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By Simon Scarrow -
This is the latest account in the doings of Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro, soldiers in the Roman army in the 1st century ...Read Review
By Barbara Kyle -
Isabel Valverde, her husband, Carlos, and her son Nicolas travel to England from Peru in the New World in the mid-1500s. Isabel’...Read Review
By Paul Malmont -
The author of The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril is off on another romp (the title refers to the three leading sci-fi pulp magazines ...Read Review
By Carole Estby Dagg -
Having previously reviewed a book about Helga and Clara Estby’s walk across the U.S., I was eager to read this. And ...Read Review
By A.L. Berridge -
France, 1640. Following directly on from the excellent Honour and the Sword, Andre de Roland travels to Paris to stay with his grandmother to ...Read Review
By Mary Nichols -
Beginning in November 1920, this novel follows the life and struggles of Lydia Kirilova, who leaves Russia as a small child. As a member ...Read Review
By Patricia Elliott -
Published 2010Published 2011
The Traitor’s Smile is Patricia Elliott’s sequel to The Pale Assassin, featuring the wily and adventurous Eugenie de Boncoeur, who battles ...Read Review
By M Stanford-Smith -
We have, in the first pages, a host of people of varying social position with confusing names, firmly in the writer’s mind ...Read Review
By Jennifer Niven -
Velva Jean Hart, heroine of Niven’s debut novel, Velva Jean Learns to Drive, makes a welcome return in this sequel. Velva Jean ...Read Review
By Teresa Flavin -
Fourteen-year-old friends Sunniva Forrest and Blaise Doran visit a private museum in Phoenix Square, London. Blaise is excited at the prospect of seeing ...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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