Rest in Peace Sharon Kay Penman

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Rest in Peace Sharon Kay Penman

1cindydavid4
jan 25, 2021, 3:13 pm

She passed away Saturday from a long term illness. Cant believe there will not be another read by her. Amazing writer, and historian who made medival europe come alive. I plan to read her final book Land Beyond the Seain her honor. Wonder if there are other fans of her here

2cindydavid4
Redigeret: jan 25, 2021, 3:14 pm

sorry double post

3tealadytoo
jan 25, 2021, 3:37 pm

I've sadly never read any of her works. Where would be a good place to start?

4witchyrichy
jan 25, 2021, 3:42 pm

I loved her Welsh Trilogy and was thrilled to be able to visit many of the sites.

5AnnieMod
jan 25, 2021, 3:43 pm

>1 cindydavid4: Ugh :(

>3 tealadytoo: IMO: The Sunne in Splendour or Here Be Dragons -- I prefer the first but it is mostly because I prefer that historical period compared to the other... :) Both are worth reading...

6rabbitprincess
Redigeret: jan 25, 2021, 6:14 pm

I'm reading Falls the Shadow right now and feel like a shadow has indeed fallen :(

7japaul22
Redigeret: jan 25, 2021, 6:38 pm

Oh, that’s so sad! She is the author that got me hooked on good historical fiction. I’ve read all of her historical fiction books and two of her mysteries. The Sunne in Splendor was the first I read and I loved it. My next favorite is the Welsh series that starts with Here Be Dragons.

I didn’t realize she was ill. I read her latest when it came out and was hoping there would be a continuation of that story.

8al.vick
jan 26, 2021, 9:20 am

She was one of my favorite authors!! Will definitely miss her work.

9princessgarnet
jan 27, 2021, 3:59 pm

>3 tealadytoo: Here's Ms. Penman's page on Fantastic Fiction:
https://www.fantasticfiction.com/p/sharon-kay-penman/

10princessgarnet
jan 27, 2021, 4:01 pm

>3 tealadytoo: Here's Ms. Penman's bibliography page on Fantastic Fiction:
https://www.fantasticfiction.com/p/sharon-kay-penman/
Hope this helps!

11tealadytoo
Redigeret: jan 27, 2021, 4:01 pm

>9 princessgarnet: Thanks! Based on all your comments, I think I'll have to read The Sunne in Splendor.

12cindydavid4
feb 3, 2021, 3:00 pm

>3 tealadytoo: Id start with the Welsh Trilogy; I find that its a good starting place for learning names of characters as you go through the rest of her books, and its just such a great story - bastard daughter of an evil king (John) is given in marriag to the prince of wales, his enemy. Its a love story for the ages, but the historical prescence is phenominal.

Im doing a challage with a buddy of mine, starting with When Christ and His Saints Slept, which is the book that takes place the earliest and going from there, including the mysteries, If any one is interested,..

13cindydavid4
feb 3, 2021, 3:01 pm

>7 japaul22: she had several health issues that caused her to slow down, but she always bounced back. This time it was pnemonia https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/29/books/sharon-kay-penman-dead.html

14JFPSr
sep 20, 2021, 7:18 pm

>1 cindydavid4: I read almost everything she wrote. Gave all the books to a neighbor who is now into her. Very sad.