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Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2021 6:34 a.m. PST

Hooray! Another one I have read!
Outcast by Sutcilff, which is superb.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2021 10:07 a.m. PST

Pretty much all Sutcliff is superb. But there are days I think Davidson pretty well nailed late Rome in his "Peregrine" books. I'd swap them for more Davidson short stories, of course. The man should have been stamped "Work in excess or 50 pages strictly prohibited."

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse12 Jan 2021 9:40 a.m. PST

Davidson was notorious for starting "trilogies" and then wandering off after the second book.
Peregrine Secundus was also quite good. Alas, no third book.
And RP is correct about how it nails the Late Roman era.
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