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Cornwell - Saxon series

 
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Todd Kaeser
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:51 pm    Post subject: Cornwell - Saxon series

https://www.goodreads.com/series/43581-the-saxon-stories

The series focuses on the time period of Alfred the Great and the development and struggle of his kingdom of Wessex. Also, his idea of a unified England in the face of multiple Danish/Norse invasions. Good story and reasonable depictions of history and combat. If you need your fix about shieldwalls then this story is for you. I am in book #9 and haven't tired of the tales. It also talks about the culture of both Saxons and Norse/Danes. Going 'a viking' is also discussed and portrayed.

I'm always looking for a good series of historical fiction - this one is solid.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:19 pm    Post subject: Cornwell Saxon stories

I also recommend these books. Cornwell is the best writer of historical fiction. His personal links to the sites depicted in the books are also interesting.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:58 pm    Post subject:

I have been reading this series for years. I've read the first 7 so far, and really enjoyed them. This was a period of history I knew little about; historical fiction is always a great way to ease yourself into a new period. And yes, these books encompass some pretty vivid descriptions of what shield wall warfare was like.
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