“Humphreys' skill with historical fiction is apparent on every page.”

-Publishers Weekly



Some historical events get all the attention: Prohibition, the Tudors, and World War 2 seem to get the book, movie or TV show treatment every month. But sometimes it’s refreshing to learn about an often overlooked event through the lens of an engrossing historical novel. In A Place Called Armageddon, Humphreys brings to life the hard-fought Muslim campaign to overtake Constantinople in 1453.


Like all great historical fiction, Armageddon puts a human face on a larger-than-life conflict, as Gregoras, a man wrongfully banished from Constantinople, returns to defend it from the intruders. But it’s more than just the 100,000-strong enemy forces that are making for an unpleasant return; Gregoras’ brother has stolen his beloved Sofia, and taken his son for his own. While the fearless warrior fights to protect his city, he wages a personal war to regain his honor and take back that which is rightfully his.



Free Fridays Recommends


Each week, we ask our featured author to recommend a book or author that you may want to check out. Since authors are such passionate readers themselves, we thought you might like to find out what they love to read, too! Here’s what C.C. recommends:


Reporting the Revolutionary War by Todd Andrlik


This is the kind of book that makes my job so much easier - and entertains as it informs. It's the people who make history - and here they are, heroes and villains and everyone in between. A great read.



Tell Me: What's your favorite historical event to read about?


by Baste on ‎01-18-2013 10:12 AM

Thank you Jeremy, Spec, Butterflly13, & everyone that has started posting links & books for people like me on a budget.  FF is the best day of the week for, happy reading all & once again Thank You all.

by javabird on ‎01-18-2013 10:13 AM

The book looks interesting, thanks for the selection.


Every time I see a poor review because the reviewer doesn't like it as the Free Friday choice, I flag it as an off-topic comment. I would urge others to do the same--those type of comments don't help the person looking for honest reviews, and I doubt it has any effect on the choice for the  Free Friday book. 

by Ripley84KKJ on ‎01-18-2013 10:21 AM

Thanks to everyone who posted Free Friday Extras!  Great selection today!:smileyhappy:

by judy9569 on ‎01-18-2013 10:37 AM

Thank you for the Free Friday BN!  Also, thank you Spec, Butterfly and eReaderpercs for the free lists. I found some great ones to read!

by MaineKoshka on ‎01-18-2013 10:48 AM

Thanks to all who posted free books.  I need a vacation to catch up with them all!

by PH03N1X on ‎01-18-2013 11:05 AM

I have had such a bad week, and then I come on here and it brightens my whole day. I really appreciate those that take the time to post the free books. I have found several new authors to read and now I look for books by them also. Thanks you guys :smileyhappy: Hope everyone has a fun and safe weekend!!

by RBHolb on ‎01-18-2013 11:10 AM

Just a remark on Htom_Servaux's post:


Folks, if you haven't read a book, don't post a review!!!  It isn't helpful for those of us who check readers's reviews before we buy, and it certainly isn't helpful to the author who will see his or her book get an undeserved low rating.  Wait until you've read it to give your opinion.


I know BN sends an e-mail asking for a review of your new purchase, but respond later, when you have an informed opinion.


Thank you!

by javabird ‎01-18-2013 11:15 AM - edited ‎01-18-2013 11:16 AM

RBHolb, I agree. It really drives me crazy when people do this. I wish there was a way to have people "blacklisted" from the reviews who do it. I destroys the credibility of the reviews.

by padiddle on ‎01-18-2013 11:29 AM

Thanks for all the great books.  Happy Free Book Friday!

by IrishFire on ‎01-18-2013 11:44 AM

I am loving all the free books listed!!!  THANK YOU to all who posted the links to other freebies!!   You guys and gals make my Fridays so much better!!  :smileyvery-happy:  Have a wonderful weekend!!

by brp68 on ‎01-18-2013 11:55 AM

Thanks for the free books every Friday.  Folks it's really simple.  If you don't like them, don't download them.  I don't get every free book, bu then I don't complain if the books offered are not what I like to read.  It's really simple logic.

by on ‎01-18-2013 11:57 AM

I'm not sure how much longer it'll be free, but for UF readers, here's one for you.. It's set with fairytale characters in our world, mixed with a murder mystery and touch of romance.  Really a great read.



RED by Kate SeRine 


by WindBourn on ‎01-18-2013 12:10 PM

Thank you so very much ~found 4 lovely books; i am especially happy to have, "Armageddon".

by danBOOKe on ‎01-18-2013 12:22 PM

Thanks for all he free books everyone!

by SQUASHKITTY on ‎01-18-2013 12:26 PM

Thank you all for the time you spend to bring us these wonderful books. I always look forward to my free Fridays because I know that I will have at least one new book for my family and I to read. Thanks again for all of your hard work.


See you next Friday, Have a wonderful weekend.