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Post by EC2 » Wed October 16th, 2013, 10:02 am

Yes, thank you Mythica! I'd quite like to read the Civil War one. The publisher's speak on the blurbs always makes me smile too...
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.'

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Post by Berengaria » Wed November 13th, 2013, 3:48 am

I noticed that Philippa Gregory's novel The Last Rose is coming out in August 2014. I'm looking forward to reading about Margaret Pole....I don't think there is a novel where she is a major character.
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Post by Lisa » Wed November 13th, 2013, 9:57 am

[quote=""Berengaria""]I don't think there is a novel where she is a major character.[/quote]

And for that reason, I hope PG doesn't turn her into an irritating, whiny repetitive first-person voiceover like she has done with others (I think Mary QoS was the worst). I think I'll wait and see what others think before diving in to that one, although I agree that would be a refreshing change to have Margaret Pole's viewpoint in a novel. Here's hoping it's actually good!

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Post by boswellbaxter » Wed November 13th, 2013, 1:55 pm

[quote=""Berengaria""]I noticed that Philippa Gregory's novel The Last Rose is coming out in August 2014. I'm looking forward to reading about Margaret Pole....I don't think there is a novel where she is a major character.[/quote]

There's a novel about her by Hazel Bird called The Last Plantagenet. It's very well researched.
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Post by Mythica » Thu November 14th, 2013, 11:20 am

I know this is historical fantasy but I'm excited:

The World of Ice and Fire: The Official History of Westeros and The World of A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, Elio Garcia, Linda Antonsson
October 28, 2014

No cover yet.

If the past is prologue, then George R. R. Martin’s masterwork—the most inventive and entertaining fantasy saga of our time—warrants one hell of an introduction. At long last, it has arrived with The World of Ice and Fire.

This lavishly illustrated volume is a comprehensive history of the Seven Kingdoms, providing vividly constructed accounts of the epic battles, bitter rivalries, and daring rebellions that lead to the events of A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO’s Game of Thrones. In a collaboration that’s been years in the making, Martin has teamed with Elio M. García, Jr., and Linda Antonsson, the founders of the renowned fan site Westeros.org—perhaps the only people who know this world almost as well as its visionary creator.

Collected here is all the accumulated knowledge, scholarly speculation, and inherited folk tales of maesters and septons, maegi and singers. It is a chronicle which stretches from the Dawn Age to the Age of Heroes; from the Coming of the First Men to the arrival of Aegon the Conqueror; from Aegon’s establishment of the Iron Throne to Robert’s Rebellion and the fall of the Mad King, Aerys II Targaryen, which has set into motion the “present-day” struggles of the Starks, Lannisters, Baratheons, and Targaryens. The definitive companion piece to George R. R. Martin’s dazzlingly conceived universe, The World of Ice and Fire is indeed proof that the pen is mightier than a storm of swords.

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Post by princess garnet » Thu November 14th, 2013, 9:18 pm

[quote=""Mythica""]I know this is historical fantasy but I'm excited:

The World of Ice and Fire: The Official History of Westeros and The World of A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, Elio Garcia, Linda Antonsson
October 28, 2014

No cover yet.

If the past is prologue, then George R. R. Martin’s masterwork—the most inventive and entertaining fantasy saga of our time—warrants one hell of an introduction. At long last, it has arrived with The World of Ice and Fire.

This lavishly illustrated volume is a comprehensive history of the Seven Kingdoms, providing vividly constructed accounts of the epic battles, bitter rivalries, and daring rebellions that lead to the events of A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO’s Game of Thrones. In a collaboration that’s been years in the making, Martin has teamed with Elio M. García, Jr., and Linda Antonsson, the founders of the renowned fan site Westeros.org—perhaps the only people who know this world almost as well as its visionary creator.

Collected here is all the accumulated knowledge, scholarly speculation, and inherited folk tales of maesters and septons, maegi and singers. It is a chronicle which stretches from the Dawn Age to the Age of Heroes; from the Coming of the First Men to the arrival of Aegon the Conqueror; from Aegon’s establishment of the Iron Throne to Robert’s Rebellion and the fall of the Mad King, Aerys II Targaryen, which has set into motion the “present-day” struggles of the Starks, Lannisters, Baratheons, and Targaryens. The definitive companion piece to George R. R. Martin’s dazzlingly conceived universe, The World of Ice and Fire is indeed proof that the pen is mightier than a storm of swords.[/quote]

Sooner or later, that kind of book was bound to come! :D

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Post by JaneConsumer » Fri November 15th, 2013, 5:04 pm

[quote=""princess garnet""]Sooner or later, that kind of book was bound to come! :D [/quote]

True. But I'm with Mythica. I can't wait!

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Post by Vanessa » Fri November 15th, 2013, 6:53 pm

I like companions to a series of books, so will look forward to this being published.
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Post by Berengaria » Sat November 16th, 2013, 11:52 pm

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]There's a novel about her by Hazel Bird called The Last Plantagenet. It's very well researched.[/quote]
Thank you! I will look for it! :)

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Post by Mythica » Sun November 24th, 2013, 5:22 pm

Flight of the Sparrow: A Novel of Early America by Amy Belding Brown
July 1, 2014

She suspects that she has changed too much to ever fit easily into English society again. The wilderness has now become her home. She can interpret the cries of birds. She has seen vistas that have stolen away her breath. She has learned to live in a new, free way....

Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1676. Even before Mary Rowlandson is captured by Indians on a winter day of violence and terror, she sometimes found herself in conflict with her rigid Puritan community. Now, her home destroyed, her children lost to her, she has been sold into the service of a powerful woman tribal leader, made a pawn in the on-going bloody struggle between English settlers and native people. Battling cold, hunger, and exhaustion, Mary witnesses harrowing brutality but also unexpected kindness. To her confused surprise, she is drawn to her captors’ open and straightforward way of life, a feeling further complicated by her attraction to a generous, protective English-speaking native known as James Printer. All her life, Mary has been taught to fear God, submit to her husband, and abhor Indians. Now, having lived on the other side of the forest, she begins to question the edicts that have guided her, torn between the life she knew and the wisdom the natives have shown her.

Based on the compelling true narrative of Mary Rowlandson, Flight of the Sparrow is an evocative tale that transports the reader to a little-known time in early America and explores the real meaning of freedom, faith, and acceptance.

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