 3.5 stars, but I m not rounding up.First line The bus had no business stopping where it did.Sometimes just a simple first line of a book is enough to draw me in, as was the case here.Verity Grey moves to Eyemouth in Scotland to work on an archaeological dig Eyemouth is in the Scottish Borders area What a wonderful location for a book setting Verity is in charge of the finds at the dig She sifts the dirt to get at the important bits pottery and what not and then cleans, sorts, la [...]

    28. Susanna Kearsley has really become one of my favorite authors, I have read many of her books and have very much enjoyed all of them The Shadowy Horses is set in Scotland and Kearsley does a wonderful job of adding rich details to bring out the beauty of the land The main character, Verity Grey, is intelligent and dedicated to her work and I enjoyed reading the book from her point of view There is some supernatural elements thrown in that added some tension to the story A ghost, a Sentinal, wande [...]

    29. What a delightful reading experience this book gave me I loved it The prose and plot were a breath of fresh air I loved the characters and the vivid details Every minute I spent in this world was pure joy I m now a big fan of Susanna Kearsley and canna wait to read the rest of her work Huge thank you to my friend, Donna, who recommended this author to me several times I m so glad I finally listened, D

    30. This, of the Kearsley novels I ve read so far, is one of the most like a Mary Stewart read It places a heroine in a setting new to her In this case, she s from London and goes to Scotland to work at an archaeological dig It introduces many and varied secondary characters who are well drawn and realistic and not uni dimensional It supplies us with some great sexual chemistry and romance between the heroine and her love interest, but in a subtle and non explicit way There is also the hint of ghost [...]

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