The Tower by Valerio Massimo Manfredi Review

Wow, this is a bad book, I need to get that out of the way first of all, this is not on my recommended list in any way shape or form, unless as a means of torture I suppose. I had high hopes for The Tower, it teases a mythical millenia long secret that has impacted human society from the Roman Empire to present day. … Continue reading The Tower by Valerio Massimo Manfredi Review

Under the Eagle Review

I am a huge fan of historical fiction, especially the kind set in the fascinating world of ancient Rome. There’s something about the inherent intrigue and ruthlessness of the Empire at its height that appeals to the reader within me. Which is why Simon Scarrows‘ Under the Eagle and it’s subsequent series is a firm favourite of mine. The series as a whole sheds light … Continue reading Under the Eagle Review

The Eagle’s Conquest by Simon Scarrow Review

This is the second book in Scarrow’s Eagles of the Empire series, you can check out our review on the first book here. The Eagle’s Conquest is an all-round tighter and more succinct novel than it’s predecessor. Scarrow still mixes in his gripping heart pounding battle scenes with the more sedate and slightly boring political intrigue but at least this time around the focus is … Continue reading The Eagle’s Conquest by Simon Scarrow Review