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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Thu November 19th, 2009, 12:46 pm

Have given in and ordered The Founding!
Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston.

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Post by Sharz » Thu January 28th, 2010, 5:16 pm

I just read The Founding, and I much enjoyed it. Not a gushing "Oh, I LOVE this, you MUST read it" but a very solid 4/5. Solid all around, not great, but no real flaws, either. Quick read that flowed well. The fiction family contains believable, mostly likeable characters and the storyline moves at a nice pace. The people and their actions and attitudes fit well with the times. And the storyline itself is very well balanced between life on a local estate and small town (good flavor there) and national events and politics. I will definitely continue the series.

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Post by Margaret » Sun January 31st, 2010, 10:27 pm

Glad to hear this, Sharz. I've been curious about this series. It's hard to find in the U.S., but it looks like Sourcebooks is going to start publishing U.S. editions this year.
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The Founding

Post by Anita Davison » Sun February 7th, 2010, 9:19 pm

I have been asked by Sourcebooks to review The Founding as they are re-printing the series in the US. This first book in the series will be released in April 2010/

The copy that arrived is, from what I can see, the original version with all the unfashionable head-hopping, passive voice and author intrusion. That isn't a criticism either as I enjoyed the story as much as I did the first time round, and understood the Wars of the Roses better too.
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Post by Telynor » Sat June 5th, 2010, 7:35 am

SO, now that I've plunked down the money, and have the first book, and the second on order in the new reprints, does there exist a listing of all the books in the proper order?

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Vanessa
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Post by Vanessa » Sat June 5th, 2010, 12:05 pm

Here's a listing on Fantastic Fiction. CHE's site is under reconstruction at the moment.
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Post by Misfit » Sat June 5th, 2010, 12:08 pm

[quote=""Telynor""]SO, now that I've plunked down the money, and have the first book, and the second on order in the new reprints, does there exist a listing of all the books in the proper order?[/quote]

This might help, http://www.goodreads.com/author/list/13 ... rod_Eagles

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Post by Telynor » Sat June 5th, 2010, 3:25 pm

Thank you very much, Vanessa and Misfit! This is just what I was looking for.

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Post by Misfit » Fri July 9th, 2010, 12:09 am

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Anyone read this one? Apparently it is memoir style and the reviews are a bit mixed.
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Just Started this Series!

Post by Dani » Mon August 2nd, 2010, 9:13 pm

I just started this series and finished the Founding last night and started Dark Rose So far my favorites are Eleanore.
I found the family drama so fascinating its almost liek beinga nosey neighbor "listening" to thier converstaions.

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