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Bellatrix, by Simon Turney

Bellatrix, by Simon Turney

Bellatrix is the second of Simon Turney’s new Legion XXII historical adventure novels.
Lucy Herbert

It follows on directly from the first, The Capsarius (which incidentally has one of the most gripping openings I have read recently). Equally enthralling, this follows legionary capsarius or doctor Titus Cervianus, with his tent-mates, his cohort and his legion, the...

Episode 88

Episode 88

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Desperate Valour, by Timothy Ashby

Desperate Valour, by Timothy Ashby

A new novel set during the war of 1812

Desperate Valour is the sequel to Timothy Ashby’s 5* bestseller Ranger, though it works perfectly well as a ‘stand alone’. It follows the adventure of Major Alexander Charteris (known as ‘Chart’), a mixed-race, English-educated son of an aristocrat and a West Indian...

Episode 88

Peter Tonkin on Shadow of Treason

The bestselling author talked to us about his latest novel set in the world of Tudor espionage.

Peter Tonkin, can you first tell us about your latest Poley novel - and who Poley is? Robert Poley (who appears on the historical record between 1568 and 1602) is one of the three men in the room with Christopher Marlowe on the evening of Wednesday, 30th May 1593 when...

Shadow of Treason, by Peter Tonkin

Shadow of Treason, by Peter Tonkin

The latest in the Queen Intelligencer series from the author of The Trojan Murders
Natalie Morgan

Shadow of Treason, the latest addition to Peter Tonkin’s The Queen’s Intelligencer series, offers a thrilling insight into the Protestant and Catholic divide during the reign of James I. A discord so deep that a fervent group of Catholics would assemble and attempt to...

A Choir of Crows, by Candace Robb

A Choir of Crows, by Candace Robb

Peter Tonkin reviews Candace Robb's 12th in the Owen Archer series.
Peter Tonkin

A Choir of Crows is the 12th novel in Candace Robb’s enormously successful series of Owen Archer mysteries. It follows A Conspiracy of Wolves but, like all the others, it stands on its own. In A Choir of Crows, Candace Robb carries her readers back to the winter of...

Episode 88

Fiction Book of the Month: Peter Tonkin on The Ides

The veteran author of over 40 novels discusses his story of Caesar's assassination.

Peter Tonkin, It’s that time of the year and we’re at the Ides of March – what is it about the assassination that fascinates you? I’m sure there must be many turning points in history where chance or fate seemed to take a hand, but the assassination of Julius Caesar...

The Roman

The Roman

A Caesar’s Spies story

The Roman I   ‘Roman Liburnian!’ called the lookout. Captain Barzan of the Cilician pirate trireme Thalassa looked up, saw the direction of the pointing arm and the sleek Roman vessel it was indicating. He turned to the helmsman, ‘Come two points south. We can...

Episode 88

AoH Interviews Peter Tonkin

The prolific author has written a new series set in the Elizabethan period.
Peter Tonkin

Peter Tonkin, you clearly have a passion for the Elizabethan era, when did this interest start? I have always been fascinated by history. One of my earlier memories (aged 6?) is sitting in my bedroom in Holland (as my father was posted to Germany at the time and we...

Shadow of the Axe, by Peter Tonkin

Shadow of the Axe, by Peter Tonkin

The first in a new series from the author of The Trojan Murders
Louise Banks

Peter Tonkin proves again there is much to explore within the dramatic reign of Queen Elizabeth I. His first novel in The Queen’s Intelligencer series, Shadow of the Axe, focuses on the fascinating events that led to the Essex Rebellion of 1601, and the rival factions...