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Book Title: The Firedrake|
The author of the book: Cecelia Holland
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 17.56 MB
Date of issue: March 1st 2001
ISBN 13: 9780595175826
Read full description of the books The Firedrake:Holland is the MASTER of the minimalist sentence. I haven't read any other works by her, so I don't know she employs this style throughout. It is deliberate. It is intentional. It is brilliantly executed. You would think it would be very dull reading sentences like "The knight spat." What happens instead is that Holland succeeds in painting a moving, visual scene inside your head. For all I know, this style is what is by screenwriters (just speculating there).
I found this writing style suited the subject content extremely well. The knight is a man of deeds. He is not a man of words. There is a starkness and a harsh clarity to the writing which I loved.
Read information about the authorPen name used by Elizabeth Eliot Carter.
Cecelia Holland is one of the world's most highly acclaimed and respected historical novelists, ranked by many alongside other giants in that field such as Mary Renault and Larry McMurtry. Over the span of her thirty year career, she's written almost thirty historical novels, including The Firedrake, Rakessy, Two Ravens, Ghost on the Steppe, Death of Attila, Hammer For Princes, The King's Road, Pillar of the Sky, The Lords of Vaumartin, Pacific Street, Sea Beggars, The Earl, The King in Winter, The Belt of Gold, The Serpent Dreamer, The High City, Kings of the North, and a series of fantasy novels, including The Soul Thief, The Witches Kitchen, The Serpent Dreamer, and Varanger. She also wrote the well-known science fiction novel Floating Worlds, which was nominated for a Locus Award in 1975. Her most recent book is a new fantasy novel, Dragon Heart.
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