These historical fiction works have moved forward in the judging rounds from SLUSH pile to the 2018 Goethe Book Awards for post- 1750s fiction LONG LIST.
The BOY WHO WANTED WINGS by James Conroyd Martin – Medieval Historical Fiction, War/Military, European
Masterfully written and well-conceived,"The Boy Who Wanted Wings" soars through the stratosphere in this historical fiction covering the siege of Vienna in the late 17th century. An excellent novel with staying power.
Spoils of Olympus II: World on Fire by Christian Kachel – Historical Fiction/War & Military/Post-Alexandrian Greece
“A master tactician and student of war, Kachel brings history to life - upfront and personal- an engaging foray into the chaotic aftermath of Alexander the Great.”
Polish history jumps from the pages with unstoppable action, gripping tension, and unforgettable characters. Breathtaking!
The plot-line twists and turns adding suspense, the setting is vividly haunting in this paranormal mystery that has dashes of wit and humor along in this exploration of the spirit world by a teenage girl.
There is an old frontier saying "A cowboy is a man with guts and a horse" and we are pretty sure that "A writer is someone with guts and a pen."
Packed with vibrant historical and tactical detail, the author illuminates the fascinating private and public worlds of the Roman legionnaire. A highly engaging read about one of the most detrimental defeats in Roman military history.
An intriguing version of the biblical story of Samson and Delilah ensues that lays the foundation for more political intrigue, betrayal and subterfuge, and plot twists in ancient Canaan.