Tag Archives: Historical Fiction

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.

Author Margaret Morgan on Her Past And Mrs McKeiver’s Secrets.

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Author Margaret Morgan was born in 1950. Her farm was two and a half miles from the village of Leintwardine in Herefordshire. Mrs McKeiver’s character entered her head when she first thought of a character to hold everything together in the Hills; her fictional area. I expect she is an amalgam of my mother and her two grandmothers. Coming from Yorkshire and Lincolnshire they were fearless, strong women. 

The Blood Crows by Simon Scarrow – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

The Blood Crows

Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, reviews Simon Scarrows historical fiction novel entitled The Blood Crowsthe twelfth novel in the Eagle series focusing on two soldiers in the Roman Empire, Macro and Cato – and is also the first new novel in this series released in two years. It’s  published by Headline Books.

“An excellent and welcoming return to the adventures of Macro and Cato, Simon Scarrow once more proves why he’s one of the best historical fiction writers out there. Fans of the series will love this latest addition – The Blood Crows is not to be missed!” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Arena by Simon Scarrow and T.J. Andrews – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

Arena

Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, writes a review of Arena by Simon Scarrow, published by Headline Books in the UK, a historical fiction novel that is composed of five individually released eNovellas.

“An awesome read that fans of Simon Scarrow’s previous works and the movie Gladiator should enjoy – Arena reminds readers why Simon Scarrow is right up there with the likes of  Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell for the best writers of historical fiction. This comes highly recommended.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Hereward: End of Days by James Wilde – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

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Milo, aka “Bane of Kings” reviews the third entry in the historical fiction saga Herward, written by James Wilde, and published by Bantam Press.

“An excellent third entry in the Herward saga that promises to be satisfying, epic, and unputdownable – making it  a must for fans of Historical Fiction.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

Comics Round-up 01.07.2013

Immortal Iron Fist Volume 1

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

“My first experience with Greg Rucka proves to be a smash hit as he tells a really focused story about the most famous X-Men team member ever. Scott Beatty’s The Last Phantom is flawed but still tells quite a story. Geoff Johns concludes the Throne of Atlantis crossover and instantly launches into an even better series event with King of Atlantis which is full of startling revelations. Scott Snyder’s Batman progresses after the epic Death of the Family crossover with a small-focus 2-parter with a classic Batman villain and then launches into the series event Year Zero which is one of the best stories in the series to date. “~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields

Astonishing X-Men is a series that all X-fans should read, and The Immortal Iron Fist is another classic.~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

The Scarlet Thief by Paul Fraser Collard – Advance Review [Bane of Kings]

The Scarlet Thief

Bane of Kings reviews Paul Fraser Collard’s first historical fiction novel, The Scarlet Thief, published by Headline Books, due for publishing on 9 May 2013, and is the first in the new Jack Lark series. 

“A great read with an interesting take on the Crimean War, with  some excellent writing. If you loved Bernard Cornwell, then you’ll love this.” ~The Founding Fields

Archer and Armstrong Vol.1 by Fred van Lente – Graphic Novel Review [Shadowhawk]

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Shadowhawk reviews the first volume of the rebooted Archer and Armstrong series from Valiant Comics.

“A surprise hit full of uniqueness and modern-day relevance to religious politics, this is an absolute must read because of its mythic storyline reminiscent of an Indiana Jones movie and a duo of awesome, misfit characters.” ~The Founding Fields

Ack-Ack-Macaque by Gareth Powell – Book Review [Shadowhawk]

ACK-ACK MACAQUE

Shadowhawk reviews the latest from Gareth Powell as he tackles the madcap adventures of a cigar-chomping monkey.

“Too much damn good fun, and far too irresistible of a read.” ~Shadowhawk