Splendidly impressive, confident, and rich in incident and historical detail
Bloodaxe is the first volume in a trilogy which will tell the story of one of the Viking Age’s legendary kings.
It's all too beautiful
Guess who's coming to dinner?
The Sea Road by Margaret Elphinstone My rating: 5 of 5 stars The Sea Road is an imaginative and beautifully written attempt to recreate the life of an Icelandic woman called Gudrun Thorbjarnadottir. If you have no idea who that is, that's ok. Not many will know who she is. She is a Norse woman, who appears … Continue reading Review: The Sea Road
The real thing.
...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
When Bernard Cornwell is on form, he can be at least as good, if not a whole lot better, than most everyone else. When he's ticking over, he's also a whole lot better than a whole lot of other writers in the Historical Fiction field.
Hereward: End Of Days by James Wilde My rating: 5 of 5 stars Don't you just love it when things come together? I go on holiday to the UK and pick up Hereward The End of Days. Amongst other places, we visit friends who live in Ely. On my birthday, the 7th of August, unfortunately … Continue reading Review: Hereward: End Of Days
Hawk Quest by Robert Lyndon My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is without doubt a big, glorious, involving book. One you can get totally lost in. It's a rich, twisting, and thoroughly absorbing tale. One that travels through Spain, France, England, Iceland, Greenland, Norway, Finland (I think), what is now Russia and all the … Continue reading Review: Hawk Quest