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by Russ Whitfield
Fri April 22nd, 2011, 5:27 pm
Forum: Member Announcements
Topic: Roma Victrix Trailer/Giveaway
Replies: 0
Views: 551

Roma Victrix Trailer/Giveaway

Goodreads are doing a giveaway for my new book, Roma Victrix http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/9174-roma-victrix One of my mates made a trailer too - which I love! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw3k82__iR8 Please do have a look if you have a mo, would love to hear some feedback on it. Cheers R...
by Russ Whitfield
Mon February 28th, 2011, 9:56 am
Forum: Ancient
Topic: The Trojan War
Replies: 22
Views: 10426

[quote=""annis""]I haven't read The Mouse God , Russ, but it sounds good- I've just tracked down a copy. Thanks for the tip :) Briseis also features in Colleen McCullough's Song of Troy which I enjoyed, though I know some people feel ambivalent about it.[/quote] Song of Troy was a goodie, I thought....
by Russ Whitfield
Thu February 17th, 2011, 11:21 am
Forum: Ancient
Topic: The Trojan War
Replies: 22
Views: 10426

I loved Men of Bronze - I must get the sequel, I've never read it.

That's so weird - I remember that line about the bath too - classic!
by Russ Whitfield
Tue February 15th, 2011, 12:14 pm
Forum: Ancient
Topic: The Trojan War
Replies: 22
Views: 10426

The Mouse God by Susan Curran is my favorite Trojan War story. Written from Bresesis's POV, its more a story of the women in the war than the guys. Its fabulous, I could probably quote it verbatim I've read it so many times!
by Russ Whitfield
Thu February 10th, 2011, 8:33 am
Forum: The Craft of Writing
Topic: When the "expert" gets it wrong...
Replies: 11
Views: 1516

Douglas Jackson wrote a piece on this sort of thing for his blog: http://dougsbookblog.blogspot.com/ which is an interesting perspective - I find myself in agreement. In Faith's case - yeah - that's pretty bad, but on the stuff that really is shrouded by the mists of time, I think some levity/interp...
by Russ Whitfield
Mon February 7th, 2011, 10:46 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: What Are You Reading? February 2011
Replies: 269
Views: 20439

I just read Paul Kearney's "Corvus", sequel to "The Ten Thousand" - brilliant brilliant stuff.
by Russ Whitfield
Wed January 19th, 2011, 11:29 am
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: Warrioress Movie
Replies: 2
Views: 927

Warrioress Movie

This looks great.

But then, I would say that: not only does is right up my street, I have a vested interest in this one!

by Russ Whitfield
Mon November 29th, 2010, 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great War Leaders Who Never Held A Crown
Replies: 30
Views: 3727

Julius Caesar was pretty handy on the battlefield. But only made it to "dictator for life." (not that the Romans would have worn a king - clearly, emperor was a better title. But Caesar wasn't even the first Emperor either).
by Russ Whitfield
Fri November 26th, 2010, 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Romans in China??
Replies: 6
Views: 1027

*lol* Good to know I wasn't totally off the mark!

Annis - I loved that Manfredi book. It was so over the top, but still - I love over the top, so alls well!
by Russ Whitfield
Fri November 26th, 2010, 8:32 am
Forum: Author Announcements
Topic: Spartacus returns!
Replies: 17
Views: 1409

Awesome news, mate. Made up for you, I can't wait to read this as I have an interest in all things gladiatorial. I've got some wicked research books on the subject, give us some time and I'll list 'em out. If there's any of use, I'll drop 'em in the post for an extended loan if you like?

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