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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Fri October 10th, 2008, 1:12 pm

"Laura" wrote:Thanks Misfit, I noticed this site throughout your link at Goodreads...Concerning Hollick´s book, may I read it without reading A Hollow Crown?


Yes, it stands alone and if I remember correctly she wrote AHC after Harold the King (could be wrong though). Maybe Jane will pop in I know she's read Harold and I don't think she's read the other though.

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Postby Carla » Fri October 10th, 2008, 3:26 pm

"Misfit" wrote:Yes, it stands alone and if I remember correctly she wrote AHC after Harold the King (could be wrong though). Maybe Jane will pop in I know she's read Harold and I don't think she's read the other though.


Quite right, she wrote Harold the King first, and A Hollow Crown later. You can read either as a stand-alone. I seem to remember there are some parts of the backstory to Harold the King that were different when she came to tell them as a story in their own right in A Hollow Crown (which is always the danger with prequels). I can't remember the details, but I don't think the differences would spoil either book. I personally prefer Harold the King; I found A Hollow Crown to be over-long and rather slow for my liking.
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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Fri October 10th, 2008, 3:36 pm

I personally prefer Harold the King; I found A Hollow Crown to be over-long and rather slow for my liking.


I agree. I'm glad I read AHC as I didn't know much about that period but it's not one I'll read again. It's a get from the library book.

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Postby sweetpotatoboy » Fri October 10th, 2008, 3:36 pm

"Carla" wrote:I personally prefer Harold the King; I found A Hollow Crown to be over-long and rather slow for my liking.


I agree. A Hollow Crown was slow-moving and less engaging, at least to begin with. Eventually, I came to believe in Emma and Cnut as a couple, in much the same way as Thorfinn and Groa in King Hereafter. In some ways, I found it more realistic than Harold The King, which was a bit romanticised, but that meant it was a lot drier and slower, at least to begin with.

Both very much worth reading, though.

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Postby leehow » Fri October 10th, 2008, 4:20 pm

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Postby nona » Sat October 11th, 2008, 5:40 pm

finished Shadows and Strongholds last night, a must buy for future re-read. I was thinking of reading the Witching Hour by Anne Rice but while at the library getting books for the girls I thought why not get something for me...so I got Nefertiti and a request in for Heretic Queen so here I plunge into Egypt, an old interest of mine.

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Postby michellemoran » Sat October 11th, 2008, 5:51 pm

I'm reading JUDY, a biography of Judy Garland. Apparently, she was quite something to live with.
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Postby Divia » Sat October 11th, 2008, 6:18 pm

I just got the Tsarina's Daughter. Interesting so far!
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Postby Misfit » Sat October 11th, 2008, 7:36 pm

"Divia" wrote:I just got the Tsarina's Daughter. Interesting so far!


I'll be interested to see what you think. I've got a hold at the library but I think I'm about #5 or 6 in the chain.

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Postby Divia » Sat October 11th, 2008, 9:27 pm

I'm about 60 pages into it and so far I like it. I mean you have to just go with the flow on this one since the DNA tests n all.

I didnt know that the Tsarina had a hard time with her mother in law. Is that true? :confused:
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