Review of ‘Swimming in the Rainbow’ by Rebecca Lochlann

I thought that the fireworks and thunderclaps of the climatic end to the former theme of this series would make it a hard act to follow. I was happy to find myself proved wrong. The reader doesn’t need to worry. Though the action in this concluding instalment starts on a minor key, the dramatic tension … Continue reading Review of ‘Swimming in the Rainbow’ by Rebecca Lochlann

Review of ‘When the Moon Whispers’ by Rebecca Lochlann: Brilliant and Dramatic

I was immediately drawn into this epic series, by the first book, which takes place in Bronze Age Greece. I was entranced by the unusual combination of outstanding historical research, excellent writing style, intriguing characters and exciting theme. Since then, and I have been eagerly following the progress of this saga of a battle between … Continue reading Review of ‘When the Moon Whispers’ by Rebecca Lochlann: Brilliant and Dramatic

Historical Fiction: Celebrated Writers whose Names are Syonymous with the Fictional Depiction of an Age: Part I: Mary Renault and the Bronze Age.

There are some writers of historical fiction on particular historical epochs who acquire such widespread  fame that they are often described as having ‘Made that era their own’. One of these is Mary Renault, famed for her strong writing and thorough historical research. Born in 1905 in a middle class home, strongly influenced by her … Continue reading Historical Fiction: Celebrated Writers whose Names are Syonymous with the Fictional Depiction of an Age: Part I: Mary Renault and the Bronze Age.

Number Four in ‘The Child of the Erinyes’ Series Is Just as Breathtaking as the Others

  Ruins in the cleared landscape of Tusdale, once nicknamed The capital of Skye''.   As one of a growing number of fans, I loved the initial, Bronze Age section of Rebecca Lochlann’s ‘Child of the Erinyes’ series, and the subsequent novella, ‘The Moon Casts a Spell’. I have been looking forward to the issue … Continue reading Number Four in ‘The Child of the Erinyes’ Series Is Just as Breathtaking as the Others