Autumn Recommendations: Historical Fiction

As an historian, it is no surprise that I love historical fiction. I love how easy it is to learn about the past and the life it gives to well known characters of our past. I particularly enjoy reading about periods I know little about as once I have finished I will go and look up the actual events and learn more. It is safe to say I’m happiest when reading stories set in the past, even when reading fantasy I prefer it to be set in some feudal land. I love Kings and Queens, and battles with swords/axes/arrows, not guns and cannons. Here are a three I have really enjoyed in the past year. Continue reading

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Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes – A Review

This is a guest post by Ryan Webster. He has a blog focusing on Military History, you can check it out here. He’s been reading a wide variety of fiction lately and has very kindly agreed to write up some reviews for you lovely people. Check out his review of Dominion by CJ Sansom here. Continue reading

Autumn Recommendations: Romance

As the leaves are turning prettily from green to yellow to red, and the urge to curl up by a hot fire with a hot chocolate and a good book gets ever stronger, I thought it’d be apt to share some of my fave seasonal reads. This series will mainly feature books I’ve read in the past and really loved and from a variety of genres. Some posts will also include some books of the genre discussed that are patiently waiting in my to-be-read pile. As the nights draw in autumn is the best time to grab some great reads. Hopefully I can give you a few recommendations! First off; Romance. Featuring one of my favourite authors, Harriet Evans.  Continue reading

The Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson: A Review

The Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson, published by Gollancz in the UK

The Final Empire

The Well of Ascension

Hero of Ages

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 

Brandon Sanderson is a master storyteller. His world building is extraordinary, his character development is astounding. There are not enough superlatives in the world for me to describe how good this series is. The first book in the series, The Final Empire, had been sitting in my tbr pile for a while but it was #mistbornmondays that gave me the push I needed to finally dive into this epic trilogy. Mistborn Mondays was created by Lucy Richardson over at The Book Belle on Youtube when she began hosting The Great Mistborn Readlong in preparation for Sanderson’s new release Shadows of Selfthe fifth book in the Mistborn world that comes out later this month. I shouldn’t have waited so long.

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