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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In Defense of Troy

In Defense Of Troy: The Prince’s Ascent

Written by: Henry C. G. Cropsey

Published by: CreateSpace Independent Publishing

Submitted By: Henry C. G. Cropsey

(This review posted by the book’s author) H.C. G. Cropsey’s first historical novel brings to life the sights, sounds and experience of ancient warriors, their leaders, nobles and slaves through the action of a small contingent of soldiers returning through…

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Death will seize the Dr.

And Death Will Seize the Doctor Too

Written by: Jeremiah Swanson

Published by: Amazon Digital

Submitted By: Jeremiah Swanson

(This review posted by the book’s author) I think it best to let the book speak for itself. It begins: “CHRISTIAN THOMPSON HAS THE POWER to heal with a touch of his hand, but in order to cure one person…

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War of Roses STormbird

War of the Roses: Stormbird

Written by: Conn Iggulden

Published by: Penguin

Submitted By: Martyn Barrow

This is the first installment in the on the Wars of the Roses series, the struggle between Lancastrians and Yorkists for the throne of England and the right to succession following the death in 1377 of Edward III.   Mr…

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A World on Fire

A World on Fire: An Epic History of Two Nations Divided

Written by: Amanda Foreman

Published by: Penguin

Submitted By: Martyn Barrow

A World on Fire is a remarkable achievement. It is a history of the American Civil War taken from the very novel perspective of the relationship between Britain and the US during the war. Hence the principal characters are Lord…

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Legend of the Shadow Warriors

Legend of the Shadow Warriors

Written by: Stephen Hand

Published by: Puffin

Submitted By: Robert Douglas

The Fighting Fantasy series was founded back in the early 1980’s by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone. Being games enthusiasts (understatement!) they also established the famous Games Workshop, which demanded much of their time to manage, so they commissioned fellow…

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Fortune of War

Fortune of War

Written by: Patrick O'Brien

Published by: Harper

Submitted By: Will Vanstone

A great read, an adventure full of espionage and danger, but before starting this I would recommend to read the books before this book to have a greater understanding of the series. This series of 21 books has 2 main…

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Stand Into Danger

Stand Into Danger

Written by: Alexander Pope

Published by: McBooks Press

Submitted By: Will Vanstone

A great read for people interested in naval history – great read.

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Mr. Midshipman

Mr Midshipman

Written by: C. S. Forester

Published by: Penguin

Submitted By: Will Vanstone

A great read even for young readers, gripping story each chapter you uncover a new adventure. A great read, I really recommend it.!  

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Strategoes

Strategos: Island in the Storm

Written by: Gordon Doherty

Published by: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Submitted By: Gordon Doherty

(This review submitted by the book’s author) The storm is upon us, Haga. The answers you seek dance within its wrath . . .   1071 AD. Emperor Romanus Diogenes has rekindled the guttering flame of Byzantium. Yet in the…

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