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Colin Iggulden - anyone read?

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KatharineClifton Tue 17-May-11 18:08:36

My 9 year olds picked up two of his books last week and are devouring them - Emperor The Gods of War and another Roman one.

They're not really my thing so I wondered if there are any themes/things that are disturbing that I should be aware of?

KatharineClifton Wed 18-May-11 14:44:10

Not Colin, rather Conn Iggulden. Doh!

Porphyria Tue 24-May-11 22:22:07

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MarkMarkMarkMark Thu 02-Jun-11 14:11:44

How bizarre - I'd never heard of Conn Iggulden until last night when google told me he'd been very complimentary about my book. Then I discovered he was profilic and hugely successful, and now 12 hours later here he is the subject of a new thread on the only mumsnet topic I visit!

It would be churlish of me not to read some of his stuff now!

piebald Thu 02-Jun-11 21:23:48

Not my usual type of book but i read a few and was swept along and enjoyed them

piebald Thu 02-Jun-11 21:25:55

Sorry that wasnt what you were asking, however i do think that kids read over stuffthey dont need to deal with and can see far nastier things in real life and telly then in historical fiction

Yama Thu 02-Jun-11 21:26:37

Haven't read them but dh has and he says there's sex and violence. He wouldn't recommend a nine year old read them.

Yama Thu 02-Jun-11 21:27:29

More sex in the Roman ones than in the Mongol ones.

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