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Old 07-02-2010, 07:25 PM
 
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I am reading the first book in his Saxon Series I believe it's called. I am really enjoying it.
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Old 07-02-2010, 08:17 PM
 
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Haven't read that one. I love his Richard Sharpe books.
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Old 07-02-2010, 11:50 PM
 
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I read the "Warlord Chronicles" series not sure if that's the same as you are speaking of...King Arthur...I really enjoyed them!
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Old 07-03-2010, 05:26 AM
 
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I am reading the first book in his Saxon Series I believe it's called. I am really enjoying it.
I too have been following the Saxon Series and have enjoyed it.
His writing definitely provides a "You Are There" feeling, and the major characters are well-drawn.
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Old 07-03-2010, 10:57 AM
 
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Haven't read that one. I love his Richard Sharpe books.
Have not read those yet I read what the first one was about and it didn't seem to interest me I may give them a try though.
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I read the "Warlord Chronicles" series not sure if that's the same as you are speaking of...King Arthur...I really enjoyed them!
No this is a different series dealing with the Danes invading England when it was still several Kingdoms in England.
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I too have been following the Saxon Series and have enjoyed it.
His writing definitely provides a "You Are There" feeling, and the major characters are well-drawn.
Yeah it defiantely does BlueWillow. I got his first book in the Civil War series yesterday gonna start it once I am done with this one I am reading.
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Old 07-05-2010, 11:56 AM
 
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Anyone got any other authors that are similar in nature to Cornwell?
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Old 07-05-2010, 02:47 PM
 
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You might enjoy Jack Whyte's The Camulod Chronicles.
He has many fans, but I got kind of bogged down with the series as it progressed. I thought the first two were more vivid and compelling than the rest.
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Old 07-07-2010, 07:36 AM
 
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Truly enjoyed the Arthur series. BlueWillowPlate makes an excellent point in that Cornwell makes you feel less like an observer, and projects you into the stories. The books are 'alive.'
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Old 07-08-2010, 07:28 PM
 
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I love Cornwall's books because even though he is writing "historical fiction," he tends to write characters who are "in the trenches," so to speak. His best books are about the common soldiers and "grunts," not the generals and kings.
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Old 07-18-2010, 01:02 PM
 
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I liked the "Sharpe" TV movies but found the books to be written more for late teens audience. Just my opinion.

If you like Sharpe read any and all of the "Flashman" series by George McDonald Fraser. Flashman was the Forrest Gump of the 19th century British army. The books are style as if they're non-fiction. The research is superb with references such as; "this clears up the discrepency between General so-and-so and the reporter from the Times of London. As Flashman was actually on the field with the General and the reporter was on a nearby knoll".

Most of the Flashman series are worth reading more than once.
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