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By Noble Smith -
It’s not often one can describe a book about World War I as “fun,” but Draxinger—even though it contains some horrific ...Read Review
By Daniel Jose Older -
Dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes fly the skies and wander the streets of New York City in 1863. The Civil War rages off ...Read Review
By Manini J. Anandani -
In mythological times in India, an apsara is enamored with the god Shiva, who seduces her. Although it enrages his consort, Parvati, who ...Read Review
By Hannu Rajaniemi -
Joe and Rachel White have a loving but troubled marriage. He is an officer in the British Army, after twenty years still haunted ...Read Review
By Mark Alder -
This is the second book in the Banners of Blood historical fantasy series. Set in 1346 in the aftermath of the battle of Crecy ...Read Review
By Professor Laird Hunt -
In colonial New England, a young goodwife sets off into the woods to pick berries for her husband and child. She dawdles, she ...Read Review
By Naomi Novik -
Miryem is a moneylender’s daughter. Her father is a kind man, and the townsfolk take advantage of him. When her mother becomes ...Read Review
By Jonathan Auxier -
Set during the Victorian age in London, when the vast majority of chimney sweeps were children, Nan Sparrow pulls the reader along in ...Read Review
By Raquel Byrnes -
In 1885, ten years after The Great Calamity that left survivors sheltering under electric Tesla Domes, seventeen-year-old debutante Charlotte Blackburn heads to a ball. ...Read Review
By Deborah Harkness -
Phoebe Taylor and Marcus Whitmore (aka Marcus MacNeil) wish to be married. But first, Phoebe needs to be reborn—she’s to become ...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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