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About readinggivesmewings

Father of two girls with two passions, Reading and history. If I can combine the two then I am a happy person!

Beautiful Star by Andrew Swanston

I’ve been lucky enough to have been to take part in a Book Blog tour for Andrew Swanston’s new book, Beautiful Star. Beautiful Star is a series of short stories bringing the history we know about to life, in a … Continue reading

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Wings of the Storm by Giles Kristian

Wings of the Storm is the final book in his trilogy Rise of Siguard and follows our hero, Siguard as he attempts the win reputation and more importantly, riches so he can finally confront the Oath breaker King Gorm. Fighting for the warlord, … Continue reading

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Interview with Giles Kristian

Well, its been a while but I’m finally re-launching the blog! Life has conspired in various ways to take me away from the world of reviewing and to be honest I haven’t read much over the last 18 months either … Continue reading

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Into The Fire by Manda Scott

One of the real pleasures of book reviewing is being asked to take part in book blog tours and even more when that book is by one of your favourite authors. I came to Manda’s book quite late and embarrassingly … Continue reading

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The Holy Lance by Andrew Latham

The Holy Lance is the debut novel by Andrew Latham. Set during the brutal and bloody years of the Third Crusade the story follows the trials and tribulations of Knights Templar, Michael Fitz Alan. The story starts off as a … Continue reading

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SJA Turney Day

To celebrate the release of SJA Turney’s latest book, Praetorian I am dedicating the blog to to all things Roman. Praetorian tells the story of a young and inexperienced legionary, Rufinus. During a battle in the Germanic wars he inadvertently … Continue reading

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Ostland by David Thomas

1941 and for the idealistic young detective Georg Heuser his new posting to the renowned headquarters of the Berlin Police dept was a dream come true. Under the guidance of commissioner Ludtke, Hauser hopes to make a big impression on … Continue reading

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The Black Stone by Nick Brown.

For Imperial agent, Cassius Corbulo the last three months have been something of a holiday, While Bostra was hardly a Rome or Antioch it was still a pleasant posting and his duties were hardly taxing .  The arrival of his … Continue reading

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Above by Isla Morley.

For 16 year old Blythe, the Horse Thieves Picnic was the highlight of her year. Her school crush had come back into town and is escorting her to it.  Little does she know how her life is going to change … Continue reading

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God of Vengeance by Giles Kristian

Sigurd, son of  Harald is keen to make his name in battle. As a son of a Jarl he knows he must forge his own path if he is to emerge from his fathers shadow and weave his own name into … Continue reading

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