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What Are You Reading? December 2012

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Nefret
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Post by Nefret » Tue December 4th, 2012, 7:23 pm

[quote=""Mythica""]I'm about a third in and LOVE it so far.[/quote]

Thanks. I'll move it up on the TBR list. Just to be sure, is it part of a series?
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
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Post by annis » Tue December 4th, 2012, 8:17 pm

Agincourt is a one-off. But Bernard Cornwell's other two novels set around the three great English victories against the French during the 100 Years War are part of the Thomas Hookton/ Grail Quest series. The Battle of Crécy takes place in Harlequin/The Archer's Tale, first of the Grail Quest books. The Battle of Poitiers features in the fourth book, 1356.
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Mythica
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Post by Mythica » Tue December 4th, 2012, 9:09 pm

[quote=""annis""]Agincourt is a one-off. [/quote]

Thank the Lord, because I've already got about 5 other series I need to finish - the last thing I need is to be starting a new series, lol!

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Post by Ash » Wed December 5th, 2012, 2:47 am

[quote=""Lady of Bennachie""]It's December! So I have just started Norah Lofts' How Far to Bethlehem?, [/quote]

Thats one of the first books I read from her, and despite being definitely not Christian, loved it to pieces. Haven't read it for a while, might be time to revisit it (in fact, might need to read the first book of hers I read, Bless This House).

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Post by annis » Wed December 5th, 2012, 4:19 am

I read How Far to Bethlehem at Christmas last year and loved it too- gosh, is it a year ago already?!

I started a post about it here at the time - if you have some thoughts about the book, maybe you'd like to add them to the thread, Lady B?
http://www.historicalfictiononline.com/ ... php?t=5261

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Amanda
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Post by Amanda » Wed December 5th, 2012, 8:22 am

Just started Forever Amber. She has been sitting on my shelf.....forever!

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Wed December 5th, 2012, 9:48 am

Just started Anne Holt's "Fear Not", modern Scandi crime set in Oslo.
Currently reading: "The Infirmary" by L J Ross

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Post by EC2 » Wed December 5th, 2012, 2:28 pm

About 50 pages into River of Destiny by Barbara Erskine. Loving it so far. She seems to be on form!
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

www.elizabethchadwick.com

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Lisa
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Post by Lisa » Wed December 5th, 2012, 2:39 pm

[quote=""annis""]I read How Far to Bethlehem at Christmas last year and loved it too- gosh, is it a year ago already?!

I started a post about it here at the time - if you have some thoughts about the book, maybe you'd like to add them to the thread, Lady B?
http://www.historicalfictiononline.com/ ... php?t=5261[/quote]

Oh excellent, will do when I'm finished! I've barely started on it so far, the last few days have been busy enough to keep me from reading, which is unusual. Oh well, as long as I'm done before Christmas :)

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Post by Brenna » Wed December 5th, 2012, 2:42 pm

Crawling my way through Seton's Devil Water. Does it get better??
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