Posts tagged Historical Fiction
Freefall by Robert Radcliffe

Robert Radcliffe returns with the second part of his Airborne Trilogy, Freefall. Theo Trickey’s war takes his to North Africa and some of C Company, The Parachute Regiment’s fiercest battles. In Germany, Daniel Garland is experiencing the reality of total war on the civilian population and piecing more of Trickey’s life back together and his connections to the late Erwin Rommel. As Arnhem looms, the battle to get there will be just as brutal as what is to come.

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The Serpent Sword by Matthew Harffy

The Dark Ages in Britain are a fertile period to mine.  The sources, few as they are, talk of kings and warlords, battles and death, and then arrive the men from the North.  It is the period of Beowulf and Arthur, of a Britain living in the decay of the Roman withdrawal and the arrival of a new God to fight the old.  Into this mix, Matthew Harffy has thrown a young warrior, Beobrand, into the turmoil of Northumbria to find his fame.

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Airborne by Robert Radcliffe

I have loved Robert Radcliffe's previous five novels, to the point I even read one of them as an eBook.   Radcliffe’s new tale is his most ambitious yet.  Airborne is the first of trilogy of novels telling the tale of a boy caught between countries, in search of a father and who finds two; John Frost, godfather of the Parachute Regiment and Erwin Rommel, The Desert Fox.

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The Empty Throne by Bernard Cornwell

Back in July, The BBC and Downton Abbey producers announced that they would be adapting Bernard Cornwell's The Saxon Stories/Warrior Chronicles.  I was so delighted, I blogged about it here.  Uhtred is one of Cornwell's characters that you can tell he loves, but that he has struggled with.  A couple of the middle books lacked his usual abandon, but this was due to him fighting and beating cancer at the time.  It does help that Cornwell claims direct linage with Uhtred of Bebbanberg, so that keeps the series going.  The latest in the story is The Empty Throne.

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