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The Burning Land

Post by chuck » Mon May 4th, 2009, 2:43 am

[quote=""annis""]An update for those who are reading Bernard Cornwell's "Saxon Stories"--Book 5 now has a title, "The Burning Land" It will be published in the UK in October of this year and in the US in January of next year.
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In the last years of the ninth century, King Alfred of Wessex is in failing health, and his heir is an untested youth. The Danes, who have failed so many times to conquer Wessex, smell opportunity! First comes Harald Bloodhair, a savage warrior leading a Viking horde, who is encouraged to cruelty by his woman, Skade. But Alfred still has the services of Uhtred, his unwilling warlord, who leads Harald into a trap and, at Farnham in Surrey, inflicts one of the greatest defeats the Vikings were ever to suffer. This novel, the fifth in the magnificent series of England's history tells of the final assaults on Alfred's Wessex, that Wessex survived to become England is because men like Uhtred defeated an enemy feared throughout Christendom.[/quote]

Thanks for the update Annis...

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Post by annis » Mon May 4th, 2009, 3:45 am

Hi Chuck-- I'm just reading another adventure set in Uhtred's period- pretty good so far. Might be your sort of read as well, maybe? Giles Kristian "Raven: Blood Eye". It's the first in a Viking/English series. The author is half-Norwegian and says he's always wanted to write about the Vikings.

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Post by chuck » Tue May 5th, 2009, 2:41 am

Thanks Annis....Looks very interesting....I'm game.....

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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed May 6th, 2009, 5:28 am

The cover for "Her Mother's Daughter" Julianne Lee is out, it's just a well known portrait of Mary I, but headless (how ironic):
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Post by Leyland » Wed May 6th, 2009, 12:32 pm

Perhaps we should cease the use of 'headless' and use the term 'bust-iful' or 'torso centric'! :rolleyes:
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Post by annis » Sat May 9th, 2009, 8:22 pm

Posted by SonjaMarie
it's just a well known portrait of Mary I, but headless (how ironic)
Yes, when it comes to the Tudors, the phrase "Off with their heads" definitely comes to mind!


Not sure if this has been mentioned earlier, but I'm excited to see that David Liss has a new Benjamin Weaver title coming out in July, called
"The Devil's Company"

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Post by chuck » Mon May 18th, 2009, 11:53 pm

This might be redundant post....Simon Scarrow's new HF novel "The Eagle's Prophecy"....looking forward to reading about the escapades of Cato and Macro.......

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun May 31st, 2009, 1:46 am

NF: "Anne of Cleves: Henry VIII's Discarded Bride" by Elizabeth Norton

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Post by nona » Sun May 31st, 2009, 2:18 am

I'm most curious about Anne of Cleves, I have a handful of books on her and yet she seems to play a very vague part in history but to me surviving Henry with your head still intact is some feat in itself.

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Post by Anna Elliott » Sun May 31st, 2009, 2:31 am

I agree--Anne of Cleves is a fascinating subject in that she's so often the most overlooked of Henry's wives. She's a little like that famous portrait of her by Holbein--difficult to tell much about the real flesh and blood woman behind all the elaborate clothes.

This is more Historical Fantasy, but I'm really looking forward to Heart's Blood, by Juliet Marillier, coming this November.

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