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lindymc
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Postby lindymc » Thu September 11th, 2008, 4:45 pm

Lords of the North by Bernard Cornwell, book 3 of his Saxon series. I've become a big Cornwell fan.

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: A Trail through Time by Jodi Taylor & Angel by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Thu September 11th, 2008, 7:38 pm

I've just finished The Greatest Knight. Found it a bit difficult to get into at first and sometimes had to look back to remind myself what part of England or France I was in, but once I got into it I was engrossed. It was fascinating reading about Eleanor of Aquitaine too, what a lady. I wish my school history books had been this entertaining!

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Margaret
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Interest in HF: I can't answer this in 100 characters. Sorry.
Favorite HF book: Checkmate, the final novel in the Lymond series
Preferred HF: Literary novels. Late medieval and Renaissance.
Location: Catskill, New York, USA
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Postby Margaret » Thu September 11th, 2008, 9:11 pm

I loved Emma Donoghue's Slammerkin, but have not read Kissing the Witch. It sounds good!
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Ash
Bibliomaniac
Location: Arizona, USA

Postby Ash » Thu September 11th, 2008, 11:52 pm

"Madeleine" wrote:I've just finished The Greatest Knight. Found it a bit difficult to get into at first and sometimes had to look back to remind myself what part of England or France I was in, but once I got into it I was engrossed. It was fascinating reading about Eleanor of Aquitaine too, what a lady. I wish my school history books had been this entertaining!


I think it helps to have some background of the time period when reading this one, because not much is explained. Having read all of Penman books helped a lot, so I didn't find it difficult. I still wish there was a family tree, and a map (I agree - I knew what part of England they were in, but my geography of France is horrible, and I needed a map!)

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pat
Avid Reader
Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Postby pat » Fri September 12th, 2008, 8:25 am

I have started EC's The Winter Mantle.

EC, you bring characters to life! I love your writing!
A good book and a good coffee, what more can anyone want? xx

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Telynor
Bibliophile
Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Postby Telynor » Fri September 12th, 2008, 12:30 pm

Finished Lois McMaster Bujold's The Sharing Knife: Beguilement last night -- and it's a terrific read. Dag is definately a hunk...

annis
Bibliomaniac

Postby annis » Fri September 12th, 2008, 6:18 pm

Telynor, Lois McMaster Bujold is a favorite of mine as well.
I particularly enjoyed the Curse of Chalion series
1. The Curse of Chalion
2. Paladin of Souls
3. The Hallowed Hunt

but really liked the Sharing Knife books as well. I've read the first two. There are another two in the works, apparently.
1. Beguilement
2. Legacy
3. Passage (2008)
4. Horizon (2009)

At the moment I'm taking time out with some unashamed historical romance- Paula Marshall's "The Astrologer's Daughter", set in London during the Restoration period, quite a bit of it at the Court of Charles II, and featuring several of what were known as the "Merry Gang", including the unpleasant Duke of Buckingham.

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nona
Bibliophile
Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Fri September 12th, 2008, 7:06 pm

I have been getting that giddy 'I wanna buy a book' feeling and after the Welsh Triology and Crown in Candlelight, which I should finish in the next couple days, I felt like a little romance, thought about re-reading two or three but stumbled on Kathrine Deauxville, so I ordered Blood Red Roses and Daggers of Gold, that should satisfy my romantic side.

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LCW
Compulsive Reader
Location: Southern California

Postby LCW » Fri September 12th, 2008, 7:36 pm

"Ash" wrote:My copy of Olivia and Jai just arrived; yikes this thing is huge! Not sure I'll be reading it quite yet, looks like a long weekend kinda read!



Trust me, it'll be a fast read! Just make sure you read it when you can dedicate a nice long time to it. You won't want to be disturbed! Esp. after the first 100 pages. ;)
Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them. --Arnold Lobel

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nona
Bibliophile
Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Fri September 12th, 2008, 7:55 pm

ok I broke down and also bought Moonstruck by Laurie McBain, a fav romance author of mine, it's about a high society Lady at night, highwayman (or woman you might say) by night to protect family interests and the man determined to catch her...*big sigh*.


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