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New Releases By Month - Dec 2017 - Dec 2018
« on: Friday 22, 2017, 07: am »
Here I will be posting a short list - even if I try I am never going to be able to find and follow all the books published in a year - in fact if any of you hear of one or know of a book being published please let me know so I may include it - every month of Historical Fiction novels that are being released during that month.


I will try and do the same for the other genres but it might take some time.

“Commander, I always used to consider that you had a definite anti-authoritarian streak in you.”
“Sir?”

“It seems that you have managed to retain this even though you are authority.”

“Sir?”

“That’s practically zen.” ― Terry Pratchett, Feet of Clay

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Re: New Releases By Month - Dec 2017 - Dec 2018
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December Releases


Knives in the South (The Sir Robert Carey Mysteries Omnibus) by P.F. Chisholm and Diana Gabaldon

Release date - 14, December, 2017


Synopsis -


1592. Sir Robert Carey abandoned the ambition and treachery of Queen Elizabeth I's court to take up the post of Deputy Warden of the West March.

The lace-collared, pearl-sashed courtier found himself curiously at home amongst the horse-thieves, kidnappers and murderers of the Anglo-Scottish border, but now, to his chagrin, he's been summoned back to London. Before he can return to Carlisle and the joys of the raiding season, Carey must find his missing brother, clear the family name, navigate a feud between playwrights, identify a badly decomposed body washed up on the Queen's privy steps, and investigate a murder some thirty years past...

Plunging readers straight into the racous world of late sixteenth-century border reivers and unfettered Elizabethan intrigue, Knives in the South is the second chronicle of Sir Robert Carey's adventures, collecting the novels A Plague of Angels, A Murder of Crows and An Air of Treason under one volume.


Link https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35890241-knives-in-the-south?from_search=true






A Hope Divided (The Loyal League 2) by Alyssa Cole
Release date - 28, November, 2017


Synopsis -


For three years of the War Between the States, Marlie Lynch has helped the cause in peace: with coded letters about anti-Rebel uprisings in her Carolina woods, tisanes and poultices for Union prisoners, and silent aid to fleeing slave and Freeman alike. Her formerly enslaved mother's traditions and the name of a white father she never knew have protected her--until the vicious Confederate Home Guard claims Marlie's home for their new base of operations in the guerilla war against Southern resistors of the Rebel cause.

Unbeknowst to those under her roof, escaped prisoner Ewan McCall is sheltering in her laboratory. Seemingly a quiet philosopher, Ewan has his own history with the cruel captain of the Home Guard, and a thoughtful but unbending strength Marlie finds irresistible.

When the revelation of a stunning family secret places Marlie's freedom on the line, she and Ewan have to run for their lives into the hostile Carolina night. Following the path of the Underground Railroad, they find themselves caught up in a vicious battle that could dash their hopes of love--and freedom--before they ever cross state lines.


Link https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34570037-a-hope-divided?ac=1&from_search=true






The Ballad of Black Bart by Loren D. Estleman

Release date - 14 November 2017


Synopsis -


The Ballad of Black Bart: a riveting western novel from Spur Award-Winning Author Loren D. Estleman.

Between July 1875 and November 1883, a single outlaw robbed the stagecoaches of Wells Fargo in California's Mother Lode country a record of twenty-eight times. Armed with an unloaded shotgun, walking to and from the scenes of the robberies, often for hundreds of miles, and leaving poems behind, the infamous Black Bart was fiercely hunted.

Between robberies, Black Bart was known as Charles E. Bolton, a distinguished, middle-aged man who enjoyed San Francisco's entertainments in the company of socialites drawn to his quiet, temperate good nature and upper-class tastes.

Meanwhile, James B. Hume, Wells Fargo's legendary chief of detectives, made Bart's apprehension a matter of personal as well as professional interest.

The Ballad of Black Bart is a duel of wits involving two adversaries of surpassing cleverness, set against the vivid backdrop of the Old West.


Link https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33517561-the-ballad-of-black-bart?ac=1&from_search=true






The Macedonian by Nicholas Guild


Release date - December 5, 2017


Synopsis -


On a cold, snow-swept night in the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon, a son is born to the king’s principal wife. His mother hates him for being his father’s child. His father hardly notices him. With two elder brothers, obscurity seems his destiny. The boy is sent off to be nursed by the chief steward’s wife.

Yet, in a moment of national crisis, when Macedon is on the verge of being torn apart, the prince raised by a servant finds himself proclaimed the king.

This is the story of Philip, prince and king, the forgotten boy who rose to save his country and became a legend in his own lifetime. His extensive military conquests across the Greek peninsula would pave the way for expansion under his son, Alexander the Great.


Link https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33517545-the-macedonian






Dark Winds Rising (Queen Branwen 2) by Mark Noce

Release date - 5th, December , 2017


Synopsis -


Mark Noce returns with his second book about the Braveheart-like Queen Branwen in this epic historical series set in Medieval Wales.

Set in a time and era in which very little reliable written records or archeological remains have survived, Mark Noce bases his novel on primary sources such as St. Gildas (a Welsh cleric of the era), mythology from the Welsh Mabinogion, and Arthurian literature from Malory to T.H. White. Although the characters and some of the place names are fictional, the physical environment, the historical details, and the saga of the Welsh people is real.

Queen Branwen finds her world once again turned upside down as Pictish raiders harry the shores of her kingdom. Rallying her people once more, she must face her most dangerous foe yet, the Queen of the Picts. Ruthless and cunning, the Pictish Queen turns the Welsh against each other in a bloody civil war, and Branwen must attempt to stop her before her country threatens to tear itself apart.
All the while Branwen is heavy with child, and finds her young son’s footsteps dogged by a mysterious assassin. Branwen must somehow defeat the Picts and save her people before the Pictish Queen and a mysterious assassin threaten to destroy their lives from the inside out.

Reminiscent of classics like The Mists of Avalon and A Game of Thrones, and newer popular titles like Hild, this continuation of Branwen's story combines elements of mystery and romance with Noce's gift for storytelling.


Link https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33574109-dark-winds-rising?ac=1&from_search=true
« Last Edit: Friday 22, 2017, 10: am by The Fantastical »
“Commander, I always used to consider that you had a definite anti-authoritarian streak in you.”
“Sir?”

“It seems that you have managed to retain this even though you are authority.”

“Sir?”

“That’s practically zen.” ― Terry Pratchett, Feet of Clay