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Historical series set in the American Revolution

trower

What I am looking for was posted to SOL in the early 2000's, I believe. The stories were long, and there were at least a few of them as the Revolutionary War progressed. The main character found himself in many historical situations, had many adventures, and bedded numerous women during them, starting in the siege of Boston. I think. Thanks for any help.

Replies:   bubbag
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try volintrin

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make that volentrin

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

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http://storiesonline.net/a/Volentrin

Crumbly Writer

Starting the thread drift early (since Trower got his link), does anyone have any theories on why so many historic/time-travel stories all seem to focus on the 19th century as opposed to earlier dates? I can see the whole 'Westward trek'/cowboy theme, but I've always wondered about this lack of curiosity about other time periods.

Ernest Bywater

@Crumbly Writer

I suspect it's because the actions and behaviours of the people are very much like what people today are used to, and the available research information on events, places, and, people then are very good when compared to most other eras. I also think it's easier to not trip up with the wrong tech as it is in some other periods.

Ernest Bywater

@Crumbly Writer

since Trower got his link


Although I gave the link to the author page, I'm not that sure that's where the stories he wants are .

Dominions Son

@Crumbly Writer

Starting the thread drift early (since Trower got his link), does anyone have any theories on why so many historic/time-travel stories all seem to focus on the 19th century as opposed to earlier dates?


Familiarity? US primary education tends to focus more on that era than anything earlier, because of a lot of major stuff going on for the US. We don't get a lot of European history.

I have seen dead tree published time travel stories to medieval Europe, but those are mostly by authors from the UK or other European countries.

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
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@Dominions Son


I have seen dead tree published time travel stories to medieval Europe, but those are mostly by authors from the UK or other European countries.


Hell, one of my favorite time travel stories of all time (I can't recall the title) featured a Roman gladiator condemned to die but who's resurrected from a frozen block of ice in the Arctic, who they goes on to wreck havoc throughout much of the modern world. Great story, but largely forgotten (it sold well when it was still active, though). It dealt with a lot of issues about how different ideas from different times aren't really appropriate to modern times.

P.S. It also had a LOT of sex in it, from back in the days (20 or 30 years ago) when there still wasn't much available in most books.

Replies:   Dominions Son  Abs
trower

Unfortunately, I can see no stories by Volentrin that were about the topic requested, so I'm still looking if anyone has any ideas. Thanks.

awnlee jawking

@trower

Not the story you're looking for but set in the same time period and including some sex, uncle jim's Magic Ink V might be worth a try.

AJ

ustourist

@trower

It looks like it would be part of 'The Gift V' by Volentrin, which is no longer on the site.
I only hold details of book I, II and V, so don't know about the intervening ones. I seem to recall the author died in about 2008, but they may be somewhere else.

Dominions Son
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@Crumbly Writer


Roman gladiator condemned to die but who's resurrected from a frozen block of ice in the Arctic, who they goes on to wreck havoc throughout much of the modern world.


WTF?

How does a Roman gladiator end up as a corpsicle in the Arctic? Canada, Alaska, or Russia? Or do they find him on/in the sea ice which would be even stranger.

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bubbag

@trower

I think that series was by Old Fart. Or Old Someone....

Abs

@Crumbly Writer

Roman gladiator condemned to die but who's resurrected from a frozen block of ice in the Arctic


Could it be this book?
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/142024.The_Far_Arena

looks good

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@Dominions Son


How does a Roman gladiator end up as a corpsicle in the Arctic? Canada, Alaska, or Russia? Or do they find him on/in the sea ice which would be even stranger.


I'm revealing details of the plot, but he rose to prominence, became a full citizen and pissed off the current (at the time) Emperor who had him physically marched to Northern England where he's poisoned and dumped in the ocean to experience the worst of both deaths. It turns out that the concoction they used prevented the cells in his blood from crystallizing once frozen and ultimately led to modern-day medical treatments.

Good book with plenty of complicated, well-thought out details which all strangely fit together in unlikely ways.

@Abs

Could it be this book?

The_Far_Arena

looks good


Thanks for the lookup, Abs. It was published while I was in college, though I probably read it years later. I remember it was a NY Times Bestseller at the time. I'll have to see if I can find a copy and reread it and see whether the story holds up after so many years (one reason why I liked it at the time was the amount of sex in the book).

Update: Just repurchased the book. Amazon is selling a modern repackaging of the story, though the formatting leaves a bit to be desired (lines running together on the very first page).

samuelmichaels

@Crumbly Writer

There have been a number of stories of European Medievalesque variety, as well as what I call Caveman Romance. But you are right, 19th century seem to predominate.

Even in "regular" historic fiction, 19th century has an outsize role. From Napoleonic wars, to Regency Romance, to exploration of the Wild West, there are plenty of sub-genres that fill up countless shelves in book stores and libraries.

Replies:   gregwynn
gregwynn

@samuelmichaels

The Rebel by realoldbill. Series of several stories

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@gregwynn

The Rebel by realoldbill. Series of several stories


http://storiesonline.net/a/realoldbill

http://storiesonline.net/s/76059/rebel

http://storiesonline.net/s/10434/rebel-spy-a-historical-sex-story

aripeone

John Wales has a time travel story to fourth century Europe.
Scotland the Brave =Scotland time travel.

LonelyDad

'Magic Inc V The Thired Reality' by Uncle Jim is also set in an alternate Revolutionary War setting. It would probably help to read the others first to get the background.

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