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by annis
Tue May 20th, 2014, 9:45 pm
Forum: By Author's Last Name M-Q
Topic: Lion of Cairo, by Scott Oden
Replies: 2
Views: 1837

Loved this novel when I read back a year or two ago and reviewed it here . I enjoyed Oden's reprise of the original sword & sorcery adventures - more than a shade of Elric of Melniboné's demon-haunted sword Stormbringer there as well. Have been waiting hopefully for the sequel, but understand that S...
by annis
Tue May 20th, 2014, 5:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's May, what are you reading?
Replies: 70
Views: 4215

Binge re-read of Ellis Peters' Cadfael historical mystery series, set at Shrewsbury Abbey on the Welsh Marches during the 12th century Anarchy period. Just what I need at the moment - my mind's heavily engaged with some research I'm doing and can't cope with anything heavy-duty :)
by annis
Fri May 2nd, 2014, 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you reading? April 2014
Replies: 67
Views: 4962

Posted by Carla My copy of The Tribute Bride has just arrived, and I've only read a few pages so far. Theresa and I discussed Acha's story quite a bit by email a while ago, after I wrote an article summarising the (very limited!) known history about Acha ( http://www.carlanayland.org/essays/acha.htm...
by annis
Tue April 29th, 2014, 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you reading? April 2014
Replies: 67
Views: 4962

Posted by Madeline I'm now also reading "Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death" I read that a year or so ago and quite enjoyed it, though it was maybe a bit too much in the "gentle mystery" style for me. There is a second book in the Grantchester series out now, but I haven't got around to reading...
by annis
Tue April 22nd, 2014, 9:11 pm
Forum: Any Good Books About . . .
Topic: The Silk Road
Replies: 4
Views: 1588

Michael Chabon's Gentlemen of the Road is fun, a tongue-in-cheek novel set in the 10th century and inspired by the pulp-fiction adventures of earlier times. For something a bit more romantic, Jeanne Larsen's Silk Road , set in 8th century China Also worth a read in the way of adventure is Colin Falc...
by annis
Sat April 19th, 2014, 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you reading? April 2014
Replies: 67
Views: 4962

The Hotel on the Place Vendome by Tilar Mazzeo - a gossipy, engaging non-fiction cultural history of the Hotel Ritz in Paris from its Belle Epoque beginnings, focusing on the Occupation period of WWII, as seen from the POV of the rich, famous and infamous who frequented it. Entertaining, but a bit ...
by annis
Mon April 14th, 2014, 10:55 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: Game of Thrones Series 4
Replies: 23
Views: 1580

Whodunnit?

- that one came out of the blue! But of course we should expect that from GoT :) Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy, lol!
by annis
Sun April 13th, 2014, 9:42 pm
Forum: Movies, Television, Radio, and Music
Topic: Game of Thrones Series 4
Replies: 23
Views: 1580

George R R himself quotes Maurice Druon's "Iron King" as being an inspiration for GoT.
by annis
Tue April 8th, 2014, 11:26 pm
Forum: Member Reading Logs - 2014
Topic: Justin's 2014 reads
Replies: 7
Views: 1793

Some time ago I started reading Henry Venmore-Rowland's Sword and the Throne , set around ancient Rome in the Year of the Four Emperors period. I just couldn''t get into it - realised too late that it was a sequel and the first book ( Last Caesar ) really needs to read, well, first, the writing styl...
by annis
Sun April 6th, 2014, 11:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you reading? April 2014
Replies: 67
Views: 4962

Yep, Iron King was first released in English translation lin 1956. I don't remember it as being a particuarly chunky book, though? I do vividly recall the account of the death of the Templar Grand Master, though! Edited to say I tracked down my old copy of IK and it is a relatively slim p/b. It's a ...

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