Reading Club

I assume you're here at this website because you like my books. Good. And that also means you might like the books I enjoy reading, and that all of us might enjoy the books that you read, so this is simply a place where we can exchange news of books - any books - not just historical novels. Tell us if you've read something wonderful and entertaining, and we'll post your recommendations and reviews here. And, please, let us know what you think of these recommendations!

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Empire of Dragons

Written by: Valerio Massimo Manfredi

Published by: Pan McMillian

Submitted By: Gabriel Garcia

Empire of Dragons blends the worlds and cultures of the west and the east. When Roman soldier Metellus, his emperor and men get captured by their enemies the Persians, they are sold into slavery. However, Metellus and ten of his…

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Eagle and Empire

Written by: Alan Smale

Published by: Del Rey Publishing

Submitted By: Gabriel Garcia

Eagle and Empire is the third and final book in the Clash of Eagles trilogy. Taking place right after the events of books 2, Roman Praetor Gaius and his Cahokian allies must prepare for war as the Mongols advance from…

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Flashman in the Peninsula

Written by: Robert Brightwell

Published by: Feedaread

Submitted By: Robert Brightwell

(This review submitted by the book’s author) Flashman is revealed as the catalyst to one of the greatest royal scandals of the nineteenth century, which disgraced a prince and ultimately produced one of our greatest novelists. In Spain and Portugal…

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Eagle in Exile

Written by: Alan Smale

Published by: Del Rey Publishing

Submitted By: Gabriel Garcia

The second book in Alan Smale’s Clash of Eagles Trilogy finds Marcellinus living in Cahokia after protecting his Native friends from their rivals the Iroquois at the end of book one. In hopes of ensuring a peace between the two…

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Fire in the Year of Four Emperors

Written by: Rick Deragon

Published by: de Ventadorn Press

Submitted By: Rick Deragon

(This review submitted by the book’s author) In 69 AD, as four Roman generals vie to become the next emperor, Batavian prince Julius Civilis, called Rokus by his tribesmen, journeys from Rome to his homeland under the escort of Marius,…

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Visions of a Dream

Written by: Justine Johnston Hemmestad

Published by: CreateSpace

Submitted By: Justine Johnston Hemmestad

(This review submitted by the book’s author) Visions of a Dream focuses on the spiritual journey of Alexander the Great, set against the backdrop of his military campaign into Persia in the 4th Century B.C.E. Even as he conquered populations…

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Legionary: Empire of Shades (Legionary #6)

Written by: Gordon Doherty

Published by: CreateSpace

Submitted By: Gordon Doherty

(This review submitted by the book’s author) “379 AD: Thracia has fallen to the Gothic horde… With the ashes of Adrianople still swirling in the air, the Eastern Roman Empire is in turmoil. The emperor is dead, the throne lies…

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Cochrane, the Life and Exploits of a Fighting Captain

Written by: Robert Harvey

Published by: Robinson

Submitted By: Rusty Rodke

Cochrane was the model for Patrick O’Brian’s Jack Aubrey. His real life exploits read like fiction. He was a hero second only to Nelson, but fought against the Admiralty’s greed and corruption so the future King George IV set out…

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