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Rhunt
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Greetings from the wilds of Wisconsin!

Post by Rhunt » Sat May 26th, 2012, 7:45 pm

Hello all, I hope your journeys through history are going well.

I'm a long-time history fanatic (though I admit to being just as partial to well-written fantasy as to historical fiction) who is most interested in the Ancient, medieval, and Renaissance world. My tastes run a bit towards military fiction set in those periods, but by no means exclusively.

I've read Doyle's historical novels, Cornwell, the Hornblower series, several different Roman mystery series (Saylor's and John Maddox Roberts), and a random selection of pretty much anything else I can find that isn't too anachronistic or histrionic. ;)

I've recently used my knowledge about and enthusiasm for Japanese feudal history to write my own historical novel about a poor but intelligent country samurai who gets caught up plots and intrigues in 16th century Japan.

No doubt I'm forgetting half of the authors I like to read, but that's what happens when you get most of the books out of the library and can't just glance over at your bookshelf as a reminder. :(
Rhian Hunt

Now Available: The Six Expressions of Death A murder mystery set in 16th century Japan.
Coming Late 2012: Man of the Bow and Spear Continuation of the series.

The Six Expressions of Death

Ash
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Post by Ash » Sun May 27th, 2012, 4:26 am

[quote=""Rhunt""]Hello all, I hope your journeys through history are going well.

I'm a long-time history fanatic (though I admit to being just as partial to well-written fantasy as to historical fiction) who is most interested in the Ancient, medieval, and Renaissance world. My tastes run a bit towards military fiction set in those periods, but by no means exclusively.([/quote]

I've been in Wisconsin a few times, great place to visit (in the summer!), spent some time in Door County. Also in the bookstore that was built from a former slurry container. And I loved that one of the airports (Minneapolis?) has a used bookstore on site.

Oh, and welcome!

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Longstone" by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Sun May 27th, 2012, 10:47 am

Hi and welcome to the boards.
Currently reading: "Longstone" by L J Ross

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Elizabeth
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Post by Elizabeth » Sun May 27th, 2012, 12:42 pm

Hi, Rhian, welcome to the boards! I'm from the wilds of northern Illinois, so depending on where in Wisconsin you are, not to far from you. (I do live in Texas now.)

Your book sounds intriguing--I loved Shogun.
THE RED LILY CROWN: A Novel of Medici Florence.
THE FLOWER READER.
THE SECOND DUCHESS.

www.elizabethloupas.com

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Sun May 27th, 2012, 2:43 pm

Welcome, Rhunt! I hope you enjoy it here.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Sun May 27th, 2012, 3:18 pm

Welcome to the forum. Great to have you here.

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Post by Misfit » Sun May 27th, 2012, 4:21 pm

Hi and welcome. My father was from Sheboygan. I don't recall much of the town except for the Brats on hardrolls. Yum ;)
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...is the only place I want to be

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Post by J.D. Oswald » Sun May 27th, 2012, 5:06 pm

Hello and welcome from another new member (and fellow Doyle fan!)

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Post by Carla » Sun May 27th, 2012, 6:18 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 parthianbow » Mon May 28th, 2012, 10:53 am

Hello, Rhunt, and welcome!

Best of luck with your samurai novel.
Ben Kane
Bestselling author of Roman military fiction.
Spartacus - UK release 19 Jan. 2012. US release June 2012.

http://www.benkane.net
Twitter: @benkaneauthor

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