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The Long Sword by Christian Cameron
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it was amazing
bookshelves: 2014_release_read, mainstream, read_2014, top_25_2014_novels, read_2017

reread July 2017 on publication of The Green Count (#3) - like with the first volume reread, I both remembered pretty much all that happened and still had to turn the pages to see what happens next so to speak, so gripping was the story even on a re-read

(original review on publication date)
excellent stuff - one my big time favorites from the author - combining the first person immediacy of the Long War series with the late medieval atmosphere and setting of the Tom Swan serial (this series takes place some 80 years earlier)

the author mentions in a few places (including the postscript of this one) that William Gold is his favorite character and it shows very clearly in this book which starts where Ill made Knight ended and rolls for 400 odd pages, several years and lots of adventures and events in the hero's life

We meet again pretty much all (surviving) characters from the earlier volume and new intriguing ones - most notably famed knight, crusading leader and William's rival for the Countess d'Herblay's affections and bed, King Peter of Cyprus, while the villains of old have fewer moments but than in book 1 but whenever they appear they steal the page.

Action on land, sea, tournaments, intrigue, ambushes, sieges, but romance and carnal love too and the book has no slow moment as everything was established in volume 1

Highly recommended as the author at his best
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Reading Progress

August 18, 2014 – Shelved
August 18, 2014 – Shelved as: wanted_books
November 21, 2014 – Started Reading
December 5, 2014 – Shelved as: 2014_release_read
December 5, 2014 – Shelved as: mainstream
December 5, 2014 – Shelved as: read_2014
December 5, 2014 – Shelved as: top_25_2014_novels
July 19, 2017 – Shelved as: read_2017
July 19, 2017 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Chris (new)

Chris Any time you'd like to do an interview :)

Liviu anytime, the usual email

I am about 100 pages from the end and I quite like this one - the voice definitely works very well like in the Arimnestos series, while the content reminds me more and more of the tom Swan series; I actually quite liked the William Gold name drop there in the 9th installment

message 3: by Patremagne (new) - added it

Patremagne Definitely looking forward to your final thoughts on this. This book's a must-read for me, whenever/wherever I can get a copy. Would also love to see you interview Chris, as he's one of the best in the genre.

Liviu the book is excellent - finished it yesterday actually and hopefully will add some thoughts today, tomorrow

message 5: by Nicholas (new)

Nicholas Kotar Cameron is great.

Liviu reading now The Green Count and it is also excellent about 1/3 in

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