Book Reviews of Kingdom of Shadows

Kingdom of Shadows
Kingdom of Shadows
Author: Barbara Erskine
ISBN-13: 9780007173624
ISBN-10: 0007173628
Publication Date: 4/5/2004
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Ltd
Book Type: Paperback
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There seems to be an irony in that Isobel - who belonged to a time when women were expected to do nothing more than enter a convent or marry and provide heirs - never stopped fighting to be free of her loveless marriage, while Clare - a 20th century woman who belongs to a time when women are much more empowered - submits meekly to her selfish husband (except for, of course, the issue of selling Duncairn).

Also, in the hero department, Isobel's lover, Robert of Carrick -later to become King of Scots - is much more likable than Clare's Neil. Both husbands (John Comyn - Lord Buchan - and Paul Royland) were despicable.

If only for the beautifully told story of Isobel of Fife,
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Good semi-historical read on Robert the Bruce.
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This was an excellent book! I love this author! All her books are so hard to put down. I love how she combines the past with the present. This is great fiction for history lovers!
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One of my all time favorites.