Announcing Phobetor’s Children 2020 Release

Welcome to the official announcement blog for Phobetor’s Children! How excited are you for this? Not nearly as excited as I am. Once named Romans vs Aliens, I started this in 2013 and on 5th October this year I will finally unleash it on the world. Seven years in the making, this is all youContinue reading “Announcing Phobetor’s Children 2020 Release”

Book Review: Emperor #5: The Blood of Gods by Conn Iggulden

Imagine my delight and surprise to learn that Conn Iggulden was to write a fifth book in the series about the life of Julius Caesar. I read the first four around 15 years ago shortly after their release. I thought, as many no doubt did, that that was that – Caesar dead, story over. ButContinue reading “Book Review: Emperor #5: The Blood of Gods by Conn Iggulden”

History Boys and Girls – Noteworthy Historical Fiction

I talk a lot about science fiction books on here and I realise that despite posting quite a few book reviews on the genre, I’ve neglected discussion of novels set in the past. I have read quite a few set across a diverse range of periods with different approaches and ranging in quality.

Character Feature: Marcus Didius Falco

As I have only read ten of the approximately twenty books in this series, this character feature is likely to be a “part 1” with a part 2 expected many years from now. Please don’t hold me to that though! Appeared in: Lindsey Davis’ series of crime/mystery historical fiction with a good dose of humour.Continue reading “Character Feature: Marcus Didius Falco”

Book Review: Russka by Edward Rutherfurd

So, onto the next mammoth book by Edward Rutherfurd who is known – perhaps uniquely – for creating a story around the history of a place and populating it with characters and their descendants as we move through history’s most memorable events. This time, he has chosen to take on the geographically mighty Russia, tellingContinue reading “Book Review: Russka by Edward Rutherfurd”