A Snake Lies Waiting: Legends of the Condor Heroes Vol. III

By Anna Holmwood (trans.) - By Jin Yong - Published 2020



China, 1200 or thereabouts. In this third volume in the series, earnest young martial artist Guo Jing is in a pickle. Together with two ...Read Review

A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts

By Therese Fowler - Published 2018


Biographical Fiction

Alva has one duty: to secure a marriage that will save her family. Though her bloodline traces back to French royalty, her father’...Read Review

The Shadow Emperor: A Biography of Napoleon III

By Alan Straiss-Schom - Published 2018



It may be more accurate to say the life of Napoleon III (1808-1873) encompassed the Second French Empire (1852-1870) rather than the reverse, ...Read Review

The King’s Assassin: The Secret Plot to Murder King James I

By Benjamin Woolley - Published 2018



In 1603, when James VI of Scotland was crowned James I of England, it was customary for kings to have a “favorite” – a trusted ...Read Review

Promised Land: A Novel of Israel

By Martin Fletcher - Published 2018


In Munich, Germany, in 1937, we meet Peter and Arie. Peter will escape Germany before the Holocaust tragedy begins; Arie will be forced to ...Read Review

Button Man

By Andrew Gross - Published 2018



The garment industry of the 1920s and 1930s in New York City is the setting for this suspenseful family story of three brothers ...Read Review

An Onshore Storm

By Dewey Lambdin - Published 2018



This is the 24th installment in the Alan Lewrie naval adventures, this one set in 1796. Napoleon has invaded Italy, and England is out ...Read Review


By Alisa Smith - Published 2018



In this fascinating dual-timeline novel we meet the enigmatic Lena Stillman, a codebreaker working at the Esquimalt Naval Base near Vancouver on the ...Read Review

A Gathering of Ravens

By Scott Oden - Published 2017


Historical Fantasy

A Gathering of Ravens creates a rich, grim fantasy world made from Norse, Anglo-Saxon and Celtic myth, with strands of Tolkien. Obscure names ...Read Review

Pandemic 1918: Eyewitness Accounts from The Greatest Medical Holocaust in Modern History

By Catharine Arnold - Published 2018



As World War I was ending, influenza killed 20-50 million people worldwide. The H5N1 strain of the familiar virus attacked, seemingly preferred, ...Read Review

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