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Most popular Historical adventure books

The most popular Historical adventure books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Ghost Fire
But Connie once again finds herself at the mercy of vicious men, whose appetite for war and glory lead her to the frontlines of the French battlefield in North America. As the siblings find their destinies converging once more, they realise that the vengeance and redemption they both desperately seek could cost them their lives .
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Pirata: The dramatic novel of the pirates who hunt the seas of the Roman Empire
PIRATA - the dramatic and action-packed novel of Roman pirates in AD 25, from the bestselling authors of INVADER and ARENA. Simon Scarrow is also the Sunday Times-bestselling author of the Eagles of the Empire novels including THE BLOOD OF ROME.
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Capitol Death: Flavia Albia 7
The next book in the gripping Flavia Albia series, by acclaimed author Lindsey Davis
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Scorpion's Strike: Empire X
The tenth instalment of the bestselling Empire Series, which sees Marcus Aquila on a mission to Gaul where a bandit turns out to be a dangerous revolutionary.
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Oathbringer Part Two: The Stormlight Archive Book Three
The #1 New York Times bestselling sequel to the #1 New York Times bestselling Words of Radiance, from epic fantasy author Brandon Sanderson.
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Oathbringer Part One: The Stormlight Archive Book Three
The #1 New York Times bestselling sequel to the #1 New York Times bestselling Words of Radiance, from epic fantasy author Brandon Sanderson.
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Blood Queen
The beginning of a brand new historical fiction series by bestselling author Joanna Courtney. Discover the real women behind Shakespeare's most infamous queens . . .
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Sea of Gold: Thomas Kydd 21
Perfect for fans of Patrick O'Brian, Bernard Cornwell, and swashbuckling adventure during the great Age of Sail. This will be the twenty-first novel in Julian Stockwin's acclaimed Thomas Kydd series.
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Deep River
A stunningly expansive family saga of anguish, reinvention and courage from the bestselling author of Matterhorn.
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Great Animal Escapade
Danny is happy working at Belle Vue Zoo. But then the animals start escaping and, as a former street urchin and pickpocket, suspicion falls on him. Now, he must untangle the mystery of the great animal escapade in order to clear his name.
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Irish Princess: Her father's only daughter. Her country's only hope.
In her new standalone novel Elizabeth Chadwick brings to life one of history's forgotten figures - the fearless Irish princess and unsung heroine Aoife MacMurchada - as she did with her bestselling Eleanor of Aquitaine trilogy.
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Sword of Justice
1367. Europe is on the brink of total war, and William Gold is right where he belongs - at the heart of the action
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Lawless Place
Edward Brazier is enlisted by Prime Minister William Pitt to assist his investigation into smuggling activity in Deal. However, with his love Betsy now locked into a loveless marriage with Tom Spafford, a useless drunk, and living as a prisoner, Brazier is distracted from his mission.
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Courtney's War
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Sword Saint: Empire of Salt Book III
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Triumph in Dust
In the final instalment of the Twilight of Empire series, Aurelius Castus is ordered out of retirement to confront the King of Persia's challenge to Rome's authority in the east.
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Falling Sword
CAN GREECE RESIST THE MIGHT OF ROME? Get ready for the climax of the Roman invasion of Greece in Sunday Times bestseller Ben Kane's latest historical adventure.
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Death's Dark Valley (Hugh Corbett 20)
1311. Murder and mayhem prowl the highways and coffin paths of Medieval England... The dramatic and gripping twentieth novel in the much-loved Hugh Corbett series by Paul Doherty. A dark, medieval mystery perfect for readers of C. J. Sansom, E. M. Powell and Bernard Cornwell.
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Close Run Thing
John Pearce is hiding in Gravelines with his mysterious companion, known to him as Oliphant. Although they find a crew willing to take them back to England, they learn on the journey that Pearce's old enemies, the Tolland brothers, are still active on the route, and may have been responsible for the murder of Catherine Carruthers.
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Titanic Secret
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To the Eastern Seas: Thomas Kydd 22
Perfect for fans of Patrick O'Brian, Bernard Cornwell, and swashbuckling adventure during the great Age of Sail: To the Eastern Seas will be the twenty-second novel in Julian Stockwin's acclaimed Thomas Kydd series.
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Christmas Gathering (Christmas Novella 17)
In New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry's seventeenth enthralling Christmas novella Victor Narraway and his wife Vespasia are invited to a country house party in Kent to celebrate the festive season. But Narraway is on a secret mission that brings back painful memories of a terrible tragedy from his past...
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Sugar Money
Based on a remarkable and little-known true story. Martinique, 1765, and brothers Emile and Lucien are charged by their French master with a mission. While Lucien, barely in his teens, sees the trip as a great adventure, the older and worldlier Emile has no illusions of the true dangers they will face .
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Bangkok Wakes to Rain
An intoxicating collage of lives intersecting around a building in Bangkok.
25
Black Sun
'One of the best thrillers of recent years . His wits will be tested against some of the most brilliant minds in the Soviet Union - eccentrics, patriots and dissidents who, because their work is considered to be of such vital national importance, have been granted the freedom to think and act, live and love as they wish.
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Column of Fire
Ken Follett's captivating third novel in the Kingsbridge series, A Column of Fire, returns to the setting and story that began, and continued, in the multi-million copy bestsellers The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End. Christmas 1558, and the world is in turmoil as a new queen takes her throne and one man pledges to protect her life at all costs.
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Killer of Kings
AD 636. Anglo-Saxon Britain. Whilst escorting a group of holy men, Beobrand becomes embroiled in a conflict with the Mercian army. In the chaos that ensues, secrets are exposed, bringing into question much that Beobrand had believed true.
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Emperor of Rome
The final, thrilling instalment in the epic Vespasian series from the bestselling author, Robert Fabbri.
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Deep River
A stunningly expansive family saga of anguish, reinvention and courage from the bestselling author of Matterhorn.
30
Unexpected Return of Josephine Fox: Winner of the Richard & Judy Search for a Bestseller Competition
Everyone has secrets - some are just more deadly than others . As an illegitimate child, her family - headed by her controlling grandfather - found her an embarrassment. In doing so, she also uncovers her own personal mystery. Be careful what you wish for .
31
World on Fire
Their revolution would ignite a continent... An epic novel set during one of the most savage and dramatic moments in European history.
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Gates Of Fire
________Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by, That here, obedient to their laws, we lie.________In Gates of Fire, Steven Pressfield tells the epic story of those legendary Spartans: the men and women who helped shaped our history and have themselves become as immortal as their gods.
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Virgins: An Outlander Short Story
FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE JAMIE MET CLAIRE IN THIS BRILLIANT NEW OUTLANDER SHORT STORY. 1740: Young Jamie Fraser has left Scotland and, with his best friend Ian Murray, is running with a band of mercenaries in France.
34
Bright Steel: Masters and Mages Book Three
Every war comes down to the flash of bright steel. Even when the air is full of magic . . .
35
Blood in Eden (Sister Fidelma Mysteries Book 30): An unputdownable mystery of bloodshed and betrayal
The thirtieth mystery in Peter Tremayne's long-standing and much-loved series, featuring 7th-century Irish super-sleuth Sister Fidelma
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Lost Ten: A fast-paced and action-packed Roman historical thriller
A desperate rescue attempt deep behind enemy lines . For readers of Bernard Cornwell, Ben Kane, Simon Scarrow and Conn Iggulden. Praise for Harry Sidebottom'Relentless, brutal, brilliant, this is Jack Reacher in ancient Rome' Ben Kane'A cracking tale.
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Lawless Place
Edward Brazier is enlisted by Prime Minister William Pitt to assist his investigation into smuggling activity in Deal. However, with his love Betsy now locked into a loveless marriage with Tom Spafford, Brazier is distracted from his mission.
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Floating Theatre: This captivating tale of courage and redemption will sweep you away
'Completely charming' Imogen Hermes Gowar, author of The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock'An engaging story with lovely detail and moments of comedy' Daily MailOhio, 1838.
39
Bridge
The third and final instalment in the Airborne trilogy centred on the WW2 parachute regiment.
40
Becoming Belle
A new Historical fiction book by acclaimed Irish author Nuala O'Connor
41
Dark Forge: Masters and Mages Book Two
Gripping and action-packed fantasy with a historical twist.
42
Bachelor Establishment
A sparkling historical romance from the internationally bestselling author of the Chronicles of St Mary's series.
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Blood in the Dust: Winner of a Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing prize
For readers of Wilbur Smith, Jeffrey Archer and Bryce Courtenay, as fast-paced adventure story and the winner of the best unpublished manuscript category of the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize. 1853, Victoria, Australia.
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Burning Chambers
France 1562: As the Wars of Religion begin to take hold, a courageous Catholic woman and a passionate Huguenot believer find themselves united in a quest to uncover a long-buried secret . . .
45
Little Hatred: Book One
War. Politics. Revolution. The Age of Madness has arrived . . .
46
Black Wings: A novel of the French Revolution
A historical novel both grand and intimate in scope, Black Wings vividly portrays, through the interlocking stories of Jacquesand his friends and their shifting commitments, the human experience of a time of great turmoil.
47
Old Slave and the Mastiff: The gripping story of a plantation slave's desperate escape
From a Prix Goncourt writer hailed by Milan Kundera as the "heir of Joyce and Kafka," a gripping story of an escaped slave in Martinique and the killer hound that pursues him
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Max Havelaar: Or, the Coffee Auctions of the Dutch Trading Company
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Fled
She becomes the leader in a grand plot of escape, but is survival any more certain in a small open boat on an unknown ocean?Meg Keneally's debut solo novel is an epic historical adventure based on the extraordinary life of convict Mary Bryant.
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Clash of Empires
HAS ROME FINALLY MET ITS MATCH? Clash Of Empires is the gripping first historical novel in a new series from the Sunday Times bestselling author - for fans of Simon Scarrow, Harry Sidebottom, Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell.