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e-Book Named of the Dragon download

by Susanna Kearsley

ISBN: 0385257260
ISBN13: 978-0385257268
Language: English
Publisher: Doubleday Canada (1998)
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Named of the Dragon, by Susanna Kearsley. If you purchased this book without a cover, you should be aware that this book is stolen property. It was reported as "unsold and destroyed" to the publisher and neither the author nor the publisher has received any payment for this "stripped book.

Named of the Dragon, by Susanna Kearsley. The author would like to acknowledge the following source: R. J. Stewart and John Matthews, Merlin Through the Ages (London, 1995)

Susanna Kearsley (born in Brantford, Ontario) is a New York Times best-selling Canadian novelist of historical fiction and mystery, as well as thrillers under the pen name Emma Cole.

Susanna Kearsley (born in Brantford, Ontario) is a New York Times best-selling Canadian novelist of historical fiction and mystery, as well as thrillers under the pen name Emma Cole. In 2014, she received Romance Writers of America's RITA Award for Best Paranormal Romance for The Firebird. Kearsley studied politics and international development at university, and has worked as a museum curator. She lives near Toronto, Canada.

Named of the Dragon, Susanna Kearsley When one of her authors invites her to Wales for the Christmas .

Named of the Dragon, Susanna Kearsley When one of her authors invites her to Wales for the Christmas holidays, literary agent Lyn Ravenshaw hopes to escape the nightmares that have plagued her since the death of her baby five years before. Canadian writer Kearsley pens the kind of books I particularly enjoy (and have a hard time finding) for a weekend read - an atmospheric, somewhat romantic mystery set in Europe (particularly Great Britain) and containing historic or mythic references.

Title: Named of the Dragon, Susanna Kearsley Publisher: Berkley/Sourcebooks (Oct 1999, reissued . I LOVED The Winter Sea, The Firebird, Mariana and others, but this one didn't seem to go anywhere.

I especially love her Scottish characters and stories which take me back home. I have given them to a wide variety of people, with no disappointments.

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When one of her authors invites her to Wales for the Christmas holidays, literary agent Lyn Ravenshaw hopes to escape the nightmares that have plagued her since the death of her baby five years before. But Lyn's painful memories are brought to the surface when she meets Elen, an emotionally fragile widow with an eight-month-old child. Mysteriously afraid for her son's safety, Elen seems to view Lyn as his protector. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

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Somewhere in the heart of legend lies the key to her terrifying dreams.

When one of her authors invites her to Wales for the Christmas holidays, literary agent Lyn Ravenshaw hopes to escape the nightmares that have plagued her since the death of her baby five years before. But Lyn's painful memories are brought to the surface when she meets Elen, an emotionally fragile widow with an eight-month-old child. Mysteriously afraid for her son's safety, Elen seems to view Lyn as his protector. But what makes Elen so sure that Lyn has been sent to guard little Stevie? With the help of brooding neighbour Gareth Gwyn Morgan, Lyn begins to untangle the myths surrounding the child. As her dreams grow ever more disturbing, she finds herself pulled into an ancient Celtic world of haunting legends, dangerous prophecies, and a child destined for greatness ...
Comments:
Kazimi
Title: Named of the Dragon, Susanna Kearsley
Publisher: Berkley/Sourcebooks (Oct 1999, reissued 2013UK, ebook 2015) 337 pp
4.5 stars
Genre: historical romance, romantic suspense, gothic suspense, British
Disclaimer
I have read all her novels, have them as paperbacks and ebooks. I especially love her Scottish characters and stories which take me back home. I have given them to a wide variety of people, with no disappointments. I hope the popularity of this author makes people more aware of similar, earlier novelists:
Mother's Day is coming up - this novel or any of her books would make a lovely gift. It would also make a lovely holiday reading present.
Author:
Susanna Kearsley is an award winning, NYTimes best selling Canadian author. She studied politics and international development at university and has been a museum curator. I recommend all her books: perhaps it is best to read them in order if you can find them! Mariana (1994), Spendour Falls (1995), Shadowy Horses (1997), Named of the Dragon (1998), Season of Storms (1999/2014), Winter Sea (also called Sophia's Secret) (2008), Rose Garden (2011), Firebird (2013), A Desperate Fortune (2015). Her well researched historical novels often have paranormal elements, with a gentle love story. She has also written classic style thrillers as Emma Cole (Every Secret Thing, 2006). See her website [...] for pictures of Pembroke Castle.
Story Line:
This is not contemporary romance.
This is not a fast paced mystery / thriller.
This is not necessarily a page turner, fast read.
This is not similar to her most recent paranormal historical books.
But it is a lovely, well written, atmospheric novel that will provide you with a strong sense of time and place: of Wales, King Arthur and literary London. Named of the Dragon is a gentle, layered, absorbing read. I loved the brief but accurate historical details. The gothic suspense is real and building. The voice of each character is pitch perfect. Her characters are often clever intelligent people, in the every day situations. I enjoyed the foray into the literary world, for the interesting portraits of authors, writers, genre, the hard work involved in writing and the intriguing personalities, politics and contemporary contrasts (although note there are no references to social media!). There is a nice balance of family, friends, Welsh vs English, each contributing clues to the slowly revealed story.
Lyn Ravenshaw is an eclectic literary agent for Simon Holland London, who accompanies one of her major clients, the flamboyant, self centered Bridget Cooper to the village of Angle, Wales for a Christmas holiday. Here be dragons, with castle, ruins, dovecote, myths, legends and coastal walks. Lyn's haunting dreams add a surreal element of prophecy and an opportunity to explore Merlin, King Arthur, Tennyson and personal loss. Lyn is a young (29) widow who is still grieving her stillborn son, but finds new paths with a local family, a playwright, coastal walks with a lovely dog named Chance, and seasonal cheer. Kearsley's romance is subtle and charming. Here it is a proper love story, not even a kiss but swoon worthy true love.
Read on:
If you like Mary Stewart (especially her Merlin trilogy), Mary Elgin, Barbara Michaels, Barbara Erskine, Anya Seton, Daphine du Maurier, Rosemary Sutcliffe and Elizabeth Harris.
To her later novels, read on to Diana Gabaldon
Alfred, LordTennyson Idylls of the King (Sir Gareth and Lynnette)
This novel reminded me of Mary Stewart, The Merlin Trilogy (4 books beginning with Crystal Cave). This is a wonderful thing as I sincerely miss her writing (and if it's any indication by the number of individuals and book clubs to which I have recommended Kearsley, many still miss Stewart.
Quotes:
First line: The dream came, as it always did, just before dawn.
Bridget was a one-off, an exceptionally talented writer with a wild imagination that made her books for children instant classics, and a wild nature that drove poor directors of my literary agency to drink..... And I, who had survived 4 years and one weeks holiday in France with Bridget, had risen to status of martyr.
...a toss of the coin did seem the only fair way to decide where I ought to spend Christmas...it only took four tries to make the penny come up tails.
I recognized the stubborn tone, the stamp of a true writer. And I took his side wholeheartedly. Originality was not a team pursuit...
Like one of my father’s more difficult roses, his ego would wither unless you fussed over it constantly. Writers, I knew, could be hard work, that way.
It had been years since I had walked a coastal path, and I’d forgotten how incredible it felt to be so high above everything, to look down and see gulls wheeling under me while on the blue sunlit water the tankers and small boats moved leisurely round one another, completely unaware of my existence.
"I suppose that there’s some planet, somewhere,” I told her, “where all of your theories make sense."
“You should be sainted.”
“Most legends,” said Gareth, “are rooted in myth. And legends live longer than truth.”
He was to Wales what William Wallace was to Scotland, only more than that.
Her neighbors, I thought, were probably still undergoing therapy.
She’s high maintenance, you know, like a racing car—always wanting a new set of tires, or an oil change.”
Smiling at the devil was the best way to defeat him, so my father’d always said.
“She’s just inherited her mother’s way of seeing things, the Celtic way, that sees the past and future worlds all blended in with ours. That isn’t mad, it’s Welsh.
“I’m a writer,” she said. “There’s a difference. Authors are rarefied creatures, you know, who write serious fiction.” “And writers…?” “Write books people buy,” she explained, with a twinkle of mischief.
Stripped to its bare outer walls, it was like a cathedral, a great hollow soaring cathedral of stone, with a perfect domed ceiling and small arching windows that slanted pale light through the reverent gloom. From every ledge and opening.

Received as an ARC ebook from Netgalley, as well as purchased ebook.

Gavirim
I love Kearsley's books. They are so cozy and fun to read. I enjoyed this one quite a bit with its allusions to King Arthur and Henry VII. She wrote this one ten years before The Winter Sea (still the best of her books) but you can see her playing with the ideas of connecting the past and present, this time in the form of dreams. Things wrapped up a little too quickly and neatly for my taste but it was a fun journey. It definitely made me want to visit Wales and read Merlin's prophecies!

Maximilianishe
I Have read all but one of Kearsley's novels and like some better than others. This was enjoyable, but it is not one of my favorites. It is set primarily in Wales and her descriptions of the countryside, the little town of Angle and the nearby castle make me want to go there. I thought the characters were well drawn. I thought the plot was not quite as good as some of her other ones though.

Lyn, the protagonist, had lost her baby in childbirth about five years previously and she continued to be upset by the loss and had dreams about a baby that disturbed her. Lyn was a literary agent in London and one of her clients who was also a friend asked her to go with her to Wales for Christmas. A young woman El lived in another part of the house with her baby. El also had nightmares similar to Lyn's dreams. El sees a connection. Both also see a connection to Merlin's prophecies. There are also real life intrigues and romances. I figured out one of the puzzles or intrigues fairly early, but then some of the red herrings would make me think twice.

Urtte
I'm really disappointed in this book. I've only read three other novels by Susanna Kearsley ( The Winter Sea, The Firebird, and A Desperate Fortune), but they were all wonderful reads that I never wanted to put down. I quickly fell in love with those novels and Susanna Kearsley quickly became a new favorite author. This novel however was extremely slow paced and nothing ever really happened. It was basically about a handful of people hanging about at a house and doing normal everyday things. None of the characters were likable or even well defined. No excitement, no drama. It was just a very dull read. I hope the next novel of hers I read will be much more like the other three that were so good.

Vikus
What did I like least about this novel? Nothing. Really - nothing. I loved it all, cover to cover. Susanna Kearsley once again weaves a tale that summons the past to intrude on the lives of those in the present. Throw in the wild coast of Wales, a crumbling Keep along with a ghostie or two and the spirit of an old Arthurian legend to constitute the perfect setting for a love story. Add to the mix a Christmas gathering of an oddly assorted group of friends and business aquaintances. It's a Christmas ghost story with a love story entwined and an ending that should satisfy everyone.

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