Island of Ghosts
Publish date: May 15th 1999
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Bradshaw is best known for her Arthurian trilogy. My first work by her, read in my teens, happened to be the third book in that trilogy, In Winter's Shadow. I loved the portrait of Guinevere, who with Arthur sought to form a firebreak to keep the guttering flame of civilization from going out in Bri...
I’ve read four books by Gillian Bradshaw so far: The Beacon at Alexandria,London in Chains, Island of Ghosts, and Hawk of May. I expect I’ll eventually read her whole backlist, if I can get my hands on it. She’s exactly the kind of historical fiction writer that I not only enjoy but respect, and tho...
perfect, thanks! thanks!
I generally enjoy Gillian Bradshaw a lot, her novels of classical antiquity are historically accurate but still extremely readable. In this book as in several others she chooses a protagonist that is a bit of an outsider, in this case a Sarmatian who has ended up as an auxiliary to the Roman legion...
I yield at page 100, it was so dull I couldn't even make it for the 30 minutes of day doing cardio at the gym (and that is one slooooow book let me tell you). 100 pages just to get the Sarmatians (sp?) across the channel into Britain. If you're really really really interested in Roman Britain you'll...
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