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One King's Way (Hammer and the Cross Book 2)
One King's Way (Hammer and the Cross Book 2)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Part Two of the alternative European Early Middle Ages, 10 Mar. 2015
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The second book in Harrison's "Hammer and the Cross" trilogy follows the first by combining history and legend to produce an interesting counterfactual history of the Early Middle Ages. Heathenism has defeated Christianity and checked the spread of the new religion, but the murder of a Pope and the establishment of a new order of Christian Knights provides a challenge for the followers of the Nordic Gods and Goddesses. Shef, the new King of North England, is taken by his various adventures to Norway and Sweden where it is realized he is the One King by their inhabitants. Meanwhile the Heathens technological discoveries far outstrip those of their enemies and the scene is set for a final show-down between the old and the new religions. Not quite as good as book one but still a great read.


PENDA, Heathen King of Mercia: his Anglo Saxon world.
PENDA, Heathen King of Mercia: his Anglo Saxon world.
by Mr Pete Jennings
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars A GREAT LITTLE BOOK ON A FAMOUS ANGLO-SAXON KING AND HIS TIMES, 26 Feb. 2015
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Pete Jennings' book provides a wealth of useful details about the life and times of King Penda of Mercia, the last major Pagan king in England. This is great little book, well researched and written in a lively, accessible style. It will be of interest to modern Pagans and Heathens, re-enactors and those with an interest of the early history of this land. Highly recommended!


The Hammer and the Cross
The Hammer and the Cross
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5.0 out of 5 stars AN ALLURING ALTERNATIVE EARLY MIDDLE AGE, 26 Feb. 2015
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This is a well-researched and inventive counterfactual history of our Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian English Early Middle Age. Harrison paints a picture of an appealing alternative course, where the expanding power of the catholic church is defeated by Heathen followers of Woden, Thor and the old gods and goddesses. The incoming Christians are portrayed as hypocritical and resistant to change, whereas the Heathens embrace new ideas and technology which they use to defeat the new religion and its followers in battle, securing an England free from the oppression of Rome. England becomes a tolerant land where Heathens and indigenous Christians live in harmony, able to use the land's resources and talents to improve the lot of the ordinary citizens, Rome is horrified by this freedom and seeks to enslave the apostates, but fails dismally and a new golden age begins. This book really makes you think of the advances that could have been made early in our history, were it not for the dead hand of Christianity. A really great read, highly recommended!


Personal: (Jack Reacher 19)
Personal: (Jack Reacher 19)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the preceding Reacher books., 6 Jan. 2015
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Disappointing, seems to lack the usual Reacher sparkle but worth a read anyway. The revelation of the main conspirator is worthy of the X-files!


The Right of the Line: The Role of the RAF in WW
The Right of the Line: The Role of the RAF in WW
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wish I'd read this years ago!, 6 Jan. 2015
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A book I wish I had read years ago. Not only does it cover the detailed history of the RAF in WW2, but also the preceding two decades of appeasement and pacificsm that resulted in France being conquered and nearly had the same result for Great Britain. Detailed and technical, but well-written and completely absorbing. Highly recommended for all those with an interest in WW2.


Wintersmith: (Discworld Novel 35) (Discworld series)
Wintersmith: (Discworld Novel 35) (Discworld series)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another Pratchett Roller-Coaster!, 4 Nov. 2014
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I read this after seeing Steeleye Span performing several songs they wrote on this novel's theme. A typical Terry Pratchett tale, this is roughly based on the Persephone legend about the changing seasons, wittily told. It includes several old favourites such as Death and the Feegles - one of Terry's more inspired creations. A must for Pratchett fans, and newcomers to his world will enjoy this too. Read it then listen to Steeleye Span's excellent "Wintersmith" album!


Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters (Quirk Classics)
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters (Quirk Classics)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fabulous "take-off" of the original!, 4 Nov. 2014
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A really well-done transformation; the rather tedious original novel of polite society becomes a rip-roaring steam-punk adventure, while still retaining Jane Austen's precise style and grammar. This alternative Georgian world has undersea cities, ladies promenading in diving suits, sea-witches, mermen, pirates and a variety of malicious sea-creatures from tiny fish to enormous monsters. I particularly liked the hidden tribe, chanting HP Lovecraft-type incantations, seeking to raise the slumbering old ones - when the stars are right, of course! All cleverly and expertly done - highly recommended.


Wuthering Heights and a Werewolf...and a Zombie Too(Illustrated)
Wuthering Heights and a Werewolf...and a Zombie Too(Illustrated)
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1.0 out of 5 stars A poor attempt to modify a classic, 22 Oct. 2014
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I have read several books of this genre but this was very, very disappointing. Others, such as Jane Slayre and Android Karenina, weave the new elements subtly cleverly into the text, in the style of the original author. This didn't happen here - a few references were thrown in such as Heathcliffe having hairy hands, and as for the conclusion... terrible! Suddenly Emily B's lovely prose became something else entirely, without any attempt to match style or even tense. It could have been so much better. Not recommended. Read the original, unchanged version if you haven't already. Now THAT is really a classic.


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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice looking and useful, 17 Mar. 2014
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I needed a bag for my new 13 inch laptop and thought this looked good. I was pleased to see the actual item was every bit as good as the illustration - especially as the Union Jack is overlaid by an antique Great Western Railway engine. Does the job well and loks good. Recommended.


Ark Royal
Ark Royal
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great read, 17 Mar. 2014
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This review is from: Ark Royal (Kindle Edition)
I loved Ark Royal - the traditions and boldness of the Royal Navy set in space, an original take on science fiction. Fascinating detail and interesting characters, set against mankind's first contact with intelligent aliens. I couldn't put it down! Highly recommended.


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