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By Nan Hawthorne -
Set against the vividly realized backdrop of the disastrous crusade of 1101, Hawthorne’s latest medieval historical novel consistently broadens and subverts the very ...Read Review
By Marie Brennan -
The rise of technology during the Victorian era is killing the Onyx Court, a faerie city that once thrived beneath London. The iron ...Read Review
By Timothy Kearns -
In this story of a young man and woman’s attempts to save Constantinople during 13th-century wars among Byzantine princes, Venetians, Crusaders, and ...Read Review
By Bernard Cornwell -
Published 2011Published 2012
King Alfred is dying, and Uhtred, his ill-rewarded war captain, is faced again with the choice of his life: will he fight for ...Read Review
By Ben Kane -
Don’t let the title fool you: this is not a book about Hannibal. It is, however, about the beginning of the Second ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Cunningham -
This fourth of The Maeve Chronicles returns our heroine – the Celtic Maeve raised on a lone island by witches, also known as Mary ...Read Review
By Maggie Secara -
Seventeen-year-old Molly September is the legitimate daughter of a privateer and a lady. Raised in a French convent, she arrives in 17th-century Port ...Read Review
By Douglas Jackson -
Gaius Valerius Verrens returns to Rome from the campaigns against the Britons a changed man. He is a Hero of Rome but remains ...Read Review
By Michelle Diener -
John Parker has risen from the London slums to become one of Henry VIII’s most trusted courtiers – a man whose strength, loyalty, ...Read Review
By Sarah Jane Stratford -
Nazi-hunting vampires, led by an undead Roman general bent on rescuing Italy from Fascism? Why not? You can’t fault Stratford for her ...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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