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By S.J.A. Turney -
1041. Harðráði (Harald ‘Hardrada’ Sigurdsson), his second-in-command Valgarðr and the Varangian Guard, the Byzantine emperor’s personal guard, defeat the Bulgars ...Read Review
By Jonathan Lunn -
The bitter winter of 1356 finds Martin Kemp captain of a company of mounted archers in Edward III’s brief and ill-fated Scottish expedition ...Read Review
By Jerry Borrowman -
I find great pleasure in reading a book written by an author who deeply sees and feels the importance of his theme and ...Read Review
By Reyna Grande -
This is a novel about John Riley of the St. Patrick’s Battalion, deserters who escaped the U.S. Army’s contemptuous treatment ...Read Review
By Damion Hunter -
A young man, exasperated by his limitations of ambition and obligation, signs up as an officer of Emperor Vespasian’s legions. His family ...Read Review
By Phillip Parotti -
Lieutenant Devlin Collins of the British Royal Flying Corps comes from a family of the Anglo-Irish Ascendancy, settlers who were sent to the ...Read Review
By Tom Young -
Drawing inspiration from WWII’s Operation Halyard, this graphic narrative embroils the reader in a complex and audacious rescue operation deep in war-torn ...Read Review
By Robert Fabbri -
On the death of Alexander the Great, his ramshackle empire, built entirely on his personal charisma and extraordinary military talent, rapidly unravels. His ...Read Review
By Julian Stockwin -
Europe, 1812. Napoleon has assembled an army over half a million strong. Will he invade England? Or Russia? This is the 24th novel in ...Read Review
By Alex Rutherford -
Second in a series, this novel continues the career of Nicholas Ballantyne, exile from Scotland, following his life in India. Jaded from experience ...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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