Every time I look over my shoulder, I expect to see my death coming
From when the days were filled with knights
1066 and, all that.
Had this one waiting on the shelf for a while. 300-odd pages in and Hereward reminds me of Robert E.Howard's Conan. Ordinarily, that would be good, but this is England, not Cimmeria or even Hyboria. Reading Conquest by Stewart Binns View on Path
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 …
I just read the best book of the year.
If Harold had read some of these books about the Battle of Hastings, he probably wouldn't have lost!
25 September, and all that
The best book since 1066.
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 …