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By Anna Elliott -
In Arthurian fiction, queens tend to fall into two groups: the powerful and the powerless. Anna Elliott places Isolde among the latter. To ...Read Review
By Tony Hays -
It was only a matter of time before historical mysteries discovered King Arthur. Modern mysteries occasionally feature Excalibur and the Grail; and, like ...Read Review
By J.M.C. Blair -
Merlin the Magician and King Arthur are reunited again in Camelot. This time they work to solve the brutal murder of one ...Read Review
Merlin the Magician and King Arthur are reunited again in Camelot. This time they work to solve the brutal murder of one of ...Read Review
By Elizabeth E. Wein -
In the conclusion to Wein’s impressive Mark of Solomon duology (and fifth in her Arthurian/Aksumite series for younger readers, set in ...Read Review
By Eric Mayer - By Mary Reed -
In 6th-century Byzantium, John Lord Chamberlain to Emperor Justinian discovers that name-dropping can be fatal. John confides his evening thoughts to a young ...Read Review
By Rosemary Sutcliff -
Although fans of Arthurian history and fiction have long been familiar with the depiction of Arthur as the last of the Romano-British warriors, ...Read Review
By Nancy McKenzie -
In modern Arthurian fiction, Arthur’s queen is usually portrayed as either an imperious and wilful manipulator, or a (largely) innocent victim of ...Read Review
By Philip Reeve -
South-west Britain, c. 500 AD. The Roman legions have left and Britain has splintered into warring factions. Saxons, arriving from the continent, are raiding ...Read Review
By Elizabeth E. Wein -
This novel for young adult readers is the fourth in Wein’s ongoing Arthurian/Aksumite cycle, which began with The Winter Prince (1993). In 6...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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