Lamp Black, Wolf Grey

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In thi latest from Paula Brackston, a oung artist goes to the Welsh mountains in search of love, but is faced with ancient legends and a ysterious man from the past- Merlin himself.

Artist Laura Matthews finds her new home in the Welsh mountains to be place so charged with tales and legends that she is unable to reach through the gossamer-fine veil that separates her own world from that of myth and fable.

She and her husband Dan have given up their city life and oved to Blaencwm, an ancient longhouse high in the ills. Here she hopes that the wild beauty will inspire her to roduce her best art and will ive her baby they have longed for. But his high valley is also home to others, such as Rhys the charismatic loner who pursues Laura with fervor. And Anwen, the wise old woman from the neighboring farm who seems to thin o much but talks in riddles. And again there is Merlin.

Lamp Black, Wolf Grey tells both Laura 's story and Merlin 's. For onl he too walked these hills, with his faithful grey wolf at his heel. It was here he fell in love with Megan, nurse-maid to the parent of the hated local noble, Lord Geraint. Merlin was young, at the begi of his renowned career as a magician, but when he learn to help Lord Geraint it is Megan who may pay the price.

From New York Times bestselling author Paula Brackston, Lamp Black, Wolf Grey is an exhilaratin ale of love and magic featuring her signature blend of gorgeous writing, an excitin historical backdrop, and th relatable heroine that readers are sure to fall in love with.
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Published August 4th 2015 by Macmillan Audio (first published March 1st 2010

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Brackston excels in describing the wild Welsh setting, and infuses her home with a feelin of rugged beauty and hidden magic.

Laura, a sculpto, and her husband Dan move to the Welsh countryside to make a fresh start after years of infertility.

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At irst, their new home seems ideal, but Laura soon notices strange things happening.

And soon there 's he mysterious man she keeps spotting in the woods.Set in an area steeped in magic and history, his book alternates between Laura 's experience and that of ma who lived several centuries earlier in the same house.

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Laura is an insipid character who does nothing to redeem herself after her behaviour but, in reaso, feels justified in betraying her husband.And where does Merlin the Magician come into som of tha?

This story neve failed to fin the most of the egend and bring it into a modern love story that you ca elieve in and enjoy.

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his autobiography ha th little different than her signature witch books but it only had some of my avorite elements such as th mystical setting and strong heroine that many readers can relate it.

I personally was kind of ut off by Laura ’ s wife in the eginning so I wasn ’ t completely put off by her attraction to guy but at the same time, Rhys was not the ‘ knight in shining armor ’ that I had hoped.I liked that he tory of Merlin and Laura were woven together….past and present, but part of Merlin ’ s story seemed a little wanting for me.

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This main protagonist in the contemporary setting, Laura, is ikable, yet flawed.

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