Review: The Leopard Sword

The Leopard Sword by Anthony Riches My rating: 3 of 5 stars Once again, be warned - if you’re looking for Jane Austin set in 183AD, you better go find some Jane Austen, or Phillipa Gregory, or…or… You know, the stuff that is basically ‘Mills and Boon’ masquerading as Historical Fiction. For girls. Chick Hist … Continue reading Review: The Leopard Sword

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Review: Fortress of Spears

Fortress of Spears by Anthony Riches My rating: 4 of 5 stars The third of Anthony Riches’ Empire series, Fortress of Spears was quite clearly written as the ending to a trilogy. Maybe it was submitted, they read it, got back to him and said “we’ll have some more of that, thanks." “D’oh!” If you’ve … Continue reading Review: Fortress of Spears

Review: Of Merchants and Heroes

Of Merchants and Heroes by Paul Waters My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is one, I thought after I’d finished it, that perhaps would have benefited by having its ‘Historical Note’ at the start. I certainly found it to be a better book looking back at it after having read the Historical Note, than … Continue reading Review: Of Merchants and Heroes

Review: The Last Caesar

The Last Caesar by Henry Venmore-Rowland My rating: 4 of 5 stars Is there room in the Roman market for another author writing fiction set in Ancient Rome? When you're as good as this, there is. When your name's as big as Henry Venmore-Rowland - you better create a lot of room. And he does, … Continue reading Review: The Last Caesar

Review: The Silver Eagle

The Silver Eagle by Ben Kane My rating: 4 of 5 starsThis is an excellent read. At least on a par with Harry Sidebottom's 'Warrior of Rome' books. The Silver Eagle, is number two in Ben Kane's Forgotten Legion series.The Forgotten Legion are one of the Roman Legions defeated after the battle of Carrhae. They are … Continue reading Review: The Silver Eagle