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Subject: Seize the Fire OR Tapestry...
Date Posted: 11/1/2009 6:21 PM ET
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If you have read these books, which did you prefer and why?

Date Posted: 11/1/2009 6:42 PM ET
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Who wrote them?  I think there are several titled TAPESTRY (one is an anthology, I believe.  Pat

Date Posted: 11/1/2009 6:45 PM ET
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Oh Sorry!! Tapestry - Karen Ranney and Seize the Fire - Laura Kinsale.

Date Posted: 11/2/2009 8:08 PM ET
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Seize the Fire would be my pick for better, and I think Tapestry is a fantastic book.  Kinsale just slays with that one though.  She slew me anyway.  The hero is... gah, I can't explain.  He's just one of the most interesting & unusual heroes I can recall reading about in a long while.  He's like the ultimate anti-hero.  I don't think they write them like this guy - ever:P

Date Posted: 11/2/2009 8:20 PM ET
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Thanks Kim! I just got both last week and wasn't sure which one to begin with - I think I'll try Kinsale's first:-)

Date Posted: 11/2/2009 9:35 PM ET
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I have Tapestry still on Mount TBR, but Seize the Fire is really wonderful.

Date Posted: 11/3/2009 2:46 AM ET
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I agree. SEIZE THE FIRE. I think its one of Kinsale's best. I dont usually like Ranney but did like TAPESTRY but technically STF was still better written.

Date Posted: 11/3/2009 1:06 PM ET
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Yeah, Tapestry is a 5 hanky read; tragic but uplifting, and Seize the Fire is what I would call torridly epic:P  The hero is a naughty boy & I don't always like him, but he's very memorable as a reformed bad boy, and he has some pretty spectacular moments in the story.  It's signature Kinsale "big" & I loved it - would read it again & I read Tapestry a few years ago & haven't picked it back up yet.