Book Reviews

Douglas Jackson, Festival of History 2011 (Photo by Kate Atherton)

Historical Fiction
Science Fiction
Thrillers
Crime – contemporary detective crime fiction and psychological thrillers
Young Adult
Fantasy and Alternate History
Horror
Literary Fiction
Non fiction
Features and Interviews

Historical Fiction
Greek and ancient world
Tim Leach – The Last King of Lydia
Tim Leach – The King and the Slave
Tom Harper – The Orpheus Descent
Christian Cameron – God of War: The Epic Story of Alexander the Great
Angus Watson – Age of Iron
Angus Watson – Clash of Iron

Roman
Annelise Freisenbruch – Blood in the Tiber
Anthony Riches – Empire I: Wounds of Honour
Anthony Riches – Empire II: Arrows of Fury
Anthony Riches – Empire III: Fortress of Spears
Anthony Riches – Empire IV: The Leopard Sword
Anthony Riches – Empire V: The Wolf’s Gold
Anthony Riches – Empire VI: The Eagle’s Vengeance
Anthony Riches – Empire VII: The Emperor’s Knives
Anthony Riches – Empire VIII: Thunder of the Gods
Ben Kane – Hannibal: Enemy of Rome
Ben Kane – Hannibal: Fields of Blood
Ben Kane – Hannibal: Clouds of War
Ben Kane – Spartacus
Ben Kane – Spartacus: Rebellion
Ben Kane – Eagles at War
Ben Kane and others – A Day of Fire: a novel of Pompeii
Bruce Macbain – Roman Games
Bruce Macbain – The Bull Slayer
Conn Iggulden – The Blood of Gods (Emperor 5)
David Gibbins – Rome Total War: Destroy Carthage
David Gibbins – The Sword of Attila (Rome Total War II)
David Wishart – Solid Citizens
David Wishart – Finished Business
Douglas Jackson – Caligula
Douglas Jackson – Claudius
Douglas Jackson – Defender of Rome
Douglas Jackson – Avenger of Rome
Douglas Jackson – Sword of Rome
Douglas Jackson – Enemy of Rome
Harry Sidebottom – Warrior of Rome I: Fire in the East
Harry Sidebottom – Iron and Rust: Throne of the Caesars I
Harry Sidebottom – Blood and Steel: Throne of the Caesars II
Henry Venmore-Rowland – The Last Caesar
Henry Venmore-Rowland – The Sword and the Throne
Ian Ross – War at the Edge of the World (Twilight of Empire 1)
Ian Ross – Swords Around the Throne (Twilight of Empire 2)
John Henry Clay – The Lion and the Lamb
John Henry Clay – At the Ruin of the World
Kate Quinn – Lady of the Eternal City
Lindsey Davis – Enemies at Rome
Lindsey Davis – Deadly Election
M.C. Scott – Rome: The Emperor’s Spy
M.C. Scott – Rome: The Coming of the King
M.C. Scott – Rome: The Eagle of the Twelfth
M.C. Scott – Rome: The Art of War
Nick Brown – Agent of Rome I: The Siege
Nick Brown – Agent of Rome II: The Imperial Banner
Nick Brown – Agent of Rome III: The Far Shore
Nick Brown – Agent of Rome IV: The Black Stone
Nick Brown – Agent of Rome V: The Emperor’s Silver
Richard Blake – The Ghosts of Athens
Robert Fabbri – Vespasian I: Tribune of Rome
Robert Fabbri – Vespasian II: Rome’s Executioner
Robert Fabbri – Vespasian III: False God of Rome
Robert Fabbri – Vespasian IV: Rome’s Fallen Eagle
Robert Fabbri – Vespasian V: Masters of Rome
Robert Fabbri – Vespasian VI: Rome’s Lost Son
Rosemary Rowe – Dark Omens
Rosemary Rowe – The Fateful Day
Ruth Downie – Semper Fidelis
S.J.A. Turney – Marius’ Mules I: The Invasion of Gaul
S.J.A. Turney – Marius’ Mules II: The Belgae
Simon Scarrow – The Blood Crows
Simon Scarrow – Brothers in Blood

Viking and Medieval
Giles Kristian – The Terror: a short story
Giles Kristian – God of Vengeance
Giles Kristian – Raven: Blood Eye; Raven: Sons of Thunder; Raven: Odin’s Wolves
Patricia Bracewell – Shadow on the Crown
Three Thrones- One Throne by Michael Wills
Joanna Courtney – The Chosen Queen
James Aitcheson – Sworn Sword
James Aitcheson – The Splintered Kingdom
James Aitcheson – Knights of the Hawk
Robert Lyndon – Hawk Quest
Robert Lyndon – Imperial Fire
Ariana Franklin and Samantha Norman – Winter Siege
Elizabeth Chadwick – Lady of the English
Elizabeth Chadwick – The Summer Queen
Elizabeth Chadwick – The Winter Crown
Elizabeth Chadwick – The Greatest Knight
Elizabeth Chadwick – The Scarlet Lion
Elizabeth Chadwick – The Time of Singing
Angus Donald – Outlaw
Angus Donald – Holy Warrior
Angus Donald – King’s Man
Angus Donald – Warlord
Angus Donald – Grail Knight
Angus Donald – The Iron Castle
Angus Donald – The King’s Assassin
Sharon Penman – Lionheart
Sharon Penman – A King’s Ransom
Mark Alder – Son of the Morning
David Gilman – Master of War
David Gilman – Defiant Unto Death (Master of War 2)
S.D. Sykes – Plague Land
Rosie Garland – Vixen
Robyn Young – Insurrection II: Renegade
Robyn Young – Insurrection III: Kingdom
Karen Maitland – The Vanishing Witch
Karen Maitland – The Raven’s Head
Joanna Hickson – The Agincourt Bride
Joanna Hickson – The Tudor Bride
Joanna Hickson – Red Rose, White Rose
Kimberly Cutter – The Maid
Manda Scott – Into the Fire
Livi Michael – Succession
Conn Iggulden – Stormbird (Wars of the Roses I)
Conn Iggulden – Trinity (Wars of the Roses II)
Toby Clements – Kingmaker: Winter Pilgrims
Toby Clements – Kingmaker: Broken Faith
C.W. Gortner – The Queen’s Vow

Tudor and English Civil War
Hilary Mantel – Bring Up the Bodies
Suzannah Dunn – The May Bride
Paul Doherty – The Last of Days
C.J. Sansom – Lamentation
Suzannah Dunn – The Lady of Misrule
Elizabeth Fremantle – Queen’s Gambit
Elizabeth Fremantle – Sisters of Treason
Elizabeth Fremantle – Watch the Lady
Christopher Gortner – The Tudor Conspiracy
Christopher Gortner – The Tudor Vendetta
Matthew Reilly – The Tournament
Victoria Lamb – His Dark Lady
Rory Clements – Holy Spy
Giles Kristian – The Bleeding Land
Giles Kristian – Brothers’ Fury
Michael Arnold – Stryker Chronicles I: Traitor’s Blood
Michael Arnold – Stryker Chronicles II: Devil’s Charge
Michael Arnold – Stryker Chronicles III: Hunter’s Rage
Michael Arnold – Stryker Chronicles IV: Assassin’s Reign
Michael Arnold – Stryker Chronicles V: Warlord’s Gold
Robert Wilton – Treason’s Field
S.J. Deas – The Royalist
Katherine Clements – The Crimson Ribbon
Katherine Clements – The Silvered Heart
Antonia Senior – Treason’s Daughter
Andrew Swanton – The King’s Return
C.C. Humphreys – Plague

More recent past
Cecilia Ekbäck – Wolf Winter
James McGee – Rebellion
William Dietrich – Napoleon’s Pyramids
Lloyd Shepherd – The English Monster
Lloyd Shepherd – The Poisoned Island
Lloyd Shepherd – Savage Magic
Jessie Burton – The Miniaturist
Lynn Shepherd – A Treacherous Likeness
Andrew Hughes – The Convictions of John Delahunt
M.J. Carter – The Infidel Stain
D.E. Meredith – Devoured (A Hatton and Roumande Mystery)
D.E. Meredith – The Devil’s Ribbon (A Hatton and Roumande Mystery)
Paul Fraser Collard – The Scarlet Thief
Paul Fraser Collard – The Maharajah’s General
Paul Fraser Collard – The Devil’s Assassin
Timothy L O’Brien – The Lincoln Conspiracy
Dan Simmons – The Terror
David Gibbins – Pharaoh
Kenneth Cameron – Winter at Death’s Hotel
Alex Scarrow – The Candle Man
Robert Harris – An Officer and a Spy
Imogen Robertson – The Paris Winter
Sangeeta Bhargava – The World Beyond
Richard Pierce – Dead Men
Charlotte Rogan – The Lifeboat
Robert Wilton – The Spider of Sarajevo
Kate Williams – The Storms of War
Elizabeth Speller – At Break of Day
Juliet West – Before the Fall
Anna Hope – Wake
Robert Goddard – The Ways of the World (The Wide World 1)
Robert Goddard – The Corners of the Globe (The Wide World 2)
Robert Goddard – The Ends of the Earth (The Wide World 3)
Elizabeth Speller – The Return of John Emmett
Elizabeth Speller – The Strange Fate of Kitty Easton
ML Stedman – The Light Between Oceans
Kim Fay – The Map of Lost Memories
Dan Simmons – The Abominable
Susanna Jones – When Nights Were Cold
Michelle Paver – Dark Matter
Mark Mills – House of the Hanged
Kate Atkinson – Life After Life
Kate Atkinson – A God in Ruins
Charles Lewinsky – Melnitz
Ken Follett – Winter of the World
Ken Follett – Edge of Eternity
Ben Elton – Two Brothers
Laurent Binet – HHhH
Lavie Tidhar – A Man Lies Dreaming
Anthony Doerr – All the Light We Cannot See
David Thomas – Ostland
Kate Morton – The Secret Keeper
C.J. Sansom – Dominion
D.J. Taylor – The Windsor Faction
Thomas O’Malley and Douglas Graham Purdy – Serpents in the Cold

Science Fiction
Adam Christopher – The Burning Dark
Adam Christopher – The Machine Awakes
Adam Sternbergh – Shovel Ready
Adrian Tchaikovsky – Children of Time
Al Robertson – Crashing Heaven
Alastair Reynolds – Blue Remembered Earth (Poseidon’s Children 1)
Alastair Reynolds – On the Steel Breeze (Poseidon’s Children 2)
Poseidon’s Wake – Poseidon’s Children 3
Alastair Reynolds – Revelation Space
Alastair Reynolds – Redemption Ark
Alastair Reynolds – Absolution Gap
Alastair Reynolds – Pushing Ice
Alastair Reynolds – Slow Bullets
Andreas Christensen – Exodus
Andy Weir – The Martian
Ann Leckie – Ancillary Justice
Arthur C. Clarke – The Songs of Distant Earth
Arthur C. Clarke – Rendezvous with Rama
Arthur C. Clarke – Childhood’s End
Arthur C. Clarke – A Fall of Moondust
Arthur C. Clarke – The City and the Stars
Arthur C. Clarke – The Hammer of God
Arthur C. Clarke – The Sands of Mars
Arthur C. Clarke – The Fountains of Paradise
Arthur C. Clarke – The Deep Range
Ben H. Winters – The Last Policeman
Ben H. Winters – Countdown City (The Last Policeman 2)
Ben H. Winters – World of Trouble (The Last Policeman 3)
C.B. Harvey, Malcolm Cross and Adrian Tchaikovsky – Journal of the Plague Year
C.F. Barnes and T.F. Grant – Venture (Hollow Space 1)
Colin F. Barnes – Salt
Arthur C. Clarke – Earthlight
Chris Beckett – Dark Eden
Chris Beckett – Mother of Eden
Claire North – The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Claire North – Touch
Connie Willis – Doomsday Book
Daniel Price – The Flight of the Silvers
David Brin – Existence
David S. Goyer and Michael Cassutt – Heaven’s Shadow
Drew Magary – The End Specialist
Emily St. John Mandel – Station Eleven
Eric Brown – The Serene Invasion
Eric Brown – Helix
Gary Gibson – Angel Stations
Gary Gibson – Stealing Light (Shoal Irilogy I)
Gary Gibson – Marauder (Shoal Universe but standalone)
Gary Gibson – Final Days
Gary Gibson – The Thousand Emperors (Final Days II)
Gary Gibson – Extinction Game
Guy Haley – Crash
Hugh Howey – Wool
Hugh Howey – Shift
Hugh Howey – Dust
Hugh Howey – Sand
Iain M. Banks – Consider Phlebas (Culture)
Iain M. Banks – Use of Weapons (Culture)
Iain M. Banks – The Hydrogen Sonata (Culture)
Ivo Stourton – The Happier Dead
Jack McDevitt and Mike Resnick – The Cassandra Project
Jack McDevitt – Coming Home
James Cambias – A Darkling Sea
James S.A. Corey – Leviathan Wakes (Expanse 1)
James S.A. Corey – Caliban’s War (Expanse 2)
James S.A. Corey – Cibola Burn (Expanse 4)
James S.A. Corey – Nemesis Games (Expanse 5)
James Smythe – The Testimony
James Smythe – The Explorer (The Anomaly Quartet 1)
James Smythe – The Machine
James Smythe – The Echo (The Anomaly Quartet 2)
J.P. Smythe – Way Down Dark (Australia 1)
Jane Rogers – The Testament of Jessie Lamb
Jason M. Hough – The Dire Earth Cycle
Jay Martel – Channel Blue
Jeff VanderMeer – Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy 1)
Jeff VanderMeer – Authority (Southern Reach Trilogy 2)
Jeff VanderMeer – Acceptance (Southern Reach Trilogy 3)
John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard – Conquest (The Chronicles of the Invaders I)
John Scalzi – Lock In
John Twelve Hawks – Spark
Jon Wallace – Barricade
Kameron Hurley – God’s War (Bel Dame Apocrypha 1)
Karen Thompson Walker – The Age of Miracles
Keith Stevenson – Horizon
Ken MacLeod – Descent
Kim Stanley Robinson – 2312
Lev A.C. Rosen – Depth
M.D. Waters – Archetype
M.D. Waters – Prototype
Michel Faber – The Book of Strange New Things
Mira Grant – Parasite
Neal Stephenson – Seveneves
Nnedi Okorafor – Lagoon
Patrick Lee – The Breach trilogy: The Breach; Ghost Country; Deep Sky
Paul McAuley – Something Coming Through
Peter F. Hamilton – Pandora’s Star
Peter F. Hamilton – Judas Unchained
Peter F. Hamilton – Great North Road
Peter F. Hamilton – The Reality Dysfunction (Night’s Dawn 1)
Peter F. Hamilton – The Neutronium Alchemist (Night’s Dawn 2)
Peter F. Hamilton – The Naked God (Night’s Dawn 3)
Peter F. Hamilton – The Dreaming Void (Void Trilogy 1)
Peter F. Hamilton – The Abyss Beyond Dreams (Chronicle of the Fallers 1)
Peter Heller – The Dog Stars
Peter Watts – Firefall Part 1: Blindsight
Pierce Brown – Red Rising
Pierce Brown – Golden Son
Poul Anderson – Tao Zero
R.M. Allison – The Last Day on Earth
Rick Yancey – The 5th Wave
Richard Morgan – Altered Carbon
Richard Morgan – Broken Angels
Robert J Sawyer – Triggers
Sam Kates – The Cleansing (Earth Haven 1)
Sarah Pinborough – The Death House
Stephanie Saulter – Gemsigns ((R)evolution 1)
Stephen Baxter – Proxima
Stephen Baxter – Ultima
Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter – The Long Earth
Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter – The Long War
Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter – The Long Mars
Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter – The Long Utopia
Tess Gerritsen – Gravity
Thomas Sweterlitsch – Tomorrow and Tomorrow
Tony Gonzales – The Tabit Genesis
Will McIntosh – Love Minus Eighty
Will McIntosh – Defenders

Thrillers
A.G. Riddle – The Atlantis Gene
A.M. Dean – The Lost Library
A.M. Dean – The Keystone
Adam Blake – The Dead Sea Deception
Adam Blake – The Demon Code
Anders de la Motte – Game
Andy McDermott – Temple of the Gods
Andy McDermott – The Valhalla Prophecy
Andy McDermott – Kingdom of Darkness
Andy McDermott – The Shadow Protocol (or The Persona Protocol)
Ben Mezrich – Seven Wonders
Boyd Morrison – The Tsunami Countdown
Chris Kuzneski – The Hunters
Chris Kuzneski – The Forbidden Tomb (Hunters 2)
Christopher Galt – Biblical
Christopher J. Yates – Black Chalk
Claire North – The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Clive Cussler and Graham Brown – The Storm (Numa 10)
D.E. Meredith – Devoured (A Hatton and Roumande Mystery)
D.E. Meredith – The Devil’s Ribbon (A Hatton and Roumande Mystery)
D.J. Niko – The Tenth Saint
David Gibbins – The Gods of Atlantis
David Gibbins – Pharaoh
David Gibbins – Pyramid
Dean Crawford – Apocalypse (Ethan Warner 3)
Dean Crawford – The Chimera Secret (Ethan Warner 4)
Dean Crawford – The Eternity Project (Ethan Warner 5)
Dean Crawford – Eden
Dean Crawford – Holo Sapiens
Dustin Thomason – 12-21
Frederick Forsyth – The Kill List
Greig Beck – Book of the Dead
Helen Giltrow – The Distance
Ian Caldwell – The Fifth Gospel
J.T. Brannan – Origin
J.T. Brannan – Extinction
Jack Hyland – The Moses Virus
Jack McDevitt and Mike Resnick – The Cassandra Project
James Becker – The Lost Testament
James Douglas – The Doomsday Testament
James Douglas – The Isis Covenant
James Douglas – The Excalibur Codex
James Douglas – The Samurai Inheritance
James Rollins – The Devil Colony
James Rollins – Bloodline
James Rollins – The Eye of God
James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell – The Blood Gospel (The Order of the Sanguines 1)
James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell – Innocent Blood (The Order of the Sanguines 2)
James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell – Blood Infernal (The Order of the Sanguines 3)
James Smythe – The Testimony
James Smythe – No Harm Can Come to a Good Man
Jeremy Robinson – SecondWorld
Jeremy Robinson – Island 731
Jessica Cornwell – The Serpent Papers
John Carter – Last Judgement
Jon Landis – The Tenth Circle
Jon Steele – The Watchers
Jon Steele – Angel City
Kyle Mills – The Immortalists
Laurence O’Bryan – The Istanbul Puzzle
Laurence O’Bryan – The Jerusalem Puzzle
Lincoln Child – The Forgotten Room
Linda Davies – Ark Storm
Lionel Davidson – Kolymsky Heights
Manda Scott – Into the Fire
Matthew Reilly – Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves
Matthew Reilly – The Tournament
Matthew Reilly – The Great Zoo of China
Max Barry – Lexicon
Michael Crichton and Richard Preston – Micro
Nick Louth – Bite
Patrick Lee – Runner
Paul Sussman – The Labyrinth of Osiris
Robert Masello – The Romanov Cross
Sam Bourne – Pantheon
Sam Kates – The Cleansing (Earth Haven 1)
Scott Mariani – The Sacred Sword (Ben Hope 7)
Scott Mariani – The Armada Legacy (Ben Hope 8)
Scott Mariani – The Nemesis Program (Ben Hope 9)
Scott Mariani – The Forgotten Holocaust (Ben Hope 10)
Scott Mariani – The Martyr’s Curse (Ben Hope 11)
Seth Patrick – Reviver
Simon Conway – Rock Creek Park
Simon Conway – The Agent Runner
Simon Toyne – Sanctus
Simon Toyne – The Key
Simon Toyne – The Tower
Stephen Bywater – The Devil’s Ark
Ted Kosmatka – Prophet of Bones
Terry Hayes – I Am Pilgrim
Tobias S. Buckell – Hurricane Fever
Tom Fox – Dominus
Tom Harper – The Orpheus Descent
Tom Harper – Zodiac Station
Tom Knox – The Descent
Tom West – The Titanic Enigma
Tom Wilde – The Blood of Alexander

Crime – contemporary detective crime fiction and psychological thrillers
Anna Jaquiery – Death in the Rainy Season
Clare Donoghue – No Place to Die
Clare Mackintosh – I Let You Go
Emma Kavanagh – Falling
Emma Kavanagh – Hidden
Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl
Graeme Cameron – Normal
Isla Morley – Above
James Oswald – Natural Causes
Jane Casey – After the Fire
Kate Hamer – The Girl in the Red Coat
Kate Rhodes – River of Souls
Luke Delaney – Cold Killing
Luke Delaney – The Jackdaw
Mason Cross – The Killing Season
Paul Finch – Hunted
Paula Hawkins – The Girl on the Train
Peter James – You Are Dead (Roy Grace 11)
Rosamund Lupton – The Quality of Silence
S.K. Tremayne – The Ice Twins
Sarah Hilary – Someone Else’s Skin
Sarah Hilary – No Other Darkness
Sheena Lambert – The Lake
Steven Dunne – A Killing Moon
Tess Gerritsen – Die Again (Rizzoli and Isles 11)
Todd Ritter – Death Falls
Tony Parsons – The Slaughter Man

Young Adult
Alex Scarrow – TimeRiders 2: Day of the Predator
Alex Scarrow – TimeRiders 3: The Doomsday Code
Alex Scarrow – TimeRiders 4: The Eternal War
Alex Scarrow – TimeRiders 5: Gates of Rome
Alex Scarrow – TimeRiders 6: City of Shadows
Alex Scarrow – TimeRiders 7: The Pirate Kings
Alex Scarrow – TimeRiders 8: The Mayan Prophecy
Alex Scarrow – The Infinity Cage
Alex Scarrow – The Legend of Ellie Quin
Antonia Honeywell – The Ship
Beth Revis – Across the Universe
Beth Revis – A Million Suns
Beth Revis – Shades of Earth
Caroline Lawrence – The Roman Mysteries (II), The Secrets of Vesuvius
Caroline Lawrence – The Roman Mysteries (III), The Pirates of Pompeii
Caroline Lawrence – The Case of the Deadly Desperados (P.K. Pinkerton 1)
Caroline Lawrence – The Case of the Good-Looking Corpse (P.K. Pinkerton 2)
Christian Schoon – Zen Scarlett
Christian Schoon – Under Nameless Stars (Zenn Scarlett 2)
Emma Pass – ACID
Helen Dunmore – Ingo Adventures: Ingo; The Tide Knot; The Deep; The Crossing of Ingo
Helen Dunmore – Ingo Chronicles: Stormswept
J.P. Smythe – Way Down Dark (Australia 1)
Janet Edwards – Earth Girl
Janet Edwards – Earth Star
Janet Edwards – Earth Flight
Joe Abercrombie – Half a King (Shattered Sea 1)
Joe Abercrombie – Half the World (Shattered Sea 2)
Johan Horstad – 172 Hours on the Moon
John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard – Conquest (The Chronicles of the Invaders 1)
John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard – Empire (The Chronicles of the Invaders 2)
Julianna Baggott – Pure
Julianna Baggott – Fuse
Julianna Baggott – Burn
Julie Bertagna – Exodus Trilogy: Exodus; Zenith; Aurora
Jonathan L. Howard – Katya’s World (Russalka Chronicles 1)
Jonathan L. Howard – Katya’s War (Russalka Chronicles 2)
Kim Curran – Shift
Kim Curran – Control
Liz de Jager – Banished
Michael Grant – Gone
Neal Shusterman – Unwind
Neal Shusterman – Unwholly
Rick Yancey – The 5th Wave
Scott K. Andrews – TimeBomb
Susan Pfeffer – Life As We Knew It
Suzanne Collins – The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins – Catching Fire (The Hunger Games 2)
Suzanne Collins – Mockingjay (The Hunger Games 3)
Tom Pollock – The City’s Son (The Skyscraper Throne 1)
Tom Pollock – The Glass Republic (The Skyscraper Throne 2)
Tom Pollock – Our Lady of the Streets (The Skyscraper Throne 3)
Veronica Roth – Divergent

Fantasy and Alternate History
Angus Watson – Age of Iron
Angus Watson – Clash of Iron
Ben Elton – Time and Time Again
C.J. Sansom – Dominion
D.J. Taylor – The Windsor Faction
Daniel Polansky – Those Above
Daniel Price – The Flight of the Silvers
David Edison – The Waking Machine
Eowyn Ivey – The Snow Child
Felix Palma – The Map of Time
Helene Wecker – The Golem and the Djinni
Joe Abercrombie – Half a King (Shattered Sea 1)
Joe Abercrombie – Half the World (Shattered Sea 2)
Jon Steele – The Watchers
Jon Steele – Angel City
Karen Maitland – The Vanishing Witch
Lavie Tidhar – The Violent Century
Lavie Tidhar – A Man Lies Dreaming
Margo Lanagan – The Brides of Rollrock Island
Maria Dahvana Headley – Queen of Kings
Mark Alder – Son of the Morning
Richard Beard – Acts of the Assassins
Robert Jackson Bennett – City of Stairs
Stephen King – 11.22.63
Tom Fletcher – Gleam (The Factory Trilogy 1)

Horror
Adam Christopher – The Burning Dark
Alex Scarrow – October Skies
Christopher Golden – Snowblind
Dan Simmons – The Terror
Greig Beck – Book of the Dead
John Connolly – The Wolf in Winter (Charlie Parker 12)
Josh Malerman – Bird Box
Lloyd Shepherd – The English Monster
Lloyd Shepherd – The Poisoned Island
Lloyd Shepherd – Savage Magic
M.R. Carey – The Girl with All the Gifts
Michelle Paver – Dark Matter
Nick Cutter – The Troop
Phil Rickman – Night After Night
Sarah Lotz – The Three
Sarah Lotz – Day Four
Seth Patrick – Reviver
Seth Patrick – The Returned
Stephen Bywater – The Devil’s Ark
Tom Harper – Zodiac Station
William Peter Blatty – The Exorcist (40th Anniversary Edition) – Guest Review

Literary fiction
Catherine Chanter – The Well
Charles Lewinsky – Melnitz
Kate Atkinson – Life After Life
Kate Atkinson – A God in Ruins
Michel Faber – The Book of Strange New Things
Peggy Riley – Amity and Sorrow

Non fiction
Gerald Durrell – Menagerie Manor
Lily Koppel – The Astronaut Wives Club

Features and interviews
Guest post – an interview with Manda Scott, author of Into the Fire
Guest post: Gill Paul, author of No Place for a Lady, ‘on feminism, bereavement and squeamishness
Writing historical locations – a guest post by S.J.A. Turney, author of Praetorian: The Great Game
Giveaway! Winter Siege by Ariana Franklin and Samantha Norman
Happy New Year and Book Review of 2014 part 3 – the Oldies and Completed Trilogies
Book Review of 2014 – Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
Book Review of 2014 – Historical Fiction and Thrillers
An interview with Joanna Hickson, author of Red Rose, White Rose
Guest post: Troy – History or Myth? by author Judith Starkston
Guest post: The joys of writing Byzantine historical fiction by author Richard Blake
An interview with Livi Michael, author of Succession
An interview with Nick Brown – author of The Black Stone (Agent of Rome IV)
Spies and spying in the Civil War – a guest post by Andrew Swanton, author of The King’s Return
Blog Tour – Top Five Historic Sites by Chris Kuzneski, author of The Forbidden Tomb
Guest post – Eva Stachniak, author of Empress of the Night, on Catherine the Great
‘I am a writer with a plan’ – Guest post from Paul Fraser Collard, author of the Jack Lark adventure series
An interview with Nick Brown – author of The Far Shore (Agent of Rome III)
An interview with Anthony Riches – author of The Emperor’s Knives
An interview with Sam Kates – author of The Cleanisng
An interview with Anna Hope – author of Wake
An interview with Christopher Gortner – author of The Tudor Conspiracy
An interview with Alexander Cole – author of Colossus
Book review of 2013 – Part One
Book review of 2013 – Part Two
An interview with D.J. Niko for The Tenth Saint
An interview with Anthony Riches for The Eagle’s Vengeance
An interview with Douglas Jackson for Sword of Rome
Crime in the Court, History in the Valley
Author Focus: Rob Wickings – Zombies, Pirates, Film
Interlude 3 – Shakespeare and Oxford’s Painted Room
Guest post – Peggy Riley on Casting Amity and Sorrow
Oxford Literary Festival 2013 report – Hilary Mantel and Paul Roberts – Bring Up the Bodies and Hug a Roman!
2013 – Challenges and Resolutions!
An interview with Alex Scarrow and a review of his latest adventure The Legend of Ellie Quin
2012 – Book review of the year
If you could turn back time – Guest post on Demention
History in the Court 2012 – A night to remember
Interlude 2 – Archaeology: A thing of the past?
Interlude – Books bricks and alien worlds
Snow Day! An interview with Eowyn Ivey, author of The Snow Child
My interview with Jon Steele, author of The Watchers
An overview of Alex Scarrow on My Favourite Books
Festival of Historical Writing 2011
The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival 2012 Part 1 – Caroline Lawrence, Simon Callow
The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival 2012 Part 2 – Ian Rankin
The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival 2012 Part 3 – The Scarrows and Paxman
Double Whammy Book Launch – The Leopard Sword by Anthony Riches and The Bleeding Land by Giles Kristian

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