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Re: Bernard Cornwell

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:42 pm

You don't get maps with Kindle. ;)

I love maps with stories and am constantly flipping back and forth to them while I'm reading.
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Re: Bernard Cornwell

Postby Sjoerd3000 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:43 pm

Tonyblack wrote:I love maps with stories and am constantly flipping back and forth to them while I'm reading.


Me too! :D
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Re: Bernard Cornwell

Postby pip » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:45 pm

Tonyblack wrote:You don't get maps with Kindle. ;)

I love maps with stories and am constantly flipping back and forth to them while I'm reading.

Can i rub that fact in Bouncy's face :lol:

Well i started A Dance with Dragons this morning and spent fifteen minutes on the maps at the start . They gave me three and it was great :D
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Re: Bernard Cornwell

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:54 pm

Did you buy one and get two free. :lol:
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Re: Bernard Cornwell

Postby pip » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:53 am

Pretty much :D Might have to invest in one of the maps as a wall poster now
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Re: Bernard Cornwell

Postby -justin- » Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:12 pm

I have been meaning to check out Bernard Cornwells' books lately. I found
Lords of The North at the library and noticed it was third in the Saxons series.
Do I need to read the previous two beforehand, or do they stand somewhat alone?
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Re: Bernard Cornwell

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:04 pm

-justin- wrote:I have been meaning to check out Bernard Cornwells' books lately. I found
Lords of The North at the library and noticed it was third in the Saxons series.
Do I need to read the previous two beforehand, or do they stand somewhat alone?

I'd say read them in order. There's a lot going on in each book and a lot of characters. It's a great series, but one that really needs to be read in order. :)

There are various lists and maps that might aid your enjoyment of the series HERE.
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Re: Bernard Cornwell

Postby -justin- » Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:06 am

Thanks Tony! Picked up The Last Kingdom today :D
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Re: Bernard Cornwell

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:27 pm

Enjoy! :)
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Re: Bernard Cornwell

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:39 pm

According to Amazon.co.uk the next Bernard Cornwell book will be called '1356'.

It is due for release in the UK on 27th September, but not until January 2013 in the US.

Looks like American fans will have to either wait or pay the shipping from the UK. Normally I'd suggest Amazon Canada, but the book isn't showing up there yet.

All I know about the book is that it is another in the Thomas of Hookton saga set during the Battle of Poitiers during the Hundred Years War.

There is no mention of this title on Bernard's website, so I can't confirm if this will be the actual title when published.

I'm looking forward to this one. :)
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Re: Bernard Cornwell

Postby Sjoerd3000 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:08 pm

I haven't read the Thomas Hookton books, yet. Might start now. ;)
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Re: Bernard Cornwell

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:13 pm

Sjoerd3000 wrote:I haven't read the Thomas Hookton books, yet. Might start now. ;)

The first three form a definite trilogy - The Grail Quest. You probably need to read those in order. :D
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Re: Bernard Cornwell

Postby Sjoerd3000 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:18 pm

Thought so, I'll see if I can find Harlequin somewhere ;)
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Re: Bernard Cornwell

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:49 pm

I recently reread Gallows Thief. Well worth checking out. ;)
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Re: Bernard Cornwell

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:56 pm

And here's the cover for 1356 - at least for the UK version. The US version doesn't seem to be available yet. :)

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If you are in the US and can't wait until January - you might want to try Amazon Canada. It's the same cover as the UK and much less in shipping. ;)
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