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By Rena Rossner -
Two sisters are raised in a cottage near a remote Ukrainian village. Liba is husky and dark-skinned, like her father. Laya’s features ...Read Review
By Nancy Campbell Allen -
The titular Sleeping Beauty in this fairy tale retelling set in the steampunk version of Victorian England is Dr. Isla Cooper. She is ...Read Review
By Scott Oden -
A Gathering of Ravens creates a rich, grim fantasy world made from Norse, Anglo-Saxon and Celtic myth, with strands of Tolkien. Obscure names ...Read Review
By Julia Fine -
What Should Be Wild intertwines stories of several women, spanning millennia, all part of the Blakeley family—women connected by tragic lives in ...Read Review
By Lisa Jensen -
Before the Beast becomes the Beast, there was the beautiful Jean-Loup, Chevalier de Beaumont. He hunts women and mismanages his household, which bustles ...Read Review
By John Matthews -
This novel opens with the Enchanter, Merlin, arriving in Avalon, carrying a baby, Arthur. Here he encounters the mysterious Nine women who guard ...Read Review
By E. C. Ambrose -
Elisha Daemon is the fifth and final book in the Dark Apostle series, set in a fantasy version of 14th-century England and Europe. ...Read Review
By Kate Mayfield -
The premise of Kate Mayfield’s multi-period historical fantasy, which takes the reader from the 18th century to the present, centres on an ...Read Review
By Justin Newland -
A flood is coming, one capable of wiping out all life on earth. However, when Akasha and Horque lock eyes for the first ...Read Review
By Brad McLelland - By Louis Sylvester -
In this debut novel, Brad McLelland and Louis Sylvester combine elements of The Lord of the Rings, The Walking Dead, and Butch Cassidy ...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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