Bruce Holsinger’s second John Gower novel, The Invention of Fire (HarperCollins) is out today in the UK.

The author of the acclaimed historical thriller A Burnable Book once again brings medieval London alive in all its colour and detail in a riveting novel that imagines the beginnings of gun violence in the Western world.

Click here to listen to Bruce discuss the medieval world of both A Burnable Book and The Invention of Fire on the NPR show “Here and Now”.

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The Siege Winter (William Morrow) by Samantha Norman and Ariana Franklin is now out in the US!

England, 1141. The countryside is devastated by a long civil war that has left thousands dead, with no clear winner. Emma is the eleven-year-old redheaded daughter of a peasant family. When mercenaries pass through their town, they bring with them a monk with a deadly interest in young redheaded girls. Left for dead in a burned-out church,

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Janet Maslin of The New York Times loves Becky Masterman’s second Brigid Quinn novel Fear The Darkness as much as she loved her debut Rage Against The Dying!

Maslin writes, “Fear the Darkness” [is] another strong display of the author’s ingenuity. This novel is no replay of the first….

“Ms. Masterman once again shows herself to be an expert manipulator of readers’ expectations.

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