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The King of Ys: Roma Mater
by Poul Anderson, Karen Anderson | Science Fiction & Fantasy
Registered by ResQgeek of Alexandria, Virginia USA on Friday, June 06, 2003
Average 3 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by 2manybooksUK): to be read


7 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by ResQgeek from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Friday, June 06, 2003

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Pre-numbered label used for registration.

I bought this book years ago at a book sale. This is the first book in a series. I don't remember much about the story, so I'll probably have to re-read this book. 


Journal Entry 2 by ResQgeek from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Thursday, June 26, 2003

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Finished re-reading this last week. This story could be considered historical fiction, except for the strong fantasy elements included. However, these fantasy elements fit into the period, and probably would have reflected common beliefs of the period. The book provides a great feel for the effects of the Roman Empire on Britain and Northern Europe, and also provides a glimpse into the decline of the Empire from its furthest edges. 


Journal Entry 3 by ResQgeek from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Thursday, June 26, 2003

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The King of Ys Bookray

I've decided to release this series of books through a bookray. This book will go out first, once the ray is set up, and the others (i.e., Gallicenae, Dahut, and The Dog and the Wolf) will each follow as I finish them (hopefully about two weeks apart).

Here is the bookray order:

ArmchairRevolution (Manitoba, Canada)
fflloorr (Portugal)
rozenn (France)
loopy1 (United Kingdom) **
Fofum (United Kingdom)

As always, PM the next person on the list to get their mailing information. 


Journal Entry 4 by ResQgeek at fellow BookCrosser in USPS, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Monday, July 07, 2003

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Released on Monday, July 07, 2003 at fellow BookCrosser in USPS, postal release USA.

On its way to ArmchairRevolution to start the bookray. 


Journal Entry 5 by Earthdance from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Wednesday, July 16, 2003

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Recieved this book in the mail today, will be away from computers for a good two weeks, more then! 


Journal Entry 6 by Earthdance from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Thursday, October 16, 2003

5 out of 10

OK---I will be ready to release this by the end of nest week. I promise this time! Thx very much for everyones patience.

I found this book abit of a dissapointment, dragged a little to my mind. 


Journal Entry 7 by fflloorr from Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Thursday, December 11, 2003

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Oh no! They're all arriving at the same time.
This one goes straight to my bookring TBR pile :-) 


Journal Entry 8 by fflloorr from Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Wednesday, May 05, 2004

2 out of 10

Not quite what I expected!
Sorry it took so long, but I stop reading it sometimes, I thought that it was my mood that was getting in the way of enjoying the book, but no. I really didn't like it :-(
The book will now go to rozenn as soon as I get the address. 


Journal Entry 9 by Mostly-Harmless on Friday, September 03, 2004

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Received today. Thanks fflloorr and ResQgeek... I will read it as soon as my current book is finished. More then ! 


Journal Entry 10 by Mostly-Harmless on Friday, September 17, 2004

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I finished it this morning.
I really liked the "universe" : the fall of the Roman Empire, Celts, Gauls, Scots, etc... Moreover, I come from Quimper, which is not far from where Ys supposed to have been (and Quimper itself is said to have been founded by Gradlon after the drowning of Ys - anyway...) and I'm quite familiar with the story. The idea to build a fantasy series with Ys is quite attractive, and other things in this novel are interestings : the Gallicenae, the two different points of view (Gratillonius and Niall), etc.
Otherwise, it's a regular fantasy novel, with almost every cliché you're expecting from this genre : the beautiful, intelligent, exceptional heros/heroins, Kings so perfect and beloved that one wonder why democracy was actually invented :) plus the usual amount of Gods, magic and prophety. In addition, the "Gods' gift to women" (litteraly :) ) part annoyed me first, but it quickly became so ridiculous that it made me laugh ... Poor little Gratillonius :)

As a conclusion, I found it a regular fantasy novel in an ususual setting, but not outstanding so far. However, I'm quite curious so see how it will develop :)
It will be sent to loopy1 in the following days.

18th Sept. -- Sent to loopy1
 


Journal Entry 11 by loopy1 from Herne Bay, Kent United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 28, 2004

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The book arrived here yesterday, in the midst of a rather frantic day. To keep it company while it awaits my attention DH took it to read on the way to work today, so I've just had to mail him to get the BCID!
I'm looking forward to this one, thanks. 


Journal Entry 12 by loopy1 at CAFFE VENEZIA in Canterbury, Kent United Kingdom on Friday, September 08, 2006

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Released 7 yrs ago (9/8/2006 UTC) at CAFFE VENEZIA in Canterbury, Kent United Kingdom

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Journal Entry 13 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Monday, October 30, 2006

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Caught at the meet in Canterbury 28th October and brought home to Sheffield. I intend to read it (eventually) and pass it on (probably).

CAUGHT IN CANTERBURY KENT UNITED KINGDOM 


Journal Entry 14 by 2manybooksUK from Sheffield, South Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, October 30, 2006

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Last comment was from me - stupid login didn't work properly first time, and I didn't notice! 




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