Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Janet Caird: The Shrouded Way

The Shrouded Way by Janet Caird is the second gothic romance I have that was illustrated by Allan Kass. It was published by Signet in January 1974. It is the story of Elizabeth who discovers the key to sunken treasure off the coast of Scotland and finds that her life is now in danger. Can the Laird of Mourie House save her or is he part of the trap?

This is a very pretty cover at first glance but after looking closely at it I see some interesting features. It's fascinating that the heroine's outfit doesn't look outdated 35 years later! I also like how Allan uses the color green to show off the countryside, but also emphasize the water by making the sky a green haze. Not too menacing at first glance, but it does make one want to pick up the book and examine it! Another favorite from Allan Kass!

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