On the Edge of Darkness Hardcover – 19 October 1998
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- Publisher : HarperCollins (19 October 1998)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 496 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0002245396
- ISBN-13 : 978-0002245395
- Customer Reviews:
‘Stephen King meeting Ruth Rendell’
‘Fascinating and chilling’
‘Readers of Barbara Erskine are held in thrall’
‘A novel to get tucked into’
From the Back Cover
The eagerly awaited new novel by the author of 'Lady of Hay' and 'House of Echoes' is the chilling story of a woman from the sixth century trapped in the wrong time by jealousy and vengeance.
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, a time when Pictish Druids and Christian missionaries are in conflict. Training as a priestess of the old faith, Brid is a mistress of ancient mysteries and powerful and dangerous magic. In her obsession with Adam and her need to travel through time to be with him, she is seen as a traitor by her people, only escaping death by following Adam to Edinburgh when he leaves home to study medicine.
As time passes Adam makes new friends and finds new love. When Brid finally tracks him down, she is consumed by a violent rage that knows no bounds. For fifty years, from Scotland to England and then to Wales, Brid will haunt Adam like and evil shadow. It is only Adam’s granddaughter Beth, who will help him discover the secret that will free them from the terror of Brid’s curse.
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All of her works manage to have the exact parallel needed for the characters and situations
You will relish all of her work.
Enjoy and escape.
I thought Adam was a very weak man who had everything going for him but let Brid get to him, shutting out his wife when she needed him most. He knew what was happening but wouldn't or couldn't stop it.
All in all a good read and I'd already halfway through "House of Echoes"