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Irish Marine Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2017 7:03 a.m. PST

I am really enjoying Michael Arnold's series about the English Civil War and his Captain Stryker, but are there any other authors writing about the English Civil war?

GurKhan25 Apr 2017 8:09 a.m. PST

Lindsey Davis – link
Haven't read it, but her Roman books are good, so may be worth trying.

Or you could go back to the classics, and read Nigel Tranter on Montrose – link

Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member25 Apr 2017 8:57 a.m. PST

700 pages! Must be something in there. . .

corona66 Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2017 9:31 a.m. PST

Giles Kristian has written at least two of a planned trilogy and Nicholas Carter has a five- book series called Shadow on the Crown. Carter is, or was, an English re- enactor so his battle scenes are pretty good, although he does love his adverbs and adjectives. This paperback series is out of print but is worth looking for.

foxweasel25 Apr 2017 9:52 a.m. PST

I can recommend Giles Kristian, I really enjoy his writing.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2017 12:08 p.m. PST

May I recommend another classic? Rosemary Sutcliff, Rider on a White Horse.

Big Martin Back25 Apr 2017 12:28 p.m. PST

MJ Logue.

Huscarle25 Apr 2017 12:29 p.m. PST

I hasten to state that I haven't read any of these, but they are languishing in my book collection somewhere:-

First Dry Rattle Celia Boyd
Captain Fantom Charles Underhill
By the Sword Divided John Adair
Destiny Our Choice John Attenborough
The Witch Finder General Ronald Bassett
The Dancing Tree John Keir Cross
The King's General Daphne du Maurier
The Stranger Prince Margaret Irwin
The Proud Servant Margaret Irwin

Check out this link too


Phillius Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2017 1:05 p.m. PST

Big Martin Back, I struggled with The Red Horse by MJ Logue. Read about the first third then gave up, the central characters self-obsession just did me in.

How well does the series develop, and does her writing improve as the series goes along?

boy wundyr x Inactive Member25 Apr 2017 2:44 p.m. PST

Hmmm, nice, more ECW reading suggestions.

This winter I picked up the rest of Carter's series (I only had book two) and they were really reasonable on ebay. I think I got them all and shipping for like $30 USD Canadian. I like them.

rick3225 Apr 2017 5:09 p.m. PST

Nicholas Carter has a sixth book in his series available on Kindle. I enjoyed them all.

corona66 Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2017 5:36 p.m. PST

Rick32, can you tell me the title of the sixth Carter book please. I can't seem to find it on Kindle.

rick3225 Apr 2017 6:03 p.m. PST

Sorry I guess that would have been helpful,

Black Tom's Red Army

corona66 Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2017 4:45 a.m. PST

Thanks for the heads-up Rick. I'm looking forward to catching up with the adventures of William Sparrow et al.

Deuce03 Inactive Member26 Apr 2017 10:49 a.m. PST

I didn't get on with Lindsey Davis's "Rebels and Traitors". That was largely down to the characterisation: the Parliamentarians were all virtuous characters fighting for noble goals, while the Royalists were bigots, fools, mercenaries, cowards, or bloodthirsty vagabonds. It read at times rather like polemic, and some passages seemed to be lifted almost word-for-word from Parliamentarian propaganda leaflets of the time (the raid on Birmingham, for instance).

It also ends so abruptly I had to wonder if there were some pages missing.

Clays Russians Inactive Member26 Apr 2017 8:59 p.m. PST

A crowning mercy was rather good I thought, pretty atmospheric but a bit Of a 'bodice ripper' but hey, I enjoyed it. Especially the Trial of the heroine sequence, and the fight for the lords manor house. Hell, I like tied it- so there!

boy wundyr x Inactive Member27 Apr 2017 6:42 a.m. PST

Thanks as well Rick, didn't know there was a sixth!

Irish Marine Supporting Member of TMP27 Apr 2017 10:06 a.m. PST

Thanks everyone

DontTreadOnMe30 Apr 2017 10:11 a.m. PST

A quick shout-out for Nigel Tranter's two novels about the Marquis of Montrose, The Young Montrose & Captain General, and another thumbs up for the Giles Kristian novels. He's probably my favourite author after Cornwell.

Elenderil05 May 2017 12:22 p.m. PST

Second or is it a third for Nigel Trantor's Montrose books. Wyrdegrove by Peter Cotteral is worth a read as well time travel the ECW and 17th Century America involved.

Private Matter05 May 2017 7:18 p.m. PST

I've just signed up for Kindleunlimited just to read these books. Thanks folks.

Irish Marine Supporting Member of TMP06 May 2017 7:28 a.m. PST

You should be really pleased.

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