On the Edge of Darkness

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HarperCollins Publishers, Mar 13, 2009 - Fiction - 496 pages
21 Reviews

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, near an isolated Celtic stone in the wild Scottish Highlands, he meets Brid, whose exotic, gypsy-like dress and strange attitudes fascinate him. They become friends, then, in time, passionate lovers. Brid leads him, unsuspecting, into the sixth century, where training as a Druid priestess she has mastered their ancient mysteries and powerful magic. In her obsession with Adam she is seen as a traitor by her people and only escapes death by following Adam through time to Edinburgh, where he goes to study medicine. As the years pass he makes new friends, and finds new love, causing Brid to be consumed by a violent rage that knows no bounds. For fifty years, from Scotland to England to Wales, Brid will haunt Adam like an evil shadow. It is finally Adamís granddaughter, Beth, who helps discover the secret that will free them from the terror of Bridís curse.

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User Review  - Yan - Goodreads

It was a long journey that revolves around the beyond-lustful-obsessed-psychopath-Druid-bitch over Adam fvcking Craig. And when I say it was a long journey, it was definitely a long journey! And my brain cells were drained to bits. Read full review

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User Review  - Evelyn - Goodreads

The element I like best in time travel books is getting to experience the newness through the eyes of the traveller. This element was almost completely missing in this book. To me, this was more of a ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

A historian by training, Barbara Erskine is the author of many 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 two 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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