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by kodiakblair
Sat December 13th, 2014, 7:50 pm
Forum: America
Topic: novels about slavery
Replies: 41
Views: 23354

A friend of mine is planning a book on the indentured Scots and Irish. I've been trying to steer him in the direction of the Scots POW during the English Civil War sold into slavery to America. Bought from the prison camps for £3, transported for £2 then sold for £32. A lucrative way of dealing with...
by kodiakblair
Mon November 3rd, 2014, 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: November 2014: What are you reading?
Replies: 64
Views: 5751

Have started The Empty Throne but I think the tale has went on for far too long
ditto for Turney's Marius Mules.

Books 8 and 7 in their series have just came out and my interest has waned
which is a shame as I liked Turney's policy on ebook prices.
by kodiakblair
Wed May 14th, 2014, 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: armoured combat
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Mark I know what you mean about fighting styles in mass combat. The Leeds Armoury has a Helmet that has sound and vision blasting at you. How anyone could fight with the restricted view and sensory overload is beyond me. Only thing I could think of was maybe they fought at a slower pace but that can...
by kodiakblair
Thu November 28th, 2013, 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you reading? November 2013
Replies: 91
Views: 5101

I'm reading Purity of Blood by Arturo Perez-Revrte. Book 2 of 7 set in the Golden Age of Spain, a period and place I'm not familiar with , The tales follow Captain Alatriste a sword for hire. Translated from Spanish 2000's I'm finding these a nice change, one thing shines through Spain was a dangero...
by kodiakblair
Sat November 23rd, 2013, 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where Are You Now?
Replies: 1454
Views: 98183

Somewhere outside Babylonia 680 BCE. Sennacherib just been murdered and Esarhaddon is having trouble up North. Cimmerians again and not a Conan in sight.

K.B
by kodiakblair
Thu November 14th, 2013, 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you reading? November 2013
Replies: 91
Views: 5101

I started the latest Burton and Swinburne novel " The Secret of Abdu El Yezdi " by Mark Hodder. It's an Alternative HF and this time Mr Hodder has turned the events of the previous books upside down. I first heard of Burton in Philip Jose Farmer's Riverworld series and had to find out more about thi...
by kodiakblair
Sun November 10th, 2013, 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you reading? November 2013
Replies: 91
Views: 5101

Started S J A Turney's Hades Gate yesterday. Book 5 in the Marius's Mules series and a great read it is too. Seems like a good guy as well, keeps his Ebook prices low as he thinks books are getting overpriced. Has a point saw one yesterday that was cheaper in Hardback on Amazon than for Kindle by al...
by kodiakblair
Wed October 30th, 2013, 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? October 2013
Replies: 128
Views: 9563

Started The Arthuriad by Francis Hagan. It was reduced for Kindle on Amazon. Not bad at all , a fantasy set in Britain as imagined by Robert E Howard for his Bran Mak Morn series later added to by Karl E Wagner. So no knights in shining armour or round tables but a mishmash of Celts, Huns, Saxons an...
by kodiakblair
Mon October 28th, 2013, 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Whats your Cut-Off Point ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1302

Got agree. An author should be able to tell the story in 3 books tops.
The stotyline always falters and there's way too many characters to keep on top of.

Still thats me finished with Cornwell for a year at least.

K.B
by kodiakblair
Mon October 28th, 2013, 12:49 am
Forum: E-Readers and E-Book Issues
Topic: Dedicated e-readers waste of money?
Replies: 11
Views: 2196

Was given a loan of an old Kindle no light, keyboard or speakers or pictures for that matter. We were working in Aberdeen and sleeping in the car so leaving the light on was a no no. With my tablet I could do white text on black not an option on the old Kindle. Use the tablet you say! damn cigarette...

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