Nicholas Guild


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I just finished reading The was one of the best books I've ever had the pleasure of being sucked into. I NEED to know if there will be another one!!!

>>By Rebecca   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:37)

Hi, I can see that I am not the only one looking for a copy of "The Blood Star" by Nicholas Guild. If anyone one knows where I can get a copy of it, either in English, Spanish or French I would be grateful. Thaks everybody

>>By Sami   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:37)

The Assyrian was simply amazing! It ranks as one of the best historical fiction novels I have read. Why isn't Guild more well known? I too am searching for the sequel, The Blood Star, but luckily my local library has a copy.

>>By Hussain   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:37)

I have stumbled on this site looking for the same as the rest , a copy of blood star by my namesake Nicholas Guild . If anyone does know my email is

>>By Guildy   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:37)

Nicholas Guild's last book, "Angel", was written in 1995. Does anyone know why he quit writting? Is he still alive?


>>By Tucker   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:37)

I have been looking for a copy of The Blood Star for several years now. The only copies I've been able to find were first editions costing a little over $100, which is more than I have... Has anyone been able to find any copies? I'd appreciate the help.

>>By Daniel   (Sunday, 9 Feb 2003 20:51)

I have a hardbacked copy of The Bloodstar in near mint condition. I'd need a decent offer to part with it.

>>By Steve   (Monday, 24 Feb 2003 16:55)

I accidently picked up a copy of the ASSYRIAN at my library and consequently asked the library to search for THE BLOOD STAR. I did not want the story to end and hoped for a trilogy. I would like to know more about the author , if only to let him know , that I enjoyed the read and his very special talent as a writer, kept me mesmorized.

I have a copy of ANGEL, dedicated to"Susan Sheridan, who helped me find my way back to the light" Well written, but a different genre.

A very great read is RAPTOR - Garry Jennings

I don't give out my e-mail. But will check back here.

>>By Mechthild   (Monday, 7 Apr 2003 10:35)

Help!! I am desperate for a chance to get hold of 2 books by Nicholas Guild, The Assyrian and The Bloodstar! Can someone please put me out of my misery? Thanks!


>>By Lisa   (Monday, 14 Apr 2003 18:32)

You could take a look at the left side of this page, Lisa :-)

>>By Vanessa   (Tuesday, 15 Apr 2003 20:46)

You would be surprised to find out how many libraries have both copies. go to the new york public library site, ask to find the books in libraries in your own zip code. After looking for years, I found them in my own small town local library. Shlamalukh!

>>By marta   (Friday, 18 Apr 2003 15:22)

Does everyone realize that Niniveh is under Mosul, where all the bombing in Iraq is being done? And that all the "antiquities" in Iraq that were looted or bombed are Assyrian?
Assyria is Iraq's ancient history.
Also all Assyrians are Christians, are for this they are the constant target of the Iraqi government, and also the Kurds. Kurds have directed a holocst against Assyrians that is being reported in the internation press almost daily. If they get there own province, the first thing they will do is cleanse it of Christians.
The Iraquis kill the Kurds, and the Kurds kill the assryians. Reading Guild/s book in the light of this war is truly chilling.

>>By Marta   (Sunday, 20 Apr 2003 02:24)

to Marta
that was great. I found both books in the library.
the similarites of war are startling. Anyone know if Guild has a site?

>>By Jim   (Tuesday, 22 Apr 2003 00:32)

I wrote to the publishers of Angel asking for a background on Nicholas Guild. Its to soon for a reply.

>>By mechthild   (Tuesday, 22 Apr 2003 17:39)

Good luck on the publisher of Angel by Nicholas Guild giving you any info about him. But if they do tell you anything, please come back here and tell us. Guild seems to have dropped from sight. Nothing since Angel in 1995. The Assyrian and Blood Star were supposed to be the first two books of a triology, but the last one never appeared. Angel came out instead. Guild has written 14 books. I have every one. He is (was?) such a fine writer no matter what genre he's writing in. He is a PhD by the way. Lost and Found Man was his first book, written while he was teaching college English back in 1973.

>>By Tucker   (Sunday, 27 Apr 2003 05:23)

I'm in accord. Because of recent events his Assyrian and Blood Star generate new interest. I only found the Assyrian several months ago. Now I'm gobbeling up his books.

>>By Mechthild   (Monday, 28 Apr 2003 11:47)

Mechthild, there are three Nicholas Guild books you should read in sequence. Summer Soldier, Old Acquaintance, and The Favor. These are "Ray Guinness" books and should be read in order. I envy you the reading of them for the first time.

>>By Tucker   (Monday, 28 Apr 2003 19:31)

Thanks Tucker, Its not my first time reading out of sequence. THE ASSYRIAN, BLOOD STAR, CHAIN REACTION, THE BERLIN WARNING , then OLD ACQUAINTANCE - which is not as complex as the later books. This all began with THE ASSYRIAN. I don't usually read suspense. Guild is gifted and I'm hooked.

>>By Mechthild   (Monday, 28 Apr 2003 20:02)

To Tucker,
Thanks for that "read' on nichloas guild.
I am Assryian, and if his book doesn't describe my father to a tee, I'll eat my hat. My father's name is Sargon, too.
About the books, one can go to and put in guild's titles. They locate used, rare, and out of print books, then email you.with the place to get it. Right now there are several places to get The Assyrian, and at a normal price. And one or two places to get the Bloodstar, but this book is rare and they're asking around $200. for it.

>>By marta   (Wednesday, 30 Apr 2003 02:05)

Is this about Nicholas Guild, or buying copies of "The Assyrian" and "Blood Star"?

>>By Lydia   (Wednesday, 30 Apr 2003 02:57)

Marta, be patient and check out some used book stores. At this point the prices for the Blood Star are inflated. I'm sure you'll find a copy.

>>By Mechthild   (Wednesday, 30 Apr 2003 06:31)

It's about being able to buy the Assyrian, and The Bloodstar over the internet. It's a great site. i've found other hard books to get on their site, too.
How you can find out about Nicholas Guild, I just don't know

>>By marta   (Wednesday, 30 Apr 2003 06:38)


I have ordered the books I would like to read. I think this webside is misleading. Live and learn.

Thanks for being candit.

>>By Lydia   (Wednesday, 30 Apr 2003 07:50)


>>By Mechthild   (Wednesday, 30 Apr 2003 09:10)

Lydia, I'm sorry you feel that this site is misleading. I was happy to discover it, to find people interested in Nicholas Guild.

Mechthild, yes Guild is gifted. He is a master in the use of flash backs. Even if they go on for pages, you never feel your "lost". And, I certainly never imagined that I would be rooting for the "bad guy" to get away as I did reading Chain Reaction. Well, Summer Soldier really explains Ray Guinness so that Old Acquaintance is better understood. When that book came out, Newgate Calender reviewed it for The New York Times Book Review and said it "moved like a tank". Well, yes. Ray Guinness is a highly moral man that happens to be an assassin. He is highly introspective.

>>By Tucker   (Wednesday, 30 Apr 2003 22:27)

Marta, what a rich heritage you come from. I envy you knowing that you heard many stories from your family as you were growing up. I am a peasant from a long line of peasants. Having nothing much else, peasants are great story tellers. I am more than happy to sit down and listen to a good story, which is one reason I like Nicholas Guild so much; he tells great stories. I had my maps out the whole time I was reading The Assyrian and The Blood Star.

>>By Tucker   (Wednesday, 30 Apr 2003 22:39)

Tucker, I humbly apologize for my negative comments. I was naive and didn't think abou the site until after I found my suggestions about an alternative purchase deleted. I am truely interested in these novels. Born in post war Germany, I never read books about WWII. In the case of Chain Reaction and The Berlin Warning, I admire Guild's respectful portrayal of the enemy. But thats what makes these above average books. Ditto about the flash backs.

>>By Mechthild   (Wednesday, 30 Apr 2003 23:44)

PS: I have ordered the 2 remaining books in the Guiness series from amazon.

>>By Mechthild   (Wednesday, 30 Apr 2003 23:51)

My grandmother is Marta, also my granddaughter, and you know about my name, Lydia?

>>By Lydia   (Thursday, 1 May 2003 03:10)

Methchtild, having European roots gives you a better insight into the settings that Guild uses in his books. I was a longtime reader of spy and foreign intrigue novels and if they didn't start at night with the rain (or snow) coming down hard I didn't have much faith that the book would be any good. LOL Len Deighton has some 15 books set mostly in Germany, West and East, and weather plays a big part in them.

>>By Tucker   (Saturday, 3 May 2003 07:03)

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