Welcome to the Historical Fiction Online forums: a friendly place to discuss, review and discover historical fiction.
If this is your first visit, please be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above.
You will have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.
To start viewing posts, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Company of Liars by Karen Maitland

User avatar
Nefret
Bibliomaniac
Posts: 2970
Joined: February 2009
Favourite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Post by Nefret » Thu September 3rd, 2009, 11:48 pm

This one followed me home from the book store last week. And went to the TBR pile. Looks interesting.

User avatar
Margaret
Bibliomaniac
Posts: 2440
Joined: August 2008
Interest in HF: I can't answer this in 100 characters. Sorry.
Favourite HF book: Checkmate, the final novel in the Lymond series
Preferred HF: Literary novels. Late medieval and Renaissance.
Location: Catskill, New York, USA
Contact:

Post by Margaret » Fri September 4th, 2009, 1:17 am

LOL - Oh, those little lost puppies - it would be a shame to just abandon them on a shelf somewhere!
Browse over 5000 historical novel listings (probably well over 5000 by now, but I haven't re-counted lately) and over 700 reviews at www.HistoricalNovels.info

User avatar
Nefret
Bibliomaniac
Posts: 2970
Joined: February 2009
Favourite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Post by Nefret » Fri September 4th, 2009, 1:29 am

[quote=""Margaret""]LOL - Oh, those little lost puppies - it would be a shame to just abandon them on a shelf somewhere![/quote]

Might take a break from my current book. Need to play with my lost puppy for a while, keep it happy. ;)

User avatar
EC2
Bibliomaniac
Posts: 3661
Joined: August 2008
Location: Nottingham UK
Contact:

Post by EC2 » Mon September 7th, 2009, 6:09 pm

Just finished - on my holiday/research break. Enjoyed it, but more to say on my return. Strong 4 stars I reckon = 8.5 out of 10.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

www.elizabethchadwick.com

annis
Bibliomaniac
Posts: 4585
Joined: August 2008

Post by annis » Mon September 7th, 2009, 9:05 pm

It's worth checking out the August BOTM thread on this one, as Karen Maitland contributed some interesting comments and an invitation to contact her personally if anyone has queries or wants to discuss the book with her. She's a very warm and friendly person to "talk" with.

User avatar
LambChop
Scribbler
Posts: 21
Joined: February 2009
Location: Cheshire, UK

Post by LambChop » Tue September 8th, 2009, 4:24 pm

I spotted this book in my local Borders store a couple of weeks ago and managed to resist the temptation to buy it as my TBR pile is out of control. After reading this thread though, I know where I'll be heading this weekend. One more book to the TBR can't do any harm :D

User avatar
Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Posts: 4190
Joined: August 2008
Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Tue September 8th, 2009, 5:18 pm

Definitely not, especially as it's an excellent addition to your bookshelf (in my opinion)! :D
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

User avatar
parthianbow
Compulsive Reader
Posts: 856
Joined: April 2009
Location: Nr. Bristol, SW England
Contact:

Post by parthianbow » Fri February 7th, 2014, 4:50 pm

A great book - I loved it.
Ben Kane
Bestselling author of Roman military fiction.
Spartacus - UK release 19 Jan. 2012. US release June 2012.

http://www.benkane.net
Twitter: @benkaneauthor

User avatar
Rowan
Bibliophile
Posts: 1462
Joined: August 2008
Interest in HF: I love history, but it's boring in school. Historical fiction brings it alive for me.
Preferred HF: Iron-Age Britain, Roman Britain, Medieval Britain
Location: New Orleans
Contact:

Re: Company of Liars by Karen Maitland

Post by Rowan » Sat November 25th, 2017, 12:20 am

Can't believe it's been 8 years since anyone has added to this thread. Lol I just finished this book I recently purchased through Book Bub. All I can say is... WOW.

User avatar
MLE (Emily Cotton)
Bibliomaniac
Posts: 3557
Joined: August 2008
Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Re: Company of Liars by Karen Maitland

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sat November 25th, 2017, 3:49 am

yes, very atmospheric, too. I should re-read.

Post Reply

Return to “By Author's Last Name M-Q”