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By Darci Hannah -
This story begins and ends in the border region of Scotland in 1492. Eighteen-year-old Isabeau Blythe has returned home to Blythe Hall after an ...Read Review
By Russell Whitfield -
This is the second novel of a trilogy, following on from Gladiatrix (HNR 49, pp. 9-10). Lysandra, brought up in the Spartan caste of ...Read Review
By Robert Fabbri -
At the age of 16, Vespasian leaves the family home along with his brother, Sabinus, to journey to Rome with a view to finding ...Read Review
By Anthony Riches -
Young Marcus Aquila (calling himself Centurion Corvus) has hidden himself in the Roman Army and is serving in one of Rome’s most ...Read Review
By Nick Brown -
Its eastern provinces are being gobbled up by the aggressive (and suspiciously Arabesque) Palmyrans, and the Roman Empire, shown as rather decadent, seems ...Read Review
By James Aitcheson -
Published 2011Published 2013
Two years after the Battle of Hastings, Northumbria is the last English province to hold out against Norman rule. Tancred a Dinant, oath-sworn ...Read Review
By Man Martin -
“Adam only felt comfortable pretending to be someone he was not.” Not that the hapless, alcoholic businessman sets out to deceive people; it ...Read Review
By Eve Bunting -
In the late 1880s, Catherine lives respectably with her mother, letting friends and neighbors believe that her father is a navy captain. ...Read Review
By Mary Finn -
In the 18th century, 14-year-old Thomas Rose has failed at school and has no love for his father’s profession, either. But when ...Read Review
By Nigel Hinton -
When 10-year-old Leo finds two abandoned lambs in a ditch by the road, he knows the danger in rescuing them. Feudalism still holds ...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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