I'm guessing it's the 'Rosy fingers of dawn' type stuff?I feel similarly. Byzantine history is fascinating, but even today it doesn't get as much airtime or interest as many other empires. Seems like a big oversight to me, especially if you're trying to understand the evolution of Christianity or the whole of Europe.
And now for something completely different ...
Overwritten Black Library novels. Some are better and some are worse, but the majority of them seem horribly purple-proseish to me, and it really grates. I like the story and I'm interested in seeing what's happening, but I keep running into these thickets of description.
More like "the bleak and barren wasteland breathed of the desolation that had come before it and would descend upon it once again, as the armies of bitter hatred and malicious lust battled for the supremacy of the kingdom of nothingness"-type stuff.I'm guessing it's the 'Rosy fingers of dawn' type stuff?