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. Become a member to get exclusive early access to our latest reviews too!
Submit your novel for review
Our features are original articles from our print magazines (these will say where they were originally published) or original articles commissioned for this site. If you would like to contribute an article for the magazine and/or site, please contact us.
Our online member directory allows visitors to view members’ profiles, their latest website/blog posts and links to their Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads accounts. It is also where our staff first look for news and features for the site.
Our membership is worldwide, but we still like to meet up - and many members travel thousands of miles to do so. Here you can find out about our conferences and chapter meetings, and can check the important dates for our Awards and magazine.
By Ginger Garrett -
The oft-told story of Queen Esther is one of the most compelling human dramas in history. Esther, a beautiful Jewish girl, is plucked ...Read Review
By Thomas Mann - By Trans. John E. Woods -
The plot of this book is familiar, a more or less chronological rendering of a portion of Genesis. Thomas Mann’s hefty tome ...Read Review
By Anne Rice -
In her infamous September 2004 posting on Amazon.com, Anne Rice made clear her abhorrence for editors who “distort, cut, or otherwise mutilate sentences ...Read Review
By Trans. G.B. Cobbold -
After the fall of Troy to the Greeks, Aeneas and the surviving Trojans flee, barely escaping with their lives. He knows that he ...Read Review
By Amanda Elyot -
Helen’s memoirs are a gift to Hermione, her only remaining child, written with the intention of justifying her seemingly selfish decisions. At ...Read Review
By Terry McCarthy -
Hannibal and his armies are preparing to cross the Alps, but this only serves as the background for the main story, how a ...Read Review
By Nick Arvin -
In Nick Arvin’s first novel, George Tilson, called “Heck” for his reluctance to swear, arrives at Omaha Beach just after the D-Day ...Read Review
By Ann Chamberlin -
Yann and his milk brother Gilles de Rais follow the old religion, a persecuted practice in 1428 AD. Craft priest Yann disguises himself as ...Read Review
By Ann Burton -
Abigail of Carmel is beautiful and intelligent, and hopes some day to become a pottery-maker like her father. But when her brother incurs ...Read Review
By Marek Halter -
A foundling adopted by Jethro, High Priest of Midian, Zipporah is intelligent, beautiful, and black. Although she’s Jethro’s favorite daughter, Zipporah ...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.
About our reviews and reviewers
Submit a Book for Review