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I am looking for a novel about Charlemagne, for the 500 to 800 challenge category. I found one book here The Nuns Story about St. Amelia and Charlemagne, but the reviews aren't promising. If you know of a book about Charlemagne or something else that fits in this time period. I would love to hear about it. I prefer to stay in Europe.
Or has anyone read, Paths of Exile by Carla Nyland
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Massie's Charlamagne book is part of his "Dark Ages" trilogy, but I think each book can be read as a standalone. I got an ARC of the first book in the trilogy, "The Evening of the World", but I've been putting off reading it because the reviews I have seen have just about all been bad. I'm still not sure if these reviewers thought the book was bad or just the subject matter.
I wanted to get the whole trilogy and then read it, but I removed the others from my wishlist because none of the books have gotten good reviews, not that I have seen anyway. It's puzzling because Massie's Roman novels are almost universally loved.
Genie, when you get around to reading Charlemagne, I will be very eager to see what you think of it. If it's bad, I can cull another book from my own TBR. ;-)
I'm also interested in Massie's book - Caligula - but the few reviews I have read for it have all been bad too. :-/
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