As 2020 progresses, it is easy to become disheartened by how it is panning out. But don’t despair! There is still so much to look forward to this year and an almighty amount of excellent historical fiction emerging to make 2020 a great one.
Execution by S.J Parris
England 1586 – A treasonous conspiracy. A deadly trap. A Queen in mortal danger.
This is the sixth in the Tudor thriller series featuring Giordano Bruno – a heretic, philosopher and spy, going undercover to prevent an assassination plot on Queen Elizabeth. An excellent author with the power to transport his readers into 1586 itself.
City of Tears by Kate Mosse
From Sunday Times #1 Bestseller comes the second thrilling historical epic in The Burning Chambers series. City of Tears is a breath-taking novel of revenge, persecution and loss sweeping from Paris and Chartres to the City of Tears itself – Amsterdam.
Daughters of Night by Laura Shepherd-Robinson
Following on from the success of Blood & Sugar, Laura Shepherd-Robinson’s Daughters of Night follows Caroline Corsham as she seeks justice for a London woman whom London society would rather forget. An exciting June release to begin your summer reading.
“Laura Shepherd-Robinson has written a story that is not only a page-turner of a thriller but, to an extent unusual in historical novels, where you feel you really are listening to a voice from the eighteenth century” - C. J. Sansom on Blood & Sugar.
War Lord by Bernard Cornwell
This is the final installation of The Last Kingdom Series. Thirteen books later we see the conclusion to Uthred’s epic story – this is not one you want to miss out on. Coming in October 2020. (I personally, am racing through the series in anticipation of this conclusion!)
Tsarina by Ellen Alpsten
The most powerful woman history ever forgot.
Tsarina tells the story of the incredible life of Catherine the great. This debut comes in May 2020 and is exulted by historians and novelists alike for its stunning detail and research which brings the landscape of Catherine I’s life.
“Luscious: Alpsten has clearly done some brilliant research. It reads like Game of Thrones without the dragons.” – Natasha Pulley.
And as the days go on and we continue to add more and more to our future releases, you can guarantee the list of incredible historical fiction will grow. So as always, keep an eye on our website and sign up to our newsletter to avoid missing out.
And keep safe and well in these times we are facing – we are still here to support your bookish needs and help you find solace in the many worlds our books hold.
Best wishes, Rebecca.