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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KingMaker – Traitor

Written by: Michael Alexander McCarthy

Published by: Independently Published

Submitted By: Edward Galloway

This is the second book in the KingMaker series which follows the progress of some of the ordinary men pulled into Scotland’s struggle to resist Edward 1st of England’s desire to add the crown of Scotland to those of England,…

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Longbow

Written by: Wayne Grant

Published by: CreateSpace

Submitted By: Wayne Grant

This review submitted by the book’s author The Saga of Roland Inness is a story of honor and loss, loyalty and treachery.  In Longbow, the first in the series, 14 year old Roland Inness desperately needs meat for his starving…

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Angel of War: Promised Land

Written by: RL Barnesdale

Published by: RL Barnesdale

Submitted By: RL Barnesdale

This review submitted by the book’s author A combination of historical fiction and spiritual fantasy, Promised Land tells the story of the biblical Abraham on his journey to Canaan, in modern day Israel. He is aided by his guardian angel…

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Last Dance In Kabul

Written by: Ken Czech

Published by: Fireship Press

Submitted By: Ken Czech

This review submitted by the book’s author. Review by Rex Griffin In Kabul, the British Army of 1841, led by incompetent commanders and greedy bureaucrats, is oblivious to the gathering of hostile tribes in the high peaks of Afghanistan’s Hindu…

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Break Point

Written by: Ollie Ollerton

Published by: Blink Publishing

Submitted By: Robert Douglas

My eleventh read for this year’s bookwormathon is another SAS: Who Dares Wins presenter biography. ‘Point Break’ tells the story of how Ollie Ollerton shrugged off his actions of being a young offender and endeavoured to realize an ambition of…

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Invictus

Written by: Simon Scarrow

Published by: Headline

Submitted By: Robert Douglas

My tenth read for 2019 – and ashamedly my first taste of Scarrow’s superb style – is ‘Invictus’. It follows protagonists Macro and Cato as they are given command of a Praetorian Cohort with one vital mission: to help crush…

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The Roman Empire in 100 Haikus

Written by: Stuart Laycock

Published by: Amberley Publishing

Submitted By: Stuart Laycock

This review submitted by the book’s author Great historical fiction, like Bernard Cornwell’s, gives a new and fresh angle on the past. Now I’m attempting the same by reinventing the art of historical poetry. I am a historian and this…

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Thieves’ Castle

Written by: Dean Hamilton

Published by: Tyburn Tree Publishing

Submitted By: Dean Hamilton

This review submitted by the book’s author. Kit Tyburn, ex-soldier turned play-actor and part-time intelligencer for the Queen’s spymaster Francis Walsingham, is back in London and adrift. Penniless, cut loose from both his playing troupe and his mercurial employer, Tyburn…

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