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Whether or not you consider yourself a fan of historical fiction , you've heard the names Hilary Mantel , Eleanor Catton , Anthony Doerr and Kristin Hannah repeatedly over recent years. No longer dismissed as bodice-rippers rife with anachronisms or dreary textbooks dressed up in barely discernible plots, historical fiction is gaining the respect of critics and readers alike, regularly appearing on shortlists for major literary awards and on bestseller lists around the world.
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CNN -- The book critics have named their best books of Now, it's time to hear from the readers themselves. This year, Goodreads , the website devoted to pairing up eager readers with books they'll love, asked its users to vote for the books they thought were irresistible in The categories range from the typical -- fiction, nonfiction, history -- to the unique, like the category of best debut for a Goodreads author. There are 20 categories in all, and after tallying up more than 3 million votes, the results for the Goodreads Choice Awards are in. In fiction, the best book for Goodreads users was Rainbow Rowell's "Landline. Rowell and other authors shared their excitement over the honor by posting appreciative notes on social media.
The name of Croesus, king of ancient Lydia in the sixth century BC, has become a byword for fabulous wealth. He has lost his riches and his freedom, and he is a slave to the Persian emperor, Cambyses. Find out more here. His new sequence, set in the third century AD, covers one of the bloodiest and most eventful periods in the entire history of the Roman Empire. Beginning in a year in which no less than six men laid claim to the throne of the Caesars, Iron and Rust is a powerful story of war, ambition and political infighting.