Review: 'Hannibal, Enemy of Rome' by Ben Kane

As fine a Chianti as you'll ever read

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Review: Vespasian False God of Rome (Vespasian III)

False God of Rome by Robert Fabbri My rating: 4 of 5 stars Robert Fabbri seems to be documenting, pretty much minute by minute, the career of Vespasian. Vespasian is a pretty well-known historical character and that is the problem, I guess, with writing about a historical figures - how to keep the excitement up, given that your … Continue reading Review: Vespasian False God of Rome (Vespasian III)

Review: Sword of Rome

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

Review: The Sword and the Throne

The Sword and the Throne by Henry Venmore-Rowland My rating: 5 of 5 stars If you haven’t read Henry Venmore-Rowland’s  previous novel The Last Caesar you really should have. However, it’s not vital, you’ll soon get totally caught up in this wonderful book all on its own. Chances are, if you know anything of ‘The Year of The … Continue reading Review: The Sword and the Throne

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!