Review: Heresy by S. J. Parris

Review: Heresy by S. J. Parris

I’ve just finished Heresy by S. J. Parris, the first in her Giordano Bruno historical thriller series, and I enjoyed it so much that I decided a review is in order. Set in 1583, Heresy introduces us to an England riven by religious strife. The English Reformation has...
Review: The King’s Justice

Review: The King’s Justice

I was recently fortunate enough to enjoy two weeks of holiday… so essentially two weeks in which to read whatever I wanted, regardless of genre. My initial plan was to read A Song of Ice and Fire – which I did, for a while anyway – but of course I eventually...
Writing case study: The Scarlet Thief

Writing case study: The Scarlet Thief

Sometimes you read a book and, from the very first page, you know it’s going to be brilliant. Reading The Scarlet Thief, the first novel in Paul Fraser Collard’s popular Jack Lark series, was, for me, one of those times. For anyone not familiar with Paul’s writing,...
Writing case study – The Serpent Sword

Writing case study – The Serpent Sword

(Warning: spoilers ahead.) Matthew Harffy has been one of historical fiction’s best success stories in recent years, going from first-time indie author to landing a book deal with Aria Fiction for his acclaimed series, The Bernicia Chronicles. To mark the release of...