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Subject: The Greatest Knight - Chapters 11 - 20
Date Posted: 6/26/2010 7:50 AM ET
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Date Posted: 6/30/2010 7:23 AM ET
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I'm reading WAY too fast.  I can't help it.  Thank God I have "The Scarlet LIon" loaded on my Kindle too. 

Chadwick has what I call a "readable" style, which means I fly through the pages.  crying 

 

I"ll post some comments a bit later.

Date Posted: 6/30/2010 7:51 AM ET
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I agree about her writing style. My favorite is Lords of the White Castle. Has anyone read that one yet?

Date Posted: 6/30/2010 12:11 PM ET
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Agree--very easy and ENJOYABLE to read. I've read five of her books so far (The Wild Hunt, The Falcons of Montabard, The Greatest Knight, The Scarlett Lion, and A Place Beyond Courage) and I have another five or six that I've been holding off on to savor later.  So far my favorite is the Falcons of Montabard.

Date Posted: 6/30/2010 12:39 PM ET
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Falcons, oooh. Sabin is such a hottie. I can never put her books down once I've started them and usually done within days.

Date Posted: 7/2/2010 9:43 AM ET
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oooooo....I KNEW I didn't like that hussy Clara!  I hope she doesn't come back and toy with our William again.  And I bet we haven't see then the last of slimy Adam Yqueboeuf. 

Agree with the comments about how "readable" the writing is.  I usually get agravated when there are so many characters, but these are not really hard to keep up with.  They are introduced and woven in so gracefully, you hardly even notice when a new one pops up. 

I also like that the little bits of humor come from dry, witty dialog, not outlandish slapstick situations. 

And the little details that really help you connect to the mood without getting bogged down and distracting.  Like when William was coming back from Cologne in the snow and arrived at the hostel.  The little bit about stepping in a puddle and the icy water getting in his boot.  I hate it when that happens to me! I knew just how miserable he felt.

Looking at the years and a timeline, the next few chapters will be sad.

Date Posted: 7/2/2010 10:52 AM ET
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I liked Shields of Pride as well Josceline de Gael is yummy

Date Posted: 7/2/2010 5:10 PM ET
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All of the scenes at the tourneys remind me of A Knight's Tale. I keep expecting David Bowie to break out in song LOL!!!
Date Posted: 7/2/2010 11:54 PM ET
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Christa,  Chadwick writes with a sound track in her head check this out!   http://www.elizabethchadwick.com/Blogs/soundtracks.html

Date Posted: 7/3/2010 8:40 AM ET
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How cool is that!  I just read through the songs she used for GK....good choices! 

Date Posted: 7/3/2010 9:10 AM ET
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Yea, the ones that I knew were spot on!

Date Posted: 7/11/2010 4:36 PM ET
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Clara sort of reminded me of our groupies of today, following the tourney circuit. Clara summed up the limitations in choices for medieval women very succinctly: wife, whore, or nun. So I'm glad she found a man who would marry her, who seemed like he would treat her decently.

Young Henry and Marguerite have come out of the shadows for me with Young Henry trying so hard to be a man, but only seeming more like a petulant boy, and poor Marguerite not finding love, passion, and respect with Young Henry. And poor William stuck in the middle of it all!



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Date Posted: 7/11/2010 8:48 PM ET
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I think I'd like to know more about Young Henry and Marguerite.  Can you think of any other books about them?

Date Posted: 7/12/2010 1:54 PM ET
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Christa - I went and did some light research and couldn't find anything in fiction specifically on Young Henry and/or Marguerite, only books where they are secondary characters that we are probably all familiar with:

Time and Chance and Devil's Brood by Sharon Kay Penman

The Revolt of the Eaglets - Jean Plaidy

If I find anything else I'll FYI.  :)

Date Posted: 7/12/2010 2:54 PM ET
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That's all I could find, too, amerigo.