The Broke Lance - Updates
Although, The Broken Lance won't be released until July 11th, you can
now pre-order the novel from Sunbury Press at The Broken Lance
I have already arranged at several stores for future
book signings. See my website and click onto book signings. Book Signings
The Broken Lance - Pre-publication Book Review
Author Janet Morris wrote the following book review - It is better than I had expected.
" On the last page of The Broken Lance by Jess Steven Hughes, the legend reads: To Be Continued. When
you reach that point, you'll be thrilled and relieved that another volume is coming. Hughes, whose Celtic Britain historicals
has everything a man or woman could want: love, hate, revenge betrayal, and pathos. This book is staggeringly good, as historicals
go. You fall asleep holding it; you awake thinking about it. Your normal life fades to a pale shadow of the world Hughes creates.
If you've read The Sign of the Eagle, or the two-volume The Wolf of Britannia, I don't need to say more.
If you haven't yet read Hughes, what are you waiting for? Start here, and have your faith in the novel restored.
part of this book lags; it grabs you by the throat, with women as compelling as the men. He brings politics at their worst
to life, and teaches you why things were the way they were then.
So, without giving
away the story, I must tell you that if you are a man, woman, boy, girl, searching adventure and a better understanding of
human nature, The Broken Lance is your book. Once you've read it, you'll go looking for the previous volumes in this
series, wondering how you could have missed these stories. And you'll read The Broken Lance and its precursors more
than once, for the sheer pleasure of it. I said of a previous volume, Hughes is an American Ecco, writing for his time. His
background as a Marine, a horseman, a police detective, all enhance his stories.
SO, if you love historical adventure, heroes of both sexes, and a story to make you think differently about modern life, here
it is. Grab it and run -- and get it autographed if you can." - Janet Morris
Signing the Wolf of Britannia, Pt.I for Katie at B&N
Between April 22nd and June 4th (the last date was a late add-on) I conducted
seven book signings at: Barnes & Noble, Spokane Northtown Mall and Spokane Valley, Washington, EntertainMART
in Couer d' Alene, Idaho, Liberty Lake Chevron and Yoke's Fresh Market, Liberty Lake, Washington. With the exception of one
signing, the rest were a success. I sold many copies of my novels from The Sign of the Eagle
Trilogy. Soon, I will turn my attention to pushing my next novel, The Broken
Lance, at future signings starting August 5th (see above re: book signing schedule).
The Sign of the Eagle Trilogy
Good news! All three novels, The Sign of the Eagle; The Wolf of Britannia, Part I and Part
II, were in the top 25 sales for publisher, Sunbury Press, for month of May.
Ancient Roman Bath House Discovered During Rebuilding
Phase of a Cricket Pavilion in Carlisle (UK)
POSTED BY: DATTATREYA MANDAL MAY 31, 2017
" Renovation works intended to move the Carlisle Cricket Club’s pavilion
(which was damaged by Storm Desmond), revealed the remnants of an ancient Roman bath house in the area. The fascinating discovery
was actually made in proximity to the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage site, with the preliminary excavation project already
managing to unearth a range of items from weapons, pottery to coins. Most of these artifacts are judged to be around 1,600
Now when it comes
to the historical scope of Carlisle (in Cumbria), while the town itself was probably one of the important urban centers for
native Britons, the settlement was established as a prominent fortified stronghold under the rule of the Romans. This main
settlement was called Luguvalium, and it was part of a network of forts along the frontier. And by 2nd century AD, a new fort
Petriana was built at the site, complementing the Hadrian’s Wall – a defensive project approved by the visiting
Roman emperor himself in 122 AD. To that end, Petriana in itself was probably the largest stone-fort along the extensive wall
– so much so that it boasted the garrison of uniquely formed 1,000-strong cavalry regiment known as Ala Petriana."
For additional information see link: Roman Bath House in Carlisle
Return to Britannia
Because I have been so busy promoting my novels, including my next release, The Broken Lance, I have made little headway on my next novel. I am currently working on chapter 2 and
will read a rough draft to the writers support group, The Red Ink Fictioneers, this Saturday, June 10th. The draft still needs
lots of work and I will be asking for the group's input. Once The Broken Lance is released, I hope for more to write.
However, the second half of this novel, The Peacekeeper, is scheduled for review by my editor at Sunbury Press in
August, so we will see how much I will have to write.
On a Personal Note
Liz on her
new horse Darby
Steve at Camp Roberts Museum
Liz, recently purchased another horse. Her name is Darby and she is a registered bay quarter horse mare. She is well trail
broken and will be a wonderful addition along with Annie and Kit.
In May, when I was visiting our son, Chris,
in San Jose, California, he and I drove down to Camp Roberts Army Base near Paso Robles, California, to visit there military
museum. I am standing next to an army M-60 main battle tank from the 1990's.
all for this session. Until next time, Salve Atque Vale! Hail and Farewell!
Jess Steven Hughes