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Arthurian Literature

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JMJacobsen
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Location: Gig Harbor, Washington

Just finished Twilight of Avalon

Postby JMJacobsen » Tue May 19th, 2009, 5:55 pm

I just finished Anna's Twilight of Avalon and......wow. Kudos to Anna. What I loved most? Isolde was placed in the confines of her time period and gender. No glamorization here. Thank you for that, Anna. It was refreshing, real and completely compelling. I couldn't put it down for two days and don't know if I can wait till next spring for the next installment.

Michele

ps....(full review is on my website, for anyone who wants a more complete look at the novel)

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Divia
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Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Tue May 19th, 2009, 9:02 pm

I am 170 pages in and loving it so far! :)
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Anna Elliott
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Postby Anna Elliott » Tue May 19th, 2009, 10:32 pm

Well, thank you so much! You've made my day! Isolde has been with me every day through nearly 3 years and 2 pregnancies (and that's just so far!) so I absolutely love hearing that readers are connecting with her, too! :)
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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Wed May 20th, 2009, 4:19 pm

I'm looking forward to getting my hands on this one as well, and Michele just whetted my appetite.
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MedievalBookworm
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Postby MedievalBookworm » Wed May 20th, 2009, 10:53 pm

Anna, your book is on my wishlist. I'm planning on buying it when I get back to the US in July. I'm so looking forward to it, I love good Arthurian literature, and a few of my friends have reviewed it very highly! =)

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Anna Elliott
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Postby Anna Elliott » Thu May 21st, 2009, 7:16 pm

"MedievalBookworm" wrote:Anna, your book is on my wishlist. I'm planning on buying it when I get back to the US in July. I'm so looking forward to it, I love good Arthurian literature, and a few of my friends have reviewed it very highly! =)


Thanks, Meghan! It's funny your turning up here because a woman at my last book signing had a daughter studying history at university in England who was passionate about historical fiction--and I thought it might be you since I'd often seen your site. But no, since the woman's daughter didn't run a blog. It's great to meet you like this, though!
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MedievalBookworm
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Postby MedievalBookworm » Thu May 21st, 2009, 8:39 pm

I'm not too surprised by that! There are several Americans over here who just love history and thought studying in the midst of it would be perfect. Unfortunately there aren't too many book signings where my parents live because my mom would love them!

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Once and future King?

Postby This charming manc » Fri September 11th, 2009, 12:29 am

I have alway been a big fan of Bernard Cornwell , and steven lawheads arthur books, but the x men films got my interest in once and future king is, it adult or childrens read and how do people rate it ?

annis
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Postby annis » Fri September 11th, 2009, 1:20 am

I've just discovered a new Arthurian trilogy by M.K. Hume. I've got the first book at home, but haven't had a chance to read it yet. It's called "Dragon's Child".
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Carla
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Postby Carla » Fri September 11th, 2009, 5:25 pm

"This charming manc" wrote:I have alway been a big fan of Bernard Cornwell , and steven lawheads arthur books, but the x men films got my interest in once and future king is, it adult or childrens read and how do people rate it ?


The Once and Future King, by TH White? Adult, and it's among my favourite versions of the Arthur legends. A few thoughts on it (not a full review) here: http://www.carlanayland.org/reviews/once_future_king.htm

I should add that not everyone likes it; I do, but you may not share my taste. Some people find it excessively whimsical.
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