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By Elizabeth Cook -
Achilles, son of the goddess Thetis and King Peleus, and one of the greatest of all the Greek heroes of the Trojan War, ...Read Review
By Juilene Osborne-McKnight -
This is Osborne-McKnight’s second foray into the world of Celtic storytelling (I Am of Irelaunde, Issue 12). An accomplished folklorist, the author has ...Read Review
By George MacDonald Fraser -
The Candlemass Road is a well-written novel based firmly on fact. Set in the outlaw Border country between England and Scotland in the ...Read Review
By M. M. B. Walsh -
The fate of the Mandan Amerindians (the ‘White Indians,’ also once thought to be migrant Welsh) of the upper Missouri River makes up ...Read Review
By W.G. Sebald -
While this review was being written, W. G. Sebald’s obituaries appeared, describing the author’s death in a car accident, possibly from ...Read Review
By Richard S. Wheeler -
Denver in the early 1880s may not have been the center of the universe, but to anyone living in the American West at ...Read Review
By Elsie Burch Donald -
This family saga set in Tennessee in the 1920s through the 1950s wants to be an epic and social commentary and maybe even ...Read Review
By Leo Haber -
Told from the point of view of a first-generation Jewish immigrant, only five when the story begins, this work deals with the trials ...Read Review
By Stephan Grundy -
This is a novel-length retelling of the Sumerian “Epic of Gilgamesh,” an adventure tale starring one of mankind’s first action heroes. Gilgamesh ...Read Review
By Oakland Ross -
Pitoque is a traveling merchant who sells his wares throughout the Aztec empire. While not an Aztec himself, he acts a spy for ...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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