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Historical Fiction : Genres : Consume and Review

Historical Fiction

Reviews of books in this genre:

The Gates of Rome by

This series follows the rise of Julius Caesar, with this entry covering his early days up to the period where Caesar left Rome following the defeat of his uncle by Sulla and first joined the army. The version I listened to was abridged, which I didn’t realise until after I’d started, or I wouldn’t have – Read the rest of this review

Lords of the Bow by

The second part of the Conqueror series continues the history of Temujin (Genghis Khan), starting from the final days of forming the Mongol nation and on as he invades the lands of their long-time enemy, the Chin. It follows the impressive feats of the hoard as it sweeps through the lands of more ‘developed’ and – Read the rest of this review

An Officer and a Spy by

I am a big fan of Harris’ work. Not that I have swooned over every one of his books, but they’re generally good. For those unfamiliar, he writes historical fictional, often based on figures or events that took place. This novel follows the Dreyfus Affair — as it is known — where an innocent army – Read the rest of this review

Wolf of the Plains by

This is the first in Iggulden’s series following the life of Temujin, better known to the world as Genghis Khan. Although he has a somewhat unsavory reputation in the West, he’s a character I find very interesting, both for uniting the warring Mongol tribes, but also for the empire he built. He was quick to – Read the rest of this review

Eagles at War by

Another book I stumbled across and liked the description enough to give it a go. I’m also a fan of Rome so it tied into my other interests. The plot focuses on the battle of Teutoburg Forest, where an alliance of Germanic tribes ambushed and destroyed three Roman legions in 9 CE, with characters on – Read the rest of this review