2007-04-17

Updating...

Long time no see, yes, my fault.

Life's got some kicking, I won't moan, though, but... :-P

I've been re-reading my current WIP, Revolt!, to get the twist of it, and I must say I've really enjoyed my description of the battle of Lade! (even if it may be wrong that I say so myself, but what the...) I'll have to review it, of course, but it's got rythm, it's got intensity, the personal twist I learned from writers such as Oden, Durham, and others (where I naturally tend to the aerial, omniview kind of battle description, too much Chariots of War, I guess, hehe). One question, though: I depict some classical trierei maneuvers, like the periplous (etc) and reading in other places (actually a translation of Herodotos's Histories I got in dead tree the otehr day), I got the notion that those maneuvers might not be used at the time of the ionian rebellion... Opinions? I think those could be perfectly used, even if the high numbers of epibatai in some ships may point to a more conventional assault-on-the-waters kind of warfaring...

Second, I saw a book just published in Spanish, written by Michael Ford Curtis, which'd translate back to English as The Sword of Attila, and reading from the back cover, it looks like it can be pretty interesting (not like the one I saw that looked like a love story between Attila and Honorius's sister, argh). Any recommendations? (it's hardcover and about thrice as expensive as it will be on pocket edition...)

I'll try to update a little bit more frequently, and participate on your blogs, I have an ontry on Gabrielle's pending...

KALLISTI!

3 comments:

Gabriele C. said...

A love story between Attila and Galla Placidia? Looks like someone got the wrong king in there, she was married to Athaulf king of the Visigoths, and judging from her letters, it may have been a love match as well as a political alliance.

Got you comment on my post about Maria Padilla, thank you very much. What a mess of marriages. :)

Megumi said...

Wait. Wait. Wait. You're reading Herodotus AND you love Japanese Anime/pop culture? You and I need to talk more!! (^_^) In fact I just added the boxart to the Bleach PSP game coming out in Japan soon (I work at IGN.com)

Excalibor said...

Gabriele, maybe it's not Honorius's sister, but the niece (bad memory here, but you know, Attila didn't attack Rome because of a woman's love, and all that... :-p And it was fun to add to your blog entry, even if it wasn't too much, indeed, politics and marriages are fun (okay, they are "fun")

Megumi: yeah! :-)

Not only I follow Bleach like a madman, I am swallowing Full Metal Alchemist as well (it's damn good, really!) and .hack//SIGN which is being pretty interesting to watch... I'm afraid I love things Japanese so much I've been called "more Japanese than the Japanese" more than once (sigh) but I think I have it under control now... But I'll finally learn the language so I have understand the anime without reading the subtitles (or at least I can skip most of them): the next step is watching anime in Latin or Classical Greek (hehe)...