Mike Ashworth

Julius Zebra: Entangled with the Egyptians!

By Gary Northfield - Published 2018


Children/Young Adult

This is the third in the bestselling Julius Zebra series. Julius is a gladiatorial champion, a liberator of enslaved beasts, and a rebel ...Read Review

The Shape of the Ruins

By Anne McLean (trans.) - By Juan Gabriel Vásquez - Published 2018



While in a Bogota hospital awaiting the premature birth of twin daughters, the narrator Julian Vasquez encounters a friendly doctor, Doctor Benavides, whom ...Read Review

The Great Darkness

By Jim Kelly - Published 2018



1939 Cambridge, England. It is the first night of the blackout – The Great Darkness, in what is still the Phoney War. Detective Inspector Eden ...Read Review

Bone Music: The Legend of Genghis Khan

By Katherine Roberts - Published 2018


Children/Young Adult

12th-century Mongolia. Guided by a prophecy that says the wolf will lie with the deer and create a new nation, a boy rides ...Read Review


By Graham Hurley - Published 2018



1937. Dieter Merz, the most decorated fighter ace in the Third Reich, is part of the infamous Condor Legion fighting in the Spanish Civil ...Read Review

The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World

By A. J. Baime - Published 2017Published 2018



Many thousands of words have been written about the Presidency of Harry S. Truman. This remarkable book is an intimate biographical portrait about ...Read Review

Knives in the South

By P. F. Chisholm - Published 2017



1592. Knives in the South is the second chronicle of the adventures of Sir Robert Carey, swashbuckling dandy and cousin to Queen Elizabeth. It ...Read Review

Treason’s Spring

By Robert Wilton - Published 2017


Paris, 1792. The Revolution is entering its bloodiest phase. The mob rampages through the streets of Paris; the wrong word, or even a look, ...Read Review

Titans of History

By Simon Sebag Montefiore - Published 2017



In his introduction the author states that Titans of History is a collection of short biographies of people who have each somehow changed ...Read Review

Rome’s Sacred Flame

By Robert Fabbri - Published 2018



Rome, AD 63. Vespasian has been made Governor of Africa. However, this is no reward for faithful service by an increasingly unpredictable Emperor Nero. ...Read Review