Blog tour for A Black Matter for the King

A virtual blog tour for A Black Matter for the King, the second of the Oath and Crown novels about the events leading to the Norman conquest of England, is currently underway courtesy of Historical Fiction Blog Tours. Please take a look at the blog tour page here to find reviews, features and a giveaway…

Free short story – ‘Parchment’

On this day in 1939, the famous Anglo-Saxon treasure from the Sutton Hoo burial ground was unearthed, changing the way we think about the Saxons forever. In honour of the anniversary, the short story Parchment, a tale exploring the origins of the epic Beowulf, the life of King Hraedwald, and how the Sutton Hoo treasure…

Historical fiction – where to draw the line

The issue of factual inaccuracy in historical fiction is a perpetual source of debate, and occasional outbreaks of controversy. Reports in the media today pick up on this issue with aspects of the new film Mary Queen of Scots labelled ‘problematic’ by a historian in a BBC report with the Telegraph going as far as…

Blog Tour for An Argument of Blood

A virtual blog tour for An Argument of Blood, the first of the Oath and Crown novels about the events leading to the Norman conquest of England, is currently underway courtesy of Historical Fiction Blog Tours. Please take a look at the blog tour page here to find reviews, features and a giveaway for a…

The last roundhead returns – This Deceitful Light review

The Last Roundhead, by Jemahl Evans, was one of the best historical novels I’ve read in a long time. The voice of the main character and narrator, Blandford Candy, was as authentic as it is possible to get in a work written in the 21st century. Better, he existed in a world of such effortlessly…