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Thread: Four books and four books only!
June 28th, 2006, 08:41 AM #61
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, 10:25 AM #62
I'm a big fan of Roman history. Have you ever read A Pillar of Iron?
June 28th, 2006, 10:44 AM #63
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, 11:13 AM #64
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, 04:49 PM #65
September 14th, 2006, 10:51 AM #66
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.