Great blog about a fantastic author written by another splendid author … (Some great insights)
I love Ben Kane’s books. I look forward to them eagerly; I get them in hardcover; I’ll eventually meet him and get some of them signed. (Getting all of them signed seems unlikely, given the decline in international baggage allowance and my near-constant need to get armour into my baggage. A problem that I suspect Ben Kane shares.)
Because he is as devoted to authenticity as anyone who writes in our sub-genre of military historical fiction.
That’s Ben, in Roman Legionary kit, pinched from my friend Robin Carter’s blog. In fact, Robin will provide a guest post this Friday, as I’ll be in the Adnacrags–er, the Adirondacks.
But… why does authenticity matter?
Well, at least for me as a reader, it’s like this. Ever see an episode of ‘Sherlock’ on BBC? When I’m reading Historical Fiction (or fantasy, to be honest) and I come to something I…
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