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Historical adventure

See below for a selection of the latest books from Historical adventure category. Presented with a red border are the Historical adventure books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Historical adventure books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Cross of Fire

Cross of Fire

Author: David Gilman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

The Hundred Years War still rages on and the French army thirsts for Thomas Blackstone's blood. Blackstone battles to strengthen Edwards III's claim to the throne and confronts the might of the French army. But, when his friend turns assassin, Blackstone is faced with an impossible choice: to save the English prince or sacrifice his son. Will he abandon his sworn oath to protect the future King of England? Or will he protect his family at the cost of the nation?

Cross of Fire

Cross of Fire

Author: David Gilman Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/02/2020

The Hundred Years War still rages on and the French army thirsts for Thomas Blackstone's blood. Blackstone battles to strengthen Edwards III's claim to the throne and confronts the might of the French army. But, when his friend turns assassin, Blackstone is faced with an impossible choice: to save the English prince or sacrifice his son. Will he abandon his sworn oath to protect the future King of England? Or will he protect his family at the cost of the nation?

After the Lost Franklin Expedition Lady Franklin and John Rae

After the Lost Franklin Expedition Lady Franklin and John Rae

Author: Peter Baxter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2020

The fate of the lost Franklin Expedition of 1847 is an enigma that has tantalised generations of historians, archaeologists and adventurers. The expedition was lost without a trace and all 129 men died in what is arguably the worst disaster in Britain's history of polar exploration. In the aftermath of the crew's disappearance, Lady Jane Franklin, Sir John's widow, maintained a crusade to secure her husband's reputation, imperiled alongside him and his crew in the frozen wastes of the Artic. Lady Franklin was an uncommon woman for her age, a socially and politically astute figure who ravaged anyone who she viewed as a threat to her husband's legacy. Meanwhile John Rae, an explorer and employee of the Hudson Bay Company, recovered deeply disturbing information from the Expedition. His shocking conclusions embroiled him in a bitter dispute with Lady Franklin which led to the ruin of his reputation and career. Against the background of Victorian society and the rise of the explorer celebrity, we learn of Lady Franklin's formidable grit to honour her husband's legacy; of John Rae being discredited and his eventual ruin, despite later being proven right. It is a fascinating assessment of the aftermath of the Franklin Expedition and its legacy.

Shot to Hell

Shot to Hell

Author: William W. Johnstone, J.A. Johnstone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2020

Dead Time

Dead Time

Author: William W. Johnstone, J.A. Johnstone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2020

Murder at the Capitol

Murder at the Capitol

Author: C. M. Gleason Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/01/2020

Alexander's Legacy: To The Strongest

Alexander's Legacy: To The Strongest

Author: Robert (Author) Fabbri Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/01/2020

Let the battles begin... 'I foresee great struggles at my funeral games.' Babylon, 323 BC: Alexander the Great is dead, leaving behind him the largest, and most fearsome, empire the world has ever seen. As his final breaths fade in a room of seven bodyguards, Alexander refuses to name a successor. But without a natural heir, who will take the reins? As the news of the king's sudden and unexpected death ripples across the land, leaving all in disbelief, the ruthless battle for the throne begins. What follows is a devious, tangled web of scheming and plotting, with alliances quickly made and easily broken, each rival with their own agenda. But who will emerge victorious: the half-chosen; the one-eyed; the wildcat; the general; the bastard; the regent? In the end, only one man, or indeed woman, will be left standing...

Brigantia An authentic and action-packed historical adventure set in Roman Britain

Brigantia An authentic and action-packed historical adventure set in Roman Britain

Author: Adrian Goldsworthy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2019

From bestselling historian Adrian Goldsworthy, a profoundly authentic, action-packed adventure set in Roman Britain. AD 100: BRITANNIA. THE EDGE OF THE ROMAN WORLD. Flavius Ferox is the hardbitten centurion charged with keeping the peace on Britannia's frontier with the barbarian tribes of the north. Now he's been summoned to Londinium by the governor, but before he sets out an imperial freedman is found brutally murdered in a latrine at Vindolanda fort - and Ferox must find the killer. As he follows the trail, the murder leads him to plots against the empire and Rome itself, and an old foe gathering mysterious artefacts in the hope of working a great magic. Bandits, soldiers, and gladiators alike are trying to kill him, old friends turn traitor, and Ferox is lured reluctantly to the sinister haunts of the old druids on the isle of Mona, and the bitter power struggle among the Brigantes, the great tribe of the north... 'An instant classic of the genre' HARRY SIDEBOTTOM. 'An authentic, enjoyable read' THE TIMES.

Bloody Trail of the Mountain Man

Bloody Trail of the Mountain Man

Author: William W. Johnstone, J.A. Johnstone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/2019

Last Stage to Hell Junction

Last Stage to Hell Junction

Author: Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/2019

Anyone But a Duke

Anyone But a Duke

Author: Betina Krahn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/2019

Blood Will Out

Blood Will Out

Author: David (Author) Donachie Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/11/2019

1787. Captain Edward Brazier is wounded and in desperate need of medical attention, but those from whom he could seek help have no idea where he is - although neither do his enemies. With his beloved Betsey currently imprisoned by her brother Henry, who is considering committing her to an asylum to take her off his hands, time is running out for Brazier to rescue her and end the tyranny of the local smuggling ring of Deal once and for all.