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By Didier Decoin -
Set in Heian Japan, the book gives us two startlingly opposed worldviews – the imperial court is described in all its effete, rigid, exquisite ...Read Review
By Cris Harding -
Saint Michael’s Sword: Tip of the Blade by Cris Harding is set in 9th-century France during an era undergoing tumultuous change with ...Read Review
By Edoardo Albert -
Following in the tradition of unreliable and unpleasant narrators such as Flashman, the main character, the Conrad of the title, is a thoroughly ...Read Review
By Chris Bishop -
This story takes place during the winter of 878, after the Viking invasion of England, where Alfred reigns as King of Wessex. The story ...Read Review
By Tim Clarkson -
This biography of Aethelflaed, the 9th-century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who ruled Mercia, is both an enjoyable read and meticulously well researched. Aethelflaed was the ...Read Review
By Linnea Hartsuyker -
Hartsuyker’s re-imagining of the founding of Norway in the 9th century captures all the glory of its source material, the 13th-century saga, ...Read Review
By George Steger -
Sebastian’s Way: The Paladin, book two of The Sebastian Chronicles, is the retelling of Charlemagne’s continued challenges as king, then emperor, ...Read Review
By Ida Curtis -
Lady Isabel, daughter of Lord Theodoric of Narbonne, is twelve years old when she is attacked by soldiers and rescued by a stranger ...Read Review
By Tony Bradman -
Alba (northern Scotland), AD 800-1000. Fourteen-year-old Finn lives in a Viking farming family settled in Alba where his father, Ottar, is chief. Nowadays, ...Read Review
By Victoria Whitworth -
This powerful novel is set in the Humber estuary of northeastern England in the mid-9th century. Radmer, lord of Donmouth, is sent ...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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