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Cecelia Holland

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Born in Henderson, Nevada, Cecelia Holland was educated at Pennsylvania State University and Connecticut College, where she received her B.A. degree. She has served as a visiting professor of English at Connecticut College since 1979. Holland's historical novels have received broad critical visa mer acclaim. According to one critic, she "proves that there can be more to historical thrillers than swordplay and seduction." (Time) Among her novels is City of God (1979), which is set in Rome during the period of the Borgia family. Told from the point of view of Nicolas, a secretary to the Florentine ambassador to Rome, this novel brings to life the period of the Renaissance, including the political intrigue that characterized Rome at the time. Other works include Until the Sun Falls (1969), a story of the ancient Mongols and their empire, The Firedrake (1966), her first published novel, Great Maria (1974), The Bear Flag (1990), and Pacific Street (1991). Holland is very adept at capturing the period she writes about, including the clothing, furnishings, and customs of the time. One critic has noted that Holland "is never guilty of the fatuity which plagues most historical fiction: she never nudges the reader into agreeing that folks way back then were really just like you and me, only they bathed less often." (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Verk av Cecelia Holland

Floating Worlds (1975) 414 exemplar
Jerusalem (1996) 235 exemplar
Great Maria (1974) 218 exemplar
Pillar of the Sky (1985) 218 exemplar
The Soul Thief (2002) 142 exemplar
The Belt of Gold (1984) 107 exemplar
Valley of the Kings (1977) 105 exemplar
The Earl (1971) 105 exemplar
Until the Sun Falls (1968) 101 exemplar
The Secret Eleanor (2010) 100 exemplar
The Lords of Vaumartin (1988) 99 exemplar
City of God (1979) 80 exemplar
The Angel and the Sword (2000) 79 exemplar
The Firedrake (1965) 79 exemplar
The Death of Attila (1973) 72 exemplar
The Kings in Winter (1966) 72 exemplar
The Sea Beggars (1982) 65 exemplar
Dragon Heart (2015) 65 exemplar
The King's Witch (2011) 62 exemplar
The Witches' Kitchen (2004) 55 exemplar
Two Ravens (1977) 52 exemplar
Railroad Schemes (1997) 48 exemplar
Varanger (2008) 46 exemplar
The Bear Flag (1990) 46 exemplar
The High City (2009) 40 exemplar
The Serpent Dreamer (2005) 40 exemplar
Kings of the North (2010) 36 exemplar
Blood on the Tracks (2011) 32 exemplar
Rakossy (1967) 29 exemplar
Lily Nevada (1999) 24 exemplar
Lincoln's Little Girl (2012) 19 exemplar
The King's Road (1970) 18 exemplar
Pacific Street (1992) 15 exemplar
The Story of Anna and the King (1999) 13 exemplar
Ghost on the Steppe (1969) 13 exemplar
Vigilante Wars (2012) 7 exemplar
Heart of the World (2020) 4 exemplar
Home Ground (1981) 3 exemplar
Dragon's Deep {novelette} (2009) 2 exemplar
Nora's Song 2 exemplar
The King of Norway (2010) 2 exemplar
The Death of Trotsky (2015) 2 exemplar
Jamestown: First Contact (2013) 2 exemplar
Demon Lover 2 exemplar
En el Valle de Los Reyes (1998) 1 exemplar
Tales From The Lost Coast (2011) 1 exemplar
Nevada Rails 1 exemplar

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Dangerous Women (2013) — Bidragsgivare — 1,122 exemplar
What If? 2: Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have Been (2001) — Bidragsgivare — 1,028 exemplar
Songs of Love and Death: All Original Tales of Star Crossed Love (2010) — Bidragsgivare — 726 exemplar
Warriors (2010) — Bidragsgivare — 641 exemplar
The Book of Swords (2017) — Bidragsgivare — 267 exemplar
Dangerous Women 1 (2014) — Bidragsgivare — 170 exemplar
Onward, Drake! (2015) — Bidragsgivare — 39 exemplar
Songs of Love Lost and Found (2012) — Bidragsgivare — 21 exemplar
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 1991 (1991) — Author "The Old Woman's Gun" — 16 exemplar
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 1992 (1992) — Author "Firebrands of the Franks" — 15 exemplar
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 2008 (2008) — Author "Heraclius Brings Persia to Its Knees" — 11 exemplar
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 2000 (2000) — Co-Author "Hapless Voyage of H-3" — 10 exemplar
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Winter 1999 (1998) — Author "Tours: Medieval Battle Reconsidered" — 9 exemplar
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 2001 (2001) — Author "The Last Viking" — 8 exemplar
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 2003 (2003) — Author "Bulwark of Spanish Florida" — 7 exemplar
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 2010 (2010) — Author "Jihad by the Sea" — 1 exemplar


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Huba.Library | 8 andra recensioner | Aug 3, 2022 |
Great novel about the overturning of the established order by a charismatic outsider.
themulhern | 2 andra recensioner | Jan 10, 2022 |
I found Valley of the Kings by Cecelia Holland to be a rather odd combination of two stories. Originally published in 1977 under a pseudonym the novel is divided into two distinct parts. The first part, and in my opinion, the better part is the story of Howard Carter, the Englishman who discovered King Tut’s tomb in 1922. The second half of the book travels back in time to ancient Egypt under the rule of Tut.

I was fascinated to read about Howard Carter, his relationship with Lord Carnavron, and the devious way he had to circumvent the British bureaucrats and officials in order to dig where he wanted. Many of the archaeologists of that time were much more interested in treasure hunting than in learning the history and culture of ancient Egypt and although Carter was rather stiff and self-righteous, he was definitely not in it for the treasure. When the story abruptly changed and jumped back in time, I was disappointed as I wanted to learn more about Carter and how the tomb was excavated. The second story takes us back in time and is set during King Tut’s reign. I found this overdone and rather silly and in the end I was left wishing the author had simply written about Howard Carter.

Cecelia Holland is the author of many very good historical novels, unfortunately this isn’t one of them.
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DeltaQueen50 | 3 andra recensioner | Jun 20, 2021 |
If you liked Jerusalem and/or Until the Sun Falls, you will enjoy Heart of the World, which serves as a sequel of sorts to both. Very interesting modern connections to the current conflict in the Middle East. Recommended.
karatelpek | May 19, 2021 |



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