Comte Michel wrote:Halfway through Heretic, the third of Bernard Cornwell's Grail trilogy. Loved the Sharpe books, and these are good too, but there's just something about his writing style that every so often jars like someone scraping fingernails down a blackboard. Like he's trying too hard to create tension or something like that.
Once that's finished I'm on to either the last couple of books in the Game of Thrones series, or more of C J Cherryh's Foreigner novels.
I have read about half the Sharpe books, I do enjoy them but I ran out of steam, as they became quite similar. I may return to them in due time.
For anyone interested in the Victorian period I cannot recommend highly enough the classic Flashman series by the late George MacDonald Fraser. Very funny and chock full of period detail. Imagine a historical event (Charge of the Light Brigade, Little Bighorn etc), old Flashy ends up in it, often unwittingly!!! Actually scratch funny, absolutely hilarious in fact!
Game of Thrones is good fun too, if a bit unweildy at times.
When I feel like sci-fi I also really like the Black Library's Horus Heresy series, as the 40k background is really fantastic.