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The Shadowy Horses de Susanna Kearsley
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The Shadowy Horses (original: 1997; edição: 2012)

de Susanna Kearsley (Autor)

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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.… (mais)
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Título:The Shadowy Horses
Autores:Susanna Kearsley (Autor)
Informação:Sourcebooks Landmark (2012), 432 pages
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The Shadowy Horses de Susanna Kearsley (1997)

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Too meandering and unexciting to be called a thriller. The romance angle progress is really the only thing that gets attention or resolution. I found the inclusion of ghosts and psychics to be too dumb to fit within a story that’s supposed to be about archaeology and history. Those aspects were treated well if a bit too info dump-y. The main character, Verity, was limp in the extreme although the writer kept describing her as a “difficult woman” she never did anything particularly independent or disruptive. She just went along with whatever she was supposed to be doing on this “dig”. The side-plot about smuggling and some crazy desire to make someone’s life miserable were dumb and just made things less interesting and they both had to pop out of the background to be resolved at the last minute. Bah. I listened to the whole thing, but glad I borrowed it from the library and it could go right back. No more of this writer for me. ( )
  Bookmarque | Mar 30, 2021 |
I'm pretty sure I was recommended this book by a Smart Bitches Trashy Books post about good supernatural romances (ie, not the sparkly vampire kind).

Liked:
- The romance was NOT between the lead female and the ghost (a la Lynn Kurland - who to be fair, I haven't read in years and actually did like at the time)
- The heroine was a young woman with a specialized career

Disliked:
- The heroine GAVE UP A JOB AT THE BRITISH MUSEUM BECAUSE SHE WAS A FREE SPIRIT
- I'm not entirely sure how I feel about the hero comparing himself to a mateless swan, and the later development of the single swan who resides in the town getting a female companion as the romance between the human characters develops.
- I wanted more horses
- The constant reminder that Adrian has a thing for leggy blonde women.
- The off-page "mental breakdown" of one of the aforementioned leggy blonde women ( )
  resoundingjoy | Jan 1, 2021 |
I think this more of a 3.5. Susanna Kearsley is one of my favorite authors and this was another delightful story. She is my go-to for something historical, a little romantic, full of great scenery, and that will put a smile on my face. Reading her books is like curling up in a quilt with a warm cup of tea.

I enjoyed the archeology in this book, as well as the characters. The ghost story wasn't too heavy and I liked that there weren't flashbacks to the historical mystery. It was just the right amount of information. The ending was too rushed and bit over-the-top. I would a preferred something a bit more subtle, but I did like that certain characters are redeemed. Still, a solid book from Kearsley. ( )
  JustZelma | Dec 20, 2020 |
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  Klookschieter | Nov 25, 2020 |
Archaeologist Verity Grey has come to the Scottish Borderlands for a possible job opportunity. Peter Quinnell is looking to hire someone to help with a dig. Quinnell has been searching for the lost Ninth Legion for most of his career. His obsession has made him something of an object of derision for other archaeologists. Verity was steered toward the job by an ex of hers who is also working on the dig. She also meets another archaeologist named David Fortune whose mother worked for Quinnell many years earlier.

She is skeptical about Quinnell's belief that this field by his house is the final place the Ninth was seen. She becomes even more skeptical when she learns that Quinell is basing his excavation on information given to him by a psychic eight-year-old named Robbie McMorran who has told Quinnell about a ghost called the Sentinel who watches over the field.

I liked all the archaeological detail in the story which is quite different than the romantic view of archaeology shown in movies. I also liked the whole idea of ghosts and that psychics like Robbie could communicate with them. Of course the story also has other things going on. Robbie's father is a smuggler who specializes in Russian vodka and cigarettes, is psychic himself, and very protective of his young son. There is also a plot hatched by Quinnell's granddaughter to get revenge for some imagined wrongs suffered by her father who recently committed suicide. I also really liked the romance plot that has Verity falling in love with David.

This was a great audiobook. The narrator did an excellent job with all the various accents and the intriguing Scots vocabulary. Like Verity, I would need a Scots dictionary if I were to understand what all the characters were saying to each other. ( )
  kmartin802 | Nov 6, 2020 |
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I hear the Shadowy Horses, their long manes a-shake,
Their hoofs heavy with tumult, their eyes glimmering white...
O vanity of Sleep, Hope, Dream endless Desire,
the Horses of Disaster Plunge in the heavy clay;
Beloved, let your eyes half close, and your heart beat
over my heart, and your hair fall over my breast
Drowning love's lonely hour in deep twilight of rest
and hiding their tossing manes and their tumultuous feet

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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.

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