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 you […]

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. But […]

History Boys and Girls – Noteworthy Historical Fiction

Ciaran Hinds as Gaius Julius Caesar in the TV series “Rome” 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 […]

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. […]

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, telling […]