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Post by Spitfire » Thu November 6th, 2008, 5:49 pm

I didn't realize Joan Wolf wrote anything else besides romance. But I checked out her website and she has written in many different gendres.

Besides The Edge of Light which is a story about Alfred the Great and the struggle waged by the English against the pagan Danish invasions of the ninth century.

She also wrote an Arthurian novel called The Road to Avalon as well as another novel which takes place 80 years after the death of Arthur called Born of the Sun.

I see a few people have read her books, what have you thought of them?
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Post by Misfit » Thu November 6th, 2008, 6:03 pm

Believe it or not, it was Born of the Sun that got me back into reading historicals about 3-4 years ago. I was trying to get away from true crime and I was digging through some old paperbacks and out came that one (I had read it years ago), and I never looked back. I also enjoyed The Road to Avalon (what a tear jerker), and The Edge of Light (although that's quite an embarassing cover - it's even on Tanzanites site).

I bought a couple of her regencies but they were very very average, just three star historical romances.

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Post by EC2 » Thu November 6th, 2008, 6:11 pm

I've heard good things about her Arthurian novels. I tried a 12thC mystery she wrote - can't remember the title...but yes, you've guessed it. The inaccuracies led me to wall-bang! It was the show jumping knights at a tourney that finally did me in.
Reading medievals was so much easier in my Woodiwiss days!
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 Spitfire » Thu November 6th, 2008, 6:24 pm

[QUOTE=EC2;11278]The inaccuracies led me to wall-bang! It was the show jumping knights at a tourney that finally did me in.[QUOTE]

LOL! Yeah, I was wondering about her medieval mysteries...guess I will pass!

Misfit, I don't really see anything that risque with The Edge of Light's cover, perhaps they changed it. I will try and post a picture later!
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Post by Spitfire » Thu November 6th, 2008, 6:30 pm

So, this is the book cover that I found for The Edge of Light.

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Is there a bodice ripper cover for this book as well? ;)
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Post by Misfit » Thu November 6th, 2008, 6:43 pm

Mine is totally different. I'll have to mosey over to Tanzanites book cover page and find it. I'm sure I saw it there.

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Post by Misfit » Thu November 6th, 2008, 6:52 pm

Found it. This is the one I have.

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Post by annis » Thu November 6th, 2008, 6:59 pm

I really enjoyed Joan Wolf's "Dark Age" trilogy. it was a bit of a revelation to discover them as I'd only read her more recent light historical romances. I t was a surprise to discover that she also wrote books with a lot more depth.
This is the cover of my copy of "Edge of Light" same as Misfit's one, I see now.
http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/w/joa ... -light.htm
(Sorry, despite my best efforts I can't seem to get a image directly onto the posts here)

If you enjoy Dark Age stories set in Britain, I highly recommend Kathleen Herbert's "Northumbria" trilogy, long OP , but really good and well worth hunting down. They are all based on real historical figures.

"Bride of the Spear", "Queen of the Lightning" and "Ghost in the Sunlight".

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Post by EC2 » Thu November 6th, 2008, 7:05 pm

[quote=""Spitfire""]So, this is the book cover that I found for The Edge of Light.

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Is there a bodice ripper cover for this book as well? ;) [/quote]

Oh, I like that one Spitfire. Not so much the other one though!
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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Post by Misfit » Thu November 6th, 2008, 7:26 pm

[quote=""EC2""]Oh, I like that one Spitfire. Not so much the other one though![/quote]

Imagine my consternation when I opened up the package and saw that cover :D

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