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Summary

Gorgeous repackage of Barbara Erskine’s first novel, blending history, family legacy and contemporary passion

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 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....

©2021 Barbara Erskine (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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absolutely amazing

I absolutely loved this book captured me instantly. I love every book by this extremely gifted writer.

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Kingdom of Shadows

I enjoyed this book and the reader. I am not convinced it is as good as others by Barbara Erskine.

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Wonderfully exciting

I'm so glad this book was obtained by Audible. I think it's the best Barbara Erskine book by far. The excitement and action starts very quickly, and goes on until the very end. The book is read very well by Charlie Norfk, who brings all the characters
to life, with her great voice range. I highly recommend this book.

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Excellent as ever

Barbara Erskine never fails to deliver as far as I'm concerned and Kingdom of Shadows is no exception. Quite long and maybe slightly too long as in the end it all seemed to rush together a little too quickly! The characters are very plausible and you really get to know them - including some of the foolish traits that made me ask 'would anyone really do that', but of course there's always one! Story line keeps you reading and on occasion I wavered between not being able to put down and not bearing to pick up!!! Overall loved it and hope we get more soon - no other author does the 'time-switch' thing as well, though many are trying!