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By Esther Friesner -
Spirit’s Princess is set in 3rd-century Japan, before the clans are unified. At the start of the story, Himiko, the only daughter ...Read Review
By Curtis Parkinson -
The title’s shout goes out early in this World War II adventure, but too late to save the mysterious passenger on an ...Read Review
By Amy Gordon -
This middle-grade novel is set in early 1960s small town America. Twelve-year-old Cully Pennyacre lives with his Aunt Incandescence, who studies moths, and ...Read Review
By Augusta Scattergood -
Gloriana Hemphill lives in the Mississippi Delta with her preacher father and teenage sister Jesslyn, supervised by their African-American maid Emma. It’s ...Read Review
By Cora Harrison -
This lively story, based loosely on 15-year-old Jane Austen’s visit to her Leigh-Perrot relations in Bath in 1791, tells of Jane and her 17...Read Review
By Craig Simpson -
November 1941, and most of Europe is in the grip of Nazi rule. In their latest Special Ops adventure, the three friends, Finn, Loki ...Read Review
By Troon Harrison -
This story is told by Kallista, the 14-year-old daughter of a nomadic horsewoman. It is the year 102 BC, and her father and two ...Read Review
By John Wilson -
This second book in the Desert Legends Trilogy follows 16-year-old Jim Doolen as he’s drawn reluctantly into the Lincoln County Wars. A ...Read Review
By James Holland -
Private Johnny Hawke joins up at 15, and finds himself in France on the losing side of the early engagements of WWII. His story ...Read Review
By Paul Yee -
The Secret Keepers opens in 1906 in Chinatown, San Francisco, moments after the historical earthquake rocked the city, leaving it in rubble. Death and ...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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