Book review: The Years of Rice and Salt, by Kim S. Robinson

An epic world history novel, dealing with a world that could have been. From the official blurb: “It is the 14th century, and one of the most apocalyptic events in human history is set to occur - the coming of the Black Death. History teaches us that a third of Europe's population was destroyed. But what if the plague had killed 99 percent of the population instead? How would the world have ... VIEW THE POST >>

Book review: The Silver Pigs, by Lindsey Davis

This is certainly a great historical fiction read, especially if the Roman Empire is your thing. From the official blurb: “THE SILVER PIGS sees Falco cynically eyeing up the new Roman emperor, Vespasian. Our hero, a private informer, rescues a young girl in trouble and is catapulted into a dangerous game involving stolen imperial ingots, a dark political plot and, most hazardous of all, a ... VIEW THE POST >>

Book review: A Day of Fire by Stephanie Dray et al.

If you like historical fiction about the Roman Empire, A Day of Fire should really be on your TBR list. From the official blurb: “Pompeii was a lively resort flourishing in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius at the height of the Roman Empire. When Vesuvius erupted in an explosion of flame and ash, the entire town would be destroyed. Some of its citizens died in the chaos, some escaped the ... VIEW THE POST >>