Review: The Last Viking by Berwick Coates

The Last Viking by Berwick Coates My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the story of how you really want 1066 to finish. After this battle - stop. Harold and the English win the battle of Stamford Bridge, see off the last Viking challenge. Nothing else happens. Everyone lives happy ever after. If you’ve read anything about the 1066 …

Review: 1066: What Fates Impose

1066 and, all that.

Review: The Last Conquest

The Last Conquest by Berwick Coates My rating: 4 of 5 stars A thoroughly enjoyable, maybe slightly alternative look at the possibilities surrounding the first couple of weeks of the Norman Conquest, leading up to and including the Battle of Hastings. It is a novel, so fiction, but thanks to the fiction and non-fiction reading …

Friday book news

...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 …

Review: Knights of the Hawk

I just read the best book of the year.

Today is the Anniversary of Battle of Stamford Bridge, 25 September 1066

25 September, and all that

Review: Hereward: End Of Days

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 …

Just 122 days and one Knight to go

What are we waiting for at the moment? Why it's Knights of the Hawk by our pal James Aitcheson of course! And it's out on the 24th of October. I'm writing another post partly because there's a new image of the cover available on the Random House website and partly because I'm really looking forward …

The Story of a Book Cover

How Hereward became The Time of the Wolf - or, the story behind what's in front of you Clever that, eh?

Review: The Splintered Kingdom

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' …