Head of Zeus

The Fort (City of Victory 1)

By Adrian Goldsworthy - Published 2021



105 AD. Trajan is Emperor of Rome, and Decebalus is king in Dacia (modern Romania). An uneasy peace exists between the empire and the ...Read Review

Masters of Rome (Rise of Emperors)

By Gordon Doherty - By Simon Turney - Published 2021



Masters of Rome is the second in the series The Rise of the Emperors. The story picks up from the previous Sons of ...Read Review

A Time for Swords

By Matthew Harffy - Published 2021



AD 793, Lindisfarne. Hunlaf is a young novice monk based at the Minster at Werceworthe (Warkworth) on the Northumbrian coast. On a fine spring ...Read Review

Shadow of the Hawk (Master of War 7)

By David Gilman - Published 2021



Winter 1364. Once again, war between England and France is coming. Sir Thomas Blackstone, Edward III’s Master of War, is sent to secure ...Read Review

Medici: Supremacy

By Matteo Struckul - By Richard McKenna (trans.) - Published 2020


Biographical Fiction

Florence, 1469. Lorenzo de Medici has become the head of the family and de facto ruler of Florence. Life is never simple in the ...Read Review

The Boy with Blue Trousers

By Carol Jones - Published 2019


The Boy with Blue Trousers is set in 1856/57 in the Pearl River Delta, China and Robetown, Australia. The narrative alternates between the life ...Read Review

The Ghost Tree (A Betty Church Mystery)

By M.R.C. Kasasian - Published 2020



This is the third in Kasasian’s Betty Church murder mystery series. The not-so-sleepy Suffolk village of Sackwater during World War II is ...Read Review

The Summer House Party

By Caro Fraser - Published 2020


It is summer 1936, and Sonia Haddon is hosting a party at a country house in Surrey. A motley collection of people is there, ...Read Review

The Night of the Flood

By Zoe Somerville - Published 2020


Norfolk, 1952. The war is over, but its shadow is still very much in evidence. The nearby airbase and the mysterious American soldier, Jack, ...Read Review

The Sea Gate

By Jane Johnson - Published 2020


It is rare to find a dual-narrative novel in which both strands of the narrative are equally compelling. Often the present-day strand exists ...Read Review

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