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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 » Mon November 3rd, 2008, 6:02 pm

Hi Hunter

Hello and welcome. 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 diamondlil » Mon November 3rd, 2008, 9:03 pm


Welcome to the site Hunter!
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Post by anne whitfield » Tue November 4th, 2008, 1:10 am

Glad you joined us! Welcome.

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Currently reading: Jonkvrouw - Jean-Claude Van Ryckeghem
Interest in HF: I love history
Favourite HF book: Can't pin that down to only 1 :-)
Preferred HF: Medieval, Tudor and Ancient Egyptian
Location: Ghent, Belgium

Post by Carine » Tue November 4th, 2008, 7:28 am

Hello Hunter, welcome here !

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Post by Carla » Tue November 4th, 2008, 6:50 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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Currently reading: "A Taste for Vengeance" by Martin Walker
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime, dual time-frame
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Wed November 5th, 2008, 11:25 am

Welcome to the board Hunter!

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Post by EC2 » Wed November 5th, 2008, 1:16 pm

Welcome Hunter. I've never heard of Robert McAmmon, so I'll look out for his work. I enjoy Sansom. I've Read Dissolution and Dark Fires so far. Preferred DF to the first one. I think he's one of those authors that's getting better as he writes.
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


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Post by Hunter » Wed November 5th, 2008, 2:19 pm

[quote=""EC2""]Welcome Hunter. I've never heard of Robert McAmmon, so I'll look out for his work.[/quote]

Thanks for the welcome, everyone!

Robert McCammon made a name for himself in horror in the '80s, becoming one of the biggest names of the decade. He then switched to more mainstream novels, with MINE, Boy's Life (which is taught in many high schools around America), and Gone South. After a 10-year hiatus, he's back, with the first two books in the Matthew Corbett series set in the early 1700s.

I hope you try the books and enjoy them!


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Post by Leyland » Wed November 5th, 2008, 3:08 pm

I ardently second Hunter's suggestion! I first discovered McCammon by reading Speaks the Nightbird when it was first published and then realized he'd had a very succesful publishing 'past life' in horror/fantasy fiction. The Wolf's Hour, Gone South, Boy's Life, Swan Song and Usher's Passing are my favorites of any genre and I will read them over and over for years to come.

McCammon's way with words and writing style is among the best I've ever read. Not tryin' to sound like a groupie, but he's just struck the perfect writing chord for me with so many of his novels.

Sorry to highjack your welcome thread, Hunter!
We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams ~ Arthur O'Shaughnessy, Ode

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Post by Spitfire » Wed November 5th, 2008, 3:55 pm

I am sorry to say I have never heard of this writer before. I am so glad you introduced him to us Hunter! Welcome aboard!
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