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The Death Of Attila e-book

by Cecelia holland

Published by E-Reads. On the morning of the sixth day after Marag’s death, four days after they left the mountains behind, they came within sight of the river.

Published by E-Reads. Tacs had the grey horse on a long tether so that it could graze while it traveled. Seeing the glitter of water in the distance, he jerked on the tether and reined in his black pony, and for the space of two long breaths he sat motionless staring at the undulating line of trees that marked the river bank. The sight of the river overwhelmed Tacs, even more than if he had met another of his own people.

The Death Of Attila book. 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, Pen name used by Elizabeth Eliot Carter.

Born in Henderson, Nevada, Cecelia Holland was educated at Pennsylvania State University and Connecticut College, where she received her . She has served as a visiting professor of English at Connecticut College since 1979. Holland's historical novels have received broad critical 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.

Cecelia Holland is a natural storyteller, something rare these days. 15 people found this helpful.

The story opens with Tacs, a member of Atilla's horde, returning home with the dead body of his friend to provide proper burial. Cecelia Holland is a natural storyteller, something rare these days.

In The Death of Attila, the great Hun leader dominates the late Roman world; in his shadow, a Hun warrior and a German princeling form a. .When Attila dies, the world around them crumbles, and the two men face terrible choices.

In The Death of Attila, the great Hun leader dominates the late Roman world; in his shadow, a Hun warrior and a German princeling form a fragile comradeship. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

The Death of Attila (1973) – Tacs, a young, ne'er-do-well Hunnish warrior, becomes unlikely . Holland, Cecelia (2000). Holland, Cecelia (Dec 2013). Locus Looks at Books : Divers Hands". Locus (635): 22. Griffith, Nicola (2013).

The Death of Attila (1973) – Tacs, a young, ne'er-do-well Hunnish warrior, becomes unlikely friends with Dietric, son of a subject king, in the harsh world of 453. Great Maria (1974) – Maria is the daughter of a Norman robber baron in Southern Italy in the late 11th century, forced to marry her father's choice, the young and ambitious Richard d'Alene, though she prefers his brother, Roger. The death that saved Europe : the Mongols turn back". In Cowley, Robert (e. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

This is Cecelia Holland at her best: spare, lucid and utterly harsh. Characters from different backgrounds struggle to connect, but ultimately, in this book, ethnicity is destiny. The Death of Attila concerns the relations between Huns, Romans and various Germanic tribes in the latter days of the Roman Empire. This is one of the best historical novels I have read.

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Cecelia Holland was born in Henderson, Nevada, in 1943 and started writing at the age of twelve. Starting with The Firedrake in 1966, she has published twenty-one independent historical novels covering periods from the middle of the first millennium CE up through parts of the early twentieth century, and from Egypt, through Russia, central Europe, Scandinavia, Great Britain, and Ireland to the West Coast of the United States

Attila (/ˈætɪlə, əˈtɪlə/; fl. c. 406–453), frequently called Attila the Hun, was the ruler of the Huns from 434 until his death in March 453. He was also the leader of a tribal empire consisting of Huns, Ostrogoths, and Alans among others, in Central.

Attila (/ˈætɪlə, əˈtɪlə/; fl. He was also the leader of a tribal empire consisting of Huns, Ostrogoths, and Alans among others, in Central and Eastern Europe. During his reign, he was one of the most feared enemies of the Western and Eastern Roman Empires. He crossed the Danube twice and plundered the Balkans, but was unable to take Constantinople

This book was historical fiction about the interaction between two youths (one a Hun, the other a German) who become friends in the Attila's capital city during the time just prior to the death of Attila. The novel was interesting and fun to read. Since little fact is known about Attila or his "administrative center" in the future Hungary, most of what is written in this novel is imaginary. But that's what fiction is. I found the novel convincing and an enjoyable read. I'd recommend the book for anyone who has an interest in the Attila the Hun era.
I choose this rating because this story seems amazing and real to me. When i read it, i was feeling like making a time_travel and follow the main characters in the story from the beggining to the end.The end was sad but i understand the perspective from both friends, Tacs and Dietrich, trying to be close to each other but separated by different way of life and different cultures.
The Death of Attila, ISBN 9780595501557, an Authors Guild Backinprint edition printed by iUniverse, Paperback $16.95 by Cecelia Holland is a story about the roving hordes of barbarians and their constant interest in attacking Rome.
The story opens with Tacs, a member of Atilla's horde, returning home with the dead body of his friend to provide proper burial. The two men had been on recognizance for Atilla's army in the aborted attack on Rome and had been left behind when they pulled out. His return alone and alive is a monumental accomplishment that increases his favored position with Atilla. Adaric, King of the Gepids, an eastern branch of the Germanic people is an excellent tactician who is aiding Atilla in planning another attack on Rome and is camped nearby. Dietric, his son, is intrigued by the Huns and slowly develops a friendship with Tacs, in spite of the hostility between the different tribes. More of Tacs' friends are introduced and we follow activity through a number of adventures before, during and subsequent to the demise of Atilla.
Several theories exist with respect to Atilla's death and the one employed here is the one accepted as most logical.
My rating of this book will, no doubt, be unpopular. Unlike the other reviewers, I have never read any of Holland's books, but have read much about the Huns per se and their history. As an initiate, therefore, I am not sure why this book was selected for reintroduction to print except for the author's popularity with her audience - obviously a good reason, but one not obvious to the uninitiated. Also, as an aside, the cover on the new publication (with the man in full body armor) apears to be a "stock" product and does not seem to be relevant. However, these matters aside, The Death of Atilla is an interesting read about a turbulent time when every tribe seemed to hate every other and the Christian faith was just beginning to make inroads on the pagan world. Reviewed by John H. Manhold, award winning fiction/non-fiction author.
This is a good book but not, in my opinion, a great book. I enjoyed it but am not really motivated to go out and read some of the other books by the author. What keeps me from giving a hardy endorsement to this book is a series of incomplete scenes that are never really explained. For example, Yaya, a Hun is killed in the Hun camp and whispers that the Germans did it but there is never a further explanation how the Germans got into the Hun camp.
I didn't like the ending, was a let down.
Wild Python
good book
I've been a fan of Holland's ever since her first novel, written while she was an undergraduate and published the year after; that was in 1966, a year ahead of me. I've been collecting first editions of her works for years, and she remains, in my considered opinion, the best historical novelist writing in English today. Still, I like best her earlier stuff, most of which is set in various corners of medieval Europe. This one is about the last days of Attila (in AD 453), who formed the diverse Hiung tribes into a nation, and the almost immediate disintegration of his empire without him to hold it together and impress his will upon it. But the story itself focuses on Tacs, a young warrior and something of a ne'er-do-well, though brave in battle and intensely loyal to the Kagan. Then there's Dietric, son of the subject Gepid king, Adaric, who's fascinated by the Huns and becomes friendly with Tacs. There are Tacs's cronies, Monidiak and Yaya and Bryak, also single, who join him in annoying their neighbors, and The Fluteplayer, a great shaman and sort of a surrogate father to Tacs. And there's the Roman monk, Aurelius, who hopes to convert the heathen Hun but ends up understanding them much better than he expected. Holland, as always, puts you right in the midst of the people, showing you how even the strangest of strange cultures makes perfect sense to those immersed in it.
Cecelia Holland has written a masterful novel that conjures up vivid images of the ancient barbarian world. The main theme of the work is the friendship between Tacs, a Hunnish tribesman and Dietric, a German king's son and the challenges and broken taboos such a friendship represents. Attila himself appears in tantalizing glimpses, a figure of awe and power, yet human withal. This is a novel of real people with everyday problems, not the typical bombastic historical epic usually written in pompous prose from a Roman perspective. The Romans in this novel are bit players, slyly petitioning for the goodwill of a ruler whose empire at its height was far larger than theirs. As Attila says in the book: 'The Romans are not important'. What appeals the most about the story however is its interplay of characters, the cosy companionship of Tacs and his fellows, the discovery of Hunnish and Germanic life as Tacs and Dietric are introduced to each other's world, and the spare, laid-back prose in which it is written. This book would make a great film or play provided it was rendered in the spirit intended by the writer, but I feel that would not include Hollywood (a more European handling perhaps). Cecelia Holland is a natural storyteller, something rare these days. And the Death of Attila is a book that will forever remain in my top ten.

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