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    www.voxnewman.com kongming's Avatar
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    I now christen thee: general recomendations

    I just finished a series called "A Dream of Eagles" by a Canadian Author, Jack Whyte.

    The series is seven books culminating with "The Eagle" and it has two companion novels: "Uther" and "Clothar the Frank"

    The series starts with the characters of Publius Varrus and Caius Britanicus starting a colony just east of Wales during the final years of the Roman Empire. By book 3 Caius Merlyn Britanicus and Uther Pendragon are born.

    These books, while not technically fantasy because they fall under "Historical fiction" are well worth the read anyway.

    I got on this huge Rome kick 2 years ago and it was cool to find a series that blended Roman history and myth.

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    I'm a big fan of Roman history. Have you ever read A Pillar of Iron?

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    No, what's it about?

    This is an actual history text, but it's the best one I've read since "How the Irish Saved Civilization" It's more like a story than a dry text:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/038...lance&n=283155

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    A novel about the life of Cicero. I read it many years ago and I remembered it always. The author is Taylor Caldwell.

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    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/034...lance&n=283155

    Have you read or heard anything about this series? I just started the first book and it's great so far.

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    GemQuest Moderator Gary Wassner's Avatar
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    I hear good things about her, but I haven't read anything by her.

    I'm reading a number of books now:

    Lolita, Nabokov

    American Pastoral, Roth

    A Storm of Swords, Martin

    A rather eclectic mix.

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