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Have you read the trilogy about Arn?

Postby melonkernel » Thu May 08, 2008 11:03 am

My favourite books are the trilogy about Arn,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Road_to_Jerusalem
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Knight_Templar
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kingdo ... f_the_Road
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Heritage_of_Arn

They describe life in medieval Sweden, knighthood, medieval battle tactics.
The third book is the best, which is about the main character building up defences, building castles and training cavalry. The books was the factor that brought me out of the dark age. I recommend them.

There has come a movie of the first two books now, but one should read the books first.
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Postby wobnam » Fri May 09, 2008 5:03 pm

I haven't read them, but I've heard a lot about them and I'm familiar with some of the author Jan Guillou's other work. Based on this I'll recommend them as well. Although the story is fictional, as far as I understand it's very well researched and historically correct.

The first three books are considered a trilogy, while the fourth is a somewhat less related follow-up.
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Postby melonkernel » Sat May 10, 2008 7:28 pm

I really like the way the reader is involved in the process of improving life, comfort and warfare in the barbaric north.

I have read them now twice and seen the movie. The movie is rather true to the book, but you will not get the details about medieval life from it, so i recommend the books.

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Postby Lego Knight » Mon May 12, 2008 6:25 pm

I have read them once, they were pretty good. I wish I could find and re-read them again.
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Postby Tower of Iron Will » Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:21 pm

Are these books available in the US? They sound very interesting.
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Postby wobnam » Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:33 pm

According to Wikipedia they have been translated to english.

The Knight Templar (Crusades Trilogy)
1: The Road to Jerusalem
2: The Knight Templar
3: The Kingdom at the End of the Road
related: The Heritage of Arn
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