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« Reply #15 on: 2011-10-29, 17:45:21 »
I find the Osprey Publishing books to be very beneficial for a general overview of a subject, but somewhat lacking for in depth information. There is only so much you can cover with such a concise work of course. The illustrations are the real value of Osprey in my opinion, though. One that I would add for anyone working on Knight kits, particularly crusade era is Knights of Christ.

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« Reply #16 on: 2012-01-15, 21:17:02 »
For the feel of how a Knight should behave I would like to put up the War Gods Series aka the Bahzel Banakson Series by David Weber. If you can find the first book that has the short story "Sword Brother" in the back then get it.

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« Reply #17 on: 2012-02-15, 18:46:47 »
For fantasy series where knights and knighthood play a central role, I was always partial to David Eddings's The Elenium and The Tamuli.  Sir Sparhawk and his fellow knights always struck me as how real paladins would behave.

They've been released with each trilogy in a single volume.

The Elenium: http://www.amazon.com/Elenium-Diamond-Throne-Knight-Sapphire/dp/0345500938/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1329331454&sr=8-1

The Tamuli: http://www.amazon.com/Tamuli-Domes-Fire-Shining-Hidden/dp/0345500946/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1329331514&sr=1-1

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« Reply #18 on: 2012-02-15, 19:28:41 »
That series is a favorite one for my wife and I. I plan on buying her the audio books so we can 'read' them again. :)
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« Reply #19 on: 2012-05-31, 09:18:09 »
I forgot about Eddings! Just ordered the trilogy from Amazon. I'm rereading the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind right now, so I'll read the Elenium between SoT and the Saga of Recluce.

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« Reply #20 on: 2012-05-31, 14:08:11 »
I just finished the Warlord Chronicles by Cornwell (second read through, finished Saxon Tales by Cornwell just before it, Game of Thrones series before that) - probably my favorite take on Arthurian legend to date.  In these books, the heroes are all written and behave like real people would- also liked how he wove the legend of the Holy Grail into it (but it is not called that) and uses old English place names with what I assumed were the correct spelling.  A few places he 'made up' but by and large, the 5th century map was used.

I'm reading 'Freedom Sword: A Historical Novel of Scotland' by J.R. Tomlin...not sure how I ended up with it, but so far, so good.  Set in 1296, all I've gotten so far, since I just cracked it on the Kindle for the first time last night, is the Morays scouting Longshanks' army as they make their way into Scotland...Balliol is the king at the moment.
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« Reply #21 on: 2013-04-29, 09:21:36 »
David and Leigh Eddings are by far my favorite fantasy authors of all time. Those are fantastic books if your really want to focus on the knights and valor, however just for fun's sake dont forget about their Balagirad series as well. Their very well developed books with great characters.


For fantasy series where knights and knighthood play a central role, I was always partial to David Eddings's The Elenium and The Tamuli.  Sir Sparhawk and his fellow knights always struck me as how real paladins would behave.

They've been released with each trilogy in a single volume.

The Elenium: http://www.amazon.com/Elenium-Diamond-Throne-Knight-Sapphire/dp/0345500938/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1329331454&sr=8-1

The Tamuli: http://www.amazon.com/Tamuli-Domes-Fire-Shining-Hidden/dp/0345500946/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1329331514&sr=1-1
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« Reply #22 on: 2013-04-29, 18:59:14 »
i read the those they were very good!!

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« Reply #23 on: 2013-08-20, 23:03:00 »
All of T.H. whites king arthur books.

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« Reply #24 on: 2013-08-24, 20:06:07 »
Warrior of God by Victor Verney.

It is about Jan Zizka and the Hussite Revolution.  The leaps made in strategy are imppresive.

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« Reply #25 on: 2014-06-03, 22:49:03 »
As I find my library lacking this is a great list to go off of. Thank you for posting your collections.

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« Reply #26 on: 2014-06-27, 16:49:57 »
I just started reading this series by Robert Low called the Oathsworn series.  It's about a group of Vikings in 965. Very much like Bernard Cornwell's style of writing. In fact, he gave the "great book" blurb on the cover. Good read do far!

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« Reply #27 on: 2014-07-11, 02:11:10 »
Since last I posted, a few more have made their way into my library:


96.   The Last Crusaders-East, West, and the Battle for the Center of the World; Barnaby Rogerson

97.   Armies of Heaven: The First Crusade and the Quest for Apocalypse: Jay Rubenstein

98.   Arms and Armour of the Crusading Era 1050-1350: Western Europe and the Crusader States; David Nicolle

99.   The Knights Templar on Trial: the trial of the Templars in the British Isles, 1308-1311; Helen Nicholson

100.   A History of the Middle Ages: Hywell Williams

101.   Knights of the Cloister: Templars and Hospitallers in Central-Southern Occitania, c.1100-c.1300: Dominic Selwood

102.   The Crusader States: Malcolm Barber

103.   The Knights of Christ: Osprey Publishing

104.   The Second Crusade; Jonathan Phillips

105.   European Medieval Tactics I & II: David Nicholle

106.   The History of the Knights Templar: CG Addison

107.   The Medieval Military Orders 1120-1314; N. Morton

108.   The Crusades: Vallejo

109.   Sacred Violence; Jill Claster

110.   Downfall of the Crusader Kingdom; W.B. Bartlett

111.   Dore's Illustrations of the Crusades

112.   Age of the Crusades by Newark/McBride

113.   El Cid and the Reconquista 1050-1492: Osprey Publishing

114.   The Tragedy of the Templars: Michael Haag

115.     The Knights Hospitaller; Helen Nicholson