Shadow and the Star

The Shadow and the Star - Laura Kinsale Not really sure why this is some sort of classic. The ninja bits are as ridiculous as they sound. The ninja intrigue at the end vastly overshadowed the romance and bored the shit out of me, leaving me skimming through the final 50 pages or so. It wasn't a bad book, but I could easily put it down to play Bejeweled for a bit without feeling any sort of urgency to get back to it. I never became invested in the romance or the intrigue.