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Historical Fiction Books

Rich and immersive, transporting and informative, good historical fiction is a sumptuous treat. See the past re-written with our Historical Fiction collection. Here to take you to another time without the cost of building a time machine.  

Tom Swan and the Head of St George Constantinople

Tom Swan and the Head of St George Constantinople

Author: Christian Cameron Format: Electronic book text Release Date: 18/10/2012

1450s France. A young Englishman, Tom Swan, is kneeling in the dirt, waiting to be killed by the French who've taken him captive. He's not a professional soldier. He's really a merchant and a scholar looking for remnants of Ancient Greece and Rome - temples, graves, pottery, fabulous animals, unicorn horns. But he also has a real talent for ending up in the midst of violence when he didn't mean to. Having used his wits to escape execution, he begins a series of adventures that take him to street duels in Italy, meetings with remarkable men - from Leonardo Da Vinci to Vlad Dracula - and from the intrigues of the War of the Roses to the fall of Constantinople. There are three books in this mini series starting with Castillion, then Venice and finally Constantinople. Click here to read an article by Christian Cameron on why he wrote Tom Swan.   Click here to read an extract from this book.

The Templar Legion

The Templar Legion

Author: Paul Christopher Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/10/2012

The Templar Legion is a historical conspiracy thriller that will have readers on the edge of their seats as John Holliday's search for the truth about the Templar Order continues. The Templar Legion is the gripping fourth novel from Paul Christopher, the acclaimed author of The Templar Throne and The Templar Cross . The hunter becomes the hunted. Army Ranger Lt. Col. John Holliday continues his quest to uncover the mysterious secrets of the ancient Templar Order, an organisation renowned for its incredible wealth and hidden power. He is swept into an adventure as deadly as it is secretive when an archaeologist friend makes a bizarre find in Ethiopia. But when he follows a trail of clues through the chaotic and lawless horn of Africa, he finds himself hunted by a ruthless foe, as he comes closer and closer to a priceless treasure ...an ancient artefact that can only be found by those who can solve a riddle from the past. His pursuers will stop at nothing...

Once Upon a Time…

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With authors like the two-time Man Booker Prize winning Hilary Mantel among its illuminati, it’s no wonder that Historical Fiction is arguably more popular than ever. Follow the lives, loves, betrayals, deaths, trials-and-tribulations of those that went before us.

 

Whether you follow Sebastian Faulks and P.S Duffy to the hell and displacement of the Front in WWI, Philippa Gregory to the intrigue, immorality and perils of the court of Henry VIII, or get rocked on the high seas of the King’s Navy in Patrick O’Brien’s Master and Commander, there is a wealth of exceptional storytelling to dive headfirst into. Where will you let our time machine take you today?

 

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