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Templars/Crusades and HR

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Templars/Crusades and HR

Post by Misfit » Thu May 20th, 2010, 9:26 pm

I can't resist sharing this cover,

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Post by Margaret » Fri May 21st, 2010, 4:13 am

Crusading was one of those activities that didn't generally include a whole lot of women. The whole idea of Crusader Knight historical romance is kind of boggling my mind.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri May 21st, 2010, 4:57 am

Ah, but the lands they went crusading to were well-supplied with women, weren't they? Who says a romance has to include European women?

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Post by annis » Fri May 21st, 2010, 7:32 am

Well, I don't think that guy's going to survive long enough to enjoy any romance --if he keeps prancing around without his chainmail, a Saracen arrow will finish him off before he can attain paradise on earth :)

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Post by donroc » Fri May 21st, 2010, 11:41 am

I did not know that Templars waxed their bods the same as body-builders -- and I was in DeMolay too.
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Post by Misfit » Fri May 21st, 2010, 2:01 pm

[quote=""MLE""]Ah, but the lands they went crusading to were well-supplied with women, weren't they? Who says a romance has to include European women?[/quote]

Hehe, good point although from reading the Ammy reviews the heroine is the niece of King Ferdinand and hero meets her when she rushes into the middle of a battle to escape some bad guy. I read the first one in this *scottish templar series* and it was bad, unbelievably bad.
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A Templar knight and a woman he saves from an arranged marriage go on a hunt for the legendary Ark of the Covenant that takes them from the scorching desert of Jerusalem to the heathered highlands of Scotland.
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Post by parthianbow » Fri May 21st, 2010, 2:30 pm

"Heathered highlands"? :rolleyes:
I didn't know that there was a desert of Jerusalem either. :D
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Post by nona » Wed July 7th, 2010, 12:04 am

hehe, what a horribly wonderfully cheesy cover!!! and very true about the waxing thing...there most be lots we don't know about medeival *hmmmph* landscaping..lol

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Post by Madeleine » Wed July 7th, 2010, 11:11 am

That cover could be in one of the caption contests.

Regarding romance, er didn't the Templar vows preclude them from any sort of intimate contact with a woman?
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Post by Michy » Wed July 7th, 2010, 3:30 pm

So now the half-headed cover thing has extended to men, too, huh? And the way they have him dressed looks so ridiculous! :p
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