Sep 11, 2013

Women's Fiction Spotlight: The Shadowy Horses

Blurb from Goodreads: Verity Grey abandons her comfortable job at the British Museum to seek adventure on an archaeological dig in the wilds of Scotland. But when she arrives on site, she discovers that the excavation is being led by a discredited and eccentric old man who has forsaken scientific evidence. Instead, the entire team is following the word of a local boy who claims that he saw a ghostly Roman soldier in the fields.

As she becomes entangled in a subtle web of treachery and danger, Verity begins to believe that there is a Roman sentinel haunting the site. And he's there to do more than guard the bodies of his fallen comrades...

I really love Kearsley's books and this one pulled me in quickly. I really liked Verity right from the start, and found myself laughing as she struggled with the nuances of the Scottish language and thought the previous and current tension in the love relationships were developed well. But the way the mysteries unfolded, the presentation of magic, the mystical elements of the story were my favorite by far. I felt the eerie feelings along with Verity. Just so very well written.