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Jun 05, 2015 04:31PM

22454 This one isn't written in Jean Plaidy's style, but if you enjoy fiction with a lot of action and adventure then you might enjoy Sons of Zeus by Noble Smith, which is the first of a trilogy. I listened to the audio version, and loved it.
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Jun 03, 2015 06:22PM

22454 T-T-T-Tums
May 31, 2015 07:59PM

22454 Right now I'm reading Gordon Doherty's book Legionary, which is the first in a series featuring Numerius Vitellius Pavo. This first book seems to be more of a coming of age story about Pavo, a young freedman coming of age in the legionary ranks in the time of the barbarian incursions into the Roman Empire during the rule of Emperor Valens. It's really an action-historical novel with a military emphasis.
Feb 07, 2015 12:11PM

22454 Right now I'm reading a police procedural, Hardcastle's Quartet, based in England during the time of the Great War. Hardcastle is a civilian detective based in the the London Police Department, not military.
Jan 22, 2015 01:00PM

22454 Right now I'm reading a Culture Smart! guide to the UAE. The Culture Smart! guides give a short overview of the country in question--history, etiquette and customs, with a little section on business practices and etiquette--but they aren't really that extensive. Still very interesting though.
I've just finished Impaler by John Salonia, a biographical novel about Vlad the Impaler--with an interesting twist at the end. It was a little campy in parts, and in my opinion some definite anachronisms, but I really enjoyed it.
May 22, 2014 08:40PM

22454 Citadel by Kate Mosse. I think it's gonna be good!
Jan 08, 2013 07:50PM

22454 KristiJ wrote: "Anyone recommend a good book with a dual storyline?"

Yes, I enjoyed
Lady of Hay and also The School of Night.
Jan 05, 2013 03:27PM

22454 Hi all,
My name is Kim, and I'm from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Like everyone else here I'm a history and historical fiction buff. My favorite period --and the one that first interested me in history --is that of the Middle Ages. I enjoy reading fiction based in all eras though. I'm looking forward to all of the great discussions.
Jan 01, 2013 07:07PM

22454 Degree: BA HISTORY

Science & Mathematics tasks :

Social Sciences tasks :

Language tasks :

Arts tasks :

Literature tasks :

History tasks :
1. Non-fiction
2. Non-fiction
3. Ancient: BC – 4th century
4. Medieval: 5th century – 13th century
5. Renaissance: 14 century – 16th century
6. Early Modern: 17th century – 18th century
7. Modern: 19th century – 1960
8. Location
9. Location
10. Location
11. Altered history
12. Dual story
22454 How do I paste the template on my entry? Or do I have to copy it by hand? Or do I need to have the template?
Dec 30, 2012 11:42AM

22454 Do you want me to put the template in? If so, then how do I copy and paste it to this thread? Or do I have to just write it out by hand? Thanks.
Sep 30, 2012 10:26PM

22454 There also is not enough variety in English-language historical fiction it seems, and not enough translated historical fiction (from other languages) either. Some periods and characters--such as the Tudors--are way overdone in my opinion. But of course it's very important for writers to write what they are interested in--somewhere an audience will be found.
Sep 17, 2012 08:17AM

22454 To what extent do publishers hire them, and what kinds of publishers? Surely the big publishers have enough money to. Does anyone know what practices the Germans follow?
Sep 16, 2012 12:05PM

22454 But the English novels have German translators...
Sep 16, 2012 11:24AM

22454 Why are many of the popular sellers by German authors not translated into English and sold at least in the UK, if not here (in the US)? The opposite seems to be true. A lot of English language popular sellers are translated into German--including ones about the Tudors. And I've also seen novels about England in German NOT available in English...! (i.e. Rebecca Gable') These would definitely sell here and in the UK as well. So would ones about Germany.
Aug 19, 2012 07:05PM

22454 Michener? I've read Mexico, and have Texas at home.
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Mar 18, 2012 02:24PM

22454 Jeff, I am very interested in your book as I really want to read about medieval Scandinavia post-Viking period. Some interesting history takes place (Kalmar Union) and I'm really tired of just seeing mostly England-based medieval histfict(although I still read and enjoy it).
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Mar 12, 2012 10:42AM

22454 Marilyn, your novel sounds interesting and I hope it is published someday. It's about time that more American historical fictions appears in the bookstores!
Feb 26, 2012 01:45PM

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Feb 22, 2012 01:25PM

22454 Hi Mary Kate--nice to have you. What is your area of concentration in your graduate studies (Amer. lit, Brit. lit, etc.)?
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