Bantam Press


By A.D. Swanston - Published 2020



A freezing February in 1574 sees London brewing with paranoia, superstition and violence. Trouble is brewing and it feels like a keg of powder ...Read Review


By Giles Kristian - Published 2020


Historical Fantasy

Merlin has not been seen for ten years. Arthur, once the unifying leader of the Britons as they fought the invading Saxons, fell ...Read Review

The Deep

By Alma Katsu - Published 2020


Historical FantasyThriller

In Alma Katsu’s follow-up to The Hunger (2018), history and the supernatural collide when a young stewardess steps aboard the Titanic only to ...Read Review

The Bear King (Dark Age)

By James Wilde - Published 2020


It’s AD 375 and the onset of the Dark Ages of Britain. Rome’s legions are leaving, and the Pendragon line is sheltering ...Read Review

Changing Times (Jack Shepherd 12)

By Jack Sheffield - Published 2019



Trudging through the academic year of 1963-64, we find all the usual characters of Ragley going about their normal lives; the children grow ...Read Review

Black Sun

By Owen Matthews - Published 2019



Days before Soviet scientists and military plan to test the 27-ton RDS-220 nuclear device on the abandoned village of Severny in the Novaya ...Read Review

Fight to the Finish: The First World War – Month by Month

By Allan Mallinson - Published 2018



There have been many books written about the Great War. This one, I’d suggest, be made a textbook for secondary schools discussing ...Read Review

Dark Age

By James Wilde - Published 2018


Later 4th-century Britannia is not a safe place. The well-ordered world of Rome’s rule is crumbling fast, and the “old ways” are ...Read Review

Hammer of Rome: Gaius Valerius Verrens 9

By Douglas Jackson - Published 2018



Hammer of Rome is the final novel of the Gaius Valerius Verrens series, legate of the Ninth legion Hispania and a Hero of ...Read Review

Starting Over

By Jack Sheffield - Published 2018


At the start of the academic year 1952-53, Ragley village school has an intake of pupils sufficient to warrant a second full-time teacher. ...Read Review