I’ve not read many historical fiction books, but when I was approached for a review for this book, I kind of liked the blurb, which felt interesting. That’s why I picked it up. The Speaking Stone is a fiction novel narrated in two timelines, one in 1900, the other in 2016/17.Continue reading “Book Review: The Speaking Stone, by Ratnadip Acharya”
There are many books set during the World War II period. The war had affected many countries. This book has been on my TBR shelf for some time now so I am glad that I could finally get to reading it.Continue reading “Book Review: Last Train to Istanbul, by Ayşe Kulin”
I love to read thrillers, and have grown up reading a few of the best writers in the genre. Historical fiction hasn’t been one of my favorites though. This book is a mix of both, so I wondered if it’d be amazing when I started to read.
Historical thriller is a genre that works only if there is a balance between the two genres it combines. It should have the research that makes the historical genre retain its merit, and it should have the pace and action of a thriller. It should make the reader keep turning the pages in expectation of what is to come. Ashwin Sanghi and Steve Berry do that quite well. Could Christopher Doyle join that company with his offering, The Alexander Secret, first part in the Mahabharata Quest trilogy? The cover certainly helped to generate interest in the secrets that the book held. Continue reading “Book Review — The Mahabharata Quest: The Alexander Secret, by Christopher Doyle”
I’m not that big a fan of historical fiction, but I devour thrillers on a regular basis. When it’s a thriller based from history, there are very few authors who step up to the plate as brilliant as Steve Berry. I have read a couple of his books before, and after that, I’ve been a fan of his writing. Continue reading “Book Review: The Lincoln Myth, by Steve Berry”