Conquest by Stewart Binns My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is probably going to be seen as a guilty pleasure and I have glanced at reviews which would suggest it is quite possibly not all that cool to say (a bit like admitting to thinking The Da Vinci Code was one hell of a … Continue reading Review: Conquest
...is back! And, on a Saturday! Imperial Fire, Robert Lyndon's follow-up to Hawk Quest, has now been released. You can order it here: Amazon The Book Depository Or, if you fancy a signed first edition copy and don't mind paying full-whack and possibly postage the same cost as the book (depending on where you live … Continue reading Friday book news
The best book since 1066.
The Splintered Kingdom by James Aitcheson My rating: 4 of 5 stars If I read a better, more satisfying book, of the Historical Fiction (or any other) genre this next year - I'll be astounded. Or for many years to come. Or at least until the next in the 'Bloody Aftermath' series. The 'Splintered Kingdom' … Continue reading Review: The Splintered Kingdom
Hereward by James Wilde My rating: 4 of 5 stars Superb. Nothing less. Hereward gripped me and held me at sword-point from page one. (That was my attempt at writing something they might want to use on a future Hereward book jacket). I can't remember being so impressed by a historical novel for a long, … Continue reading Review: Hereward
Sworn Sword: The Bloody Aftermath Of 1066 England's Fate Hangs In The Balance by James Aitcheson My rating: 4 of 5 stars History is written by the winners. As someone much cleverer (Winston Churchill?) than me once said. Except for the aftermath of the 1066 invasion and conquering of Olde England, by the Normans. All … Continue reading Review: Sworn Sword: The Bloody Aftermath Of 1066 England's Fate Hangs In The Balance