Editors' Choice

Troy: Shield of Thunder

By David Gemmell - Published 2006 (UK)Published 2007 (US)



Plain-faced Helen sits behind the walls of Troy, married to Paris but never to Menelaus; Andromache loves another but is betrothed to Hektor, ...Read Review

Eye of the Serpent

By Joanna Challis - Published 2006



1870: Christabel Brown leaves England, becoming governess to the teenage daughter of an Austrian count. Liesel von Holstein is a difficult charge; her last ...Read Review

The Afghan Campaign

By Steven Pressfield - Published 2006 (US)Published 2007 (UK)



Pressfield has penned an astonishing story about a young soldier coming of age during a brutal war. In the process, he opens a ...Read Review

Mistress of the Art of Death

By Ariana Franklin - Published 2007



Adelia, who has studied medicine in Salerno, Sicily, is selected by the King of Sicily to accompany Simon of Naples, a man renowned ...Read Review

The Ruby in Her Navel

By Barry Unsworth - Published 2006



Set during the brief but glittering rule of the Norman kings, this beautifully written novel opens in Palermo where Arab, Christian and Jew ...Read Review

The Scarlet Lion

By Elizabeth Chadwick - Published 2006


Biographical Fiction

This novel is a sequel to The Greatest Knight which told the early story of William Marshal, although any reader can, as I ...Read Review

The Rising Tide

By Jeff Shaara - Published 2006



After an introduction, which whisks the reader through the events leading up World War II and into the early years of the war, ...Read Review

Inés of My Soul

By Isabel Allende - By Margaret Sayers Peden - Published 2006


Biographical FictionLiterary

Doña Inés Suárez tells the epic story of her life and the conquest of Chile in this fictional biography. Iné...Read Review

The Book Thief

By Marcus Zusak - Published 2006 (US)Published 2007 (UK)



1939, Nazi Germany. Liesel Meminger, the daughter of a communist, is the eponymous Book Thief, and her story is told by Death. Even before ...Read Review

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox

By Maggie O'Farrell - Published 2006



Iris Lockhart is a stubbornly independent young woman in modern Edinburgh. Her only real connections with the past are Kitty, her Alzheimer’s-afflicted ...Read Review

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