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By Simon Turney -
Everyone knows his name, and everyone thinks they know what he did while Emperor. This is an account from his youngest sister, Julia ...Read Review
By Robert Fabbri -
Rome, AD 63. Vespasian has been made Governor of Africa. However, this is no reward for faithful service by an increasingly unpredictable Emperor Nero. ...Read Review
By Geraint Jones -
Minden, Germania. 9 AD. Found by the 17th Legion naked and covered in sacrificial blood, he has no name. He has no recollection of ...Read Review
By Anthony Riches -
This is the second volume of Riches’ new series, The Centurions, following his successful Empire series comprising nine novels. In this saga, the ...Read Review
By Simon Scarrow -
Day of the Caesars is the latest novel in Simon Scarrow’s long-running Eagles of the Empire series, set in the 1st century ...Read Review
By Fiona Veitch Smith -
Claudia Lucretia Pilate, the fictional daughter of the historically accurate governor Pontius Pilate, is not happy with her father’s choice of husband ...Read Review
By Gwendolyn Womack -
This time-traveling novel rests on an intriguing premise. An ancient Egyptian manuscript, which tells the story of a missing deck of tarot cards, ...Read Review
By Caroline Lawrence -
95 A.D. Ursula, Juba and Fronto, who fled Rome and arrest by the tyrannical Emperor Domitian and sought sanctuary in Britain, have been ...Read Review
By Douglas Jackson -
Published 2017Published 2017-08-10
AD 77. Gaius Valerius Verrens is an honoured member of Emperor Vespasian’s inner circle, but this is no bar to danger caused by ...Read Review
By Chris Aslan -
Alabaster is the retelling of the biblical story of Mariam (Mary), sister to Marta (Martha) and Eleazar (Lazarus). She is the woman who ...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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