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by Jonathan
Thu September 3rd, 2009, 1:24 am
Forum: By Author
Topic: Harold Lamb
Replies: 55
Views: 10710

Durandal

I have just finished reading "Durandal" and "Sea of Ravens" by Harold Lamb. Thanks to Annis and Keny for getting me started on those. I see there has been discussion on the third book of that series called "Rusudan". Can anyone give me a plot summary of this volume, I'm curious what happens to Sir H...
by Jonathan
Thu September 3rd, 2009, 1:07 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: September 2009: What are you reading?
Replies: 262
Views: 14403

Reading "The Janissary Tree" by Jason Goodwin. A murder mystery set in 1836 Istanbul featuring Yashim, a eunuch, as the detective. Handsome, exotic and well paced so far, with much history of the period including the fall of the Janissary soldiers reign during the Ottoman empire.
by Jonathan
Sun August 23rd, 2009, 12:19 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Another new member.
Replies: 19
Views: 1183

Welcome from another northerner transplanted to Texas. It is an interesting transition...
by Jonathan
Sun August 23rd, 2009, 12:06 am
Forum: By Author
Topic: robert e howard
Replies: 11
Views: 2188

Solomon Kane & El Borak

Some of my favorite Howard stories are his Solomon Kane ones. As much horror as historical fiction, but but lots of adventure and swordplay. I understand a movie based on Solomon Kane is out there, somewhere... I'm interested if any of the REH fans have read his El Borak stories, set in the Middle E...
by Jonathan
Sat August 15th, 2009, 10:24 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Another new member
Replies: 39
Views: 2371

[quote=""keny from prague""]I think wrote the mad king and a sequel to the mad king. I realized i havent read either of ERBs "ruritanian" novels, just reviews of them. I think hope mentions that ruritania is between Dresdin and Prague, which, well, there are no maor cities between the two, so i thin...
by Jonathan
Sat August 15th, 2009, 3:14 am
Forum: By Author
Topic: Alexandre Dumas
Replies: 35
Views: 5492

[quote=""Eigon""]Who was in the Disney version? Personally, I love the Gene Kelly version (never mind the book - it's just a wonderful film!) and the Michael York version is very good too.[/quote] The Gene Kelly version is great. He is a bit old for D'artagnan, but his athleticism and campy fun more...
by Jonathan
Sat August 15th, 2009, 3:01 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: August 2009: What are you Reading?
Replies: 264
Views: 15008

Greek Adventure by Howarth

My non-fiction book is David Howarth's "The Greek Adventure", about the Greek war of independence against the Turks empire during the early 19th century. I thought this would be a messy and uninteresting subject (I like the time period...). It turns out to be messy and fascinating, a lot of post Nap...
by Jonathan
Sat August 15th, 2009, 2:47 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Another new member
Replies: 39
Views: 2371

[quote=""annis""]Harold Lamb has become a bit of an unknown, though he was a major influence on authors like Robert E Howard. His books have been outof print for some time, but several have recently been republished, and i'd suggest you try for those- "The Cossack Adventures", "Swords from the West"...
by Jonathan
Sat August 15th, 2009, 2:32 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Another new member
Replies: 39
Views: 2371

[quote=""keny from prague""]Zenda is fun. have you read the sequel "rupert of Hetzenau"? "the mad king" was ERBs attempt to write a "ruritanian romance". it wasnt too good. ERB is always hit or miss with me. Keny from Prague, Bohemia (perhaps the real Ruritania :-) [/quote] Yes, I attempted "Rupert ...
by Jonathan
Tue August 11th, 2009, 5:31 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Another new member
Replies: 39
Views: 2371

Durandal

Annis & Keny - thanks for the Lamb recommendation, I have found a copy of "Durandal" at the Dallas Library where I work. I am discovering we seem to have an interesting collection of Adventure writers in the Humanities section. One of my favorite novels (and movie), not exactly HF, is "The Prisoner ...

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