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HNS Awards have helped discover and launch the author careers of Michel Faber, Ruth Downie, Hilary Green, Martin Sutton, Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott, Nikki Marmery, Margaret Skea, Warwick Cairns, Katherine Mezzacappa and Elizabeth Macneal. Our ARA and Saudi awards are amongst the most generous of all literary prizes.
By Gillian Bradshaw -
Bradshaw is one of a few authors who can take a snippet of history at any time in the past and turn it ...Read Review
By Monroe S. Kuttner -
David, born and raised in Khazaria, a historically Jewish state in the area of the Caucasus, has been living a scholar’s life ...Read Review
By Richard Loomis -
This novel presents the recollections of medieval historian and chronicler Giraldus Cambrensis. Giraldus, who narrates in a rather lofty tone, tells of ...Read Review
By Roberta Gellis -
One may pause and ponder when confronted with a novel that features a prostitute as the heroine, particularly one who is also a ...Read Review
By Bernard Reilly -
Journey to Compostela is the story of Martin, a farmer on pilgrimage. Through the course of fate, he loses his original comrades and ...Read Review
By Judith Redman Robbins -
Legend among the Anasazi predicts that a child born with six fingers or toes will be gifted. Born with six toes on each ...Read Review
By Kara Dalkey -
Imperial Japan in the twelfth century is the setting for the newest historical fantasy by the author of the Blood of the Goddess ...Read Review
By Stephen R. Lawhead -
A fantasy adventure set during the time of the Crusades, this entry follows the trials and tribulations of Duncan, son of Murdo Ranulfson ...Read Review
By Haley Elizabeth Garwood -
The early twelfth century, during the reign of Henry I, son of William the Conqueror, was a time of relative peace. It was ...Read Review
By Patricia Ryan -
King Henry II of England suspects that his estranged wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine, conspires against him. To ferret out the truth, he enlists ...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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