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donroc
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Post by donroc » Mon December 5th, 2011, 5:24 pm

Welcome, Sue, and enjoy.
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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 SuzyQ » Mon December 5th, 2011, 6:08 pm

Thanks for the welcome everyone!

[quote=""fljustice""]I attribute my schizoid reading preferences to a refusal to read in the current world: books have to take me to the past, the future or a magical place. For the real world, I read the papers.[/quote]

I totally agree with this! The more starkly different from my life, the better the book!

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Post by Carla » Mon December 5th, 2011, 7:32 pm

Hello and welcome!
PATHS OF EXILE - love, war, honour and betrayal in Anglo-Saxon Northumbria
Editor's Choice, Historical Novels Review, August 2009
Now available as e-book on Amazon Kindleand in Kindle, Epub (Nook, Sony Reader), Palm and other formats on Smashwords
Website: http://www.carlanayland.org
Blog: http://carlanayland.blogspot.com

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Post by wendy » Tue December 6th, 2011, 1:39 pm

Hi SuzyQ. Are you a theology grad? I was at Drew in Madison (just outside of Morristown). Welcome aboard!
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Fire on Dark Water (Penguin, 2011)
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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Tue December 6th, 2011, 2:13 pm

[QUOTE=SuzyQ;94675]
I totally agree with this! The more starkly different from my life, the better the book![/QUOTE]


Absolutely, couldn't agree more! :D
Currently reading: "Longstone" by L J Ross

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Post by parthianbow » Tue December 6th, 2011, 2:50 pm

Hi Suzy, and a warm welcome to HFO!

If you want a Roman Britain fix, you could try Boat of Fate by Keith Roberts. It's the only HF novel written by a SF author. It's one of the best HF books I've ever read.

There's an excellent series set on Hadrian's Wall too, by Anthony Riches. The first one is Wounds of Honour.
Ben Kane
Bestselling author of Roman military fiction.
Spartacus - UK release 19 Jan. 2012. US release June 2012.

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Post by SuzyQ » Wed December 7th, 2011, 4:11 am

Thanks for the recs, Ben!

Wendy, I'm also a theology grad! I just graduated this past May from Alliance in Nyack with an M.Div. I loved all the spiritual and academic reading, but I'm really looking forward to having the time to enjoy some fiction again.

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