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By Edward Marston -
On their Royal Commission to investigate, ah, irregularities in the Royal census, the very able team of Delchard, Bret, Canon Hubert, and clerk ...Read Review
By Laurent Binet -
The book opens in AD 1000. Freydis Eriksdottir, Erik the Red’s daughter, leads a band of Viking warriors who travel as far as ...Read Review
By Stuart Rudge -
Antonio Perez is the younger son of a brave knight and warlord, but he prefers to study holy texts and contemplate the world ...Read Review
By Joy Lanzendorfer - By Narek Malian -
Published 2020Published 2021
Point Zero tells three separate stories concurrently. Although they are intercut with each other, they deal with different people at different times and ...Read Review
By Paula Lofting -
This is the second book in Paula Lofting’s Sons of the Wolf series, first published in 2016 and now republished in revised and ...Read Review
England, 1086. In the author’s fifth Domesday adventure, we follow Ralph Delchard, a Norman soldier, and Gervase Bret, a talented lawyer, who work ...Read Review
By Edward Marston -
Marston is a prolific author, and confident in his art. Here’s a brisk murder-mystery set in the aftermath of the Conquest, following ...Read Review
When you turn over a stone, what may crawl out? Ralph Delchard and Gervase Bret are on a Royal Commission to investigate any ...Read Review
This is the fourth in the author’s Domesday series. Marston is a highly prolific author with dozens of books under his belt ...Read Review
In 1086, William the Conqueror set out to record every acre, every item, and who owned what in his new conquest, England. Inevitably, there ...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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