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Saxon Stories

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Nefret
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Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby Nefret » Thu September 6th, 2012, 2:25 am

I was interested in the time period, so I started the series this week.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Susan
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Location: New Jersey, USA

Postby Susan » Thu October 30th, 2014, 11:09 pm

I am about a third of the way through Death of Kings #6 in the Saxon stories. I have to say that I am somewhat disappointed. So far it lacks the characterization and excitement of the previous books. I really like the character of Uhtred, but there just doesn't seem to be much of a motivation for what he's doing in the first third of the book. If this had been the first book in the series, I'm not sure I would have finished it. I just hope it gets better.

Added 11/8/14: Death of Kings did improve, but for me, it is the weakest of the Saxon Stories.
Last edited by Susan on Sun November 9th, 2014, 12:58 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Nefret
Bibliomaniac
Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby Nefret » Wed December 10th, 2014, 3:04 am

Has anyone read The Empty Thrones yet? (We don't get in the US until next month.)
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}


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