Mad Blood Stirring by Simon Mayo reviewed

Title: Mad Blood Stirring Author: Simon Mayo Genre: Historical Publisher: Doubleday UK Release Date: April 15, 2018 Format: Ebook Pages: 364 Source: NetGalley 1815: The war is over but for the inmates at Dartmoor Prison, peace – like home – is still a long way away. On the eve of the year 1815, the American …

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The Wicked Cometh by Laura Carlin reviewed

Title: The Wicked Cometh Author: Laura Carlin Genre: Historical Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton Release Date: February 8, 2018 Format: Ebook Pages: 432 Source: NetGalley The year is 1831. Down the murky alleyways of London, acts of unspeakable wickedness are taking place and no one is willing to speak out on behalf of the city’s vulnerable …

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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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