Historical novels probably unhelpful

Karen M Frederickson frede005 at tc.umn.edu
Wed Sep 20 15:38:28 EDT 2000

On Tue, 19 Sep 2000, Melissa Proffitt wrote:


> No, that really does sound right.  But it's been a while since I read _Game
> of Kings_.  It was this REALLY COOL and intense scene with a very
> high-stakes game going on.  _A Game of Kings_ is probably my favorite of the
> whole series (I never did finish _Checkmate_, hit an emotional overload and
> had to stop, but it was pretty good too) but all of them have these great
> scenes sprinkled throughout.  Not for the fainthearted, but I recommend them
> muchly.

Oh Melissa, to never finish _Checkmate_ -- !  The climax is stunning.  It
might be time for you to try again, if you've recovered from the first

Karen in Minneapolis
off to the Gathering with Lady Dunnett
"Philly 2000" on Friday

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