Summary: Paris. 1785. The final years before the revolution. A young engineer is given the job of clearing the old cemetery of Les Innocents of its current inhabitants, and then tear down the old church. Main Characters: Jean-Baptiste Baratte: The engineer charged with cleansing the over-flowing cemetery of Les Innocents, sited in the Les Halles … Continue reading Pure – Andrew Miller
Late Victorian setting, in a forgotten town a new undertaker sets out to build a business, and finds a life instead.
Summary: This novel tells the story of the birth of New York, from its early days in 1609 and the arrival of Henry Hudson on the river that now bears his name, to the emergence and consolidation of the Dutch in the late 1640’s. It is told, in the third person, primarily from the point … Continue reading New York 1609 – Harald Johnson
Summary: Set in modern day and King Arthur’s time, the novel is based around Robert Hunt, an average lad who travels back in time, and becomes Merlin. Main Characters: Robert Hunt: Dead-end job, no family to speak of, Robert is a directionless drifter, though good-hearted. Viviane: The Lady of the Lake in the Arthurian legend, … Continue reading Merlin’s Secret – Malcolm John Baker
Ghost story with a detective twist
Author of Fylgia, a timeless tale of a now-vanished world, whose themes and characters are still relevant today.
Lincoln In The Bardo – George Saunders. That happens in the space between death and re-birth?
Part One: Sea Paths This is the first Viking fantasy book I’ve ever read. I’d like to think I have a good grasp of the mythology, and have read a few Viking historical non-fiction books, so this was a little leap into the unknown. Summary: Bera is a young girl, whose seer mother died when … Continue reading The Book Of Bera – Suzie Wilde
What do we leave behind, what do we take with us, and what will survive after us?