Sunday, June 1, 2014

Sylvia Thorpe: The Sword and the Shadow

The Sword and the Shadow by Sylvia Thorpe was published by Fawcett in the mid 1970's. No paperback publication date is given. Lady Frances is fleeing England and her cousin so she takes passage with Captain Barbican, who has sworn to protect her. They sail to adventure in the West Indies!

Allan Kass illustrated a few covers of the sea and ships and this one is romantic with the hero holding the heroine while he stands to defend his ship. Note the detail of both vessels where you see how fine an artist Kass really was! I love the heroine's flowing hair and simple dress while the hero looks like a pirate himself!

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