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Post by EC2 » Sun August 9th, 2009, 2:56 pm

Nona, The Wild Hunt is out in the UK - cover on my website here:
http://www.elizabethchadwick.com/current.html

The Running Vixen is out at Christmas. Cover here:
http://www.elizabethchadwick.com/Blogs/blogs_news.html
Scroll down to the post for Sunday May 17th.

The Leopard Unleashed is scheduled for re-issue in December 2010 - after I've re-edited it!
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Post by Margaret » Sun August 9th, 2009, 4:48 pm

Sows, yes! Thank you, Annis - I knew they had a name.
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Post by nona » Sun August 9th, 2009, 5:16 pm

Thanks I was trying to decide if I should just buy Leopard Unleashed and running vixen, they're running $20-35 used here.

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Post by ejays17 » Thu April 1st, 2010, 1:04 pm

I've just finished Daughters of the Grail - whihc was excellent, I ended up staying way past my bedtime to finish the last few chapters.

Anyway, I was struck by a vague sense of familiarity in the last part, after Magda had grown up, and I wondered if it had been published as an extract or short-story somewhere else?
I'm pretty certain I haven't read it before, as only the last part was "familiar", i didn't get any "flashes" from the first three quarters or so.
(I've read a couple of other novels about the Cathars, so it could be just a resonance of that, of course!)
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Post by Madeleine » Thu April 1st, 2010, 6:33 pm

Daughters of the Grail was first published under the title "Children of Destiny", so it's possible you have read it before! Not sure when it was published in your part of the world, but it was re-issued in the UK with the "Daughters..." title about 2 or 3 years ago.
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Post by EC2 » Thu April 1st, 2010, 8:42 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]Daughters of the Grail was first published under the title "Children of Destiny", so it's possible you have read it before! Not sure when it was published in your part of the world, but it was re-issued in the UK with the "Daughters..." title about 2 or 3 years ago.[/quote]

Hi Ejays - What Madeleine said. It's been around for a while in a less edited format and the original UK Title was indeed Children of Destiny. That's all I can think of - other than the Montsegur thing being standard Cathar history.
Glad you enjoyed the novel and sorry about your bedtime!
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Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

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For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by Misfit » Thu April 1st, 2010, 9:32 pm

I had the same problem as well, that book kept me up very very late.
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Post by ejays17 » Fri April 2nd, 2010, 8:51 am

[quote=""EC2""]Hi Ejays - What Madeleine said. It's been around for a while in a less edited format and the original UK Title was indeed Children of Destiny. That's all I can think of - other than the Montsegur thing being standard Cathar history.
Glad you enjoyed the novel and sorry about your bedtime![/quote]

Thanks for the answer EC & Madeleine! On sober (non-sleep-deprived :o ) reflection, I've concluded that it's the Montsegur resonances with the other books I'd read.
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Post by Nefret » Mon August 13th, 2012, 5:26 am

Is The Wild Hunt a good book to start with?
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!
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Post by EC2 » Mon August 13th, 2012, 10:32 am

[quote=""Nefret""]Is The Wild Hunt a good book to start with?[/quote]

Good question and difficult to say.
The Wild Hunt is my first novel. I started out at the lighter end of historical fiction with imaginary protagonists and an adventure/love story. It's not a full on romance as such, but there are strong elements of it.
I now write about real people, so my story lines follow their doings. I still retain that element of adventure and romance, but the novels probably have a bit more nuance.

The Wild Hunt is a good example of my adventure/romance period, or The Falcons of Montabard. On the biographical fiction front, I'd suggest The Greatest Knight and then move on to the rest of the Marshal novels if you enjoy it.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

www.elizabethchadwick.com

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