Review: Zealot. The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth – Reza Aslan

'Aslan's riveting biography ... synthesises Scripture and scholarship to create an original account' The New Yorker


Review: Thunder God by Paul Watkins

5 out of 5 shields My version: Paperback Fiction Vikings Faber and Faber 2004 Bought A gripping, acclaimed action-packed Viking epic. Set in the 10th century, when Viking raids were at their peak, Paul Watkins spins a tale that covers three continents. After centuries of ranging unchecked across the northern world, the fortunes of the Vikings have begun to … Continue reading Review: Thunder God by Paul Watkins

Review: Outlaw – Angus Donald

Outlaw by Angus Donald My rating: 4 of 5 stars Outlaw, is an enjoyable, even memorable, re-imagining and re-exploration if you will, of the Robin Hood legend. All our favourite fiends, friends and enemies are here - 'Maid Marion', Friar Tuck, 'Little' John, the Sherrif of Nottingham, and Guy of Gisborne - there's action and … Continue reading Review: Outlaw – Angus Donald

Review: Viking: King’s Man – Tim Severin

Series: Viking 3 My version: Paperback Genre: Historical Fiction, Viking Age Publisher: Pan (Macmillan) First published: 2005 Bought This is in essence, a different look at the Viking 'swords and shields' books that I like reading so much (Robert Low, Giles Kristian, etc). If you're simply after swords and shields and bucket-loads of bloody raping and … Continue reading Review: Viking: King’s Man – Tim Severin