black_queen (black_queen) wrote in 50bookchallenge,


#68 Blanche d'Alpuget 'The Young Lion'
A historical novel about Henry II and his contemporaries: Eleanor of Aquitaine, Empress Matilda, King Stephen, King Louis VII and others. I have enjoyed it as, I believe, anybody who likes Sharon Kay Penman, Philippa Gregory etc, would. The afterword surprised me a bit in that I don't think I have noticed the things the author apparently wanted me to notice, but oh well...

#69 Max Frei: Chronicles of Echo Vol. 1-4
The book is something of a phenomenon in Russia and I was happy to finally see it on Kindle. Mine was in Russian, but an English translation is available. But unfortunately I am not all the impressed. It is pleasant, there are some nice ideas, but I mostly feel frustration that that potential has not been fulfilled.

#70 Cynthia Harrod-Eagles: Dynasty 12: The Victory
Continuing with the story of the Morland family. I really like that saga and I become so attached to the characters. One thing, though, which becomes increasingly more noticeable is that all the really strong characters are women, and they are also the ones who stick in memory.
Tags: family saga, fantasy, historical fiction

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