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The Czar
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Post by The Czar » Fri May 20th, 2011, 2:14 am

Hi, I have been reading a lot of historical fiction the last couple of years, and I have about run through everything I can easily find at my local crappy Barnes and Noble. I figured I'd come on here and hopefully get some new suggestions!

Some of my favorite historical fiction so far...

The Masters of Rome Series - Colleen McCullough
The Aubrey-Maturin novels - Patrick Obrien
The Attila Trilogy - Napier
The Sharpe Series
The Flashman Series
Children of the Arbat Series

So far, I have started War and Peace. I tried to read it back in high school, and quickly lost interest. This time, I am really getting into it.

I am particularly interested in Russian history, and would love to find some good Russian historical fiction. I have started writing (researching really would be more accurate) a historical fiction with Peter the Great as the main character.

Anyway, nice to meet you all!

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Post by Vanessa » Fri May 20th, 2011, 8:47 am

Welcome, Czar! I hope you enjoy it here.

I haven't got any recommendations for Russian fiction, but I do have The House of Special Purpose by John Boyne on my TBR pile - John Boyne wrote The Boy in the Spriped Pyjamas. And there's Russka by Edward Rutherfurd.
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Fri May 20th, 2011, 8:55 am

Hi there and welcome.
I second the suggestion of Rutherfurd's Russka.

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Post by donroc » Fri May 20th, 2011, 12:23 pm

Welcome and enjoy. You might enjoy Sholokov's QUIET FLOWS THE DON and sequels.
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Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.

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Post by Misfit » Fri May 20th, 2011, 12:38 pm

Hi Czar and welcome. I love Russian settings as well, but the only two that come to mind might be a bit too female oriented. Cynthia Harrod Eagles' Kirov trilogy and Men on White Horses by Annette Motley (Catherine the Great, early years, but very HTF in the US).
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Post by boswellbaxter » Fri May 20th, 2011, 12:57 pm

Welcome! Glad to have you here.
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Post by Madeleine » Fri May 20th, 2011, 1:04 pm

Hi Czar and welcome to the boards.
Currently reading: The Chalet by Catherine Cooper

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Post by fljustice » Fri May 20th, 2011, 1:26 pm

Welcome to HFO! Sorry I don't have anything to recommend in Russian HF. Roman is another story. :D
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Post by The Czar » Fri May 20th, 2011, 5:02 pm

[quote=""donroc""]Welcome and enjoy. You might enjoy Sholokov's QUIET FLOWS THE DON and sequels.[/quote]

Hmm... having trouble finding this on amazon... seems to be out of print?
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Post by donroc » Fri May 20th, 2011, 5:50 pm

[quote=""The Czar""]Hmm... having trouble finding this on amazon... seems to be out of print?[/quote]

Try Alibris.
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