The website of the historical fiction writer.

Marching on Through Time

See what I did there? Here is what I read in March.

1) Tyrant by Christian Cameron ( Set during the time of Alexander the Great. Ancient Greece has not really been touched by historical fiction authors from what I can find although there are a few books about.

2) Sharpe’s Fortress by Bernard Cornwell. The last of the novels set during Richard Sharpe’s time in India.

3) Hannibal: Enemy of Rome by Ben Kane ( Set during the Second Punic War between the Roman Republic and Carthage. Very readable.

The next few books are going to be largely set in the Roman Empire. This is a very popular time period for historical novelists, as was discussed at the Historical Novel Conference I went to in September. Here is some very interesting figures from the Society about what centuries are popular with writers:

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