The Girl in the Glass Tower by Elizabeth Fremantle
Release Date: June 2, 2016
Arbella Stuart is trapped behind the towering glass windows of Hardwick Hall. Kept cloistered from a world that is full of dangers for someone with royal blood. Half the country wish to see her on the throne and many others for her death, which would leave the way clear for her cousin James, the Scottish King
Arbella longs to be free from her cold-hearted grandmother; to love who she wants, to wear a man's trousers and ride her beloved horse, Dorcas. But if she ever wishes to break free she must learn to navigate the treacherous game of power, or end up dead.
Hereward: The Bloody Crown: (Hereward 6) by James Wilde
UK Release Date: 28 Jul 2016
US Release Date: TBA
1081. And so the bloody battle for the crown of the Holy Roman Empire begins.
In Constantinople, three factions will go to any length...will kill any number...to seize the throne.
Outside the city's walls, twin powers threaten a siege that will crush the once-mighty empire forever.
To the west, the bloody forces of the most feared Norman warlord are gathering.In the east, the Ottoman hordes are massing and lust for slaughter.
And in the middle of it all, as the sands of time run out, Hereward and his English spear-brothers prepare to make what could be their final stand . . .
Altar of Blood: Empire IX (Empire series) by Anthony Riches
UK Release Date: 10 Mar 2016
US Release Date: TBA
The Tungrians have no sooner returned to Rome than they find themselves tasked with a very different mission to their desperate exploits in Parthia.
Ordered to cross the river Rhenus into barbarian Germany and capture a tribal priestess who may be the most dangerous person on the empire's northern border, they are soon subject to the machinations of an old enemy who will stop at nothing to sabotage their plans before they have even set foot on the river's eastern bank.
But after their Roman enemy is neutralised they face a challenge greater still.
With two of the Bructeri tribe's greatest treasures in their hands they must regain Roman territory by crossing the unforgiving wilderness that was the graveyard of Roman imperial strategy two hundred years before. And capture by the Bructeri's vengeful chieftain and his warband can only end in one way - a horrific sacrificial death on the tribe's altar of blood.
The Imperial Wife: A Novel by Irina Reyn
Release Date: July 19, 2016
The Imperial Wife follows the lives of two women, one in contemporary New York City and the other in eighteenth-century Russia.
Tanya Kagan, a specialist in Russian art at a top New York auction house, is trying to entice Russia's wealthy oligarchs to bid on the biggest sale of her career, The Order of Saint Catherine, while making sense of the sudden and unexplained departure of her husband.
As questions arise over the provenance of the Order and auction fever kicks in, Reyn takes us into the world of Catherine the Great, the infamous 18th-century woman who may have owned the priceless artifact, and who it turns out faced many of the same issues Tanya wrestles with in her own life.