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Historical Fiction

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Pen and Sword Fiction is dedicated exclusively to the publication of well-researched historical fiction books. From ancient Rome to the trenches of the First World War, our expanding list includes novels that evoke an array of different historical eras, sure to appeal to fans of this exciting genre. Rich in detail, they place the reader right at the heart of the action, and explore the various themes, ideas, and locations that characterised the times at hand.








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Lost Legend of the Thryberg Hawk

Marksmanship skills honed to perfection, driven by necessity and desperation, Edmund Hawksworth hunted with his crossbow to keep his ailing mother alive, only to have her die in his arms. Deserted by his father who had left to fight the Lancastrian cause, the embittered and determined lad set out on a mission of vengeance and became embroiled in the… Read more...

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Those Measureless Fields

Captain Laurence Greene was gassed at Ypres. He takes ten years to die. With her fiancé, Joseph, lost in France, Effie Shaw spends a decade as Laurence's cook. They share a roof, a sweet tooth and a taste for pastoral romances. Propriety, however, prescribes that their sharing end there. It is a surprise to Effie, then, when Laurence bequeaths her… Read more...

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The Peenemunde Deceptions

Peenemünde: windswept corner of the Third Reich and birthplace of the space age. Otto Fischer, a severely wounded Luftwaffe officer and former criminal investigator, is summoned to solve a seemingly incomprehensible case: the murder of a leading rocket engineer during a devastating air-raid. With only days until the SS assume control of the production… Read more...

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Royalist Rebel

ROYALIST REBEL is the story of Elizabeth Murray, later Countess Dysart, during the English Civil War; a passionate, determined young woman dedicated to Ham House, the Royalist cause and the three men in her life; her father William Murray, son of a minister who rose to become friend and confidant to King Charles I, the wealthy baronet Lionel Tollemache,… Read more...

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Exit Plan

Exit Plan rips the lid off the modern Middle East and The War on Terror like little published before. Terrorism, intrigue and betrayal surge to life with rare insight and colour through the stories of Bill Sloan and Shahid al Sheedi - one an MI6 agent, the other an agent of political Islam. The two men are set on a deadly collision course when an audacious… Read more...

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Their Cemetery Sown With Corn

In this 'factional' novel, lost for more than 70 years, hero John Arnold is a post graduate student at Bonn University in the early 1930s. He is caught up in the insidious rise of the Nazis in the village where he lodges. His position is complicated by his love of Germany itself, as well as by his increasing fondness for two women; Tilde, the maid… Read more...