Review: Blood and Blade – Matthew Harffy

If Matthew Harffy is a new name to you, sort it out. Right now.

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Review: Fire & Steel – C. R. May

The Dark Ages just got a whole lot brighter

Review: The Cross and the Curse by Matthew Harffy

If ever there needed to be a TV series made of books, it's these

Review: The Scarlet Thief by Paul Fraser Collard

You're 'avin' a Lark!

Review : The Serpent Sword. Bernicia Chronicles Book 1

The Serpent Sword. The Bernicia Chronicles book 1 by Matthew Harffy My rating: 4 of 5 stars If your knowledge of the history of British Isles stops sometime around at the departure of Rome’s legions and starts again at with the arrival of the Vikings, The Serpent Sword is for you. If you’d like light shone into your …

Review: 1356 – Bernard Cornwell

1356 by Bernard Cornwell My rating : 4 of 5 stars Set after the English victory at Crécy, during the Hundred Years’ War and leading up to what by all accounts, this one included, was the apocalyptic battle of Poitiers in the year 1356 of the title. We’re in deepest darkest France and there’s something …

If it’s 2015, it must be time for – Book of the Year 2014!

I thought I'd actually wait until the year was over (2014, just in case you...) before putting my heads together and seeing what I'd read that was worthy of The Speesh Golden Bookmark* for best book/read I read in 2014. As usual, I don't seem to have read any of other places' 'Books of the Year.' Partly …

Review: The Fort

The Fort by Bernard Cornwell My rating: 3 of 5 stars Try as I might - and I tried - I could not get a fix on this one. I couldn’t see to figure out what he wanted to, or was was trying to do, with the book. In the end - and after reading …

Who’s that over there on the throne?

Arriving faster than a spaceship landing on a comet (a shade under two weeks from London to Denmark - that's about a week less than 'usual'), yesterday this little beauty arrived. Thanks again to the very wonderful folks at Goldsboro Books, that's a signed, first edition of Bernard Cornwell's latest, number eight in The Warrior …

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