Recent Press Coverage for Head of Zeus Books


The Way We Die Now - Seamus O’Mahony
“A searingly honest and humane book that is challenging yet profoundly important” The Guardian

The Lost City of the Monkey God - Douglas Preston

“Deftly balancing swashbuckling action with thoughtful reflections on conservation and the ethics of archaeology” 5* Review in The Mail on Sunday

Desire - ed. Mariella Frostrup
“This anthology came out late last year, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be eagerly welcome by bookworms who like their reading material to venture between the sheets. Forget EL James, though: these saucy stories are generally well written.” Metro

Stonehenge - Francis Pryor

“Pryor…represents his discipline attractively to the general public. His latest book is designed for just such an audience, and packages for it, with concision and splendid visual illustration, the past decade’s worth of new discovery… Pryor is especially able in conveying the dynamism of prehistory, with its constant changes, both of the form of individual monuments and in broader patterns of ritual behaviour and architectural fashion.” TLS

Pachinko - Min Jin Lee

“Remarkable…Pachinko gives its readers …a striking introduction to lives, to a world, they may never have seen, or even thought to look at. In our increasingly fractured and divisive times, there can be no higher purpose for literature: all in the pages of a book that, once you’ve started, you’ll simply be unable top put down” Harper’s Bazaar

The Reykjavik Assignment - Adam Lebor
‘This fast-moving, refreshingly intelligent story is packed with insider knowledge.’ The Daily Mail

The Borrowed - Chan Ho-Kei
‘Fascinating and action-filled’ Wall Street Journal

The Mask of Command - Ian Ross
‘This tense, immersive novel is driven by the forceful yet always human Castus…the best of a fine series, this also stands very well on its own.’ Sunday Express
The Last Horseman - David Gilman
‘Packed full of intrigue, adventure and excitement. The writing is skillful, and while the story is a page turner full of adventure, there are a number of moments in which we are reminded that though most of the characters are fictional, the horror of this war was not… A perfect read for fans of Bernard Cornwell.' Historical Novel Review
Bourbon Creams and Tattered Dreams - Mary Gibson
‘This wonderfully descriptive book is a must-read for those who enjoy a thriller’ Ok! Magazine
Thenford - Michael and Anne Heseltine
‘The most comprehensive account of the creation of an English garden that you are ever likely to have the privilege of reading…delightful, yet informative’ Gardens Illustrated
The Lives of Tudor Women - Elizabeth Norton
‘a fascinating glimpse of Tudor life is presented…this is a potentially difficult brief handled with great success and can be warmly recommended’ History of Royals
The Ninth Grave - Stefan Ahnhem
‘Atmospheric and complicated saga of crimes that criss-cross the narrow strait between Sweden and Denmark. A bid at meta-Scandi noir with great cop characters from both nations and some imaginatively grisly perps.’ Sunday Times Crime Club 
Find Me - J.S. Monroe
‘The pages all but turn themselves as the story unfolds in taut chapters alternating between Rosa’s journal entries and Jar’s frantic quest. Monroe adds more voices in the book’s second half, keeping the guess-who’s-crazy ball in the air until the all-consuming reveal. Pacing is crisp and the plot is credible, but it’s the case of expertly crafted, psychologically ambiguous characters that rivets.’ Publishers Weekly
Messiah - Jonathan Keates
‘Keates is an enthusiastic, serious and careful writer, and this delightful book, though designed up to the hilt, contains a lot to muse over….the author clearly knows what he is talking about, and illuminates what we thought we knew.' The Guardian 
Invisible Planets - Ken Liu
‘With stories ranging over social control, world-building rats and redundant robots who have outlived the humans who made them, this is a collection that will stimulate an delight' The Daily Mail
Finisterre - Graham Hurley
‘Beautifully constructed, the result is compelling and richly entertaining.' The Daily Mail
Thenford - Michael and Anne Heseltine
‘Fascinating…what comes through clearly is how well the Heseltines work together as a team….What a garden –and what a book!’ Country Life
Airborne - Robert Radcliffe
‘Radcliffe writes with knowledge and skill…there is humour, as well as horror, in this fascinating and convincing novel’ The Times
Stonehenge – Francis Prior
‘This beautifully produced book brings us up to date with the latest in Stonehenge thinking… nearly as good as wandering among the stones themselves.' Daily Mail

Paper Menagerie – Ken Liu
‘This captivating collection of award-winning short stories is full of wonder and magical realism.'  Buzzfeed
The Angels of Lovely Lane – Nadine Dorries
‘As heart-warming as it is heartbreaking, this novel is unputdownable.’ The Sunday Express