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Re: Favorite Castle Book?

Postby gormadoc1 » Fri Jun 05, 2009 2:18 pm

And you should read unfinished tales as well blue moon knight if you like Tolkien. :)
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Re: Favorite Castle Book?

Postby Albatross_Viking » Sun Jun 07, 2009 2:09 pm

Oh yes, just forgot it on the list :) Thanks gormadoc.

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Re: Favorite Castle Book?

Postby Blue Moon Knight » Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:38 pm

Hmmmm, perhaps I will. Thanks guys!
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Re: Favorite Castle Book?

Postby Rick-Ricks » Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:36 am

Blue Moon Knight wrote:
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The Redwall books by Brian Jaques.

Yay! I love those books!

So do I! The Redwall series is my favorite by far.

Glad I'm not the only one.
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Re: Favorite Castle Book?

Postby JoshWedin » Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:03 am

Rick-Ricks wrote:Glad I'm not the only one.


You aren't. While I wouldn't say that its my favorite "medieval book", the series is very fun. And Brian Jacques is hysterical. If you ever get a chance to meet him, his book-signings are a blast!

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Re: Favorite Castle Book?

Postby mystuffiscool » Fri Jul 17, 2009 1:43 pm

I noticed that several people had mentioned the Inheritance Trilogy/"cycle"( :? (It's going to be a long wait for the fourth one :snore: ))

Brisingr!!!

I'm a big fan of Potter too(yes, I've read all 7), but Eragon is a bit less wave-your-wand-around-and-say-some-magic-words :twisted: . I mean, it's like he thrusts his hand out, and bellows Brisingr! and there's this large tounge of flame. Harry Potter just doesn't have that medieval realistic dragon war thing :D .


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Re: Favorite Castle Book?

Postby Maedhros » Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:56 pm

mystuffiscool wrote:that medieval realistic dragon war thing :D .


I'm not sure I´d refer to dragon wars as realistic ;)
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Re: Favorite Castle Book?

Postby Heir of Black Falcon » Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:25 pm

mystuffiscool wrote:
that medieval realistic dragon war thing .


I'm not sure I´d refer to dragon wars as realistic
mystuffiscool wrote:that medieval realistic dragon war thing :D .


I'm not sure I´d refer to dragon wars as realistic ;)


I don't know.... I have seen a few old dragons out lately. :wink:
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Re: Favorite Castle Book?

Postby JoshWedin » Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:35 pm

I've been reading the Brother Caedfael mysteries lately and am getting inspired by them. I may have to build a Shrewsbury Abbey now....

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Re: Favorite Castle Book?

Postby HerBlockHighness » Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:59 am

My interests tend to run the historical gamut!
Some really great books, if you like realism, are the Pageant of England series (a history of the Plantagenet kings) by Thomas B Costain. He has such a passionate writing style that history becomes really interesting (for those of you who don't like history.) Mr. Costain also wrote some fabulous fiction books, Below the Salt and the SIlver Chalice being my favorites.
Another good Castle-y read is the Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer.
I enjoy books about the French Revolution as well. Marie Antoinette was a very interesting tragic figure.
I'm not huge into fantasy, but I have always like the Hobbit, and I love the Chronicles of Narnia! I also enjoy various incarnations of the Robin Hood and King Arthur myths.
I just finished Her Majesty's SpyMaster, about Francis Walsingham, and it was very well written and really educational!

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Re: Favorite Castle Book?

Postby Albatross_Viking » Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:30 pm

The Winterking,
The Enemy of God,
Excalibur.
A trilogy about King Arthur (written by Bernard Cornwell) i started reading recently, really good books.

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Re: Favorite Castle Book?

Postby fenris » Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:00 am

Bernard Cornwell is great. I can only recommend ALL of his books, specially:

The Saxon Stories

* The Last Kingdom, 2004
* The Pale Horseman, 2005
* The Lords of the North, 2006
* Sword Song, 2007

I red the books nearly "overnigth"...
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Re: Favorite Castle Book?

Postby Albatross_Viking » Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:31 am

Ill read those when ive "eaten" the trilogy i mentioned before :)

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Re: Favorite Castle Book?

Postby fenris » Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:18 am

then, imho, you'll love them even more.. red them too, they are really good, but the others are even far better...
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Re: Favorite Castle Book?

Postby Gijs25 » Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:02 pm

My favorite book is defenitly LOTR. The detail, the self-made languages and just the way it is written, simply great. On the second place comes Narnia from C.S. Lewis.
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