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Sir Dragon. Knight!

Advantages: Entertaining fantasy
Disadvantages: Getting hold of a copy

...A fantasy novel written by Gordon R Dickson in 1976. You may or may not be familiar with the name of Gordon R Dickson. He wrote the Dorsai series of books and many others including the funny Hoka series with Poul Anderson. He started this fantasy s ...

Coloneljohn 25.02.2005 · Read full review
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Review of The Dragon and the George - Gordon R. Dickson

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This book is BORN TO RULE

Advantages: Exceptional writing and research. Very challenging and difficult decisions to make that will stretch your morals to the brink
Disadvantages: The third book is not a patch on the first

...What can I say? These books are simply fascinating in a grim, incomprehensible way. Basically this is an alternate histoy which will completely alter your perceptions on the superiority of democracy and destroy your assumption that freedom will always w ...

Morgan500 11.10.2001 · Read full review
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Review of The Domination - S.M. Stirling

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More Viking invasions? Oh, go on then!

Advantages: Writing style, pace and characters, hard to put down
Disadvantages: Nothing really

The difference between Bernard Cornwell and a lot of other authors is that you know every word of his text is important, and you feel comfortable taking that little bit more time to read his work thoroughly. His novels are set against factual historical b ...

pmcds 28.12.2011 · Read full review
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Review of The Pale Horseman - Bernard Cornwell

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Viking & Saxons do Battle for Britain!

Advantages: Great writing style & rich deep characters
Disadvantages: Too short - only 300 odd pages - I wish it was longer

Synopsis: The Pale Horseman is the second book in Bernard Cornwell's Alfred the Great series set in 9th Century Britain and the sequel to the bestselling The Last Kingdom. This book like its predecessor follows the character of Uhtred of Bebbanberg, a la ...

Jamesconnolly75 12.07.2006 · Read full review
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Review of The Pale Horseman - Bernard Cornwell

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From Spain To Gaul Via Rome

Advantages: Another gripping story with some new characters and diffrent landscapes
Disadvantages: None

...Having spent most of his teens and early twenties fighting Pirates and crushing rebellions around Rome, Gaius Julius Caesar seems to be coming of age. Having been sent to Spain following the slave revolt however he seems to be stuck in a rut. A visit from ...

Andy.mack 02.05.2006 · Read full review
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Review of The Field Of Swords - Conn Iggulden

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