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By Ian Ross -
We are back in the 4th century for this tale about the closing years of the Roman Empire, which has split in two, ...Read Review
By Suzanne Wolfe -
The narrator of Wolfe’s deeply poignant novel is nameless, for this detail was never historically recorded. A poor young woman from Rome’...Read Review
By Gordon Doherty -
In the late 4th century BC, the eastern parts of the Roman Empire are overrun by Goths, war-bands roaming freely over the Thracian ...Read Review
By Sarah Walton -
There are interesting stories alluded to in Sarah Walton’s Rufius, including the destruction of the Great Library at Alexandria, the repository for ...Read Review
By Giovanni Anastasi -
Demon Hunter Severian is an exciting tale of mystery and action about Aurelius Severian, a demon hunter who works for the Holy Roman ...Read Review
By Joan O'Hagan -
Saint Jerome, who was commissioned by Bishop Damasus I of Rome to make a new, definitive Latin translation of the Bible by AD 390, ...Read Review
By Bill Page -
Bill Page clearly has an infectious and scholarly insight into late Roman Britain, which he sets as an intimate and colourful background for ...Read Review
By Scott Douglas Prill -
Scott Douglas Prill’s debut novel Into the Realm of Time, unfolds a familiar story-template of ancient Romans-encountering-Christians, a template familiar from such ...Read Review
By Warren Lamb -
Warren Lamb’s intriguing new book, Nicaea Trilogy, is a collection of three novellas set across hundreds of years, from the time of ...Read Review
By Christian Cameron -
This is the fifth novel in the author’s series set in the ancient world of Alexander the Great. Alexander himself is now ...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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