Historical Fiction my recommends - please add yours

Historical Fiction my recommends - please add yours

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Huff

2,748 posts

160 months

Wednesday 17th February
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jet_noise said:
Further recommendation 300 years earlier for Arianna Franlin's Adelia Aguilar medieval (c12) CSI series.
I've not come across those - thanks, will give a try smile

jet_noise

4,800 posts

151 months

Wednesday 17th February
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Huff said:
jet_noise said:
Further recommendation 300 years earlier for Arianna Franlin's Adelia Aguilar medieval (c12) CSI series.
I've not come across those - thanks, will give a try smile
Much to enjoy and a zeitgeist-ian diversity of leading characters wink .

jet_noise

4,800 posts

151 months

Monday 22nd March
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Sansom: Dissolution (Shardlake 1) completed.

Hmm, not a page turner but that probably wasn't the intention. Well staged. A steady evolution of both plot and characters. The number of blind alleys was perhaps over used and the hero's doomed romantic attachment overplayed. Put me in mind of especially early Morse.

I'll be getting the next one soon smile

Taita

6,850 posts

172 months

Tuesday 27th April
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Has anyone read Gates of Athens by Conn Iggulden (of Conqueror series)

Got a few days off coming up so might give it a go.

andyxxx

Original Poster:

570 posts

196 months

Wednesday 26th May
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Taita said:
Has anyone read Gates of Athens by Conn Iggulden (of Conqueror series)

Got a few days off coming up so might give it a go.
I have just finished the book and I’m not sure how it gets such good reviews – I nearly stopped reading it half way through.
The second half is a bit more interesting.

Not enough action for me and too much’ political intrigue’
4 out of 10


Taita

6,850 posts

172 months

Wednesday 26th May
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Hmmm, thanks for the feedback.

All finished on Conqueor and am into Emperor series now smile

perdu

4,876 posts

168 months

Tuesday 1st June
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You might like to try "The Walking Drum" by Louis Lamour, yes the doyen of classic cowboy tales did write other stories too.

He did some 'colonising America' type stories too but "The Walking Drum" was set in Europe long before America was anything but vague race memories of Nordic warriors.

It seems it was intended to be a trilogy (and I would have ripped off any book seller's hands holding a sequel) but he passed away before writing them.

Try it, nobody yells heehaw.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&a...

CostaBrava1972

103 posts

21 months

Thursday 10th June
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andyxxx said:
I am terrible at searching out books and hate it!

Would anybody like to recommend and share any historical fiction for me to try?
I like realistic graphic fiction with very little romance and particularly like ancient/Napoleonic/westerns but have enjoyed some WWI and II

Some of my favourites that I would mark 5 out of 5:

Lonesome Dove (Larry McMurty) my fave book - and pretty much all his writing
Legion (William Altimari)
Dawn of Empire (Sam Barone) a great series of books
The Falcon of Sparta (Conn Iggulden)
Angels in Iron (Nicholas C Prata)
Sons of Zeus (Noble Smith)
Well, my new one launches pretty soon (this 10th July coming) and it is historical - so on this invitation, hope no-one will mind me mentioning it here:

https://voredabooks.com/clives-latest-book/

Ayahuasca

26,814 posts

248 months

Saturday 19th June
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CubanPete said:
Master and Commander
This, and the other 19 books in the Aubrey-Maturin series.

Best historical fiction ever written according to many.

Cornwell is good, but is hamburger meat to O’Brian’s fillet steak.

zoom star

516 posts

120 months

Saturday 24th July
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James Clavell
Epic
start from the begining

CostaBrava1972

103 posts

21 months

Thursday 29th July
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CostaBrava1972 said:
Well, my new one launches pretty soon (this 10th July coming) and it is historical - so on this invitation, hope no-one will mind me mentioning it here:

https://voredabooks.com/clives-latest-book/
While now it's actually launched (safely, at an outdoor event) here's the direct link, so see what you think...

https://voredabooks.com/lawyers-of-lugvalio/