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By Stefan Merrill Block -
Frederick Merrill is smart, witty, and loves to talk, but he’s also plagued by dark moods and the temptations of alcohol and ...Read Review
By Lenore Hart -
We all know how sad and dreary Edgar Allan Poe’s life was, in real life and in his stories and poems. Charming ...Read Review
By Christian Jacq -
1779-1785. Autocrat Empress Maria Theresa is succeeded by Joseph II, liberal and tolerant up to a point. Thamos, count of Thebes, keeper of ...Read Review
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart seems well established in Vienna. In his late twenties, he and his work are sought after and respected. Life in ...Read Review
By Melanie Benjamin -
Mercy Lavinia Warren Bump – better known to the Victorian world as Mrs. General Tom Thumb – stood only thirty-two inches tall, but she is ...Read Review
By Meredith Whitford -
“For thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings,/That then I scorn to change my state with kings.” These words might apply to ...Read Review
By Karleen Koen -
In Koen’s fourth fine novel (after Dark Angels, 2009), Louis XIV’s reign as French monarch is unique in unpredictable ways. He grows ...Read Review
By Samuel Black -
In the autumn of 1502, Cesare Borgia is at the height of his power and notoriety. Leonardo da Vinci works for him as a ...Read Review
By Sandra Byrd -
Sandra Byrd explores the familiar story of the rise and fall of Anne Boleyn, infamous second wife of Henry VIII, in her new ...Read Review
By Stuart Clark -
The Sky’s Dark Labyrinth follows the lives of Johannes Kepler, a German Lutheran who was the first man to mathematically prove how ...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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