Kingdom of Shadows

Kingdom of Shadows In a childless and unhappy marriage Clare Royland is rich and beautiful but lonely And fueling her feelings of isolation is a strange growing fascination with an ancestress from the distant past Tro

  • Title: Kingdom of Shadows
  • Author: Barbara Erskine
  • ISBN: 9780747401308
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Paperback
  • In a childless and unhappy marriage, Clare Royland is rich and beautiful but lonely And fueling her feelings of isolation is a strange, growing fascination with an ancestress from the distant past Troubled by haunting inexplicable dreams that terrify but also powerfully compel her, Clare is forced to look back through the centuries for answers In 1306, Scotland isIn a childless and unhappy marriage, Clare Royland is rich and beautiful but lonely And fueling her feelings of isolation is a strange, growing fascination with an ancestress from the distant past Troubled by haunting inexplicable dreams that terrify but also powerfully compel her, Clare is forced to look back through the centuries for answers In 1306, Scotland is at war Isobel, Countess of Buchan, faces fear and the prospect of untimely death as the fighting surrounds her But passionate and headstrong, her trials escalate when she is persecuted for her part in crowning Robert the Bruce, her lover Duncairn, Isobel s home and Clare s beloved heritage, becomes a battleground for passions that span the centuries As husband Paul s recklessness threatens their security, Clare must fight to save Duncairn, and to save herself from the powers of Isobel

    Kingdom of Shadows Nov , Directed by Bernardo Ruiz With Don Henry Ford Jr Oscar Hagelsieb, Consuelo Morales Bernardo Ruiz takes an unflinching look at the human cost of the U.S Mexico drug war through the perspectives of three unlikely individuals. Kingdom of Shadows POV PBS In Kingdom of Shadows, Emmy nominated filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz takes an unflinching look at the hard choices and destructive consequences of the U.S Mexico drug war Kingdom of Shadows by Barbara Erskine Kingdom of Shadows is a parallel tale of Clare Royland in the s and Isobel Buchan in Scotland at the time of Robert The Bruce in the latter th and early th century Clare is married to stock broker Paul Royland who gambled with insider trading and lost and needs to sell Clare s Scottish Castle Duncairn to raise desperately needed funds. Kingdom of Shadows Kingdom of Shadows is a novel by Alan Furst It won the Hammett Prize Plot summary The story is set in Europe between April and July , a time of ever increasing fear and apprehension throughout the continent Nicholas Morath is an expatriate Hungarian in his forties and the co owner of an advertising agency in Paris. Kingdom of Shadows Official Trailer Documentary Sep , Kingdom of Shadows follows three people grappling with the hard choices and destructive consequences of the U.S Mexico drug war. Kingdom Of Shadows Rotten Tomatoes Kingdom of Shadows, written and directed by Emmy nominated Bernardo Ruiz , is another important prophetic film from Hollywood and a call to action It is gritty, haunting and somehow hopeful.

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    • Barbara Erskine

      An historian by training, Barbara Erskine is the author of six bestselling novels that demonstrate her interest in both history and the supernatural, plus two collections of short stories Her books have appeared in at least twenty different languages She lives with her family in an ancient manor house near Colchester, and in a cottage near Hay on Wye.



    747 thoughts on “Kingdom of Shadows

    • (3.5) Basic Erskine regression story. Kingdom of Shadows is a parallel tale of Clare Royland in the 1980's and Isobel Buchan in Scotland at the time of Robert The Bruce in the latter 13th and early 14th century. Clare is married to stock broker Paul Royland who gambled with insider trading and lost and needs to sell Clare's Scottish Castle Duncairn to raise desperately needed funds. Unhappy in her marriage, Clare turns to yoga and meditation and she begins to see visions of the past as Isobel Bu [...]


    • This was one of my favorite books many, many years ago. Now I have reread it and just got plane frustrated with the main character. I sincerely hope women don't act or think like that anymore! But the historic story is great!


    • Female freedom fighters:This is a typical Barbara Erskine novel which follows two female protagonists – one in modern England and the second a character from the past. ‘Kingdom of Shadows’ is a historic, romantic thriller that shifts from rich Clare Royland, to her Scottish roots and her 14th century ancestor, Isobel, the fiery and independent Countess of Buchanan. The journey of the two characters is thrilling and claustrophobic as each woman seeks freedom from their husbands, and, in Cla [...]


    • Last week saw commemorations in Scotland for the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, which witnessed the defeat of the forces of the English King, Edward II by the army of the Scottish King, Robert the Bruce, in 1314. This battle for Scottish independence was the culmination of a long fight which had started during the reign of Edward I, who ever after is known by the sobriquet the ‘Hammer of the Scots’ and made infamous for his brutal execution of the noble warrior, William Wall [...]


    • Full Review:ibeeeg/2009/07/kiKingdom of Shadows captured my attention right from the start. The concept of two women's lives being intermingled even while one lives in present time and the other lives in the late 1200's - early 1300's was very intriguing.Clare is our modern-day heroine. She has a family connection with Isobel. Through this connection, Clare can visualize, experience Isobel's life.Isobel is a woman of importance. She is Lady Buchan and is said that she was the mistress of Robert [...]


    • This book is extremely well written and made me fall in love with the history of Scotland.Barbara Erskine's classic bestseller, the successor to Lady of Hay, at last available as a HarperCollins paperback.In a childless and unhappy marriage, Clare Royland is rich and beautiful – but lonely. And fueling her feelings of isolation is a strange, growing fascination with an ancestress from the distant past. Troubled by haunting inexplicable dreams that terrify – but also powerfully compel – her [...]


    • I literally only read half the book ("half" being the storyline from the past). The present-day storyline bored me to tears the last time I read it years ago, and I had no intention of slogging through that again.


    • I found this similar to the author's "lady of Hay" story. The past, in this case, the story of Robert the Bruce and his lover Isobel, is juxtaposed against Clare Royland and her disintegrating marriage. The tie that binds the two women is Duncairn, which played a role in Bruce's fight to become king of Scotland, and which Clare's husband wants to sell to reap to money lost in the stock market.I found the historical characters more interesting and believable than Clare and her husband, and cranke [...]


    • I really enjoyed this book not least as I live in the area the book concentrates on and have many of the names featured in my own family so maybe its my own family history!!It switches between 14C Scotland and the wars between England and Scotland and contempory Scotland where an ancestor of Countess Isobel relives her life through dreams and meditations. Although fictionalised the account of ancient Scotland reads well and is very believable. The modern day Clare can be very annoying at times a [...]


    • I loved it. . . .up until three quarters of the way through and then the main protagonist just annoyed me! It seemed to be quite repetitive at this point. I wished it had ended 300 pages sooner as same mistakes were being made, silly mistakes and it became a farce.However, saying that, I loved the historical story and how it weaved into the present day. I loved the description and how it made me feel; it is a page turner. So based on that, I have given it 4 stars as it is worth a read and is a l [...]


    • Barbara Erskine never fails to deliver an exciting historical fiction even though she uses a set formula of a modern day woman who connects with a woman in the past who is caught in a dangerous web.In this one modern day Clare connects with Scottish Isobel Buchan who has raised the ire of Edward I by participating in the crowning of Robert Bruce.I really regret that I didn't keep all my copies of Erskine's books. Who would have thought that such brilliant books would be impossible to find.That i [...]


    • I am such an absolute fan of all Barbara Erskine's books. I have read all of them and am always waiting for her to release the new one!I read this quite some time ago, and I can still remember that I loved it, she researches her settings & history so well, and has all the things I love in a book, History, Romance, and the all important spooky element. I will probably read it again at some point.Highly recommended.


    • This is my favorite Barbara Erskine novel."Lady of Hay" continues in "Child of the Phoenix". "Child of the Phoenix" goes on in "Kingdom of Shadows". But each book is independent. If people liked the first two books, they will want to read this one as well, but I think this third part is a lot better than the first two.


    • I beyond loved this book. It was my first official grown up book that I ever read, so it will always have a place in my heart. I lost my original copy and have been looking to replace it, but it is not in print in the US or available in kindle edition.t! This is a must read for those that love Scottish history and time travel books.


    • I'm pretty sure I've read this one before, and must have enjoyed it to have kept in on my shelves. It is quite a gripping storyline but on a second read I found Clare particularly frustrating, why on earth would you stay with a man like that! An entertaining enough read but think its time for this one to move on and find new readers.


    • It was an enjoyable read, historical fiction with a lesson in Scotlands history. The only reason I couldn't give it five stars, it was too long. It got repetitive and I found myself skimming pages at some points.


    • Just arrived from Germany.3,5 stars.Another time travel book by Barbara Erskine, telling the story of Clare Royland in 20th century and Isobel Buchan in the 14th century. I must agree with Misfit, Child of Phoenix is her best book so far. Hiding from the Light is still in my TBR.


    • Is a parallel time book between the time of Robert the Bruce and present day. Clare inherits a castle that belonged to Isobel who was a mistress of Robert the Bruce. Clare is able to channel Isobel and finds out about her past which relates to Clare's present situation.


    • I usually love Erskine's books, but in my opinion this is not her best novel. The part about Isobel was very interesting, but the part about Clare was way too far fetched and long-winded. The book would have been a lot better had it been 300 pages less long!


    • This book was unputdownable! I have read it three times over the years and I still love it. The characters are so easy to 'see and feel' and I am with the main character from start to finish. Brilliantly moving between present day and 14th Century. A jolly good curl up book.


    • This is my favourite Scotland-set novel. Read it 20 years ago and it still resonates. Strong characters, great setting and well researched


    • This was an excellent read. I was on the edge of my seat with suspense. For me, this is Barbara Erskines best so far.


    • Having read a few Barbara Erskine novels, and thoroughly enjoying them, I don't think I need to read another.


    • i really enjoyed it, as i ahve done most of her books but i must say my favorite is still midnight is a lonely place!



    • Loved this book. Have read it 3 or 4 times. Trying to find it for my Kindle. Does anyone know where I can get it electronically?


    • Really, really, really boring narrativeThe only worthwhile passages are the flashbacks to Isobel's life. The main story is just ridiculous because of the bahaviour of the protagonist. The main point of this book is to clarify that the male is malevolent and the poor female has to be protected because it is to weak and to dumb to do it by themself.Well, finally I done it to the last page. But I swear I won't touch another book by this author. Really sad, because the other books could be better; b [...]


    • Barbara Erskine is my favourite author, I have all her books and would highly recommend each and every one. You won't be able to put them down! There are characters from the past and present intertwined in a single story, grounded in historical fiction and they're always full of ghosts. Gripping.


    • Reading a Barbara Erskine novel is like reading two books at once. Impossible to put down, not only do you want to know what happens next, but you need to know what happens next in both parallel stories.



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