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"I Serve" by R.E. Lortz

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Saxon1974
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"I Serve" by R.E. Lortz

Postby Saxon1974 » Mon February 6th, 2012, 8:04 pm

I found this relatively new book set during the time of the hundred years war.

I havent read it yet, anyone else read it and have opinions?

http://www.amazon.com/I-Serve-Novel-Black-Prince/dp/0979214548/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1328558646&sr=8-1

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Postby Brenna » Tue February 7th, 2012, 2:37 pm

"Saxon1974" wrote:I found this relatively new book set during the time of the hundred years war.

I havent read it yet, anyone else read it and have opinions?

http://www.amazon.com/I-Serve-Novel-Black-Prince/dp/0979214548/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1328558646&sr=8-1


I downloaded it on my Kindle. It was ok, but if you are looking for a novel about the Black Prince, this isn't really it. More about the wars than anything else.
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nona
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Postby nona » Sat February 11th, 2012, 5:08 pm

Breena you said that I Serve isnt really on the Black Prince just wondering what title you would suggest for someone wanting a HF on him?

I read a few bits and peices of I Serve in glancing through it and thought it would be a great book but like you tended to not be so much as about the Black Prince as the war and politics.

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Postby marklord » Fri September 28th, 2012, 6:04 am

I would love to read something good set in the Hundred Years War - it's a period that I am very interested in - just reading the latest volume of Sumption's history of it at the moment. So if someone does have any suggestions that would be great.

Also any good fiction set during the reign of Richard II?
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Postby parthianbow » Fri September 28th, 2012, 11:28 am

The Hundred Years' War period is about to explode:

Cornwell's 1356 is out now.
Christian Cameron's new series starts in 2013.
Michael Jecks, king of that period in crime novels, is turning to soldiers too.
So is a new author whose name I forget, published by new imprint Head of Zeus.
And when I can get the time, I am going to write a trilogy starting with a first novel entitled Crecy. The Black Prince will feature in this as strong supporting character.
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Postby marklord » Fri September 28th, 2012, 6:58 pm

That's exciting news. I had a look on the Head of Zeus website and couldn't find anything. I do like Cornwell's work, but I'm sure he's written about Crécy already hasn't he?

I haven't read any of your work, but I will have a look at some point, especially if you do something set in the Hundred Years War.

I have dabbled in the Hundred Years War myself - I tend to focus on the lesser known aspects - my short story Chivalry is set during John of Gaunt's chevauchée in 1373 and I am currently writing another story set during the French invasion of Aquitaine during the 1370s and have another planned set during the Battle of Aljubarrota.

I would love to write an epic at some point encompassing a great swathe of the history of this period.
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Postby annis » Fri September 28th, 2012, 8:04 pm

Posted by Marklord
I do like Cornwell's work, but I'm sure he's written about Crécy already hasn't he?


Yes, he covered it in his novel, Harlequin aka The Archer's Tale, first in the Grail Quest series.

BC's latest novel also features Thomas Hookton from the Grail Quest books. This one is (as mentioned by Ben above) titled 1356 and focuses on the Battle of Poitiers. That means he will have covered all three of the pivotal battles won by the English during that period- Crécy, Agincourt and Poitiers.

There are a couple of older Cornwell-style novels by Daniel Hall set during the Hundred Years War period which are pretty good, but came out in the late 1990s, just around the time when historical fiction became deeply unfashionable, and quickly dropped out of sight. The author had intended to write a trilogy, but for the same reason never did- a pity. Kemp: The Road to Crécy and Kemp: Passage at Arms.
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Postby Misfit » Fri September 28th, 2012, 9:59 pm

There's Vainglory by Geraldine McCaughrean (sp?).
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Postby marklord » Sat September 29th, 2012, 8:11 am

"annis" wrote:
Yes, he covered it in his novel, Harlequin aka The Archer's Tale, first in the Grail Quest series.

BC's latest novel also features Thomas Hookton from the Grail Quest books. This one is (as mentioned by Ben above) is titled 1356 and focuses on the Battle of Poitiers. That means he will have covered all three of the pivotal battles won by the English during that period- Crécy, Agincourt and Poitiers.


I'm being a dope - I was thinking that Crécy was 1356, but of course it was 1346 - so BC is covering something new.
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Postby annis » Sat September 29th, 2012, 6:38 pm

Giving a historical novel a date as a title is unusual - I'm trying to think of others, but Mike Bryant's self-pubbed 1066 and Eric Flint's alt. history series 1632 are the only things coming to mind right now.


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