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Buckeye06
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re: Historical fiction - What are the best in this genre
Simon Scarrow does some interesting stuff. Has one long series about the roman legions focusing on 2 main characters and their adventures.

Also does one on Napoleon and the Duke of Wellington

I had read a lot of the roman series but fell off a bit (think i've read like 10 of the 15 or something). The Napoleon stuff was good that i remember as well


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lsugorilla
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re: Historical fiction - What are the best in this genre
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James Michener books


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lsugorilla
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re: Historical fiction - What are the best in this genre
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All of Clavel's Asian Saga


second this


TaTa Toothy
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re: Historical fiction - What are the best in this genre
Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel deal with the Tudors from Thomas Cromwell's perspective. Pretty impressive achievements. Cant wait for the next one.


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biglego
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re: Historical fiction - What are the best in this genre
I love Bernard Cornwell. His Arthur series is extraordinary.


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re: Historical fiction - What are the best in this genre
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Gates of Fire

Coming here to post this


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mgdtiger
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re: Historical fiction - What are the best in this genre
I enjoy his work. I am actually re reading his Arthur series.


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glassman
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re: Historical fiction - What are the best in this genre
I can't recommend a book with anymore fervor than Aztec by Greg Jennings. Easily the best book I have read in years.


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glassman
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re: Historical fiction - What are the best in this genre
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Aztec by Gary Jennings


It is truly fantastic.


vilma4prez
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re: Historical fiction - What are the best in this genre
Shiloh by Shelby Foote

Aegincourt by Cromwell.


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TheGooner
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re: Historical fiction - What are the best in this genre
Lots of great recommendations (particularly Fatherland-excellent one off novel)

I'll add another the Kingsbridge Trilogy by Ken Follett


glassman
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re: Historical fiction - What are the best in this genre
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the Kingsbridge Trilogy by Ken Follett



Bought Column of Fire yesterday and will start it tonight.


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MSTiger33
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re: Historical fiction - What are the best in this genre
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Flashman series which is a bit lighter/funnier.


The audiobooks are amazing. I am on the third book and can't stop laughing.


TheGooner
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quote: Flashman series which is a bit lighter/funnier.

The audiobooks are amazing. I am on the third book and can't stop laughing.


Same here. I was pissed when realized they didn't have the 5th book at Audible


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prplhze2000
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re: Historical fiction - What are the best in this genre
First Man in Rome


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