James Hawking


By Pat Barker - Published 2015Published 2016



This novel completes the trilogy which began with Life Class and Toby’s Room. London in 1940 features shattered glass, buildings on the verge ...Read Review

Lord Byron’s Prophecy

By Sean Eads - Published 2015


Historical Fantasy

One part of this strangely structured novel involves Lord Byron and Percy Shelley between 1816 and 1824. A larger portion concerns an American university professor ...Read Review

Murder at Whitehall

By Amanda Carmack - Published 2015



Yuletide in 1559 gives Kate Hayward a chance to compose and play her music for Queen Elizabeth’s Twelve Days of Christmas celebration. In ...Read Review

Sword of Apollo

By Noble Smith - Published 2015



Nikias of Plataea appears in the third and final installment of The Warrior Trilogy, the story of his small city allied with Athens ...Read Review

Masters of Empire: Great Lakes Indians and the Making of America

By Michael A. McDonnell - Published 2015



This well-documented study convincingly argues that Great Lakes Indians were skilled diplomats and active agents in many phases of American history.  The Anishinaabeg, ...Read Review

A Woman Loved

By Andrei Makine - By Geoffrey Strachan (trans.) - Published 2015



Should historical fiction include fiction in which a researcher looks back at the past, in this case the career of Catherine the Great? ...Read Review

The Falconers Apprentice

By Malve von Hassell - Published 2015


Children/Young Adult

Andreas lives at Castle Kragenberg in the German-speaking part of Frederick II’s vast Holy Roman Empire. The teenage orphan suffers abuse from ...Read Review

Wrath of the Furies

By Steven Saylor - Published 2015



In the latest installment of the Roma Sub Rosa series, Gordianus again displays his sleuthing skills, but instead of the mature Finder, this ...Read Review

The Determined Heart

By Antoinette May - Published 2015


Biographical Fiction

Mary Shelley’s life provides rich material for this biographical novel. Born to an early feminist mother who died giving birth, Mary was ...Read Review

Villa of Deceit

By Ron Singleton - Published 2015


In the first few pages, the Colosseum appears in 70 BC, 150 years before it was opened. As the story continues, senators are worried about ...Read Review

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