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By Dana Stabenow -
47 BCE. Caesar has returned to Rome, and Cleopatra VII must bring back order to Alexandria. Tetisheri, her Eye of Isis, records her cases ...Read Review
By John Fletcher -
No, this is not a hastily written novel about Covid-19. It is a big, sprawling, angry novel that was started well before the ...Read Review
By Louise Fein -
In Fein’s second novel, set in the rural English countryside in 1928, Eleanor Hamilton is happily married to her celebrated war hero husband, ...Read Review
By Tim Leach -
A Winter War, the first entry in a new trilogy by Tim Leach, noted author of Smile of the Wolf, takes us just ...Read Review
By Matteo Strukul - By Richard McKenna (trans.) -
When Francis, heir to the throne of France, is found dead, many at the French court use the opportunity to make political mischief ...Read Review
By Katy Moran -
Scandalous Alchemy is the third of Katy Moran’s alternate history series based around the Cornish Lamorna family and set in the early 19...Read Review
By Matthew Harffy -
AD 651. War continues to rage across Anglo-Saxon England as kings indulge their passion for conquest. Oswiu of Bernicia looks for an excuse to ...Read Review
By Adrian Goldsworthy -
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
By Gordon Doherty - By Simon Turney -
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
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
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