The Shadowy Horses is an exhilarating, ghostly read that is a must read for anyone who is a fan of a historical fiction! Ms. Kearsley writes a broody, Scottish, enchanting read that leaves readers biting at their nails at her sheer brilliance of suspenseful nature and oh so charming characters!
This book was given to me by a friend and I loved it! The constant need of turning the page kept me reading and I finished the book in just two days! I highly recommend this book to anyone who is seeking a ghostly adventure with a hints of a seductive romance. The book is purely historical fiction but the sparks between the heroine and the hero are to die for!
Verity Grey has always desired the knowledge behind the legend that is of the Scottish Borderlands, except Verity never expected to fully undercover the truth of the legends. So when opportunity comes calling Verity leaps at the chance to work for a man that is said to be behalf mad, a man that truly believes that he has finally found the resting place of the Ninth Roman Legion. The only problem is the ghostly proof of evidence of such a claim isn't exactly what Verity was taught to believe. Sometimes with some imagination and a believing heart such things are indeed possible. This leaves Verity to discover with her own eyes the truth behind the legend and to end up in the arms of the man that is capable of doing just more than loving her.
David Fortune is no stranger to the harshness of digging in the dirt for a living, but that's exactly what he finds himself doing, digging, not just in the dirt but alongside the beautiful and intriguing Verity Grey. He can't help but notice that Verity is not only beautiful but possess the clear mind that most archaeologists seem to be lacking. She is wise. David has already been shown the ghostly proof by a small boy. It will only be a matter of time before the legend once again becomes that of a new reality.
As Verity and David's romance grows so does the secretive scandal that is eerily drawling closer, threatening the proof that will reveal the final resting place of the Ninth Roman Legion. That is unless Verity can discoverer the source of the scandal. Not even the dead are capable of keeping history’s greatest secrets, a secret for long!
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...