June 28th, 2006, 07:41 AM
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.
June 28th, 2006, 09:25 AM
I'm a big fan of Roman history. Have you ever read A Pillar of Iron?
June 28th, 2006, 09:44 AM
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:
June 28th, 2006, 10:13 AM
A novel about the life of Cicero. I read it many years ago and I remembered it always. The author is Taylor Caldwell.
July 11th, 2006, 03:49 PM
Have you read or heard anything about this series? I just started the first book and it's great so far.
September 14th, 2006, 09:51 AM
I hear good things about her, but I haven't read anything by her.
I'm reading a number of books now:
American Pastoral, Roth
A Storm of Swords, Martin
A rather eclectic mix.