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Post by Vanessa » Fri March 8th, 2013, 6:41 pm

It looks like I only have the first two. There are some cheap marketplace copies available, Madeleine.
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Post by Madeleine » Tue March 12th, 2013, 12:10 pm

I've just pre-ordered Death in the Floating City from Book Dep, which is the next paperback.
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Post by Tanzanite » Fri March 15th, 2013, 6:13 pm

The Serpent's Tooth by Alex Rutherford. UK release May 9, 2013.

The Moghul emperors are still bloodthirsty and entirely ruthless; they control a quarter of the world's population and have wealth beyond imagining. But this is the final flowering of a doomed empire and, while Shah Jahan mourns his dead wife and obssesses over the Taj Mahal, her monument, his son Aurangzeb is planning to take his father's throne, by any means necessary.
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Post by Tanzanite » Fri March 15th, 2013, 6:14 pm

Elizabeth's Bedfellows: An Intimate History of the Queen's Court by Anna Whitelock. Non-fiction. UK release May 23, 2013.


Elizabeth I acceded to the throne in 1558, restoring the Protestant faith to England. At the heart of the new queen’s court lay Elizabeth’s bedchamber, closely guarded by the favoured women who helped her dress, looked after her jewels and shared her bed.

Elizabeth’s private life was of public, political concern. Her bedfellows were witnesses to the face and body beneath the make-up and elaborate clothes, as well as to rumoured illicit dalliances with such figures as Robert Dudley. Their presence was for security as well as propriety, as the kingdom was haunted by fears of assassination plots and other Catholic subterfuge. For such was the significance of the queen’s body: it represented the very state itself.

This riveting, revealing history of the politics of intimacy uncovers the feminized world of the Elizabethan court. Between the scandal and intrigue the women who attended the queen were the guardians of the truth about her health, chastity and fertility. Their stories offer extraordinary insight into the daily life of the Elizabethans, the fragility of royal favour and the price of disloyalty.
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Post by Tanzanite » Fri March 15th, 2013, 6:15 pm

Hannibal: Fields of Blood by Ben Kane. UK release June 6, 2013.


Hannibal's campaign to defeat Rome continues as he marches south to confront his enemy.

With him is a young soldier, Hanno. Like his general, Hanno burns to vanquish Rome. Never has the possibility seemed so likely.

But a stealthy game of cat and mouse is being played as Rome's generals seek to avoid confrontation.

Eventually the two armies meet under a fierce summer sun. The place is Cannae - the fields of blood.

The battle will go down in history as one of the bloodiest ever fought, a battle in which Hanno knows he must fight as never before - just to stay alive.
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Post by Tanzanite » Fri March 15th, 2013, 6:16 pm

Grail Knight by Angus Donald. UK release August 1, 2013.


When past crimes resurface, Sir Alan Dale, loyal lieutenant of the Earl of Locksley - better known as the murderous thief Robin Hood - faces terrible vengeance at the hands of those that he and his master have wronged.

With his beloved wife on her deathbed, Sir Alan must seek salvation by following Robin into the lair of their enemy, the mysterious leader of a band of renegade Templars, on the trail of the most precious object in the world: the Holy Grail.

As vengeful Templars hound Robin and his men across England and France, deals done with mighty lords turn to bloody battle. The companions must find the Cup of Christ before they face certain destruction.

Myth, mayhem and masterly storytelling meet in the astounding new epic from the bestselling author of Outlaw and Holy Warrior.
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Post by Tanzanite » Fri March 15th, 2013, 6:17 pm

The Pagan Lord by Bernard Cornwell. UK release September 26, 2013.


The seventh book in Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling series, The Warrior Chronicles.

Alfred the Great is dead and Edward his son now reigns as king. Wessex survives but the Danes will never rest until the emerald crown is theirs.

In English Mercia Æthelflæd, the King’s sister and Uhtred’s lover is wife to Æthelred, Lord of the Mercians. But on his death she will rise to rule the kingdom herself and emerge as the Lady of Mercia.

The seventh book in Cornwell’s epic series The Warrior Chronicles is a dramatic story of divided loyalties, bloody battles and the struggle to unite Britain.

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Post by Tanzanite » Fri March 15th, 2013, 6:18 pm

Knights of the Hawk by James Aitcheson. UK release October 1, 2013.

AUTUMN, 1071. The struggle for England has been long and brutal. Now, however, five years after the fateful Battle of Hastings, only a desperate band of rebels in the Fens stand between King William and absolute mastery of his kingdom.

Tancred, a proud and ambitious knight, is among the Normans marching to crush them. Once lauded for his exploits, he is now all but destitute. Embittered by his dwindling fame and by the oath shackling him to his lord, he yearns for the chance to win back his reputation through spilling enemy blood.

But as the Normans' attempts to assault the rebels' island stronghold meet with failure, the king grows increasingly desperate. With morale in camp failing, and the prospect of victory seeming ever more distant, Tancred's loyalty is put to the test as never before.

For his true path, he knows, lies in a different direction. He seeks his love, Oswynn, once presumed dead but now believed to be held captive by a powerful Danish warlord. His journey will take him from the marshes of East Anglia into the wild, storm-tossed seas of the north, as he ventures in pursuit not just of her, but also of vengeance.

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Post by Tanzanite » Fri March 15th, 2013, 6:23 pm

[quote=""Tanzanite""]The White Princess by Philippa Gregory. US release August 13, 2013; UK release August 15, 2013.


The newest novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory tells the passionate story of Elizabeth of York, daughter of the White Queen, who gets caught in the middle of a battle for the crown of England.
The White Princess is an epic story of conspiracy, love, revenge, and the deadly feuds that ensue when Elizabeth of York loses both a lover and her family’s royal reign—forcing her to choose between allegiance to the crown and loyalty to her family.

When the King of York, Richard III, is murdered in battle at the hand of Henry Tudor, Henry claims the crown and demands Elizabeth wed him, knowing that it’s the only way to weaken the claims of other surviving members of the House of York. Elizabeth begrudgingly agrees.

As impostors claiming to be the last York heir begin to come forward, Elizabeth’s mother, the former White Queen Elizabeth of Woodville, concocts a plan for revenge. What only she knows is that her son Richard, in hiding since he was smuggled out of England during the usurpation of Richard III, is now a young man prepared to take his rightful place as king. Holding the interest of her clan close to her heart, Elizabeth Woodville supports an uprising against Henry, placing her daughter, now Queen to Henry’s King, between two loyalties.

When Henry learns of their plan, he imprisons his mother-in-law and orders Richard to live with them at court as the Queen’s brother, keeping him close while attempting to prove that he is merely another impostor. But when Richard attempts to escape from court, Henry locks him in the tower alongside a York supporter, and the two prisoners escape—only to be recaptured and sentenced to death. Elizabeth must respect her husband’s order and witness her brother’s execution, torn once again between family and crown…[/quote]

Forgot to post a cover a few weeks ago when I ran across it - US cover (subject to change):
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Post by rebecca » Sat March 16th, 2013, 2:56 am

[quote=""Tanzanite""]Forgot to post a cover a few weeks ago when I ran across it - US cover (subject to change):[/quote]

Love that cover!

Bec :)

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