Battlefield Glory

10 books with epic battles

Bannockburn. Waterloo. Normandy. These are places seared into our brains for one reason: they were the sites of major, history-changing battles. Battles, both real and fictional, also rage within the pages of some great books. Here are just a few books that'll get your heart pumping and satisfy your bloodlust:

Killer Angels cover

2. The Killer Angels

Michael Shaara

3. A Clash of Kings

George R. R. Martin

4. The Algebraist

Iain M. Banks

9. Beside the Ocean of Time

George Mackay Brown
War and Peace cover

10. War and Peace

Leo Tolstoy

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust

Tags: war, death