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By Anthony Riches -
68 AD, a time of turmoil in the Roman Empire. Nero has committed suicide, and Galba has taken the throne. Galba dismisses the incorruptible ...Read Review
By Douglas Jackson -
The seventh novel in the superb Hero of Rome series, Saviour of Rome, brings Roman hero, Gaius Valerius Verrens, to Spain, the homeland ...Read Review
By L.J. Trafford -
This is the second book in the Four Emperors series. Book One – Palatine – ended with Nero’s demise and was written not from ...Read Review
By Carol Wallace -
As a Roman procurator rides through Jerusalem, a loose tile falls from a rooftop and hits him. This accident leads to the Jewish ...Read Review
By John Smelcer -
The Gospel of Simon begins outside of present-day Jerusalem with a man named Simon finding out that his ancestor and namesake was none ...Read Review
By Michael Livingston -
There is certainly much to commend in this alternate history/fantasy series where Livingston imagines how the presence of divine artifacts of power, ...Read Review
By Thomas M D Brooke -
Gaius Cassius is a hero of Rome, loved and admired by all, but he hides his true feelings: that he was – and still ...Read Review
By Oliver J Tooley -
Rome is still a Republic and Caesar has not yet been assassinated, and the Celtic Tribes beyond Rome’s grasp are still prospering ...Read Review
By David Wishart -
Foreign Bodies is the 18th in the Marcus Corvinus series. In AD 42, the emperor Claudius sends Corvinus off to Gaul to investigate the ...Read Review
By Tessa Afshar -
Elianna is still a young girl when she begins working in her father’s textile business, plagued by guilt over her younger brother’...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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