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By James Boschert -
This is a rare first novel that not only is well written and crafted by a confident author but is also solidly based ...Read Review
By A.L. Berridge -
The book opens in Meerut, 1853. Ensign Harry Standish returns home to find that his father has committed suicide, driven to this desperate act ...Read Review
By Giles Kristian -
This is the first in a planned trilogy of novels set during the English Civil War, and this tale begins in 1642 with the ...Read Review
By M.K. Hume -
Published 2012Published 2013
This is the second instalment in M.K. Hume’s Merlin Trilogy. Keen to uncover his father’s identity, but also driven by ...Read Review
By Lee Chadeayne (trans.) - By Rebecca Gable -
The people of Elasund love their homeland, but life is a struggle. Long winters make for a short growing season, and frequent raids ...Read Review
By John Smolens -
This story, an action-packed, superbly written piece of historical fiction, takes place in Boston and covers the two months from Paul Revere’s ...Read Review
By Catherine Coulter -
In 1831, Lord Julian is being pressed to find a second wife by his mother. She has in mind Sophie, the daughter of her ...Read Review
By David Snodin -
Iago, Shakespeare’s famous villain, has escaped from Cyprus, leaving a trail of corpses behind him. He falls into the hands of Annibale ...Read Review
By John Pilkington -
Betsy Brand, an actress in the relaxed culture of Restoration England, is doing well financially, but her friends and family are not. Being ...Read Review
By Richard Woodman -
Having first gone to sea at the age of sixteen, spending the better part of forty years in various nautical posts, and then ...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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