“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?


 

Comments
by dentlhlpr on ‎01-19-2013 10:10 AM

I just love Free Fridays! Thanks to all who posted such a wide selection of free books.  I can always count of Free Fridays to add at least three or four books to my collection.

by Charley56 on ‎01-20-2013 06:52 PM

I also want to thank all of the people that put together the free books.  I download most of them and by doing so I have found several authors that I enjoy.  Bad part, I now have so many series I sometimes have to at least read the last book before a new one comes out. Ha! Ha!  Thank you guys again.