Mike Ashworth

The Shangani Patrol

By John Wilcox - Published 2010



The year is 1889 and having recently returned from Khartoum, Simon Fonthill and his faithful sidekick 352 Jenkins are in Matabeleland. Accompanied by his redoubtable ...Read Review

Last Night in Twisted River

By John Irving - Published 2010



The story opens in 1954 at a logging camp along the Twisted River. Danny is only twelve years old when, hearing strange noises, he ...Read Review

King Arthur: The Bloody Cup

By M.K. Hume - Published 2010



For many years the people of Briton have enjoyed peace and prosperity under the reign of King Artor, but the King is growing ...Read Review

A Razor Wrapped in Silk

By R. N. Morris - Published 2010



St Petersburg 1870. The Tsar has instituted reforms which for many go too far, while for others not nearly far enough. Against this background ...Read Review

Rome, The Emperor’s Spy

By M.C. Scott - Published 2010



This is a spy thriller which opens in Jerusalem in the reign of Tiberius where a young man, Math, watches as a body ...Read Review

King Arthur: Warrior of the West

By M.K. Hume - Published 2009



This is the second volume in the King Arthur trilogy. The book opens twelve years after Artor (Arthur) has been crowned High King. ...Read Review

The Ides of March

By Christine Feddersen-Manfredi (trans.) - By Valerio Massimo Manfredi - Published 2009


AdventureBiographical Fiction

The Ides of March concentrates on the eight days leading up to and including Julius Caesar’s assassination. While Caesar is in Rome ...Read Review

Travelling Heroes, Greeks and their Myths in the Epic Age of Homer

By Robin Lane Fox - Published 2009



                Travelling Heroes takes the reader on a journey through the Mediterranean world of 8th-century BC following in the footsteps of groups of merchants ...Read Review

The Hidden Oasis

By Paul Sussman - Published 2009



The Hidden Oasis brings together a group of priests who hide a mysterious object in the desert in the year 2152 BC. Bedouin tribesmen, ...Read Review

Empire of the Moghul: Raiders from the North

By Alex Rutherford - Published 2009


AdventureBiographical Fiction

Raiders from the North is the first in a quintet of novels chronicling the rise and fall of the Moghul Empire. The story ...Read Review