The Borgia Betrayal

By Sara Poole - Published 2011



Rome, 1493: Francesca Giordano, a young woman of dark passions and even darker talents, is the court poisoner to Pope Alexander VI, Rodrigo Borgia. ...Read Review

The Second Duchess

By Elizabeth Loupas - Published 2011


Biographical FictionMystery/Crime

Have you ever read a book that you wish you had written? Have you ever read a book that you wish did not ...Read Review

Of Love and Evil

By Anne Rice - Published 2010



For ten years Toby O’Dare has been a hired assassin, submerged in evil. Before he can hope for happiness with his beloved ...Read Review

Hell’s Underground Series: Witch Breed

By Alan Gibbons - Published 2010


Children/Young AdultTime-slip

Paul Rector is a well-behaved school boy who rarely breaks the rules. His only immediate family is his very protective mother, who inwardly ...Read Review

The Reluctant Queen

By Freda Lightfoot - Published 2010


Biographical Fiction

In 1578, Henry, King of Navarre, is reunited with his bride, Queen Margot, daughter of Catherine de Medici. Their political marriage, marked by open ...Read Review

The Elephant’s Journey

By José Saramago - Published 2010



It is hard to know which sentiment dominated my reading of this book: sadness at the passing of such a great author, or ...Read Review

The Pindar Diamond

By Katie Hickman - Published 2010


In 1604 a travelling band of entertainers arrive at an almost deserted village in southern Italy. A dissolute man offers them the prospect of ...Read Review

The Countess

By Rebecca Johns - Published 2010


Biographical Fiction

Erzsébet Báthory is sent to marry Hungarian nobleman Ferenc Nádasdy in the 16th century. She suffers her husband’s indifference ...Read Review


By Heather Richardson - Published 2010



Richardson’s first novel takes as its backdrop the Siege of Magdeburg in 1631, one of the more brutal passages of play in the ...Read Review

Cabinet of Curiosities

By Paul Dowswell - Published 2010


AdventureChildren/Young Adult

Lukas DeClerq is travelling to Prague to become an apprentice to his Uncle Anselmus, court physician to the Emperor Rudolph II. His journey, ...Read Review