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By Andre Norton Rosemary Edghill | Comments: ( 107 ) | Date: ( Feb 24, 2020 )

Thrust into a volatile world where King Henry IX rules over the English Empire, America never revolted, and Napoleon Bonaparte marches unchecked across Europe, is young Sarah Cunningham, ripped from our history by magic and the machinations of the dying Duchess of Roxbury.Magically coerced into believing she is Roxbury, Sarah finds herself caught up with the Duke of WessexThrust into a volatile world where King Henry IX rules over the English Empire, America never revolted, and Napoleon Bonaparte marches unchecked across Europe, is young Sarah Cunningham, ripped from our history by magic and the machinations of the dying Duchess of Roxbury.Magically coerced into believing she is Roxbury, Sarah finds herself caught up with the Duke of Wessex, the King s most trusted spy A perilous adventure takes them into the black heart of Imperial France to rescue a missing princess before the last chance for peace dissolves and the world is left at the mercy of Napoleon

  • Title: The Shadow of Albion
  • Author: Andre Norton Rosemary Edghill
  • ISBN: 9780812545395
  • Page: 372
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback

About Author:

Andre Norton Rosemary Edghill

Alice Mary Norton always had an affinity to the humanities She started writing in her teens, inspired by a charismatic high school teacher First contacts with the publishing world led her, as many other contemporary female writers targeting a male dominated market, to choose a literary pseudonym In 1934 she legally changed her name to Andre Alice The androgynous Andre doesn t really say male to English speaking readers, even though it is a man s name in other languages i.e Norwegian She also used the names Andrew North and Allen Weston as pseudonyms.Andre Norton published her first novel in 1934, and was the first woman to receive the Gandalf Grand Master Award from the World Science Fiction Society in 1977, and won the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America SFWA association in 1983.Norton was twice nominated for the Hugo Award, in 1964 for the novel Witch World and in 1967 for the novelette Wizard s World She was nominated three times for the World Fantasy Award for lifetime achievement, winning the award in 1998 Norton won a number of other genre awards, and regularly had works appear in the Locus annual best of year polls.On February 20, 2005, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, which had earlier honored her with its Grand Master Award in 1983, announced the creation of the Andre Norton Award, to be given each year for an outstanding work of fantasy or science fiction for the young adult literature market, beginning in 2006 Often called the Grande Dame of Science Fiction and Fantasy by biographers such as J M Cornwell and organizations such as Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Publishers Weekly, and Time, Andre Norton wrote novels for over 70 years She had a profound influence on the entire genre, having over 300 published titles read by at least four generations of science fiction and fantasy readers and writers Notable authors who cite her influence include Greg Bear, Lois McMaster Bujold, C J Cherryh, Cecilia Dart Thornton, Tanya Huff, Mercedes Lackey, Charles de Lint, Joan D Vinge, David Weber, K D Wentworth, and Catherine Asaro.

Comments The Shadow of Albion

  • Marijan

    A well researched and interesting book. True, sometimes descriptions of sartorial ingenuituy can be a bit overwhelmong, but that doesn't detract significantly from the flow of the book. There are several ex macina momnets, a few times characters seem extraordinarily lucky, but the supernatural part is very well written in, and it's a pleasurable reading over all.

  • Margaret

    The Shadow of Albion is a alternative historical fantasy set in early 19th-century England. In this universe, Charles II was succeeded by his illegitimate son, the Duke of Monmouth, and thus the Stuarts have remained firmly entrenched on the throne; the French Revolution has happened, so Napoleon is in power, but America remains a British colony. The story begins when the dying Marchioness of Roxbury magically summons an alternate self (Sarah Cunningham, an orphan from Maryland) to replace her, [...]

  • Beth

    Interesting premise

  • Marilyn Geary

    Alternative timelines, alternative history, Magic and mysticism, the old people, even standing stones. Add a little romance set in the non-regency. Meet historical figures, in a whole new setting. Throw away what you know of history, decouple from rationality, and enjoy the romp and circumstances.

  • Lis Carey

    This is a fantasy set in an alternate early 19th century England, in which the Stuarts still rule (Charles II having been succeeded by his son rather than his arrogant and pig-headed brother), and the Lord Protector of the American colonies is Thomas Jefferson, Earl of Monticello. This book is the first of a projected series whose intended length is unstated, but th e series title is Carolus Rex, which is suggestive: in this book, in 1805, the king of England is Henry IX, and his only son is Pri [...]

  • Erin

    This book took me a while to get the hang of, largely because it's quite heavy on the Napoleonic-era history & politics, which is hard to read in 1-hour lunch break chunks. It's an alternative history as well, so in addition to knowing something about that period--people, places, & alliances--you have to keep track of fictional people, places, & alliances. Very complex. Lots of fancy words, too!Eventually, though, I started to figure out what was going on and was able to follow the m [...]

  • Relstuart

    Fiction is lovely when done right. And Andre Norton has entertained me since I was a young reader borrowing her books from the local library. This story is a historical romance/fiction set in an alternate history where Charles Stuart II (King of England) announces that the Duke on Monmouth is actually his legitimate heir and so the Stuart's continue to rein instead of James (brother to Charles and Catholic to boot) taking the throne. In this alternate world America never breaks off from England [...]

  • Valerie

    A Regency Romance with as many twists as Lombard Street.This was evidently intended to be the 1st book in a trilogy--but Norton's death seems to've put an end to that plan. I much prefer this to the second book, Leopard in Exile, which seems to wallow in grotesquerie and filth.Ironically, this book is less violent than many of Norton's books--perhaps the need to conform (to some extent) with realism tempered the violence somewhat. There's still an argument that situations were more violent than [...]

  • Emily

    I really liked this book! It was different from what I usually read, but every time my mother gives me one of her British historical fictions, I always end up getting very engrossed. After reading the trilogy on Josephine Bonaparte, it was interesting to read a book from the other side, where Napoleon was reviled. There was plenty of legitimate history here as well as fiction, romance, intrigue, excellent prose, and a bit of fantasy/magic influence thrown in. It took me a long time to read as I [...]

  • Terry

    The thing about Andre Norton is that her books are so extremely easy to read that I usually forget them about 2 hours later. It has advantages: for example, I have no idea, how many times I've read The Shadow of Albion, but this time I also enjoyed it, as it was the first reading. Still, like the rest Norton's books its lacking something meaningfull, that would make remember the book after I've probably read about three times.

  • Melissa Dennis

    I enjoyed this book until about the mid point. By then I was ready to strangle both the female and male leads. Instead of sitting down and talking out their differences; they assumed that the other wouldn't understand what they were going through. While it is an interesting premise, I should have remembered that Ms. Norton and her writing partner have a hard time deciding whether they want to write a really good fantasy novel or a sappy romance.

  • Cathy (cathepsut)

    Think The Scarlett Pimpernell as Chick Lit with a very small amount of faerie dust. Cute, nicely written, entertaining if predictable. If you are into historical fiction, this is a nice book. Don't expect anything heavy. The fantasy part is almost neglectable. It's mostly a tool to allow the heroine to be more heroic than she could have been in her time.

  • Lyssa

    This book was not what I was expecting. I enjoyed the alternative histories, though at times the details became tedious. That being said, the alternatives presented are both very believable, and enjoyable. The characters are strong, but the plot itself ist up to my standards. Still, a good read.

  • Allison

    While I really enjoyed the majority of this book (and Andre Norton's work in general) I felt the writing lagged toward the end. So far the sequel has also been fun but certainly not my favorite Norton.

  • Ginger K

    I found this book on my shelves recently and had no memory of it. So I re-read it, and I found only one character was familiar and even him I might have had confused with a similar spymaster in another book. Enjoyable, but I think I'm likely to forget it all over again.

  • Dylan

    Like most of Norton's works I found this fascinating. The regency setting and the alternative history were vividly created and masterfully described. At times the high levels of descriptiveness grew tiresome, but apart from that, an excellent book.

  • D

    I'm a big fan of lords and ladies doing all sorts of espionage and political shenanigans, add to that the idea of multiple universes and an independent female protagonist and I'm very much hooked.

  • Dex

    Oddly grew on me as it progressed.

  • Michelle Wardhaugh

    A nicely short series with all kinds of unexpected twists to throw at you. Is it fantasy, alternate history, or just good fun?

  • Rebecca

    Pretty well written historical fiction. I can't remember muchof the story now but it wasn't a waste of my time.

  • Robin

    I found it to be somewhat dull and one track.

  • Thanh

    The inventions are nice, but I wished there was actually the romance and connection that the author claimed.

  • Jared

    Alternate historical fantasy with a romantic bent, mimicking regency romance a la Georgette Heyer, although not quite so funny. Strong female lead characters, and great make heroes too.

  • colleen

    read 06.04.06

  • MaryBliss

    Swashbuckling alternative world set two centuries ago. A fun read.

  • Foggygirl

    Not the most exciting story that I have ever read from either writer but good.

  • Althea Ann

    By Andre Norton and Rosemary Edghill, though I suspect Edghill wrote most of it - it's not very stylistically Norton). Alternate-history adventure-romance with magic & lots of intrigue - fun stuff.

  • Vicki

    Good, not great. Will read Book 2.

  • Cate Hart

    Loved this book when I read it many years ago!!

  • Nancy Laney

    Carolus Rex, Book 1

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