02-12-2009 03:04 PM - edited 02-12-2009 03:05 PM
I started reading Bernard Cornwells Agincourt last night and couldn't put it down. It's historcal fiction but really interesting and full of action. Cornwell pays a lot of attention to detail you can tell he has put a lot of time into research.
It follows the life of one of King Henry V's archers and the battles he went through both personaly (fictional) and at Soissons, Harfleur, and at Agincourt (fact). The battle descriptions are great and the back story is to. I'm more interested in the historical detail than the fictional strory but both hold your attention.
02-12-2009 04:32 PM
Bernard Cornwell was actually a guest here at the Book Clubs recently - he was posting about Agincourt in our Center Stage board in January.
While his visit is over, you might get something out of reading the conversation - check it out here: http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/bn/board/messa