Spirited Away

Spirited Away

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by Cindy Miles
     
 

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Knight Tristan de Barre and his men were murdered in 1292, their souls cursed to roam Dreadmoor Castle forever.

Forensic archeologist Andi Monroe is excavating the site and studying the legend of a medieval knight who disappeared. But although she's usually rational, Andi could swear she's met the handsome knight's ghost.

Until she finds a way to lift the

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Knight Tristan de Barre and his men were murdered in 1292, their souls cursed to roam Dreadmoor Castle forever.

Forensic archeologist Andi Monroe is excavating the site and studying the legend of a medieval knight who disappeared. But although she's usually rational, Andi could swear she's met the handsome knight's ghost.

Until she finds a way to lift the curse, though, love doesn't stand a ghost of a chance.

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Cindy Miles makes a spirited debut with this entertaining, ghostly romance between a medieval knight, Tristan de Barre (a.k.a. Dragonhawk), and a present-day forensic anthropologist, Andrea Monroe.

Andi gets the chance of her young career when she is charged to investigate a hoard of medieval weaponry uncovered when a mighty oak fell at an estate in northern England. This is Dreadmoor, the very place where 15 knights, including the original Lord Dreadmoor, vanished without a trace in 1292. Andi sets briskly to work, trying to ignore the talking ghosts that crop up and Tristan, the very attractive lord of the manor. Tristan's big problem is that he has, er, no substance -- he can pass through walls -- which has considerable implications for their growing attraction and sexual frustration. On top of this, Andi's mentor, Kirk, is acting bizarrely, and someone is trying to kill her. Miles resolves ancient and present mysteries, even as she makes the most of the cultural anachronisms that might exist in a relationship between a medieval knight and a contemporary woman. Ginger Curwen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451221452
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/01/2007
Series:
Signet Eclipse Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
4.26(w) x 6.92(h) x 0.93(d)
Age Range:
18 - 17 Years

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Spirited Away 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was good for a debut book. I won't go into the plot, that's been done. I will say it just didn't do it for me.
I would like to have had more substance in the characters rather then detailed descriptions each and every time one showed up. How many times do we need to be told his eyes are sapphire blue? And the words powerful and passing were used way too much to describe attributes and emotions. The story slowed way down in the middle, and the end wasn't all that I'd hoped. This book would have been great as part of an anthology.
All that being said, it is worth reading. And the secondary characters were great. Although I won't be putting on my keeper shelf. I would, however, read more from this author.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1292 Tristan de Barre and his men were betrayed, murdered and cursed to haunt Dreadmoor Castle in Northern England by his foster father De Sabre who blames the ¿Dragonhawk¿ for the death of his son. Hundreds of years go by as Dragonhawk and his ghostly men observe, but cannot do anything about their cursed status although he recently rescued a teenage female (Andi Monroe) who snuck into the castle. When a storm uproots a centuries old oak tree, the skeletal remains of Tristan and his squad are revealed their weapons are also uncovered. The spirits of these men have hopes for the first time since the medieval betrayal that they finally might move on. The castle¿s caretaker Jameson arranges with Kirk Grey for an archeological dig led by his protégé forensic archaeologist Andi Monroe. As she methodically begins the excavation, Andi is taken aback by talking ghosts especially falling in love with their leader. --- SPIRITED AWAY is an energetic amusing ghostly romance starring a likable intelligent mortal and a somewhat frustrated ghost. The paranormal story line grips readers once Tristan and Andi begin talking although she fears she is losing her mind. Sub-genre fans will appreciate Cindy Miles first castle haunting novel. --- Harriet Klausner
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Loved it. It got me interested in reading more of the ghost/paranormal romance
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Loved this one!
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with this book. A beautiful story, well written. I'm glad the author didn't spent too much time on the "bad guy" in the story, but instead focused on the main charactors. What a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Was worth every penny.
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tlsmith0410 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I will read anything else, she writes.
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TMH521 More than 1 year ago
This book is the first in a series of ghostly romances by Cindy Miles, and I love them all! She takes so much care to develop characters that you can really like and that have real depth. The stories are wonderful and the romance so sweet my heart is often breaking for the main characters until things resolve. What makes these books truly special in my opinion is the cast of secondary characters who have as much depth as the main characters, just not the same screen time. However, many of them are recurring characters in later books which is an unexpected bonus when I rediscover them, and some even get their own stories. My favorite character, Jason, has yet to have his happy ending written, but I remain hopeful for more from Cindy Miles!
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lovetoreadAR More than 1 year ago
I just finished Spirited Away by Cindy Miles and I loved it. It has so many characters, all very layered and interesting due to their personalities and back stories, plus it's got great plot. It's both a ghost story and a love story, with humor and drama for a touch of well rounded goodness. And you have to hope that the curse on the 15 poor knights can be broken, but at what cost? How can a relationship work between a mortal woman and handsome chivalrous ghostly knight of the 13th century? Brilliantly, that's how. I finished this quickly, I hated to put it down and wanted to find out how it would all play out. A spellbinding read, can't wait to try out more of her work.
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I could NOT put this book down, its just amazing. I love the fact of the forebidden love with a happy ending thing. Its really original and the fact that it was medevil knights placed into the 21st century. I have to say this was a really good book and she's a wonderful author. Read it