Airs Above The Ground by Mary Stewart

Airs Above the Ground

Airs Above the Ground by Mary Stewart is one of my favorites comfort reads. What I love about Mary Stewart besides the great characterizations and the “magical” romance is that her setting plays an important role as the plot or the characters in the story. In typical gothic fashion the heroine’s husband is sort of missing. The husband or love interest always has this veil of suspicion that surrounds of him.

The air of “mystery” that surrounds the men in Ms. Stewart’s books always make them seem somewhat sexy to me. I don’t know and never mind me. I really enjoyed this novel for the umpteenth time and here is the back blurb:

Vanessa March never thought to look for her missing husband in Vienna — until she saw him in a newsreel shot there at the scene of a deadly fire.  But her hunt for answers only leads to more sinister questions in a mysterious world of beautiful horses.

And what waits for Vanessa in the shadows is more terrifying than anything she has ever encountered.

Excellent story, excellent romance plus the story was written in 1965 and it still has the ability to enchant new readers of today. I first read this book in the late 1990’s and I was completely blown away. My fellow readers, if you enjoy gothic romances and you haven’t read Mary Stewart, what are you waiting for? Highly recommend this wonderful novel.

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4 Responses to Airs Above The Ground by Mary Stewart

  1. Mailyn says:

    OK, just how retarded am I because when I saw that cover I could have sworn the author’s name was Martha Steward. LMAO.

    Oh and Melusine “review” is this. It was on two different posts:

    1st post. I decided to pick another book so I started on Melusine. I got to page 10. It was in the first person and the dude talking was annoying as all hell. I was hoping he get bitch slapped or eaten by a monster or whatever.Then I find out he is the hero.


    OK, breath, maybe I was just upset over Worth Any Price, I reasoned to myself. Nonethelss I decided to skip this for now so I could be more objective when I got back to it later.

    2nd post. Another thing before I go, the book I was talking about the other day that made me want to stomp on it is a fantasy novel titled Melusine. If you see it run far, far away. Do NOT be fooled by the cool sounding plot. I wanted to kill the main character repeatedly for being such a wuzz. He was a grade-A punk and he deserved everything that happened to him for being such a little bitch. Ugh.

    I couldn’t bring myself to write an actual review. LOL. The book sounded so cool and it was so dark [I looove dark books lol] but he was such a punk!

  2. Avid Reader says:

    I just read Lilith’s Saintcrow’s review. Everybody seems to really hate Felix. Like Ms. Saintcrow, I love, love, love me some Mildmay. He makes the book for me. Period. Thanks for the “review” Mailyn 🙂 Appreciate it.

  3. Mailyn says:

    I probably never got to Mildmay. I mean, I was so distraught by Felix. Oh good grief what a pansy! LOL.

    Is there a way to skip Felix and jump straight to Mildmay? Cuz I so loved all the darkness the book had going.

    Maybe the author should have made Mildmay the hero!

  4. Avid Reader says:

    Maybe the author should have made Mildmay the hero!

    In Melusine, you could skip all of Felix stuff and just read Mildmay. I was tempted a few times to do just that but in retrospect, you could read only Mildmay’s story. I found his story more fascinating. Eventually the two do get together and if I remember correctly, it’s more Mildmay’s POV at that point but it’s still split POV and probably not as bad as the beginning where Felix does a lot of gulping and crying and so forth.

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