Althingi: The Crescent and the Northern Star – Review

An exquisitely collated book that pulled me from my dreary English armchair to far off lands of harsh ice, arid sands and open seas. It has been a real privilege to read this Norse & Muslim historical fiction anthology from Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad and Josh Gillingham. The book features some excellent authors and stories thatContinue reading “Althingi: The Crescent and the Northern Star – Review”

Sistersong – Review

Author – Lucy HollandPages – 416 A very well written, charming historical fiction-fantasy with interesting characters and an obvious passion for the history and folklore, which shines throughout. Dark Ages Britain is a compelling yet challenging time period to set your story – there isn’t quite so much documented history as the commonly visited MedievalContinue reading “Sistersong – Review”

The Serpent Sword – Review

Author – Matthew HarffyPages – 346 A really fast paced and immersive historical fiction that throws you into the shield wall and doesn’t let you go! The Serpent Sword was such a fast paced, thrilling read, that I listened to on audiobook. Our main character is Beobrand, who is easy to love and root for,Continue reading “The Serpent Sword – Review”

The Devil and the Dark Water – Review

An interesting 17th century mystery with a ship setting and horror elements that work really well, though the ending may not please everyone. Author – Stuart TurtonPages – 463 The Devil and the Dark Water is a unique book many people will have in their list of top reads – it has been reviewed manyContinue reading “The Devil and the Dark Water – Review”

The Druid – Review

‘Taken’ meets Dark Age Britain in this action packed start to the Warrior Druid of Britain series. Author – Steven A. McKayThankyou to Steven for this ebook copy in exchange for a fair and honest review. Pages – 289 In the mists of modern day Scotland, Saxon warriors steal a princess – believed to beContinue reading “The Druid – Review”

Raven: Blood Eye – Review

Author – Giles Kristian Pages – 354 Format – Ebook Synopsis For two years Osric has lived a simple life, apprenticed to the mute old carpenter who took him in when others spurned him. But when Norsemen from across the sea burn his village, Osric is taken prisoner by these warriors. Their chief, Sigurd theContinue reading “Raven: Blood Eye – Review”