If you like realism, historical war fiction, fantasy-world war books, or something a bit in-between, you'll find what you're looking for with this essential list by Books 4 People. We are purveyors of books you just can't put down and we've perused tons of the best war books available to bring you our highly recommended top five must-read war books. So dive in to the most exciting campaigns, thrilling combat stories, and timeless causes that will enthrall you for years to come.
1. Emperor Series by Conn Iggulden
Rarely, if ever, does a new writer dazzle us with such a vivid imagination and storytelling, flawlessly capturing the essence of a land, a people, a legend. Conn Iggulden is just such a writer, bringing to vivid life one of the most fascinating eras in human history. In a true masterpiece of historical war fiction, Iggulden takes us on a breathtaking journey through ancient Rome, sweeping us into a realm of tyrants and slaves, of dark intrigues and seething passions. What emerges is both a grand romantic tale of coming-of-age in the Roman Empire and a vibrant portrait of the early years of a man who would become the most powerful ruler on earth: Julius Caesar. As the series progresses you will be transported through Caesar's life, his intrigues, his passions, and of course the bloodthirsty plots to unseat him.
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2. Poldark Books by Winston Graham
Cornwall, towards the end of the 18th century. Ross Poldark sits for the borough of Truro as Member of Parliament - his time divided between London and Cornwall, his heart divided about his wife, Demelza. His old feud with George Warleggan still flares - as does the illicit love between Morwenna and Drake, Demelza's brother. Before the new century dawns, George and Ross will be drawn together by a loss greater than their rivalry - and Morwenna and Drake by a tragedy that brings them hope.
'From the incomparable Winston Graham, who has everything that anyone else has, then a whole lot more' - Guardian
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3. Warrior Chronicles by Bernard Cornwall
England is born. BBC2's major Autumn 2015 TV series "The Last Kingdom" is based on Bernard Cornwell's bestselling novels on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. The Last Kingdom is the first book in the series. Born Saxon. Raised Viking. Is Uhtred the hero the last kingdom needs?
In a land torn apart by conflict, an orphan boy has come of age. Raised by the Vikings, deadly enemies of his own Saxon people, Uhtred is a fierce and skilled warrior who kneels to no-one. Alfred Saxon, king, man of god, fights to hold the throne of the only land still resisting the pagan northerners. Uhtred and Alfred's fates are tangled. Soaked in blood and blackened b the flames of war. Together they will change history
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4. Outlander Series
It's 1946 and Claire Randall goes to the Scottish Highlands with her husband Frank for their second honeymoon, a chance to learn how war has changed them and to re-establish their once loving marriage. But one afternoon, Claire walks through a circle of standing stones and vanishes into 1743 where the first person she meets is a British army officer - her husbands six-times great-grandfather. Unfortunately, Black Jack Randall is not the man his descendant is and while trying to escape him, Claire falls into the hands of a gang of Scottish outlaws and finds herself a Sassenach - an outlander - in danger from both Jacobites and Redcoats. Marooned amid danger, passion and violence, her only chance of safety lies in Jamie Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior. What begins in compulsion becomes urgent need, and Claire finds herself torn between two very different men, in two irreconcilable lives.
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5. Assassin's Creed Series
Assassins Creed: Renaissance is the thrilling novelisation by Oliver Bowden based on the bestselling video game series. I will seek Vengeance upon those who betrayed my family. I am Ezio Auditore di Firenze. I am an Assassin The Year of Our Lord 1476 - the Renaissance: culture and art flourish alongside the bloodiest corruption and violence. Bitter blood-feuds rage between the warring political families of Italy. Ezio begins to train himself as an assassin and becomes drawn into a war between the Assassin's Brotherhood and the Templar Order.
The two secret organizations have been combating each other for centuries to secure an ancient technology, called the "Apple of Eden", a relic which can control human minds. Both groups also seek a vault in Italy, which contains the knowledge and technology of an ancient, technologically superior civilization.
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