'Dark Angel' - Reviews

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the others

On Angel mountain

house of angels

Rebecca and the Angels

Flying with Angels

Guardian Angel

Sacrifice

Conspiracy of Angels

 

An excellent book which recounts the further adventures of Mistress Martha Morgan of Plas Ingli -- who is now firmly established as one of the most interesting heroines in recent historical fiction. Move over, Elizabeth Bennett! Really this tale, set in the early 1800's, is about love lost and regained, and while the story is dominated by a mysterious figure in black called "The Nightwalker", and by the heroine's self-doubts and periods of depression, this novel is really about constancy and the triumph of love. As in the earlier novels, the plot twists and turns and rushes ahead at a fine pace, and once again the author packs a double whammy into the final few pages of the book. - Amazon.com

The author has woven timelessness into the character of Martha Morgan. This is a love story, a tale of a complex, compelling creature on a voyage of discovery that veers between elation and despair and of a love lost and found. Martha reveals through her diary entries every innermost secret of her being. It reveals a driving force she at times cannot control. Martha has an eye for the most intimate detail of people and things; she is complex and mysterious, at times ruthless, yet it would appear she is insecure, in spite of the warmth and advice of the people who surround her. Whatever worms of discontent writhe in Martha's breast, be it passion, self-analysis or the nightmare of the Nightwalker, she is revealed as a creature of innate strength. This book is filled with goodness; it is filled with caring, compassionate people. It has a message that basically the human species recognizes truth, justice, fairness and kindness. Martha dominates this book. Her mysticism, and meditations on the mountain, her joys and sadness perhaps reveal the fragility seldom perceived in the Martha Morgans of this present day world. It is a timeless and compelling tale. - Richard Cluroe, Gwales.com (Welsh Books Council)

What a synopsis doesn’t mention is the richly textured background against which the drama is all played out; the deep, underlying sense of place; the wisdom and humour of ordinary (and sometimes extraordinary) folk; and the keenly researched and observed cameos of rural life in the community, living and working in the protective shadow of Angel Mountain. - Irene Payne, Western Telegraph