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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Blood of Eagles: A Story of Ancient Rome

Written by: Charles Scott Curtis

Published by: CreateSpace

Submitted By: Charles Scott Curtis

This review submitted by the book’s author. An Undefeated Empire… A Disunited Land… A Clash of Civilizations… 9 B.C.-The Roman Empire circles the Mediterranean and stretches north to the forests of central Europe. Beyond the Rhine River live a disparate…

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The Circle of Ceridwen

Written by: Octavia Randolph

Published by: Pyewacket Press

Submitted By: Judith Boxer

This book is the first in what is known as the Saga of Ceridwen series and spans the same timeline as much of the Last Kingdom books. I was first reader for the latest publication Sidroc the Dane which came…

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And All Their Glory Past

Written by: Donald E Graves

Published by: Robin Brass Studio

Submitted By: Geraint

This is a book on the last battles of the War if 1812 in the Northern Theatre which were fought in the Summer and Autumn of 1814. The first of these actions is the 53 day Seige Of Fort Erie…

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The KingMaker: Traitors

Written by: Michael Alexander McCarthy

Published by: Independently Published

Submitted By: Patsy

In this sequel, the politicking and bloodshed to gain  riches, power and control makes modern office politics seem mild! The high point with the appointment of Wallace as the Guardian of Scotland was a high point was however quickly followed…

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The American West

Written by: Royal B Hassrick

Published by: Octopus

Submitted By: Robert Douglas

This colourful history of the ‘The American West’ describes through fascinating descriptive detail, pictures, and photographs the creation of United States. Establishing the first European colonies, the pioneering exploration of unknown territories, clashing with native Indian tribes, the gradual spread…

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Dominion

Written by: C J Sansom

Published by: Pan

Submitted By: Robert Douglas

‘Dominion’ is an alternate history with the premise that Lord Halifax became Prime Minister instead of Winston Churchill following the resignation of Neville Chamberlain. Samson then leads us down a very dark and terrifying path. After the military disasters at…

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Soldiers

Written by: John West

Published by: Ladybird Books

Submitted By: Robert Douglas

One of my very first books – and one that captured my interest from an early age. This is an ideal starter for youngsters aged 3 upwards to learn about different types of soldier throughout the ages, narrative on uniforms,…

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Charlie

Written by: Finn Óg

Published by: Gatekeeper Press

Submitted By: Finn Óg

(This review submitted by the book’s author) The books that stand out from my childhood on the loughs and seas around Ireland, are the sailing novels of Bernard Cornwell. My first book, ‘Charlie,’ was released in the autumn and I…

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Fen-wolf

Written by: S. Pitt

Published by: Firsthale

Submitted By: S. Pitt

(This review submitted by the book’s author) The novel begins in the spring of 1066 when Hereward, son of Eorl Leofric of Mercia, returns to England after nine years fighting as a mercenary in Scaldemariland. But peace does not last…

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Firefox Down

Written by: Craig Thomas

Published by: Sphere

Submitted By: Robert Douglas

I bought this novel way back in the 1990’s, at a time when there was no internet and therefore very little information regarding the excellent works by prominent authors. As such, I was familiar with Firefox from the film starring…

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