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On the Edge of Darkness

by Barbara Erskine

On the Edge of Darkness Synopsis

Stunning repackage of the story of a woman trapped in the wrong time. Abandoned by her twentieth century lover, she plots a terrible revenge on him and his family. Adam Craig is fourteen when he meets Brid near an isolated Celtic stone in the wild Scottish Highlands - he is fascinated by her exotic, gypsy-like dress and strange attitudes. They become friends, and, in time, passionate lovers. She leads him, unsuspecting, into the sixth century, where she has mastered the ancient mysteries and dangerous magic of the Druids. In her obsession with Adam, Brid is seen as a traitor by her people, only escaping death by following Adam to Edinburgh, when he leaves home to study medicine. As the years pass he makes new friends and finds new love. But Brid is consumed by jealousy and haunts him like an evil shadow, until, fifty years on, Adam's granddaughter helps him discover the secret that will free them from the terror of Brid's curse.

On the Edge of Darkness Press Reviews

Praise for Barbara Erskine The Warrior's Princess: `An engrossing race against time' Woman and Home `This is one of the most gripping page-turners I've read' Sun Barbara's many bestsellers: `A riveting timeslip novel' Fanny Blake `Her forte is mood, atmosphere and the toe-curling frisson' Elizabeth Buchan, Sunday Times `Stephen King meets Ruth Rendell' Frank Delaney `Barbara Erskine's storytelling talent is undeniable' The Times

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007288656
Publication date: 19th February 2009
Author: Barbara Erskine
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 480 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Barbara Erskine

A historian by training, Barbara Erskine is the author of thirteen bestselling novels that demonstrate her interest in both history and the supernatural, plus three collections of short stories. Her books have appeared in at least twenty-six languages. Her first novel, Lady of Hay, has sold over three million copies worldwide. She lives with her family in an ancient manor house near Colchester and in a cottage near Hay-on-Wye.

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