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By Garth Pettersen -
The Dane Law is the second in Garth Pettersen’s Atheling Chronicles series, following The Swan’s Road. In this installation, Cnute is ...Read Review
By Melissa Addey -
Northwest Africa, 1067. Seventeen-year-old Kella, a Tuareg girl, is entering camel races—forbidden to women—and winning! Dressed in traditional blue robes, she masquerades ...Read Review
Hela, a perceptive girl trained to be a healer in the 11th-century North African city of Kairouan, is given a red wooden cup ...Read Review
By Joan Fallon -
Al-Andalus/Córdoba between the years of 1008 and the fall of the city to Sulayman ibn al-Hakim in 1013 AD (no nod given to ...Read Review
By Ashley York -
Ireland in 1095 AD is made up of small, fractured clans, each with its own “king.” In the wake of beloved High King Brian ...Read Review
By MICHAEL JECKS -
Pilgrim’s War begins in France in 1096, when a hermit promises the townspeople that Christian soldiers who march to Jerusalem will be rewarded ...Read Review
By Roy Stedall-Humphryes -
This is Book One of the Bellême series. Books Two and Three have already been published. In this fast-paced story filled with ...Read Review
By Alys Clare -
This is the eighth book in Alys Clare’s Aelf Fen series, set in East Anglia in the reign of King William II, ...Read Review
By Garth Pettersen -
Harald, son of Cnute, King of England, Denmark and Norway, sails for Rome. With him are his father, his father’s housecarls, and ...Read Review
By Mercedes Rochelle -
It is refreshing to read a description of the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings that does not depict Harold Godwinson ...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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