Historical Fiction

Historical Fiction

General Historical Fiction

Blog Tour – The Drowned City by K.J. Maitland

I loved the way that Maitland described 17th Century London and Bristol. I felt that I was transported into the thick of the action alongside Daniel, rather than just observing it with the way Maitland’s writing just encompasses you. It’s because of this and the brilliant characters that draw you into the plot and the mystery surrounding the flood and the murders, however at the same time I could have happily read a novel about these characters just living in this time as it was just as interesting to me. … Continue reading →

Blog Tour – Song by Michelle Jana Chan

From the very first chapter I adored Song. My heart was breaking for him and his family; I was desperate to read on to see if things would work out for him. We see Song grow up and go through many harrowing experiences; witnessing this and Song’s bravery and determination endears you to him even more which I didn’t think was possible. However, don’t get me wrong, there were many moments where I questioned Song’s decisions or was surprised by his actions. But that just made me love him more – it was clear how all of his experiences had impacted him and it was nice to see them acknowledged and not forgotten.… Continue reading →

Blog Tour – The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex

In this novel we get to know Helen, Jenny and Michelle as well as their men, Arthur, Bill and Vince who disappeared twenty years ago. I loved the way that this novel would alternate between the men of the past and the women of the present. Each character is incredibly complex with a lot to uncover as the novel continues.… Continue reading →


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Blog Tour – The Witch’s Heart by Genevieve Gornichec

After rediscovering my love for Greek mythology through retellings last year I was eager to find more from other mythologies, particularly Norse as it is one of my favourites. As soon as I heard about this novel being released I knew that I just had to read it, especially as it is one of my favourite stories from Norse mythology too. Gornichec has done a wonderful job bringing this story to life through her writing and portrayal of such classic figures in Norse mythology and it has become one of my favourite retellings of all time. … Continue reading →

Blog Tour – Ariadne by Jennifer Saint

As soon as I discovered that this novel was being released I immediately added it to my wishlist and started counting down the days. Not only was it incredible to finally hold Ariadne in my hands but the novel itself was every bit as wonderful as I thought it would be. … Continue reading →

The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker

Briseis is such an interesting, complex character who Barker develops well throughout the novel. I have never heard of the stories concerning the women during the Trojan war, except for Helen of Troy. So, I was fascinated to find out about the other side. I loved how Barker portrayed the conflict that Briseis faced as she began to understand Achilles. Speaking of which, I also loved how Achilles was written. At first I wasn’t sure how I was supposed to feel about him, as the novel is from Briseis perspective, for the most part. However, it became clear that there was more to Achilles than initially thought, especially when we’re allowed little snippets of his perspective at times. … Continue reading →


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