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by Saxon1974
Mon February 6th, 2012, 8:04 pm
Forum: Later Medieval
Topic: "I Serve" by R.E. Lortz
Replies: 11
Views: 3068

"I Serve" by R.E. Lortz

I found this relatively new book set during the time of the hundred years war.

I havent read it yet, anyone else read it and have opinions?

http://www.amazon.com/I-Serve-Novel-Bla ... 646&sr=8-1
by Saxon1974
Thu February 2nd, 2012, 6:17 am
Forum: Sharon Penman
Topic: Lionheart
Replies: 51
Views: 7445

Interesting, ok thanks for the opinions. I'm still gonna read it because I don't think I have read a novel about Richard but I think I will wait until both books are out.
by Saxon1974
Wed February 1st, 2012, 11:34 pm
Forum: Sharon Penman
Topic: Lionheart
Replies: 51
Views: 7445

So any impressions about Lionheart yet? I am waiting for boook II so I can read them together. I read Sharon's Sunne in splendour and loved it. I didn't care much for the welsh books especially here be dragons. I didn't much like Joanna and it seemed like the whole book was about Joana and her feeli...
by Saxon1974
Tue January 31st, 2012, 6:05 pm
Forum: Elizabeth Chadwick
Topic: The Greatest Knight/The Scarlet Lion
Replies: 104
Views: 12627

[quote=""Misfit""]I really like to hear honest, heartfelt criticism, even against authors that are favorites of mine. I find it interesting to see how author readers can bring their own thoughts and life experiences into a book and see it in a completely different way than I did.[/quote] I agree, bu...
by Saxon1974
Tue January 31st, 2012, 3:58 am
Forum: Elizabeth Chadwick
Topic: The Falcons of Montabard
Replies: 6
Views: 1755

I obtained a hardback copy of this book from a used book store. It's the one with a lovely cover of riders in front of a castle.

I have not read it yet....Is this one heavy on romance?
by Saxon1974
Tue January 31st, 2012, 3:53 am
Forum: Elizabeth Chadwick
Topic: The Greatest Knight/The Scarlet Lion
Replies: 104
Views: 12627

Thanks for the response Mrs. Chadwick! It's not often you get a response directly from an author so that's a neat thing for me. I'm glad your not offended by my comment on the romance vs military content. I kind of figured you were getting demands from both sides and since your early books lean more...
by Saxon1974
Mon January 30th, 2012, 4:08 am
Forum: Elizabeth Chadwick
Topic: The Greatest Knight/The Scarlet Lion
Replies: 104
Views: 12627

I just finished "The Greatest Knight". Quite an enjoyable read but there was one aspect I didn't love. I realize that I am probably going to get flamed for posting anything like that :) This is merely my opinion though as all readers like different things. Things I did like: -I really enjoy Chadwick...
by Saxon1974
Wed March 17th, 2010, 4:58 am
Forum: Elizabeth Chadwick
Topic: Which book do you recommend?
Replies: 19
Views: 3676

I think I would have to say "Lords of the White Castle" is my favorite EC book so far. This being said it was my first so that could be the reason. Something about Fulke tyring to straddle family duty and honor with keeping in good graces with his king I found quite intriguing. Fulke was such a grea...
by Saxon1974
Wed March 17th, 2010, 4:48 am
Forum: Later Medieval
Topic: A few medieval novels
Replies: 46
Views: 8171

[quote=""annis""]Hi, Saxon1974, welcome! You're in good company - there are lots of EC fans here :) Valerie Anand seems to have been influenced (as were many historical fiction authors of the mid-2oth century) by the neopagan theories of British anthropologist Margaret Murray. relating to the univer...
by Saxon1974
Tue March 16th, 2010, 5:58 am
Forum: Elizabeth Chadwick
Topic: Covers
Replies: 91
Views: 8789

[quote=""EC2""]It's interesting what you say about the older covers. I liked them, but they weren't doing the business re picking up new customers - or rather they were but at too slow a rate. As soon as my publishers went down the Half-head nice dress route, sales rocketed and I mean rocketed. It w...

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