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by MLE (Emily Cotton)
Sat February 17th, 2024, 4:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? February 2024
Replies: 7
Views: 642

Re: What Are You Reading? February 2024

This is an announcement for regular readers: Does anyone else want to take over the forum? the hosting cost has just gone up a bit -- it's about $120 per year -- and as I have increasingly limited vision, I'm not able to participate much. If nobody wants the responsibility or the cost, the site wil...
by MLE (Emily Cotton)
Mon May 3rd, 2021, 12:28 am
Forum: Who Wrote It? What's the Title?
Topic: Nero / Early Christian Church
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: Nero / Early Christian Church

Maybe Francine Rivers' Roman series? Not that old-- I think 1980s. But the first one is A Voice in the Wind.
https://www.amazon.com/Voice-Wind-Mark- ... 1414375492
by MLE (Emily Cotton)
Sun May 2nd, 2021, 2:44 am
Forum: Who Wrote It? What's the Title?
Topic: Nero / Early Christian Church
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: Nero / Early Christian Church

The novel is likely Quo Vadis, by unpronounceable Polish guy. Here's the link: https://www.amazon.com/Quo-Vadis-Novel-Henryk-Sienkiewicz/dp/1536843334 Alternately, it might have been the Silver Chalice, by Thomas Costain. https://www.amazon.com/Silver-Chalice-Thomas-B-Costain-ebook/dp/B07TWTNVYC/ref...
by MLE (Emily Cotton)
Thu June 11th, 2020, 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book Icons on Main Page
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Re: Book Icons on Main Page

A great book! I just googled Colleen McCullough and was surprised to discover she's passed on. Can you find a cover image? Preferably an old one, I don't know how long Australian copyright runs, altho any publisher would be an idiot to nix free promotion. But there are a lot of idiots around, and it...
by MLE (Emily Cotton)
Tue June 9th, 2020, 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book Icons on Main Page
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Re: Book Icons on Main Page

Actually, the banner isn't meant to be the best ever, it's just what I could cobble together in a hurry, and, as I'm fairly neglectful, I've never gone back to update it, since that would mean jogging my old brain as to how the process was originally done. But the reason those books are up there is ...
by MLE (Emily Cotton)
Mon March 16th, 2020, 8:10 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: Introducing myself

Welcome, Lee Evie!
Re mysteries set in Asia, I can recommend The Night Tiger. Very well done!
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FSHDT88/re ... TF8&btkr=1
by MLE (Emily Cotton)
Sun February 23rd, 2020, 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Maggie Hope Series
Replies: 3
Views: 351

Re: The Maggie Hope Series

Haven't heard of them, but it's good to hear from you LCW!
by MLE (Emily Cotton)
Wed December 25th, 2019, 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading December 2019?
Replies: 10
Views: 815

Re: What Are You Reading December 2019?

Just Started News of the World by Paulette Jiles
by MLE (Emily Cotton)
Tue October 1st, 2019, 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Balancing Historical Accuracy With Modern Ideas
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Re: Balancing Historical Accuracy With Modern Ideas

Sounds like you picked the wrong era. For your purposes, go back to Rome or Greece. History is what it is. If you tried to write a scenario with Ghengis Khan as a peacemaker, it would just be silly. This is in the same vein. Most HF readers want to learn something useful. Re-framing what really happ...
by MLE (Emily Cotton)
Sun July 14th, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Historical Fantasy
Topic: Arthurian Literature
Replies: 90
Views: 20331

Re: Arthurian Literature

Hi Flicka! If you like horses and HF, may I suggest you try my novel Barbarossa's Barb? I slid in a ton of accurate information about how a horse brain works as the plot spins along -- part of it is from the point of view of a stolen stallion (the Barb in the title) who has had years working with on...

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