Reviews of books in this format:

I Never Knew That About London by

This was picked up on deal. In part because I love a fact. So this sounded right up my street. It follows a course from east to west across London, covering each borough as it goes. The facts vary from the small and personal (a famous person was born/died/went to school here) to the those – Read the rest of this review

Under the Eagle by

Picked up on a deal as I like a good Roman legion story and I’d heard of Scarrow. This is pretty standard fare — a new starter joins the Second Legion, who looks like he might not be the best fit, but is put under the wing of an experienced centurion. The characters are pretty – Read the rest of this review

Blood River by

A bit of a random one that I picked as part of a 3 for 2 deal. Africa, once known as the Dark Continent, is still a bit of a mystery to outsiders — at least that’s how it seems to me. I’ve visited some of the north African countries, although not recently, and know – Read the rest of this review

The Poppy War by

This was a recommendation from a ‘best’ list over at Goodreads. It sounded interesting, and there were comments about its similarities to The Name of the Wind, which is a book I enjoyed. There’s a similarity in that the protagonist, Rin, goes to an academy, although that’s about it. Despite being a fairly long book – Read the rest of this review

The Good Father by

I really enjoyed Before the Fall, the only other book I’ve read by this author. It helped make my mind up when it came time to pick up a new audiobook. The story follows a father whose son shoots a US presidential candidate. He believes his son to be innocent and spends the book trying – Read the rest of this review