Review of Stormbird (Wars of the Roses) by Conn Iggulden

There is no romance at the heart of war. Conn Iggulden captures this sentiment perfectly in his latest novel, Stormbird (Wars of the Roses). The medieval period is often glamorized as a period of chivalry and romance in many films and novels, so I was relieved when Iggulden did not fall into this typical cliche. His writing Read more about Review of Stormbird (Wars of the Roses) by Conn Iggulden[…]

Review of A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin

So I finally got around to finishing A Dance with Dragons. I had started this book sometime last year, but put it down for a while and just circled back around to it recently. If it had been written by anyone other than George and was a series which I had not already spent a Read more about Review of A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin[…]

Review of River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay

River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay Hardcover: 656 pages Publisher: Roc Hardcover; 1 edition (April 2, 2013)  In his latest book River of Stars, Guy Gavriel Kay returns to the empire of Kitai several centuries following Under Heaven. While it is not necessary to have read Under Heaven before this book, it does provide some Read more about Review of River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay[…]

Review of Agincourt by Bernard Cornwell

Once again Bernard Cornwell transports the reader to the Hundred Years War with Agincourt. As you can surmise from the title, the novel centers around the Battle of Agincourt, when on October 25 of 1415, a ragged, starved and outnumbered English army of 6,000 men faced off against 30,000 French soldiers. The French were well-rested. Read more about Review of Agincourt by Bernard Cornwell[…]

Review of Bloodstone by Paul Doherty

Bloodstone (Brother Athelstan Mediaeval Mysteries) by Paul Doherty Hardcover: 240 pages Publisher: Creme de la Crime (March 1, 2012) ISBN-10: 1780290160 Book Description: An intriguing new Brother Athelstan historical mystery – December, 1380. When the corpse of Sir Robert Kilverby is discovered in a locked room, Brother Athelstan accompanies the King’s coroner to investigate. For Sir Read more about Review of Bloodstone by Paul Doherty[…]