Naming characters in medieval historical novels: The Troubadours Quartet: Jean Gill

I recently reviewed the fourth and final book in The Troubadours Quartet, a historical romantic adventure series by award-winning author Jean Gill. “Song Hereafter” is a beautiful conclusion to a remarkable tale set in the twelfth century. I was fascinated by the names of many of her characters who come from different countries and cultures. She has graciously agreed to be my guest today, satisfying … Continue reading Naming characters in medieval historical novels: The Troubadours Quartet: Jean Gill

“The Boldest Measures” by Charlie Flowers

    As a longtime fan and follower of Rizwan Sabir and the delightfully diverse Holly “Bang-Bang” Kirpachi (Mrs. Sabir to those who also follow the couple), I was thrilled to dive into their latest adventure. Charlie Flowers has a knack for weaving a story that is both fast paced and detailed enough to keep me enthralled. The Boldest Measures certainly follows that path. Flowers … Continue reading “The Boldest Measures” by Charlie Flowers

TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: The Night Passengers by Charlie Flowers and Hannah Haq

  Although I have never read anything by Hannah Haq prior to this story, I have read several of the Riz Sabir thrillers authored by Charlie Flowers. Flowers writes some great action stories, all revolving around the character Riz Sabir (Hard Kill) and his gang of girls who work off the grid for British intelligence. The short story the duo has included in Twisted Tales … Continue reading TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: The Night Passengers by Charlie Flowers and Hannah Haq

“Bladesong: 1151 in the Holy Land” (The Troubadours Quartet Book 2) by Jean Gill

In Book 2 of Jean Gill’s brilliantly written Troubadours Quartet Series, “Bladesong: 1151 in the Holy Land”, the author once again takes the reader into a long ago world of intrigue and romance. Gill’s ability to capture the essence of the time period borders on magic. With much of the story taking place in Damascus and Jerusalem, Gill creates the flavor of the Middle East … Continue reading “Bladesong: 1151 in the Holy Land” (The Troubadours Quartet Book 2) by Jean Gill

“Song at Dawn: 1150 in Provence” by Jean Gill

Song at Dawn by Jean Gill My rating: 5 of 5 stars Writing about the 12th century and doing it with authenticity is a daunting task. Jean Gill has stepped up to the challenge and achieved success in “Song at Dawn: 1150 in Provence”, Book One in the Troubadour Series. Blending true events with the imagined experiences of both real and fictional historical characters, Gill … Continue reading “Song at Dawn: 1150 in Provence” by Jean Gill

“Hard Kill: A Riz Sabir Thriller” by Charlie Flowers

Hard Kill by Charlie Flowers My rating: 5 of 5 stars “Hard Kill” by Charlie Flowers is the kind of book I couldn’t put down. Even when I wasn’t reading I was thinking about it. This is one fast paced, edge of the seat, gripping story about a young Muslim, former al-Queda operative who is now working with Counter Terrorism in England. But that’s just … Continue reading “Hard Kill: A Riz Sabir Thriller” by Charlie Flowers