Review: The Emperor’s Knives

The Emperor's Knives by Anthony Riches My rating: 2 of 5 stars There should be some sort of drinking game, the sort of thing I’m sure Anthony Riches would approve of, based on all the eyebrow raising going on in his books, Especially The Emperor's Knives. You take a drink every time a character raises …

Review: The Eagle’s Vengeance

The Eagle's Vengeance by Anthony Riches My rating: 3 of 5 stars It is said the eyes are the windows to your soul. Anthony Riches seems to take that (a little too much) to heart in his ‘Empire' series. Any emotion can be expressed from surprise to anger and all points in between, by a …

Review: Rome’s Executioner

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Review: The Wolf’s Gold

The Wolf's Gold by Anthony Riches My rating: 3 of 5 stars No matter how much I enjoy the ‘Empire’ books, I can’t get away from the fact that Anthony Riches’ Editor is still blind. Like the bat. It’s ok, publishing people, I have bought all the books (so far) in the series (twice, actually, …

Review: The Leopard Sword

The Leopard Sword by Anthony Riches My rating: 3 of 5 stars Once again, be warned - if you’re looking for Jane Austin set in 183AD, you better go find some Jane Austen, or Phillipa Gregory, or…or… You know, the stuff that is basically ‘Mills and Boon’ masquerading as Historical Fiction. For girls. Chick Hist …

Review: Fortress of Spears

Fortress of Spears by Anthony Riches My rating: 4 of 5 stars The third of Anthony Riches’ Empire series, Fortress of Spears was quite clearly written as the ending to a trilogy. Maybe it was submitted, they read it, got back to him and said “we’ll have some more of that, thanks." “D’oh!” If you’ve …

Review: The Lion and the Lamb

The Lion and the Lamb by John Henry Clay My rating: 4 of 5 stars Set in a period I knew very little about, The Lion and The Lamb I found to be in the end, an excellent book, instantly engaging, really well written and a thoroughly good investment of my - and your - …

Friday book news 18 April

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Review: Arrows of Fury

Arrows of Fury by Anthony Riches My rating: 4 of 5 stars I had to, thanks (?) to an eye infection, ‘read’ this with Audible. And very glad I was too. What top notch entertainment it is! So good in fact, I’ve had it read to me twice inside a month - and enjoyed every …