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Subject: Suggestions
Date Posted: 11/30/2009 7:03 PM ET
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I am a HUGE fan of Bernard Cornwell.  I think his Saxon series and Warlord Chronicles are some of the best books that I've ever read.  However, I have read almost all of his stuff.  Does anyone know of another author who is comparable? 

Date Posted: 11/30/2009 7:16 PM ET
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Simon Scarrow is wonderful.

Date Posted: 11/30/2009 8:19 PM ET
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Robert Low

Tim Severin's "Viking" series

Valerio Massimo Manfredi

Conn Iggulden

Definitely Letty's suggestion of Simon Scarrow!

Robert Harris - Pompeii and Imperium

William Dietrich

Michael Curtis Ford

Stephen Pressfield

If you like hisotical mysteries, Steven Saylor has a great series.

Okay, that's all I got for what I think of as "guy books", which is totally weird because I enjoy these books. ;-)



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Date Posted: 11/30/2009 8:28 PM ET
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If you like Arthurian fiction. Jack Whyte has a great, very long series you might like. It starts with "The Skystone". He also has a Knights Templar Trilogy that begins with "Knights of the Black and White".

Maybe Wilbur Smith. He has a couple of different series, I think. I've only read one, "Birds of Prey", but I do plan on reading more one day. Definitely action-packed page-turners that are also well written. The series is called "The Courtney Family Adventures". I really bet you'd like these!



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Date Posted: 11/30/2009 9:19 PM ET
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Thanks so much!