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By Morgan Llewelyn -
Brian of Boruma was the son of one chieftain and the brother of another, but he was perhaps greater than them both. The ...Read Review
By Poul Anderson -
Gunnhild, the daughter of a Norse chieftain, learns the ways of power early in life. Taught the art of spellcasting from a Finnish ...Read Review
By Haley Elizabeth Garwood -
Alfred the Great of Wessex marries his daughter Lae to Aethelred, ruler of the neighboring Mercians. Trained as a warrior, Lae joins her ...Read Review
By A. B. Yehoshua - By Nicholas de Lange (trans.) -
Set in the year 999, this is the story of Ben Attar, a Jewish merchant from Tangiers. His relationship with his nephew (and business ...Read Review
Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society's print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books.
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