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By ANGELA HUNT -
Ten years after the death on the cross of Jesus Christ, disciple Matthew, the former tax collector, is excited to work with Peter, ...Read Review
By Adrian Goldsworthy -
105 AD. Trajan is Emperor of Rome, and Decebalus is king in Dacia (modern Romania). An uneasy peace exists between the empire and the ...Read Review
By Jeet Thayil -
This novel tells the story of Jesus Christ through the women who followed him and those who were against the man. One of ...Read Review
By Peter B. Dedek -
In this tale set between 81 and 90 AD, Cornelia is a young Vestal Virgin who comes from a Patrician family in ancient Rome. Like ...Read Review
By Lindsey Davis -
Lindsey Davis is unsurpassed when it comes to murder, mischief, and mayhem at Saturnalia, or indeed at any other time in ancient Rome. ...Read Review
By M.D. House -
I’m sure readers of the Bible sometimes wonder what happened next. Was that prophecy fulfilled? Did that tax collector or that prostitute ...Read Review
By Melissa Addey -
In 79 AD Pompeii, a slave and scribe, Althea, is offered to Marcus, a former soldier, and operator of the amphitheater. Althea’s master ...Read Review
By Kenneth Westbrook -
1st century AD. Joseph’s family has been preparing for generations. They’ve accumulated wealth in hopes of assisting the Messiah upon his ...Read Review
By Tessa Afshar -
AD 56. Chariline has always been told that her father, the man who spoiled her late Roman mother, is dead. With her morose aunt, ...Read Review
By Damion Hunter -
This is set in the time of Emperor Domitian’s Dacian Wars. The story flits between Dacia and Rome, following the final story ...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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