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Subject: Born of the Sun by Joan Wolf
Date Posted: 11/8/2009 7:37 AM ET
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You may remember this title being discussed briefly. Misfit and Daphne, in particular, recommended it. And I'm glad they did.

Born of the Sun takes place during one of my favorite British historical periods - the 6th century - and involves the struggles of a tribal people to come together as one. Romance is at its center. Joan Wolf, after all, is the author. But it does not take precedence over the historical story. (I wouldn't have liked the book as much if it did.) As a romance, it has the anticipated happy ending. But the story isn't without tragedy. If it were, it would not have been realistic for the times.

I enjoyed it and I plan on reading the other 2 in the series. These are The Road to Avalon (#1) and The Edge of Light (#3). They can be read in any order.



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Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 11/8/2009 9:16 AM ET
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I have her medival mystery series. No Dark Place and Poisend Serpant. I will have to give them a try. I haven't read them yet.

 

Alice

Date Posted: 11/8/2009 9:30 AM ET
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Genie, glad you enjoyed it. It's definitely on my keeper shelf.

Date Posted: 11/8/2009 11:50 AM ET
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I really need to read these books! I've had all three for ages, just haven't picked them up. I don't know why either; they sound like books I'd love.

Date Posted: 11/8/2009 7:30 PM ET
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I'm so glad you enjoyed it Genie!!