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  1. says:

    Absolutely dreadful I know it is about the Dark Ages just but it's simply fantasy Please be honest as an author if you made

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    This is probably going to be seen as a guilty pleasure and I have glanced at reviews which would suggest it is uite possibly not all that cool to say a bit like admitting to thinking ‘The Da Vinci Code’ was one hell of a rollicking good and enjoyable read which is was you know it but I thoroughly enjoyed this one Yes I can see what is wrong with it but as a whole it holds together nicely and with a relatively unobtrusive style and is a

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    This novel has a magnificent cover After that it is a massive disappointment Historically little is known of the outlawed resistance leader Hereward and so there is a lot of latitude to develop his character We know that the man was aggressive enough in his youth to merit outlawry and exile from Anglo Saxon England and we know he returned as

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    It was ok I like read and write historical text books and novels This book could not make up its mind what it was and it takes a writer skilled than this to blend the two without losing the characterisation One thing I did learn from reading this was where that line was and I hope on re edit that I haven't done the same in my stuff; and if I have to sort it out This as a real historical account has so much meat it seems a shame that the beg

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    It is 1066 and England is about to undergo the most cataclysmic change of history since the arrival of the Roman legions On one side the last Saxon king Harold II On the other side William – Duke of Normandy Wil

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    SPOILER FREEI virtually never leave reviews for books here but in this case I feel I have to justify listing this one as 'read' where in fact I slogged 100 pages in over a period of a few weeks of apathetic reading and the

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    I'm going to break my unofficial golden rule of not reviewing a book before I've read it all the way through as I'm pretty confident t

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    While I was reading this I was constantly telling myself to hold on that little bit further just keep on going it will pick up but it didn't The whole book felt very naive at least that's how I would describe it; Naive and simple I wanted to like this a lot simply because it was about a real life man Hereward who I had never heard of before and I wanted to know about him and his life I mean it was as if I had discover

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    Sadly this book has a lot of good plots and interesting characters Harold Godwinson Harald Hardarada William Du

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    Set during an interesting period of English history this book tells the tale of a character called Hereward of Bourne My main issue with the book is the shallow and featureless characters in fact probably some of the worst characters I've come across Despite the book covering a large time span I never really feel

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Senlac of England Epub #225 Ridge England William the Bastard Duke of Normandy defeats Harold Godwinson King Harold II of England in what will become known as the Battle of HastingsThe battle is hard fought and bloody the liv. This novel has a magnificent cover After that it is a massive disappointment Historically little is known of the outlawed resistance leader Hereward and so there is a lot of latitude to develop his character We know that the man was aggressive enough in his youth to merit outlawry and exile from Anglo Saxon England and we know he returned as a man to lead a revolt against William the Conueror with considerable skill cunning and determination Binns however transforms Hereward into a ditherer who could never have earned the respect of warriors much less his readers Despite having done nothing in the text of the novel to earn anyone s respect somehow every great leader in Europe William himself El Cid MacBeth God knows who else vie to earn his respect and his service while Hereward waits for signs from magic amulets to let him know if he stumbles onto anyone worthy of commanding his allegiance Ugh If you want to read a good version of Hereward s storyI recommend you read the trilogy by Marcus Pitcaithly instead

Summary Conuest Making of England #1

Conuest Making of England #1

Es of thousands have been spent including that of King Harold But England will not be conuered easily the Anglo Saxons will Conuest Making ePUB #10003 not submit meekly to Norman ruleAlthough his heroic deeds will nearly be lo. It is 1066 and England is about to undergo the most cataclysmic change of history since the arrival of the Roman legions On one side the last Saxon king Harold II On the other side William Duke of Normandy William the Bastard William the Conueror The story is recreated on the Bayeux Tapestry which despite being a pro English piece of propaganda sites in a museum in Normandy Harold would be killed at that battle and England would once again be ruled by those of Norse descent The period of Norman Conuest would see a time of bloody battles but also an immense building programme of castles towns and cities andIn the middle of the two men is a third Hereward the Bourne What Never heard of him Neither had I and I hang my head in shame not just at this gap in my own knowledge but also at his omission from the history books Actually some people doubt his existence but regardless of this his story is no less impressive and if he did exist no less importantThis is the first in a series of novels charting the history of England I believe the final part is about Magna Carta This book is a fictionalised biography of Hereward as he and his armies retreat to the Fens and the Isle of Ely to resist the Norman advance An outlaw in life a proclamation made by Edward the Confessor for killing a Priest in this book the sources say it was for civil and familial disobedience he goes to Wales and then Scotland on various uests and errands He meets Macbeth helps him to train his army and eventually returns home to take up armsThe writing style is easy on the eye it is not a heavy read by any stretch of the imagination and it is an easy book to absorb yourself into But there is a lot of explanation almost too much within the dialogue and the narrative and at times I find myself willing the pages on so the story can move go somewhere I m not a great fan of exposition and here there s just too much but at least it doesn t come in lumps as so many other books that fall into the trap do The narrative also reads like narration at times as though Simon Schama himself is reading it aloudWhen writing historical fiction it is important to get the environment right That is it must feel that you are in the right time and place Binns certainly manages that Though he doesn t go into the same intricate depth as Jean M Auel in her Earth s Children series there is enough there for it to feel satisfyingly medieval The petty politics and power struggles that are going on around the Saxons and their would be Norman conuerors is also satisfyingly handledWilliam the Conueror is satisfyingly depicted a mean and shrewd warlord who loves war as much as he loves his god In contrast I had mixed feelings about Hereward He was almost too much the knight in shining armour travelling the British Isles putting right the wrongs like a medieval Sam BeckettI m sorry to say that the battle when it comes is stodgy and passionless lacking the pace of Cornwell s Saxon Stories and the finesse and technical detail of Sidebottom s Warrior of Rome series I felt let down especially with such a big build upGood book but flawedSee book reviews at my blog

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St to legend one man unites the resistance His name is Hereward of Bourne the champion of the English His honour bravery and skill at arms will change the future of England His is the legacy of the noble outlawThis is his stor. While I was reading this I was constantly telling myself to hold on that little bit further just keep on going it will pick up but it didn t The whole book felt very naive at least that s how I would describe it Naive and simple I wanted to like this a lot simply because it was about a real life man Hereward who I had never heard of before and I wanted to know about him and his life I mean it was as if I had discovered another British hero to stand up with William Wallace Llewellyn ap Gruffydd Alfred the Great a possible King Arthur a possible Robin Hood you know a real life hero However it was done poorly The conversation was stilted and ludicrous the observations pathetic and the chapters could have been separate stories Then his writing style didn t let you become attached to the characters feel their fear love desperation anything It was if someone was giving the bare boned facts of his life in a slightly storytelling way It was obvious that this manauthor was a university lecturer first and a writer second it was not good writing Then there was the infallibility of Hereward Mary Sue syndrome I think everyone calls it nothing he did was wrong Kings ueens heroes of legend all went out of their way to love him and adore him He was unmatchable in combat He got the hottest woman available For crying out loud he turns up at armies and declares that he is to be called a knight and that he will train armies and they let him Just because he wins a duel and because he says so It was pathetic No KingGeneral would let a man demand something of him like that and give it to him not without him working his way up the King s favour anyway No it was all too fake Yet I want to finish this book someday Although I think that it is so that I can learn about Hereward but I feel that I might be satisfied If I read a non fiction book about him at least then I will be getting what I wanted I know some people out there will enjoy the heroics of Hereward and go ahead and enjoy them But if you like a little bit of realism in your historical fiction look elsewhereHave Fun Reading