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.

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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 →

Audiobook reviews, including Anne of Green Gables and Speaker For The Dead.

It's a while since I posted some reviews, so here's my latest listens from Audible. (If you are looking specifically for Christmas audiobooks, check out my reviews from last December HERE). Frenchman's Creek By: Daphne du Maurier Narrated by: John Castle Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins Unabridged Audiobook Release date: 30-10-08 Language: English Publisher: Audible Studios Another... Continue Reading →

Knight of the Cross – FREE today only! Merry Christmas one and all.

    It's December, so here's an early Christmas gift for you all - Knight of the Cross is free today. The Druid has spent the last month at number 1 in the Amazon UK Celtic Myths & Legends chart and sold better than I ever hoped, while Friar Tuck and the Christmas Devil is now at number... Continue Reading →

Review: The Druid – Steven A. McKay

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The Druid Steven A McKaySeries: The Warrior Druid of Britain Chronicles 1

My version: PDF
Genre: Historical Fiction Romans, Britons, Druids (!)
Steven A McKay
First published: 2018
Sent by author

From the cover:

Northern Britain, AD430.

A land in turmoil. A village ablaze. A king’s daughter abducted.

In the aftermath of a surprise attack, Dun Buic lies in smoking ruins and many innocent villagers are dead. As the survivors try to make sense of the night’s events, the giant warrior Druid Bellicus, is tasked with hunting down the raiders and thwarting their dark purpose.

With years of training in the old ways, two war-dogs at his side, and unsurpassed skill with a longsword, Bellicus’ quest will take him on a perilous journey through lands still struggling with the departure of the Roman legions.

Meanwhile, amongst her brutal captors, the little princess Catia, finds and unlikely ally. But even he may not be…

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