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By Judith Tarr -
This is the second installment in Tarr’s historical fantasy series set in Jerusalem with Richard the Lionheart and his half-sister, Sioned, the ...Read Review
By Sarah Smith -
“God is a librarian.” This enchanting thought appears in Chasing Shakespeares when something fortuitous or serendipitous occurs related to books and manuscripts. Joe ...Read Review
By Will Davenport -
Alternate HistoryBiographical FictionMystery/Crime
This novel intertwines 17th century and present day plots. The 17th century story proposes a possible explanation for how Rembrandt might have come ...Read Review
By Rosetta Loy (trans. Gregory Conti) -
Published 2003Published 2003 (c1995)
Although the “hot chocolate” arrives only in the final chapters, what come before are emotional and sometimes shocking events in an Italian family ...Read Review
By Alexander C. Irvine -
Picture the movie set of Gangs of New York – Manhattan, 1843. Add the chacmool, a feather-clad reincarnation of a bloodthirsty Aztec god, stalking the ...Read Review
By Sara Douglass -
In the first book of an anticipated series named The Troy Game, Australian author Sara Douglass weaves a complex tale of historical fantasy ...Read Review
By Steven Barnes -
The creation of this alternative history world could do more for race relations than most politicians, ministers or teachers ever dreamed, if we ...Read Review
By Aimée Laberge -
In the Mi’kmaq language, the name of the Canadian province of Québec translates as “where the river narrows.” It’s here, ...Read Review
By John Maddox Roberts -
“What if the past had been different? What if one war had changed the world?” Such is the focus of this novel wherein ...Read Review
By Harry Turtledove -
In 1588 the Spanish Armada failed in its attempt to invade England, but what if it hadn’t? That is the premise of this ...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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