Shadows Of The Mind
Samuel McInnes aka Mack, severely wounded in the attack on Auckland in 1863, recovered consciousness on HMS Esk heading to Scotland via Sydney, Australia.
Sam is mistakenly repatriated to Scotland as the army believes this is where he is from. With the loss of memory, his life becomes complicated, as he falls for a young nurse on the voyage who has a secret that she will not reveal to him until he is fully recovered.
Out of place, out of sync, he finds himself in an alien world. Memories from another time come and go as he tries to adjust to his new life. He struggles to remember who he is and how he came to be here, while always hoping his memory will return.
Will he get home to his own century?
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Both of Owen’s books ‘ Whispers of the Past’ and ‘Shadows of the Mind’ are very good reads & I recommend them to anyone who enjoys a good book. I am looking forward to the third book in this trilogy which will be out next year. Owen has always been able to tell a good story and as historical novels these are brilliant !!
I have finished your book today. How and when is the next one out in the trilogy? I enjoyed the read immensely!
I need the next book out now damn
it I can't wait.
— Lorraine Wills | Waipawa
Just a note Owen, I finished your book last night. I could not put it down, and neglected to do stuff around the farm as I had to finish it. Brilliant story, I just loved it. I'm looking forward now to the conclusion of the trilogy Clearing of the Mist. Well done.
Owen...once again you've done it. Written a great yarn that I couldn't put down. Enjoyed Shadows as much as Whispers and that was immense!. I really did enjoy both books Owen you should be incredibly proud, they both are great reads. I'm looking forward to the Hollywood Movies coming out
Get writing the third instalment I'm really looking forward to it
— Barry Corbett | Christchurch NZ
Whispers of the Past continues.
In order to make sense of this second book in Owen Clough's trilogy, I recommend reading his first book, Whispers of the Past. That said, this is a terrific read, a tale of the continuing saga of the accidental time slip that saw three modern-day New Zealanders transported back to the Victorian era. It follows the life of Sam, a best friend Bob's attempt to try and find out what happened to his friend, forced to live out his life in the latter years of the 19th century. It's a great read with so much wonderful detail of the Victorian era. I was completely enthralled by Sam's story, and being English, I actually shared in some of Victoria's difficulties in understanding some of Sam's modern idioms. Shows the difference between the speech of us Brits and our Antipodean cousins! Example? We go hiking, they go tramping. This is a super read and I loved it from start to finish and look forward to the third book in Mr. Clough's trilogy.
As I read closer to the end of this book, I couldn't put it down. Just had to know who made it home and who didn't. I was hoping they would all get home but it became obvious that wasn't going to happen. Parts made me giggle like the Maori gent speaking the Queen's English. I don't normally read NZ authors. This book is great and well worth the time to open it up, settle down with your favourite drink and enjoy the adventure.
I enjoyed this book immensely, parts of the story I could relate to as my grandfather was fighting at that time in the Waikato. I cannot wait for the next installment which I'm to believe will be out this year. Keep up the good work.
I could not put it down!
I cannot wait for the next instalment.
I bought another one for my son.
Dear Owen, I received your book from Fishpond Australia last month and have just finished it with a tear in my eye. I had to write and let you known that I enjoyed your story immensely and hope that you will keep in contact with me when the follow-up comes out. An exciting read.
I enjoyed this book immensely, and
found it hard to put down, and recommended it to everyone.
— Mary Drummond
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