Under a Pole Star by Stef Penney reviewed

Title: Under a Pole Star Author: Stef Penney Genre: Historical fiction Publisher: Quercus Books Release Date: November 3, 2016 Format: ebook Pages: 576 Source: NetGalley Flora Mackie was twelve when she first crossed the Arctic Circle on her father’s whaling ship. Now she is returning to the frozen seas as the head of her own …

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Beloved Poison by E. S. Thomson reviewed

Title: Beloved Poison Series: Jem Flockhart Author: Elaine Thomson Genre: Historical fiction Publisher: Constable Release Date: September 1, 2016 Format: ebook Pages: 400 Source: NetGalley The object I drew out was dusty and mildewed, and blotched with dark rust-coloured stains. It smelt of time and decay, sour, like old books and parchments. The light from …

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The Silvered Heart by Katherine Clements

Title: The Silvered Heart Author: Katherine Clements Genre: History Publisher: Headline Release Date: August 13, 2015 Format: ebook Pages: 448 Source: NetGalley 1648: Civil war is devastating England. The privileged world of Katherine Ferrers is crumbling under Cromwell’s army and, as an orphaned heiress, she has no choice but to marry for the sake of …

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Review of Gate of the Dead by David Gilman

Title: Gate of the Dead Series: Master of War Author: David Gilman Genre: Fiction Publisher: Head of Zeus Release Date: December 21, 2015 Format: ebook Pages: 464 Source: NetGalley Tuscany, 1358: Thomas Blackstone has built a formidable reputation in exile, fighting as a mercenary amid the ceaseless internecine warring of Italy’s City States. Success has …

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Defiant Unto Death by David Gilman

Title: Defiant Unto Death Series: Master of War Author: David Gilman Genre: Historical fiction Publisher: Head of Zeus Release Date: February 1, 2015 Format: Hardback Pages: 496 Source: Author The Black Prince has launched a devastating raid deep into France, laying waste to everything in his path. In response, the French have mustered an army …

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Sinful Folk by Ned Hayes

Title: Sinful Folk Author: Ned Hates Genre: Historical fiction Publisher: Campanile Books Format: ebook Source: NetGalley Powerful and atmospherically written historical fiction set in England in 1377. While I’ve given it four stars it is one of those books that deserves more than that and is certainly a 9 out of 10 for me. I’ll …

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