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Hawk Quest by Robert Lyndon

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Post by EC2 » Sat January 19th, 2013, 10:37 am

It wasn't the overall description of the incident that made me put it down, it was the use of the language in a particular description that decided me - bad writing I thought and I wasn't disposed to go on at that moment, but given everyone's comments, I will barrel through it next time! :)
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


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Post by Shield-of-Dardania » Wed January 30th, 2013, 7:16 am

Allow me to do some nitpicking. I thought I came across a couple or so modernisms in HQ, or maybe someone could find an explanation for them.

The first one was, "He was like an engine without a brake," a reference to our Norman friend Drogo. Well, maybe an ancient siege engine had a brake too, but I couldn't help thinking of a car.

The second one was, "There was a current between them," - or something like that - a reference to the building sexual tension between Wayland and Syth. I was sure at the time that 'current' in that sense of the word could only refer to an electrical current, not a current of water or air.

There was a third one, but I've forgotten what it was and on what page now.

But all in all, minor points in an otherwise great quest-adventure story.
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Post by parthianbow » Tue January 7th, 2014, 11:28 am

The sequel - Imperial Fire - is out in the UK!
Ben Kane
Bestselling author of Roman military fiction.
Spartacus - UK release 19 Jan. 2012. US release June 2012.

Twitter: @benkaneauthor

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