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By Jeannie Lin -
Ling Suyin is the former consort of China’s August Emperor, but she retired from the court upon the emperor’s death. She ...Read Review
By Howard Andrew Jones -
In 8th-century Baghdad, the scholar Dabir and household guard captain Asim escort their bored employer to the marketplace. A wise woman reads their ...Read Review
By Giles Kristian -
This is the second book of the Raven series, and it follows on closely from the first adventure. Raven and his Viking sword-brothers, ...Read Review
8th century AD. In this second Raven adventure, Raven is now one of Jarl Sigurd’s brotherhood of Viking warriors on board the ...Read Review
By Guy Gavriel Kay -
Under Heaven is a “variation upon themes of the Tang,” a sweeping look at China during the 8th century, seen through the fictional ...Read Review
By Nancy Farmer -
This sequel to Newbery Honor author Nancy Farmer’s The Sea of Trolls finds the children of that book going underground after the ...Read Review
By Albert A. Dalia -
“There is another Reality – not of the human realm.” Shame and anguish haunt Li Bo, the famous Tang Dynasty poet. After he is ...Read Review
By Catherine Monroe -
French children still, albeit reluctantly, celebrate Charlemagne’s birthday. They do so because he is considered the inventor of schooling. Indeed, learning plays ...Read Review
By Nancy Farmer -
It is 793. The Holy Isle of Lindisfarne has been sacked. Jack and his little sister are stolen from their Yorkshire village by Viking ...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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