The Shadow and the Star
From nationally acclaimed bestselling author Laura Kinsale comes a boldly original, breathlessly unforgettable tale of honour, adventure and undying love. The Shadow is wealthy, powerful and majestically handsome, he is a man of dark secrets - a master of the ancient martial arts of an exotic... show more
From nationally acclaimed bestselling author Laura Kinsale comes a boldly original, breathlessly unforgettable tale of honour, adventure and undying love. The Shadow is wealthy, powerful and majestically handsome, he is a man of dark secrets - a master of the ancient martial arts of an exotic distant land. Scarred by a childhood of shocking degradation, he has sworn to love chastely ... but burns with the fires of unfulfilled passion. The Star is lovely, innocent and nearly destitute, and drawn to him by a fevered yearning she could never deny - following her enigmatic ′shadow warrior′ into a dangerous world of desire and righteous retribution.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: March 1st 2005
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Erotic Romance
, Historical Romance
, Victorian Romance
Series: Victorian Hearts (#2)
Technically, this one was written first as the author's notes in The Hidden Heart refer to it as a prequel. Fortunately, nobody was outright TSTL in this one. Our h - Leda - is possessing of some of the worse luck. First off, the H decides that her open window is too irresistible to pass up as a h...
I abandoned this book 50 pages in. Whereas the premise was interesting, I found the writing style too difficult to get into and the characters too flat and single-minded. I was getting increasingly irritated with the characters, so I gave up. I know, sacrilege considering this is a "classic," but I...
I'm not sure how I feel about this book, it's like there was this good emotional story with Samuel and Leda that you couldn't stop reading, and then there was the Japanese blot that I was totally uninterested in and just flipped through!There were some parts that were really dark, and then there wer...
It takes a really brave (or crazy) author to do what Laura Kinsale did in this book: take a 19'th century Englishman, brutally abused in his childhood, and turn him into a Japanese ninja-style warrior. Oh, and make him fabulously wealthy besides. And then pair him up with the prissiest, silliest, mo...
After reading a blog about historical romance writers who introduced readers to the genre, this book came to mind. I fruitlessly searched the internet the book. Who knew brushing my teeth and combing my hair would shake loose the name Laura Kinsale from my brain. Go figure!The Shadow and the Star...
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