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Forthcoming Books: 2013 edition

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Forthcoming Books: 2013 edition

Post by emr » Sun July 24th, 2011, 10:49 pm

Tyrant: Destroyer of Cities, Tyrant series #5 (I think) by Christian Cameron January 1st 2013

Demetrius, son of Alexander's former comrade, Antigonus One-Eye, was perhaps the most dashing and charismatic of the Successors, the Macedonian generals who fought a bitter war for the spoils of Alexander's short-lived empire. Still smarting from his epic defeat at the hands of Ptolemy, Demetrius has his eye on one of the richest prizes in the ancient world - the naval superpower of Rhodes. But the Rhodians know that defeat will mean annihilation, and Demetrius's campagin will entail five separate naval battles over several years before he can begin to breach the city walls - leading him to employ an array of fantastic war machines: ancient super-weapons like his gigantic lens of polished bronze used to focus on the city's wooden ramparts and set them ablaze. If she is to survive against such a merciless assault, Rhodes will need the help of every ally she can muster - including the newly crowned King of the Bosporus, Satyrus, and his fiery twin, Melitta...
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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon July 25th, 2011, 2:08 am

Geez, I can't even think that far in the future, LOL!

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Post by Divia » Mon July 25th, 2011, 2:40 am

We are all gonna be gone by 2012 anyway. ;)
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Post by Vanessa » Mon July 25th, 2011, 8:28 am

LOL. Better try and get all my books read, then! :D :eek:
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Post by Tanzanite » Tue January 3rd, 2012, 11:35 pm

Bosworth: The Rise of the Tudors by Christopher Skidmore. Non-fiction. UK release May 13, 2013.

The Battle of Bosworth has a legendary significance in British history. The last battle fought on English soil until the seventeenth century, and the last occasion that an English king would die on the battlefield, it was also the battle that brought an end to the dynasty of Plantagenet kings who had ruled since 1154, and heralded the birth of the Tudor dynasty. Yet the story of Bosworth is more than just the result of a few hours bloodshed on the battlefield. It is the culmination of the rise of the House of Tudor, a remarkable story which began fifty years earlier, when a page of Henry V's ran off with his widow.

It is the tale of the turbulent life of Henry Tudor, who, against the odds, rose from relatively humble origins and exile in France to overthrow the deeply unpopular Richard III. When this inexperienced young soldier landed in England in 1485 with 2,000 French mercenaries and a handful Lancastrian lords and knights, few could have predicted his campaign would end in with him seizing the throne of England. Drawing on a wide range of unpublished sources as well as new research that has only recently come to light, Chris Skidmore will disentangle fact from legend and relate the compelling story of the battle in full. BOSWORTH will also set the battle against the background of the storms of the Wars of the Roses, and paint a vivid portrait of this time of immense political ferment and social change.

ETA: woops - guess this one belongs on the 2013 thread if the mods can move it...
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Reason: correct author's last name

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Post by george3 » Sun February 12th, 2012, 12:16 pm

I just finished reading "King of the Bosporus" and enjoyed it greatly!!! I'm looking forward to more from the series.

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Post by Susan » Sun February 12th, 2012, 1:39 pm

[quote=""Tanzanite""]Bosworth: The Rise of the Tudors by Christopher Hibbert. Non-fiction. UK release May 13, 2013.[/quote]

Since Christopher Hibbert died in 2008, I thought this was a bit strange so I did a bit of investigation. Bosworth: The Rise of the Tudors was authored by Chris Skidmore not Christopher Hibbert. Besides being a writer, Skidmore is a Conservative Member of Parliament.

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http://www.chrisskidmore.co.uk/index.html
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Post by Tanzanite » Sun February 12th, 2012, 11:29 pm

Woops - my bad :o . Sometimes they all start to run together - I'm surprised I don't make more mistakes!

I'll correct it.

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Post by Susan » Mon February 13th, 2012, 1:14 am

[quote=""Tanzanite""]Woops - my bad :o . Sometimes they all start to run together - I'm surprised I don't make more mistakes!

I'll correct it.[/quote]

That's OK. I was wondering if it was a posthumous book because I've enjoyed several of Hibbert's other books.
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Post by emr » Sat March 17th, 2012, 6:49 pm

The Ill-Made Knight by Christian Cameron

Publication Date: 16 May 2013

An action-packed tale of chivalry and betrayal set during the Hundred Years War.

William Gold comes into the world as his family slides down the social ladder. His head filled with tales of chivalry, instead he is branded a thief, and must make do with being squire to his childhood friend Sir Robert, a knight determined to make a name for himself as a man at arms in France. While William himself slowly acquires the skills of knightly combat, he remains an outsider - until the Battle of Poitiers when Sir Robert is cut down by the greatest knight of the age, Sir Geoffry de Charny, and William, his lowly squire, revenges him. But with his own knight dead, no honour acrrues to William for this feat of arms, and he is forced to become a mercenary. Scavenging a mis-matched set of armour from the knightly corpses, he joins one of the mercenary companies now set to pillage a defenceless France, and so begins a bloody career that sees William joining forces with the infamous Sir John Hawkwood and immersing himself in a treacherous clandestine war among the Italian city states. But paradoxically it is there, among the spies, assassins and hired killers serving their ruthless masters, that William finally discovers the true meaning of chivalry - and his destiny as a knight.

And 2013 is still young... :D
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