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Post by Alaric » Mon June 22nd, 2009, 12:55 pm

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The cover of the next Bernard Cornwell novel, The Burning Land, which should be out in October or so in the UK.

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Post by gyrehead » Mon June 22nd, 2009, 6:49 pm

I've really been enjoying this series and think it is his best work to date. However I thought the last book was perhaps a bit too slight and didn't have the depth or scope for a full novel. And it really felt episodic to me.

And so I'm a bit surprised that he seems to be jumping forward quite a bit in chronology as the latest gave me a sense he was going to devote a novel to each small but adventurous event in Alfred's life.

I guess I'm saying I'm sticking out for an arc of the US release. ;)

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Post by Alaric » Tue June 23rd, 2009, 11:55 am

I think he's skipping forward a bit because he wants to go beyond Alfred's life. Sword Swong was set ten years before Alfred's death so one more with him involved would be about right for a projected eight-part series if Aethelfaed becomes intricate to the story after The Burning Land.

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Post by Kasthu » Tue June 23rd, 2009, 9:03 pm

Has this one been mentioned? Rebecca Stott has a new one coming out in September, called The Coral Thief. No idea what it's about, but the S & G website says that it's historical.

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Post by Ariadne » Tue June 23rd, 2009, 11:35 pm

I got an ARC of The Coral Thief last week. Per the publicity material, it's "another intriguing mystery and love story, centering upon pre-Darwinian theories of evolution, set in Paris right after Napoleon's surrender at Waterloo."

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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed July 1st, 2009, 2:59 am

NF: "The Early Loves of Anne Boleyn" by Josephine Wilkinson, Sept 2009
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Post by Divia » Wed July 1st, 2009, 3:07 am

This is nonfiction, correct? Looks interesting. Anything besides Anne/Henry interest me these days.

I dunno why, but I'm becoming an Anne fan. :o
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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed July 1st, 2009, 3:08 am

Yes, nonfiction.

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Post by Amanda » Wed July 1st, 2009, 3:54 am

Josephine Wilkerson is also the author of "Mary Boleyn", which is currently on my wishlist.

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Post by Madeleine » Wed July 1st, 2009, 7:51 pm

[quote=""Kasthu""]Has this one been mentioned? Rebecca Stott has a new one coming out in September, called The Coral Thief. No idea what it's about, but the S & G website says that it's historical.[/quote]

I loathed Ghostwalk - what a disappointment :( - so will probably give this one a miss. She's one author who really hammers home all her research!
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