Category Archives: Historical Fiction/Fantasy

The Sisters of Versailles – Book Review [Lady Salvatore]

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Lady Salvatore learns

a little something new about history

in The Sisters of Versailles by Sally Christie!

“Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction! This is a story you won’t soon forget!” – Lady Salvatore, The Founding Fields

The Conclusion Of Mrs McKeiver’s Stories Awaits

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Have you been following the Mrs McKeiver series? Last year we told you about Mrs McKeiver’s Secrets, the first book by Margaret Morgan. Today we want to tell you more about Margaret and the third book in the historical fiction series, Mrs McKeiver’s Remedies.

David Saunders’ Take On The War Of The Roses

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In the year 1464, the Kingdom is engulfed by civil war as the renowned houses of Lancaster and York fight to the death for the crown of England. Richard, Duke of Gloucester, the future Richard III, arrives, aged twelve, for the safety of Middleham Castle to begin his training for knighthood. His new companions discover he can change from kindness to cold rage within the wink of an eye. Men, it was said, watched him with wary eyes, for they knew when the young pup found his teeth, he would make a dangerous enemy. Far in the north, Margaret of Anjou, warrior Queen to Henry VI, prepares to fight against the advancing armies of Edward IV. Why does she abandon her husband, and flee to France vowing never to return? Who blackmails her, seven years later, to join forces with her most hated enemy, to return and fight once again for the crown of England? King Edward IV, tall, handsome, and clever, is a brilliant warrior, whose Achilles’ heel is women; he loves them all. What dark forces drive him into a secret marriage that rips his kingdom apart? He is forced to fight Louis XI of France, and the mighty Earl of Warwick, not only for his crown but also his life. From the courts of Edward IV, Louis XI, and Margaret of Anjou, comes intrigue, betrayal, witchcraft, and love. The Dreams of Kings weaves plots and characters together to make a roller-coaster read of the period they call the WAR of the ROSES.

Striking Historical Romance Novel By Marilyn Chapman

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‘Baggy Pants and Bootees’ is Marilyn Chapman’s debut historical romance novel, though she is not at all new to writing. The Guernsey-born journalist found her first triumph at age fourteen, where she was published in a football magazine. At nineteen she became women’s page editor of her local weekly newspaper and later freelanced for national newspapers and magazines. Whilst bringing up two daughters, Marilyn worked in estate agency and recruitment, but still finding time for her writing. Her final dream remained: to publish a novel. Marilyn achieved this is February 2014 when ‘Baggy Pants and Bootees’ was released. It is the story of one girl’s desperate search for her long lost father. Marilyn is currently working on her second historical romance.

A Story Of Ultimate Sacrifice In WW2 By Chris Bridge

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Chris Bridge is the author of Back Behind Enemy Lines, a novel inspired by his mother. Though Chris has his own compelling backstory. After being expelled from boarding school, Chris studied English and Philosophy at Nottingham University. He then followed a successful career of teaching and management. Since retiring, Chris has worked as a consultant helping schools in difficulties. In his professional life he never abandoned writing. Until he became a Headteacher, Chris used to write school shows which often involved tailor-making a script to the students involved. One of his pieces was a musical called Cotton On which he took the the Edinburgh Festival Fringe; it sold out and earned a good review from The Scotsman. Back Behind Enemy Lines is Chris’ first novel.

Tim Weed Talks About How History Formed The Characters In His Novel

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Tim Weed, author of Will Poole’s Island stops by TFF and gives us a look at how history had a pivotal role in shaping the characters in his new novel!

 

The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling #1) by Erika Johansen – Book Review [Lady Salvatore]

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Lady Salvatore finds an exciting start
to a brand new fantasy trilogy in
The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

“Incredible world building and fantastic characters! What a book!” – Lady Salvatore, The Founding Fields

The Oversight by Charlie Fletcher – Advance Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, writes a review of the first novel in The Oversight Trilogy, entitled The Oversight written by accomplished young adult author Charlie Fletcher. Published by Orbit Books, this gothic historical urban fantasy is set to be released tomorrow, on May 6.

An excellent novel – Charlie Fletcher has certainly crafted one of the better reads of 2014 so far. If you’re a fan of the likes of Neil Gaiman or China Mieville then this is a must read – and with some fascinating prose, this is something that you won’t want to miss.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Exiles of Arcadia: Legionnaire by James Gawley – Novella Review [Bellarius]

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Picking out a self-published work Bellarius sees what Jame’s Gawley’s first outing with Exiles of Arcadia: Legionnaire has to offer.

“An excellently crafted tale of political intrigue, faith and war. Definitely a series to watch for in the future.” – Bellarius, The Founding Fields

Comics Round-up 02.02.2014

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Shadowhawk and Bane of Kings welcome you to the first comics round-up for February.

“A mix of Marvel comics here, with All-New Invaders not being quite up to par but the latest chapter of Revolutionary War is indeed quite impressive. ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Scott Lobdell misfires yet again with Teen Titans, proving that this series is deserving of its cancellation whilst Gail Simone works wonders with the first Volume of  Red Sonja.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields