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My interest in the mystery of the ‘lost’ Ninth Legion began in childhood, when I read Rosemary Sutcliffe’s The Eagle of the Ninth. It’s recently been made into the film The Eagle, starring Channing Tatum (pictured here as Marcus).

The Shadowy Horses is set in Eyemouth, in the Scottish borders. You can visit the town’s web site here.

Side Notes...

With its dark legends and passionate history, the windswept shores of Scotland are an archaeologist’s dream. Verity Grey is thrilled by the challenge of uncovering an ancient Roman campsite in a small village. But as soon as she arrives, she can sense danger in the air.

Her eccentric boss, Peter Quinnell, has spent his whole life searching for the resting place of the lost Ninth Roman Legion and is convinced he’s finally found it – not because of any scientific evidence, but because a local boy has ‘seen’ a Roman soldier walking in the fields, a ghostly sentinel who guards the bodies of his long-dead comrades.

Surprisingly, Verity believes in Peter, and the boy, and even in the Sentinel, who seems determined to become her own protector...but from what?

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Part ghost story and part romance...beautifully imaginative with a dream-like quality.

– The Bookseller

See my photos of the actual settings and buildings used in the book.

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