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Forthcoming Books: 2013 edition

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Post by Vanessa » Mon December 3rd, 2012, 10:20 am

I like the sound of Tyringham Park! And the Jennifer Roberson ones.
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Post by Madeleine » Mon December 3rd, 2012, 11:05 am

Looks like the Roberson books are being re-issued in the UK at the same time.
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Post by Lisa » Mon December 3rd, 2012, 12:34 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]Looks like the Roberson books are being re-issued in the UK at the same time.[/quote]

I hope they have the same covers as Tanzanite posted here, those are pretty (Amazon UK isn't showing any cover images for them yet).

Also nooooooo, not another Brandy Purdey novel...

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Post by Madeleine » Mon December 3rd, 2012, 12:38 pm

I looked on Amazon too for the new covers; some of the old ones are worth a look though!
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Post by Brenna » Mon December 3rd, 2012, 2:38 pm

Boy by the looks of things, 2013 will be a great year for HF. Cautiously optimistic after a dismal 2012.
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Post by emr » Mon December 3rd, 2012, 9:00 pm

[quote=""emr""]The Ill-Made Knight by Christian Cameron

Publication Date: 23 May 2013

An action-packed tale of chivalry and betrayal set during the Hundred Years War.

William Gold comes into the world as his family slides down the social ladder. His head filled with tales of chivalry, instead he is branded a thief, and must make do with being squire to his childhood friend Sir Robert, a knight determined to make a name for himself as a man at arms in France. While William himself slowly acquires the skills of knightly combat, he remains an outsider - until the Battle of Poitiers when Sir Robert is cut down by the greatest knight of the age, Sir Geoffry de Charny, and William, his lowly squire, revenges him. But with his own knight dead, no honour acrrues to William for this feat of arms, and he is forced to become a mercenary. Scavenging a mis-matched set of armour from the knightly corpses, he joins one of the mercenary companies now set to pillage a defenceless France, and so begins a bloody career that sees William joining forces with the infamous Sir John Hawkwood and immersing himself in a treacherous clandestine war among the Italian city states. But paradoxically it is there, among the spies, assassins and hired killers serving their ruthless masters, that William finally discovers the true meaning of chivalry - and his destiny as a knight.

And 2013 is still young... :D [/quote]

...and we got a cover :)
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Post by Nefret » Mon December 3rd, 2012, 9:09 pm

Oooh, must ask for that from the library.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Post by annis » Mon December 3rd, 2012, 11:11 pm

Looking forward to Chris Cameron's Ill-Made Knight, which was inspired by the adventures of English mercenary captain Sir John Hawkwood and his White Company. I'm betting it will be a bit different from Conan Doyle's White Company :)

Having a great taste of Cameron's medieval knights right now in The Red Knight. Although it's fantasy, these guys are straight out of the 100 Years War and I reckon they jumped ship from Bernard Cornwell's 1356!
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Post by Tanzanite » Mon December 3rd, 2012, 11:34 pm

[quote=""Lady of Bennachie""]I hope they have the same covers as Tanzanite posted here, those are pretty (Amazon UK isn't showing any cover images for them yet). [/quote]

According to the information I saw from the publisher, they are being repackaged to appeal more to historical fiction tastes rather than the romance category (or something along those lines)

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Post by emr » Thu December 6th, 2012, 7:13 pm

The Woman Who Wouldn't Die (Dr. Siri Paiboun, #9) by Colin Cotterill 31 Jan 2013

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In a small Lao village, a very strange thing has happened. A woman was shot and killed in her bed during a burglary; she was given a funeral and everyone in the village saw her body burned. Then, three days later, she was back in her house as if she'd never been dead at all. But now she's clairvoyant, and can speak to the dead. That's why the long-dead brother of a Lao general has enlisted her to help his brother uncover his remains, which have been lost at the bottom of a river for many years.

Lao national coroner Dr. Siri Paiboun and his wife, Madame Daeng, are sent along to supervise the excavation. It could be a kind of relaxing vacation for them, maybe, except Siri is obsessed with the pretty undead medium's special abilities, and Madame Daeng might be a little jealous. She doesn't trust the woman for some reason─is her hunch right? What is the group really digging for at the bottom of this remote river on the Thai border? What war secrets are being covered up?
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