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Re: Greetings, Noble Knights
« Reply #15 on: 2013-03-28, 15:43:54 »
You are correct, Sir!  I found the Saxon Chronicles last week and have already read the first 5 books.  I havent read that voraciously in a very long time. 

The Saxon Chronicles are very well written...I'm finding this is the case for everything of his I've read.  The Warlord Chronicles deal with Arthur (in a way that seems more historical than say, in Excalibur), the Grail Quest is set in the Hundred Years' War (probably my favorite series thus far- his descriptions of the warfare, particularly the contributions of archers is very well done), the latest book 1356, actually includes Poitiers (the series opens with the trek toward Crecy) and he has a one-off about Agincourt, also well done.  As a kid, I used to read his Richard Sharpe books and loved them, and never made the connection til I read the Grail Quest- which my wife surprised me with.

You might also like Follett's "Pillars of the Earth" and sequel, "World Without End".  I'm a voracious reader sir...and especially of late, it has been mostly medieval fiction.

I'm currently re-reading The Red Knight by Miles Cameron...if I re-read anything you can be assured its a damn good book.
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Re: Greetings, Noble Knights
« Reply #16 on: 2013-03-28, 19:10:38 »
Hail and well met and Welcome to the forum Sir Marcus! :)
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Re: Greetings, Noble Knights
« Reply #17 on: 2013-03-28, 21:04:57 »
Greetings to you, Sir Brian.

Sir William, have you read any Stephen Lawhead?  His King Raven trilogy is quite good.  It's set after the Norman invasion, and tells the story of Robin Hood as if he's an ousted Welsh prince fighting the Normans.  Another good "Dark Ages" story.  After I read the last Saxon Chronicles book, I intend to dive into the Warlord series. 
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Re: Greetings, Noble Knights
« Reply #18 on: 2013-03-28, 21:26:48 »
King Raven?  I'll look that up on my Kindle tonight, thanks for the suggestion.

My first encounter with Arthur and his Knights was in Bulfinch's Mythology- was a present I got for my 10th birthday.  Naturally you can understand how a young kid might be fired up to become a knight.  After having read the Warlord Chronicles (2 or 3 times at this point) I have to say that this rendition of Arthur is my favorite.  In fact, there's a line used to describe Arthur at one point that just hit me: odi et amo, excrucior - which translates to 'I hate and I love, it hurts'.  How profound is that?  Wait til you read it, you'll totally get it.

Huh.  I'm thinking once I finish TRK, I might give the WC another whirl...I think for you it is a nice segue and you'll know what I mean when you read it, I'll not give anything else away.
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Re: Greetings, Noble Knights
« Reply #19 on: 2013-03-28, 22:46:07 »
Welcome, Brother Marcus! I too am a member of the Beausant Brotherhood, though I wear the mantle of the Teutonic Order.
Always good to see another Military Order guy!  :)
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Re: Greetings, Noble Knights
« Reply #20 on: 2013-03-29, 14:05:26 »
ah yes... how i do love to spend other peoples money! it is a great hobby of mine

You and me both. We're such bad influences. :)
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Re: Greetings, Noble Knights
« Reply #21 on: 2013-03-29, 20:54:38 »
Greetings Brother Nathan!

Sir Edward, Sir Wolf...I am a bad enough influence on myself, believe me.   ;)
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