Not your usual 'what if...' novel
There are probably a lot of these in second-hand bookshops
The best battle cry they could come up with, was "Tungria!"?
Into this house we're born
Into this world we're thrown
The Black Stone (Agent of Rome 4) by Nick Brown My rating: 5 of 5 stars A crack squad of undercover Intelligence officials, on a desperate, life or death, race against time mission deep in enemy territory in the southern Arabian peninsula, against a backdrop of rising insurgency… The situation now, in Yemen? The new ‘Bourne'? The new James Bond? A … Continue reading Review: The Black Stone (Agent of Rome 4)
Crowbone by Robert Low My rating: 2 of 5 stars ‘Crapbone.’ A complete load of cliched old cobblers. What a disappointment. What a big fat, arrogant, bloated disappointment this was. I couldn’t quite put my finger is on why has it taken me so long to start reading this one but as soon as I got about … Continue reading Review: Crowbone
Sword of Rome by Douglas Jackson My rating: 5 of 5 stars Set in same period - AD68/69 - as Henry Venmore-Rowland’s The Sword and the Throne and Robert Fabbri’s Vespasian series, Sword of Rome might be the fourth installment in Douglas Jackson’s series about Gaius Valerius Verrens, but it shows no sign of slacking in pace … Continue reading Review: Sword of Rome
I thought I'd actually wait until the year was over (2014, just in case you...) before putting my heads together and seeing what I'd read that was worthy of The Speesh Golden Bookmark* for best book/read I read in 2014. As usual, I don't seem to have read any of other places' 'Books of the Year.' Partly … Continue reading If it's 2015, it must be time for – Book of the Year 2014!
The Emperor's Knives by Anthony Riches My rating: 2 of 5 stars There should be some sort of drinking game, the sort of thing I’m sure Anthony Riches would approve of, based on all the eyebrow raising going on in his books, Especially The Emperor's Knives. You take a drink every time a character raises … Continue reading Review: The Emperor's Knives
The Eagle's Vengeance by Anthony Riches My rating: 3 of 5 stars It is said the eyes are the windows to your soul. Anthony Riches seems to take that (a little too much) to heart in his ‘Empire' series. Any emotion can be expressed from surprise to anger and all points in between, by a … Continue reading Review: The Eagle's Vengeance