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annis
Bibliomaniac

Postby annis » Mon February 23rd, 2009, 2:33 am

Posted by Chuck
Robert Low's new Oathsworn third should be out soon.


10 days to go, according to Book Depository! Though this looks like a HB edition- quite a bit longer to go for the PB version. I'm thinking about it, but I'm trying to be more frugal with the bookbuying this year, and even without paying postage it would be NZ$32.00

The one that I really, really want is Richard Blake's second novel set in the early 7th century, the follow up to "Conspiracies of Rome", which I loved. It's called "The Terror of Constantinople", and BD have it, but again it's a HB and would cost about NZ$50.00. Darn it, I'm just going to have to hang out till the PB edition is published :(

chuck
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Location: Ciinaminson NJ

Robert Low

Postby chuck » Mon February 23rd, 2009, 5:32 am

"annis" wrote:Posted by Chuck


10 days to go, according to Book Depository! Though this looks like a HB edition- quite a bit longer to go for the PB version. I'm thinking about it, but I'm trying to be more frugal with the bookbuying this year, and even without paying postage it would be NZ$32.00

The one that I really, really want is Richard Blake's second novel set in the early 7th century, the follow up to "Conspiracies of Rome", which I loved. It's called "The Terror of Constantinople", and BD have it, but again it's a HB and would cost about NZ$50.00. Darn it, I'm just going to have to hang out till the PB edition is published :(


Thanks Annis for the update On Low's latest novel....Now I need to bug my library to put it their new books list.....picke(Library) Holland's latest "The High City"....Basil II, Constantinople, Varagarian guards and murderous courtly intrigues....looks good....and I like most of CH's books....

annis
Bibliomaniac

Postby annis » Mon February 23rd, 2009, 6:42 am

Sometimes publication dates can differ for the UK and the US but Amazon.com have Low's "White Raven" listed for release 5 March, so it's must be the same timing for both markets.

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Tue March 3rd, 2009, 8:22 am

I'm in 1890's New York with Miss Lily Bart in House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, who seems to be causing some considerable scandal! Jezebel! :D
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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diamondlil
Bibliomaniac

Postby diamondlil » Tue March 3rd, 2009, 8:28 am

I am in Norway in 1948 not far from the Swedish border.
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Edith Wharton

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Volgadon
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Location: Israel
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Postby Volgadon » Tue March 3rd, 2009, 12:09 pm

Sounds interesting what book is that.

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Richard
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Location: Albany, NY
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Postby Richard » Tue March 3rd, 2009, 1:17 pm

I'm on the quarterdeck of a Venetian sailing ship, just over 3000 cubits from land. This distance has significance for exactly one member of the crew. It is summer, 828, and Venice has recently aqcuired a new patron saint.

I expect to be "frozen" here for quite some time as I research the next happenings.
How did an 800-year-old headless corpse transform Venice from a backwater
into the greatest sea-empire of the early Middle Ages? Find out at,


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Leo62
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Location: London
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Postby Leo62 » Tue March 3rd, 2009, 1:19 pm

I'm shuttling about the north of England and Scotland, getting timetraveller's nosebleed between present day and and Iron Age.

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Richard
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Location: Albany, NY
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Postby Richard » Tue March 3rd, 2009, 1:23 pm

"Leo62" wrote:I'm shuttling about the north of England and Scotland, getting timetraveller's nosebleed between present day and and Iron Age.


Leo62- I'll be your constant!
How did an 800-year-old headless corpse transform Venice from a backwater
into the greatest sea-empire of the early Middle Ages? Find out at,




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Ash
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Location: Arizona, USA

Postby Ash » Tue March 3rd, 2009, 1:39 pm

I am in the midst of Henry IIIs reign, and am discovering just what a horrid little man he was.


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