Book 2 of Oath and Crown out soon

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  • #446
    Daedalus
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    First of all – someone else really has to post an achievement in this section soon or I’m going to start feeling really selfconscious…

    Secondly – it’s only a couple of days to go before the launch of @jillybean ‘s and my Norman Conquest novel A Black Matter for the King, and Historical Fiction Blog Tours has an exclusive excerpt to start the countdown

    http://www.passagestothepast.com/2018/09/excerpt-from-black-matter-for-king-by.html

    #448
    Raine
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    YAY for book two. Will twitter about it…

    #455
    Daedalus
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    Thanks Raine πŸ™‚

    #467
    Jules
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    Ooh I’m up on the podium with Daed πŸ™‚

    It feels like a long time since we wrote the book now and it’s great that it’s on it’s way for public consumption now.

    And thanks, Raine. All signal boosting much appreciated.

    #477
    Mad Iguana
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    Whoop Whoop. Book 2!!

    #478
    Elle
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    Congratulations!

    #479
    Daedalus
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    Thanks all! I’m excited about this one. It has the big battles and moral quandries.

    In case anyone missed the first book, here’s the Amazon page for the duology https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07FMC8FPB?ref=series_rw_dp_labf

    #496
    Knicks
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    Moral quandries the best. Will procure with my next paycheck πŸ˜ŠπŸ™Œ

    #1223
    RichardB
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    As the frog said, ‘Read it.’ I’m not that big on historical fiction and it took me a while to get into An Argument of Blood (though it turned out to be worth it), but A Black Matter for the King is a corker and had me gripped from first to last.

    Aelfgifa (can’t do the dipthong) is a really compelling character, which is all the more impressive since she’s almost entirely fictional. And I rather like that entirely fictional character, Gallet, too.

    A well researched, fascinating insight into the most crucial event in our country’s history. Well done, both of you.

    Now I suppose I’ll have to go right back to the beginning and read both books again, back to back.

    #1225
    Jules
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    Thanks, Richard. I’m so glad you enjoyed the books. (Hopefully there will be future collaborations at some point πŸ˜‰ ) I love Gallet, and I’m oddly partial to Odo too πŸ™‚

    #1226
    Janette
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    Just caught up with this thread. Yay, again! Big battles and moral quandries sounds like my sorta book πŸ˜€

    #1231
    Daedalus
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    Wow, thanks Richard, thanks all. I’d be interested to hear how a back-to-back read feels, actually. The two books were written together in the first instance, although there was a lot of editing in the mean time, so it ought to work as a flowing narrative. The second one definitely has the advantage of pace – the history definitely felt as though it was racing towards a denoument.

    I like Gallet, though I say so myself.

    I’ll admit to a tiny Easter egg in this book, connecting it with the subject of my last nonfiction book. And I’ll give a copy of one of my books to anyone who can tell me what the link is

    #1232
    Daedalus
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    @jillybean Odo the bishop of Bayeux or Odo the lurcher?

    #1233
    RichardB
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    Yes, when I first started on An Argument, I kept thinking ‘Who’s that?’ and ‘What’s going on here?’ I soon got into it, but a straight-through read would avoid those little glitches.

    So what’s your last NF book? I’ve lost track. Flying to the Edge?

    #1234
    Daedalus
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    Yes, Flying to the Edge. It’s a slight connection, but it’s there

    #1236
    Jules
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    Haha Odo the lurcher will always have a special place in my heart but I was talking of bishop Odo – who behaved exactly as a bishop was not supposed to both in going to war bearing arms and in other matters πŸ™‚

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