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The Shadowy Horses

Narrated by: Sally Armstrong
Length: 12 hrs
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With its dark legends and passionate history, the windswept shores of Scotland are an archaeologist's dream. Verity Grey is thrilled by the challenge of uncovering an ancient Roman campsite in a small Scottish village. But as soon as she arrives, she senses danger in the air. Her eccentric boss, Peter Quinnell, 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. Surprisingly, Verity believes in Peter and the boy and even the Sentinel, who seems determined to become her own protector...but from what?

©2009 Susanna Kearsley (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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a beautiful and whimsical romance mystery

Written in the 1990s, this is lovely example of books written when authors actually had to be able to write, 'kickass heroine' was not a books main selling point and before sex needed to be spent in minute detail. Set in Scotland, a proposed archaeological dig, a ghostly sentinel, a boy with the sight, read with grace and humour, it was a fabulous read in the 90s, and is a great audio in the 2020s.

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Beautiful read

I really enjoyed this book. It isn’t financing, it is just a sweet romantic read.

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  • SuzReads
  • 03-07-2020

A great story and a terrific performance!

This was my first book by Susanna Kearsley and it won't be my last. Her prose and descriptions are almost poetic, making it easy to visualise the scenes. And as for the cats... the author is obviously well-versed in feline idiosyncrasies! I lived and breathed this book, not least because of the incredible performance by Sally Armstrong who brought all the characters to life, so much so that I could hear their voices even when I wasn't listening to the book! Dear Robbie. Got to love an innocent kid with the gift of second-sight. Thank you for a fabulous 12 hours well spent.

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  • Artemis
  • 16-05-2020

fantastic read

this book combines everything I love in a novel. Good characters, history, romance and mystery. thoroughly recommend it.

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  • Elle
  • 13-12-2018

Love it

What’s not to love, I have read most books done by Susanna and really enjoyed them all