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by Diamondhairdan
Tue 2 May, 2006 21:58:56
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Book Reviews
Replies: 26
Views: 20839

whilst Im on a roll.....The Shadow of Tyburn Tree

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by Diamondhairdan
Tue 2 May, 2006 21:58:56
Forum: The Shadow of Tyburn Tree
Topic: whilst Im on a roll.....The Shadow of Tyburn Tree
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Views: 6114

whilst Im on a roll.....The Shadow of Tyburn Tree

Though perhaps not quite as boys own, or as gripping as the first Rodger Brook novel, this is a worthy follow up. Mr Brook, having impressed Prime Minister Pitt with his daring and resoucefulness in France, accepts his offer of emplyment on the continent, and heads off towards Russia, via Scandanavi...
by Diamondhairdan
Tue 2 May, 2006 21:57:33
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Book Reviews
Replies: 26
Views: 20839

Ok, and The Launching of RB...

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by Diamondhairdan
Tue 2 May, 2006 21:57:33
Forum: The Launching of Roger Brook
Topic: Ok, and The Launching of RB...
Replies: 1
Views: 4805

Ok, and The Launching of RB...

This is the first of the twelve part Rodger Brook historical series, which eventually charts the course of his career in espionage throughout the French Revolution, Napoleonic and Peninsular Wars, through to the Battle of Waterloo. It is not a rich in historical detail as many of the subsequent book...
by Diamondhairdan
Tue 2 May, 2006 21:56:19
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Book Reviews
Replies: 26
Views: 20839

My contribution to get things moving...Rising Storm

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by Diamondhairdan
Tue 2 May, 2006 21:56:19
Forum: The Rising Storm
Topic: My contribution to get things moving...Rising Storm
Replies: 0
Views: 6012

My contribution to get things moving...Rising Storm

The third in the Rodger Brook series is perhaps slightly over-long and often too wrapped up in specific historical content compared with some of the others, however, it does have a fantastic ending, which would do any book justice. The year is 1789, and the storm clouds of revolution are gathering i...
by Diamondhairdan
Fri 21 Apr, 2006 23:08:55
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How did you 'meet' DW?
Replies: 14
Views: 12815

Well, at the age of around 8 or 9 I was given a copy of The Forbidden Territory and told, "just read the first page, and see if you want to carry on.." I never looked back, and have since read twenty-odd of his novels. Mind you, its 16 years later, so I might be tempted to read the thing again soon!
by Diamondhairdan
Thu 20 Apr, 2006 12:34:27
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Early Duc de Richleau novels..
Replies: 1
Views: 3583

Early Duc de Richleau novels..

Just thought Id ask what people's thoughts are on the first three volumes on his younger life (before he met Rex, Simon and Richard)?
by Diamondhairdan
Mon 17 Apr, 2006 10:47:29
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Wheatley's best book/short story/series
Replies: 13
Views: 8226

Well I should confess that as of yet Ive only read the first 6 RB volumes, and Ive heard that both Evil in a Mask and the Irish Witch are excellent in their own right... but The Man Who Killed the King seems to have everything that DW held dear - an emotional rollercoaster of a ride, an excellent re...
by Diamondhairdan
Sun 16 Apr, 2006 22:14:58
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Strange Conflict
Replies: 13
Views: 9572

I have to confess, I believe Gateway to Hell to be the worst of his books. It was written out of sequence (ie set before Dangerous Inheritance, but written afterwards), and his feelings towards the shifting trends within society and young people at the start of the 70's come across a little too forc...
by Diamondhairdan
Sun 16 Apr, 2006 22:09:30
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Wheatley's best book/short story/series
Replies: 13
Views: 8226

I would nominate Man Who Killed the King, Strange Conflict and The Golden Spaniard, but from what others have told me, and from what Mr Wheatley said himself when asked this question, his best work by a mile was The Second Seal - it has everything you could possibly want in a novel

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