If nuanced character work calls to you, you don’t shy away from gothic horror with explicit gore, and you want something that keeps you on the edge of your seat with you breath held tight, dear reader, you’ll devour this cleverly woven book.
Review: Assassin’s Creed: The Golden City (#1) by Jaleigh Johnson
A young emperor’s life hangs in the balance in ancient Constantinople, and only the Brotherhood of Assassins can save him, in this action-packed historical adventure from the award-winning Assassin’s Creed universe Constantinople, 867 – A murderous plot is afoot. Assisted by the Order of the Ancients, the emperor schemes to assassinate his son and throw the city […]
Review: Bellatrix (Legion XXII #2) by Simon Turney
Synopsis: Warrior and combat medic of the Twenty Second Legion, Titus Cervianus, must fight the armies of the fabled Warrior Queen in this blistering new Roman adventure from Simon Turney. Egypt, 25 BC. Titus Cervianus is no ordinary soldier. And the Twenty Second is no ordinary legion. Formed from the personal guard of a conquered […]
Review: Ithaca (The Songs of Penelope #1) by Claire North
A beautiful retelling of Penelope’s life through the eyes of goddess and protector, Hera.
Blog Tour Review: Essex Dogs (Essex Dogs #1) by Dan Jones
Essex Dogs is a triumphant novel, full of moments, people and ideas that will stick with me for a very long time.
Review: Roman Britain’s Pirate King by Simon Elliott
Synopsis: In the mid-3rd century AD Roman Britain’s regional fleet, the Classis Britannica, disappeared. It was never to return. Soon the North Sea and English Channel were over-run by Germanic pirates preying upon the east and south coast of Britain, and the continental coast up to the Rhine Delta. The western augustus (senior emperor) Maximian […]
The Children of Gods and Fighting Men (Gael Song #1) by Shauna Lawless
Synopsis The first in a gripping new historical fantasy series that intertwines Irish mythology with real-life history, The Children of Gods and Fighting Men is the thrilling debut novel by Shauna Lawless. They think they’ve killed the last of us… 981 AD. The Viking King of Dublin is dead. His young widow, Gormflaith, has ambitions […]
Review: The House with the Golden Door (The Wolf Den #2) by Elodie Harper
Synopsis: The life of a courtesan in Pompeii is glamorous yet perilous . . .Amara has escaped her life as a slave in the Wolf Den, the city’s most notorious brothel, but now her survival depends on the affections of her patron: a man she might not know as well as she once thought. At […]
Review: Oathbound (Wolf of Kings Book #1) by Richard Cullens
Synopsis: First in an action-packed historical series featuring Danish warrior Styrkar, and his journey through the Battle of Hastings and the violence of the Norman Conquest. The champion of a dead king has nothing left to lose… And nothing more to fear.England, 1066. Styrkar the Dane stumbles wounded and delirious from the corpse-strewn battlefield of […]
Review: Shield Breaker (The Wolf of King #2) by Richard Cullen
Synopsis: Styrkar the warrior sails to dangerous lands in this thrilling new historical adventure from Richard Cullen. The sequel to Oath Bound, longlisted for the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize 2022. England, 1068: a land gripped in the iron fist of Frankish invaders. But the Conqueror does not sit easily on his fledgling throne. Rebellion is […]
Review: Shadow of the Eagle (The Borderlands #1) by Damion Hunter
Synopsis: Will Britain take him in… or mark him as its enemy?’A brilliantly realised world of Imperial ambition and native resistance’ Simon Scarrow’Wonderful, distinct characters … this is a terrific read’ Conn Iggulden Faustus Valerianus is the son of a Roman father and a British mother, a captive sold among the spoils after Claudius’s invasion. Now […]
Review: Kaikeyi by Vaishnavi Patel
A gorgeous retelling of Kaikeyi.