Review: Iron & Rust – Harry Sidebottom

3 of 5 stars Series: The Throne of the Caesars 1 My version: Hardback Historical Fiction Rome, the Romans Harper Collins 2014 Bought, signed first edition In a single year, six Emperors will lay claim to the Throne of the Caesars. Spring AD235. Dawn on the Rhine. A surprise attack and the brutal murder of the Emperor Alexander and […]

Review: Crowbone

Crowbone by Robert Low My rating: 2 of 5 stars ‘Crapbone.’ A complete load of cliched old cobblers. What a disappointment. What a big fat, arrogant, bloated disappointment this was. I couldn’t quite put my finger is on why has it taken me so long to start reading this one but as soon as I got about […]

Review: The Sword and the Throne

The Sword and the Throne by Henry Venmore-Rowland My rating: 5 of 5 stars If you haven’t read Henry Venmore-Rowland’s  previous novel The Last Caesar you really should have. However, it’s not vital, you’ll soon get totally caught up in this wonderful book all on its own. Chances are, if you know anything of ‘The Year of The […]

Meet the new god, not the same as the old god

I thought, after this post the other day, I’d also have a look at some books where their cover changed dramatically, between hardback and paperback versions. And make some completely uninformed speculation as to why that may be. First up is Giles Kristian‘s God of Vengeance. On the left, is the hardback version, the right […]

Whoops!

Now that’s embarrassing. Fortunately for Ben Kane and Harry Sidebottom, one is a paperback, the other hardback and so, hardly likely to be seen on the same shop book shelf at the same time. But still… Harry Sidebottom’s paperback is out from Harper Collins as of now, but Ben’s hardback is first released by Preface Publishing […]