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By Tessa Afshar -
Lydia is the daughter of a well-established cloth dyer whose purple is unmatched. When her father is falsely accused of theft, and his ...Read Review
By Adrian Goldsworthy -
AD 98. Flavius Ferox is a Briton and a Roman centurion, a Regionarius of a small district at the furthest northern reach of the ...Read Review
By Robert Fabbri -
9 AD. Arminius of the Cherusci leads an alliance of six Germanic tribes against the might of the Roman Empire. The story is told ...Read Review
By Sheila Finch -
AD 66: the Romans have conquered much of Britain, and the tribes live uncomfortably beside a powerful military force. Insurrections still occur, but some ...Read Review
By Margaret George -
The awesome power, political maneuverings, decadence, and general nastiness of ancient Rome are brought vividly to life in this hefty, lavishly written novel ...Read Review
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
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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