Review : The Serpent Sword. Bernicia Chronicles Book 1

The Serpent Sword. The Bernicia Chronicles book 1 by Matthew Harffy My rating: 4 of 5 stars If your knowledge of the history of British Isles stops sometime around at the departure of Rome’s legions and starts again at with the arrival of the Vikings, The Serpent Sword is for you. If you’d like light shone into your … Continue reading Review : The Serpent Sword. Bernicia Chronicles Book 1

Review: 1356 – Bernard Cornwell

1356 by Bernard Cornwell My rating : 4 of 5 stars Set after the English victory at Crécy, during the Hundred Years’ War and leading up to what by all accounts, this one included, was the apocalyptic battle of Poitiers in the year 1356 of the title. We’re in deepest darkest France and there’s something … Continue reading Review: 1356 – Bernard Cornwell

If it's 2015, it must be time for – Book of the Year 2014!

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!