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By Frances Webb -
Eutropius, the main character in Frances Webb’s novel, is a eunuch, and this may remind some readers of Mary Renault’s great ...Read Review
By Kathi Macias - By Susan Wales -
Emperor Diocletian (r.284-305 A.D.) is a brilliant leader whose innovative reforms reinvigorate the Roman Empire, but when his power starts to ...Read Review
By Christine Hinwood -
Cam Attling comes home from war one-armed, broken and alone. The villagers of Kayforl want to know why Cam is alone. What happened ...Read Review
By Paul Waters -
Set in 355 AD, the book follows on an earlier novel by Waters, Cast Not the Day. It opens with Aquinus’s funeral at ...Read Review
By Bill Page -
Roman Britain, 368 AD. Acting Primicerius Canio has become mixed up in the death of a suspected deserter who, in his dying breath, tells ...Read Review
By Paul Waters -
The central character of this book, set in the middle of the 4th century AD, is Drusus, a young British nobleman of Roman ...Read Review
By Paul Doherty -
Rome, 314 AD. Constantine is now the emperor, having defeated Maxentius at the battle of Milvian Bridge in the year 312 and brought to an ...Read Review
By Jules Watson -
Roman Britannia, AD 366. Minna, a servant girl of mixed Roman and British blood, feels out of place and discontented with her life. The ...Read Review
By Paul Elliott -
This is a lively description of the Roman army in the last years of its stay in Britain, using the experiences of an ...Read Review
By Ben Pastor -
The Water Thief is a puzzle within a conundrum – an academic mystery turned deadly. In 304 C.E. Aelius Spartianus, commander in the army ...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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