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nona
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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Sat September 6th, 2008, 9:36 pm

"Ash" wrote:To those fans, which books should I go for next by her?



you can't go wrong with any of her books but I loved Winter Mantle, Lords of White Castle, Falcons of Montrabard and Marsh Kings Daughter, the Wild Hunt is a very good book too. I haven't read The Love Knot but heard it was really good.
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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Sat September 6th, 2008, 9:45 pm

"Ash" wrote:The Greatest Knight by Eliz Chadwick. This is my first by her, egged on by many other HF fans. This will not be my last!

To those fans, which books should I go for next by her?


I would continue on with the Marshal books - The Scarlet Lion and A Place Beyond Courage and then go back to earlier books.
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EC2
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Postby EC2 » Sat September 6th, 2008, 9:52 pm

"Ash" wrote:The Greatest Knight by Eliz Chadwick. This is my first by her, egged on by many other HF fans. This will not be my last!

To those fans, which books should I go for next by her?


If I can chip in Ash :o I would say The Scarlet Lion because it follows on from the Greatest Knight.

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Whoops, just seen Diamondlil's posted with the same advice - sorry!
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EC2
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Postby EC2 » Sat September 6th, 2008, 9:57 pm

"Misfit" wrote:I've got that one going at the gym (which means 30 mins a day during cardio). That Valois family - what a piece of work they are.


Nona, Misfit, I've enjoyed most of Hawley Jarman's work, but Crown in Candlelight is my favourite - perhaps because it covers a less well documented time in English history compared to say the Tudors.
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Souvent entre piez de chevals

Kar ja li coard n’I chasront



'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'


Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal



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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Sat September 6th, 2008, 9:57 pm

"nona" wrote:I know nothing about them, I bought the book cause I saw EC had recommended it on the old forum and you can't go wrong there. So what about the Valois family that is a piece of work?


I didn't know much about them either until I started the book. Katherine's father is a raving lunatic and her mother is half mad and sleeping around whilst letting the kids live like paupers. I won't say any more but watch out for this one banquet scene. Eeeewww.

I know Dumas wrote a series on the Valois family that will be next in line when I'm in the mood for a multibook Dumas read. Just finishing up the sixth in his French Revolution series so it'll be a while.
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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Sat September 6th, 2008, 10:09 pm

"Ash" wrote:The Greatest Knight by Eliz Chadwick. This is my first by her, egged on by many other HF fans. This will not be my last!

To those fans, which books should I go for next by her?


Ash, about darn time. What took you so long? I second DL's and EC's rec's. My two cents, it can be what you're in the mood for. EC's older books are based upon fictional characters and have a bit more of a romance feel to them, but very well written none the less. The Marsh King's Daughter and The Conquest were flat out unputdownable IMO. The Greatest Knight, The Scarlet Lion and A Place Beyond Courage are excellent and based upon real people and real lives, and although they have a strong love interest they aren't something that I'd not recommend them as a first outing to a historical romance reader.

They'll good, you can't go wrong IMO. Over on the Listmanias thread I posted a link I've done on Amazon to all of EC's books. Don't want readers to get confused and order that other Chadwick from the US. :o

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Telynor
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Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Postby Telynor » Sat September 6th, 2008, 10:33 pm

I have been pacing myself with EC's books, so I don't get burnt out, nor do I run out of something new to read by her. One a month... heh.

I fear I am going to have to set aside North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell -- I can not seem to get into it at all, despite trying very hard to do so. Very frustrating, as I have really enjoyed the other two books that I've read by her. I think I will go on ahead and watch the miniseries, and then try to read the book again, and see if that works.

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LCW
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Postby LCW » Sun September 7th, 2008, 12:13 am

Can I just say how fabulous you all are?? I came to this thread to complain about how I couldn't decide which book to read. I was debating between Silent in the Grave and The Light Bearer! Now after reading the last few comments I'm reading EC's The Conquest. I've been wanting to read it forever but I too space out (aka "hoard") her books but now is the time!!! :D
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Ash
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Location: Arizona, USA

Postby Ash » Sun September 7th, 2008, 12:17 am

>EC2 (alias Eliz Chad)

Um, as in Eliz Chadwick?

Oh, and thanks guys, thats a great help (Misfit, have I told you about my TBR stack? There is a reason why its taken me a while! :)

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Sun September 7th, 2008, 12:21 am

"1lila1" wrote:Can I just say how fabulous you all are?? I came to this thread to complain about how I couldn't decide which book to read. I was debating between Silent in the Grave and The Light Bearer! Now after reading the last few comments I'm reading EC's The Conquest. I've been wanting to read it forever but I too space out (aka "hoard") her books but now is the time!!! :D


:) :) What is it Telynor says? "I need a Chadwick"

I know I've said it on *cough* another board, but after A Place Beyond Courage last year I wall banged I don't know how many books until I ended up settling into a reread of Shadows and Strongholds. Nothing else would do.


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