Much has been written about the Roman army and the mighty legions that conquered their empire and then defended it for centuries against all comers. But little has been written about the men and units employed when something more subtle than the march of legions into pitched battle was required. This is the only book […]
Review: The Book That Wouldn’t Burn (The Library Trilogy, #1)
A boy has lived his whole life trapped within a vast library, older than empires and larger than cities. A girl has spent hers in a tiny settlement out on the Dust where nightmares stalk and no one goes. The world has never even noticed them. That’s about to change. Their stories spiral around each […]
Team Review: The Given Day by Dennis Lehane ft. Krystle Matar & C.M. Caplan
Synopsis: Set in Boston at the end of the First World War, New York Times best-selling author Dennis Lehane’s long-awaited eighth novel unflinchingly captures the political and social unrest of a nation caught at the crossroads between past and future. The Given Day tells the story of two families—one black, one white—swept up in a […]
Tread of Angels by Rebecca Roanhorse
Overall, if you’re looking for a quick, fun read, I’d recommend Tread of Angels.
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: The Magician’s Daughter by H.G. Parry
Cozy, atmospheric fantasy set in a historical setting. The kind of book that makes you feel as if magic is real.
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.
Review: The Ballad of Perilous Graves by Alex Jennings
Alex Jennings captures the spirit of New Orleans in The Ballad of Perilous Graves.
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 […]
Review: The Book of Gothel by Mary McMyne
The Book of Gothel is beautifully woven, and full of depth and compassion. It’s adventurous, and manages to be classic and modern all at once, giving life to Mother Gothel.
Review: The Fall of Roman Britain and why we speak English
Synopsis: The end of empire in the island of Great Britain was both more abrupt and more complete than in any of the other European Roman provinces. When the fog clears and Britain re-enters the historical record, it is, unlike other former European provinces of the Western Empire, dominated by a new culture that speaks […]