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by Sylvia Thorpe

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ISBN:
0449229459
Author:
Sylvia Thorpe
Category:
Genre Fiction
Language:
English
Publisher:
Fawcett (June 12, 1976)
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1245 kb
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1459 kb
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1871 kb
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Rating:
4.1
Votes:
667


I used to enjoy Sylvia Thorpe's books way back when, so when I saw a used copy of The Sword and the Shadow . I enjoyed the book and found the story and the characters interesting.

In many ways, it hadn't. It's not a terribly plausible scenario-persecuted Puritan girl and her young brother, heir to a marquisate, rescued by a reformed pirate-but it works for the most part

Start by marking The Sword and the Shadow as Want to Read . As Sylvia Thorpe, she wrote over 25 historical romance novels from 1950 to 1983.

Start by marking The Sword and the Shadow as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Despite the amount of action that occurred in a book only 240 pages only, I found myself bored and just wanting to have it finished. Aug 12, 2011 Sandi ~The Pirate Wench~ marked it as ships. Her novel "The Scapegrace" (1971) won the Eliz June Sylvia Thimblethorpe was born in 1926 in London, England. Educated in London at a school in Brondesbury, Kilburn High School for Girls, Slade School of Fine Arts, and University College.

Start by marking The Sword and the Shadow as Want to Read . Her novel "The Scapegrace" (1971) won the June Sylvia Thimblethorpe was born in 1926 in London, England.

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He would go on to become lifelong friends with a loyal mercenary, the partner of a beautiful magus who was cold as ice, the savior of a mysterious disfigured dark-elf girl with a talent for the Breath, and the unlikely caregiver for . .The Sword and The Shadow》 Book 1: Courage from Cowardice. Chapter 0 – The Brewing of a Storm. Chapter 2 – Falling Ou. Chapter 3 – Escape. Chapter 4 – A Muddy Monkey Picked Up.

Sylvia Thorpe was the pseudonym used by June Sylvia Thimblethorpe (born 1926 in London, England, United Kingdom) a British writer of romance novels from 1950 to 1983. She was the third elected Chairman (1965–1967) of the Romantic Novelists' Association, and was named an Honor Life Member. June Sylvia Thimblethorpe was born in 1926 in London, England, United Kingdom. Educated in London at a school in Brondesbury, Kilburn High School for Girls, Slade School of Fine Arts, and University College

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In a twist of fate, the child who fought stray dogs for food emerged to be the most infamous assassin in the world. But the intricacies of power are not so easily grasped, and the price of protecting those that he loves is not as simple as he once though. Book 1 - Courage from Cowardice.

  • Nahn
I used to enjoy Sylvia Thorpe's books way back when, so when I saw a used copy of The Sword and the Shadow available, I delved into it to see if my perspective had changed. In many ways, it hadn't. I enjoyed the book and found the story and the characters interesting. It's not a terribly plausible scenario--persecuted Puritan girl and her young brother, heir to a marquisate, rescued by a reformed pirate--but it works for the most part. I did find the omniscient narrator a little jarring at times--a device that has fallen out of favor--and the Little-Did-They-Know foreshadowing at the end of several chapters was also a bit much. But I believed in the love story and was caught up in the danger surrounding the hero and heroine. Unfortunately, I felt the book fell off a little as it approached the climax. So much so that it was more of an anti-climax than anything. As if the author had exhausted all her energy on the buildup and decided to soft-pedal the end. Overall, though, it was an enjoyable read and the depth of historical atmosphere and research is far beyond anything we get in romances today. I look forward to re-reading more of Ms. Thorpe's books.
  • Dog_Uoll
Interesting period detail, character development, a romantic hero, a decent heroine, but where this book really shines is with its villains. They're both funny and menacing, racking up a pretty high body count for a light romance novel. Sir Henry Morgan, as a former pirate, makes a vivid appearance as Lt. Gov. of Jamaica.
  • Uaha
Why I love this historical romance by Sylvia Thorpe?
The author's writing, as the scene of the story opens, is giving details to set the period, time of day, place where initial action takes place. Ms. Thorpe takes her time to tell the story with substance to image the scenes, what the characters are thinking and attention to only the facets of the historical periods you need to know.

When you buy her historical romance books, look for the covers that were painted by Allan Kass. Though not well known, Allan Kass painted most of Sylvia Thorpe's early books, as well as many of the original Signet Regency romance books. Mr. Kass's covers show he researched the period of the book's setting giving details from the characters, hair styles, clothing, and even the interior details. His covers are beautiful, showing a loving romantic couple.
  • Jazu
The only way to read this book is as a throw back to the 1950s, when it was written. The callous attitude toward slavery is extremely offensive. If one could ignore the slavery references, including sailing on a slave ship!, I would agree with the other reviews. Unfortunately, the slavery is pervasive and horrific and it can't be ignored. In fact, I'm shocked that such inhumanity to fellow human beings was still acceptable reading in the 1950s. I do not recommend this book.