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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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Viking Warrior

Viking Warrior

Written by: Judson Roberts

Published by: Northman Books

Submitted By: Pedro Pereira

“Viking Warrior” is the first volume of the “Strongbow Saga” series, which currently includes three other books. The story is set in Denmark in 845 DC, and quite typical, but still very enjoyable: a young man becomes a warrior (an…


Warhorn Sons of Iberia

Written by: J.Glenn Bauer

Published by: CreateSpace

Submitted By: Valley Kinghorn

I enjoy Bernard Cornwell’s books but found this new writer story gripping from start to finish.  It’s a breath of fresh air and different to the usual Roman and Greek categories out there. Good historical research about a period I…

Sub Rosa

Sub Rosa – Sanctuary’s End

Written by: Patrick Sean Barry

Published by: Sator Rotas Press

Submitted By: Patrick Sean Barry

(This review posted by the book’s author) Alexandria, Egypt, 391 A.D. The story takes place the day the Great Library burned. As the Bishop Theophilus of Alexandria implements the last draconian measures to seize complete control over the restive city,…

Promise of Glory

Promise of Glory

Written by: C. X Moreau

Published by: Forge

Submitted By: Justin

To me The Killer Angels was THE best civil war novel ever so I am a huge fan of books that are written from the viewpoint of the men and officers who actually fought the fight.  This one features a…

British at the Gates

The British at the Gates

Written by: Robin Reilly

Published by: Robin Brass Studio, Inc

Submitted By: Geraint

With the recent anniversary of this battle. It seems an appropriate time to recommend the best historical work on New Orleans to date. This book dispels a lot of famous myths on the battle, while still being a riveting read….

Legionary Scourge of Thracia

Legionary: The Scourge of Thracia (Legionary 4)

Written by: Gordon Doherty

Published by: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Submitted By: Gordon Doherty

(This review posted by the book’s author) The legions are in tatters, and the Gothic hordes are gathering beyond the mountains . . .   377 AD: Thracia’s legions are few and broken in the wake of the Battle of…

Cain at Gettysburg

Cain at Gettysburg

Written by: Ralph Peters

Published by: Forge Books

Submitted By: Justin Dutko

This novel is a wonderful re-imagining of the Battle of Gettysburg written in the style of the Killer Angels.  Lee, Longstreet again take center stage for the confederates and Meade neglected almost completely in Shaara’s novel finally gets his due…


The Brotherhood

Written by: William Emms

Published by: Cold Fish Books

Submitted By: Linda Barnett

This is the fifth book in a series of books about an ex-soldier called John Smith.  He has been instructed in the skills of reconnaissance and killing in his past and continues to use these talents to tackle some of…

Chasing Pharaohs

Chasing Pharaohs

Written by: C.M.T. Stibbe

Published by: Xlibris

Submitted By: Mike Clements

I have read several novels set in ancient Egypt, and this is one of the best. CHASING PHARAOHS presents 18th dynasty Egypt in vivid detail, with sumptuous descriptions and well-developed characters. It reveals meticulous research woven into a vivid storyline…

Ferguson Rifle

The Ferguson Rifle

Written by: Louis L'amour

Published by: Bantam

Submitted By: João Vítor Zappalá Jungblut

The Ferguson Rifle tells the story of Ronan Chantry, a man who flees west after the woeful death of both his wife and son. Set in the begining of the 19th century, the novel narrates Ronan’s various ventures as he…

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