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 …

Tancready!

Title for 'Tancred III', James Aitcheson's third in the '1066 The Bloody Aftermath' now revealed!

Paperback version of The Splintered Kingdom coming soon

Situation Norman All Booked Up? First look - for me anyway - at the cover for the paperback version of James Aitcheson's excellent 'The Splintered Kingdom'.

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' …

Review: Hawk Quest

Hawk Quest by Robert Lyndon My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is without doubt a big, glorious, involving book. One you can get totally lost in. It's a rich, twisting, and thoroughly absorbing tale. One that travels through Spain, France, England, Iceland, Greenland, Norway, Finland (I think), what is now Russia and all the …

Review: Hereward

Hereward by James Wilde My rating: 4 of 5 stars Superb. Nothing less. Hereward gripped me and held me at sword-point from page one. (That was my attempt at writing something they might want to use on a future Hereward book jacket). I can't remember being so impressed by a historical novel for a long, …

Review: Sworn Sword: The Bloody Aftermath Of 1066 England’s Fate Hangs In The Balance

Sworn Sword: The Bloody Aftermath Of 1066 England's Fate Hangs In The Balance by James Aitcheson My rating: 4 of 5 stars History is written by the winners. As someone much cleverer (Winston Churchill?) than me once said. Except for the aftermath of the 1066 invasion and conquering of Olde England, by the Normans. All …

Review: Outlaw

Outlaw by Angus Donald My rating: 4 of 5 stars Outlaw, is an enjoyable, even memorable, re-imagining and re-exploration if you will, of the Robin Hood legend. All our favourite fiends, friends and enemies are here - 'Maid Marion', Friar Tuck, 'Little' John, the Sherrif of Nottingham, and Guy of Gisborne - there's action and …