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by R.W.Ware
Sat September 29th, 2012, 3:12 am
Forum: Historical Fantasy
Topic: Rigante: Ravenheart
Replies: 5
Views: 2117

Ravenheart is, hands down, my favorite David Gemmell book. It is dedicated to his stepfather, who inspired him to write about heroes. This can be found at http://www.booksattransworld.co.uk/davidgemmell/home.htm : In 2000, David Gemmell said, when asked where he came up with his heroes: 'There was ...
by R.W.Ware
Thu September 27th, 2012, 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? September 2012
Replies: 101
Views: 7529

Finished Donald Maass's The Fire in Fiction: Passion, Purpose and Techniques to Make Your Novel Great , added Peter Straub's Floating Dragon . Read Steven Pressfield's Turning Pro . Still working on Duggan's Conscience of the King , Abercrombie's The Blade Itself and Sharon Kay Penman's Here Be Drag...
by R.W.Ware
Thu September 27th, 2012, 2:29 am
Forum: Ask Your Fellow Readers
Topic: Persian Empire
Replies: 8
Views: 3835

Scott Oden's Memnon Steven Pressfield's Gates of Fire Forgotten Empire: The World of Ancient Persia Edited by J.E Curtis and N. Tallis , Persian Fire: The First World Empire and the Battle for the West by Tom Holland , The Persian Boy by Mary Renault . Also, I have it on good authority: Shadows in t...
by R.W.Ware
Thu September 27th, 2012, 2:06 am
Forum: Any Good Books About . . .
Topic: Looking for a great book on the Crusades
Replies: 12
Views: 12432

Robyn Young's Brethren, Crusade and Fall of the Templars.
David Ball's Ironfire.
by R.W.Ware
Tue September 18th, 2012, 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? September 2012
Replies: 101
Views: 7529

[quote=""annis""]R W Ware Me too! Unfortunately will have to wait another year for the next Uhtred installment - this year Bernard Cornwell is publishing his novel about the Battle of Poitiers. [/quote] I have 1356 pre-ordered through Amazon UK, so, it'll be read by January. It comes out this month ...
by R.W.Ware
Tue September 18th, 2012, 1:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? September 2012
Replies: 101
Views: 7529

[quote=""Nefret""]Finishing The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell[/quote]

I'm fond of this entire series.
by R.W.Ware
Mon September 17th, 2012, 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? September 2012
Replies: 101
Views: 7529

Still finishing The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles translated and collated by Anne Savage, begining Conscience of the King by Alfred Duggan, The Fire in Fiction: Passion, Purpose and Techniques to Make Your Novel Great by Donald Maass, re-reading All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Marie Remarque , The ...
by R.W.Ware
Wed September 12th, 2012, 7:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where Are You Now?
Replies: 1456
Views: 98413

I'm caught between 530 and 1915.
by R.W.Ware
Tue September 11th, 2012, 4:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This Day in History
Replies: 1862
Views: 141611

The September 11 terrorist attacks on The World Trade Center in New York City, New York, the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and the heroism and sacrifice of the passengers of United Airlines Flight 93 are history. A huge day in history for all Americans--2,977 innocent victims at the hands of 19 t...
by R.W.Ware
Thu September 6th, 2012, 12:13 am
Forum: The Craft of Writing
Topic: books on writing: your favorite?
Replies: 18
Views: 3017

I like Cornwell's theory on Historical Fiction, story first , then tweak the verisimilitude. Dwight V. Swain was the teacher, Jack Bickman the student. What I've read of both, Swain was the more readable. I have James Alexander Thom's The Art and Craft of Writing Historical Fiction , How to Write an...

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