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By Angus Donald -
In AD 773, Bjarki Bloodhand, a legendary berserker, is now Fire Born and inhabited by a fierce spirit while he’s fighting. Bjarki fears ...Read Review
By S.J.A. Turney -
1041. Harðráði (Harald ‘Hardrada’ Sigurdsson), his second-in-command Valgarðr and the Varangian Guard, the Byzantine emperor’s personal guard, defeat the Bulgars ...Read Review
By Jonathan Lunn -
The bitter winter of 1356 finds Martin Kemp captain of a company of mounted archers in Edward III’s brief and ill-fated Scottish expedition ...Read Review
By Alisha Sevigny -
Lower Egypt, 3500 BCE. In this third book in the Secrets of the Sands trilogy, the story continues nonstop from the previous volume. As ...Read Review
By Emma Lombard -
In May 1826, the last person Grace Baxter will wed is the beady-eyed Lord Silverton, but he assumes a promise to wed equates to ...Read Review
By Erik Hildinger -
Quirinius: Britannia’s Last Roman details the disintegration of Roman authority and culture during the period from 459 to 491 AD. A provincial Roman noble, ...Read Review
By Damion Hunter -
A young man, exasperated by his limitations of ambition and obligation, signs up as an officer of Emperor Vespasian’s legions. His family ...Read Review
By J. C. Harvey -
The Thirty Years’ War (1618 – 1648) provides the backdrop for this exciting fictional debut. Despite the troubles of the War, Jack Fiskardo’s life is ...Read Review
By J. H. Gelernter -
This second novel in the Captain Grey series opens in November 1803, when Napoleon rules over the French military and has designs on England. ...Read Review
By Phillip Parotti -
Lieutenant Devlin Collins of the British Royal Flying Corps comes from a family of the Anglo-Irish Ascendancy, settlers who were sent to the ...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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