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Never before released Anya seton

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Brenna
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Never before released Anya seton

Postby Brenna » Mon May 16th, 2011, 1:16 am

Just finished reading what seems to be a newly released short story titled "The Mistletoe and Sword. It is based in 60AD about the 9th legion. It isn't your typical story about what happened to the legion, more of a story about the battles between the Romans and the aboriginal people. Short and sweet.
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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Mon May 16th, 2011, 2:17 am

"Brenna" wrote:Just finished reading what seems to be a newly released short story titled "The Mistletoe and Sword. It is based in 60AD about the 9th legion. It isn't your typical story about what happened to the legion, more of a story about the battles between the Romans and the aboriginal people. Short and sweet.


I had an old copy of that, mine was from the 1950's IIRC and the jacket stated it was published for the YA market.
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Michy
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Postby Michy » Mon May 16th, 2011, 3:35 am

This isn't a never-before released book, but I believe it has just been recently re-printed. Probably by Chicago Review Press, who have re-printed all Seton's books over the past years. It was originally published in the 1950s, and my copy is from the 1970s.

It is different from her other works -- probably due the fact that it was intended for YA. I really like it -- have read it twice. It is shorter and narrower in scope than her other books, but I think it is well done.

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Brenna
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Postby Brenna » Mon May 16th, 2011, 8:31 pm

I must have misunderstood the inside cover. I thought it meant that it had been recently discovered and released. My bad!
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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Mon May 16th, 2011, 8:36 pm

"Brenna" wrote:I must have misunderstood the inside cover. I thought it meant that it had been recently discovered and released. My bad!


It is one of her lesser known books. Not my favorite, but I'm not that hot on Roman Britain either.
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annis
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Postby annis » Mon May 16th, 2011, 8:42 pm

Mistletoe and the Sword was first published in 1955, so it's been around a while :) You do need to understand that M&TS was written for the YA market and this does show, imo. It doesn't have the depth of her adult novels.

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Brenna
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Postby Brenna » Tue May 17th, 2011, 12:35 pm

I actually really enjoyed it. It gave me a nice breather after some pretty hefty books!
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Michy
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Postby Michy » Tue May 17th, 2011, 2:20 pm

I really enjoyed it, also (which is why I've read it twice :) ). For one thing, I like the setting of Roman Britain. But I also felt that, although it didn't have the depth of her other books, it was very well-written.

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Brenna
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Postby Brenna » Tue May 17th, 2011, 6:26 pm

"Michy" wrote:I really enjoyed it, also (which is why I've read it twice :) ). For one thing, I like the setting of Roman Britain. But I also felt that, although it didn't have the depth of her other books, it was very well-written.


Agreed! (So apparently one word answers are insufficiant-can't just post Agreed-according to Mr. HF forum computer thing, I have to have an entire explanation with my agreed. There ya have it. Happy Mr. HF forum computer thing?).
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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Tue May 17th, 2011, 7:44 pm

"Brenna" wrote:Agreed! (So apparently one word answers are insufficiant-can't just post Agreed-according to Mr. HF forum computer thing, I have to have an entire explanation with my agreed. There ya have it. Happy Mr. HF forum computer thing?).


I wish that could be fixed. There are times I'm forced into making a longer comment just to get by that ##@@!!! rule.
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