The Egyptian series is a series of historical fiction novels written by Anglo-African author Wilbur Smith. The series largely takes place during the time of Pharaoh Thutmose III, but also looks at the happenings from an archaeological point of view in The Seventh Scroll.


The Ballantyne Novels is a series of historical fiction novels by Anglo-African novelist Wilbur Smith. The series features the Ballantyne family over multiple generations and combines itself with Wilbur’s largest series, the Courtney Novels. The books are largely set in the latter-half of the 19th century, with some of it set in contemporary times. The […]


The Courtney series is a series of historical fiction novels written by Anglo-African author Wilbur Smith. The series follows the Courtney family throughout many different generations. The series starts in the 1660s and runs up until 1987. The series is broken down into three sequences; from the 1860s to 1925, from 1917 until 1987 and […]


Wilbur Smith was an Anglo-African novelist of historical adventure novels. Having been born in what is now Zambia (and was once Northern Rhodesia), he largely writes about his former home continent. He is the author of three series – the Courtney Family series, the Ballatyne Family series and the Egyptian series. Smith lived in London, […]


Louis L’Amour (1908-1988) was an American novelist, or as he would say, “an American storyteller.” The majority of his work was western novels (which he referred to as “Frontier novels”), although he had some science fiction and historical fiction books in there as well. Several of his books were adapted into films, including Crossfire Trail, […]


SPQR is a series of historical fiction set in Ancient Rome by American novelist John Maddox Roberts. The books fall into the mystery/detective fiction genres as well. SPQR stands for “Senatus Populusque Romanus,” which means “The Senate and People of Rome.”


John Maddox Roberts is a prolific American author who has written novels in several genres, including science fiction, fantasy, mystery, historical fiction and action. He is perhaps best known for his current writing in the SPQR historical fiction series set in Rome. He has several series of his own and has also contributed to series […]


The Outlander series is a series of novels by American author Diana Gabaldon. The featured characters in Outlander are Claire Randall and James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser. In it, Claire is a British Army nurse from World War II who happens to touch a stone that sends her all the way back to the 18th […]