My soundtrack for historical fiction writing – number 6 is BRUTAL (but 10 is beautiful)!

A few years ago I wrote a guest post for fellow author Roz Morris, where I listed a few of the songs I like to listen to while writing my books. It was mostly just death and black metal with a bit of Jethro Tull, so I thought I would do an updated version featuring... Continue Reading →

Audiobook reviews for February 2019

Amazingly, my brand new, standalone novel, Lucia, about a Roman slave in Britain, has been bought by Audible who will produce it in their own studios and publish it EXCLUSIVELY. It won't be available anywhere else other than from Audible for a year, and then I'll put out the Kindle and paperback editions. And do you... Continue Reading →

And the award goes to…

Book of the Year for THE DRUID? Why thank you sir (even if the honour is shared)! Check out Speesh’s favourite reads of 2018.

It has been, for me anyway, another excellent reading year. According to my lists here, I got through 70 books in 2018. As always, these are the books I read in 2018, that doesn’t necessarily mean they were published in 2018 (though some were), they’re just the books I read last year, and here they are in the order I read them.
*Clicking on each cover, will take you to the relevant review on Speesh Reads. In the review, there will be a link to buy the book, should you wish. I’m just short the bottom line at the time of writing, I’ll update the links as I get the review done

Sorrow Hill CR MayThe Lost Gospel Simcha JakoboviciThe Jesus Discovery 2102 Minutesdeath-of-a-citizen-donald-hamiltonA Man Without Breath Philip KerrGhost Fred BurtonForgotten Voices of the Holocaust Lyn SmithThe Centurion's Son - Adam LofthouseHellbent Gregg Hurwitz 2The Lady From Zagreb Philip Kerr 4Out Of Auschwitz Stanley GoleniewskiZealot Reza Aslan 2Where Dead Men Meet Mark Millsthe-secret-agent-joseph-conradThe Longest Kill Sgt. Craig HarrisonThe Far Traveller Nancy Marie BrownVindolanda Adrian GoldsworthyBefore The Revolution Daniel K RichterWarrior of Woden Matthew HarffyThe Terminal List Jack CarrState of The Union Brad Thor Pocket Book VersionFire & Sword Harry SidebottomKim Rudyard Kiplingthe-riddle-of-the-sands-erskine-childersNorth Men John HaywoodThe Other Side of Silence Philip KerrClassic The Thirty Nine Steps John BuchanA Divided Spy Charles CummingBloodaxe C R MaySleeping Giants Sylvain NeuvelMasters of Death Richard RhodesOverWatch Matthew Betley 3dEaters of the Dead - Michael CrichtonViking Britain Thomas WilliamsThe Red Moth Sam EastlandWar at the Edge of the World Ian RossBlowback Brad ThorThe Draughtsman Robert LautnerPhilip Kerr Prussian BlueA Legacy of Spies John le CarréThe Butchers of Berlin Chris PetitThe Boys From Brazil - Ira LevinWræcca C.R. MayRed Sparrow Jason MatthewsBlood of the Wolf Steven A. McKayNightfall Berlin Jack GrimwoodThe Kingdom of Rus'Two Years Salman RushdieGreeks Bearing Gifts Philip KerrThrough the Hostage J C SteelThe Villa The Lake The Meeting Mark RosemanOur Friends In Berlin Anthony QuinnThe Beast In The Red Forest Sam EastlandStalingrad Antony BeevorThe Tourist Robert DickinsonBlood Forest Geraint Jonesimg_6645Lone Survivor Marcus LuttrellA Traitor In The Family Nicholas SearleThe Druid Steven A McKayCapture or Kill Tom Marcus13 Hours Mitchell ZuckoffOath of Honour Matthew BetleyMonsters C R MayThe Travellers Chris PavoneVince Flynn Red War Kyle MillsThe Book of Mirrors EO ChiroviciWart of the Wolf Bernard CornwellThe Raven and The Cross C.R. May

Best is just so subjective, don’t you find? But that’s what most people think when you single one out from a whole year’s worth of reading. I’m going with choosing the book that has impressed me, for whatever…

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Why I’m working on two separate books – Song of the Centurion & Lucia

I find it really hard to switch between writing projects because I like to get right inside the heads of my characters and the period each novel is set in. Yet, right now, I'm working on the sequel to The Druid, called Song of the Centurion, and also a standalone novel about a young girl taken to Britannia... Continue Reading →

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