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By Douglas Jackson -
It’s the last days of the Roman Empire in Britain. There are now two Emperors and resources are being considered. The hard-won—...Read Review
By Brodie Curtis -
This second novel from Curtis anchors itself around the early days of World War II, specifically the epoch identified as the ‘Battle of ...Read Review
By P. T. Deutermann -
Lieutenant Commander Mariano deTomasi is the commanding officer of the U.S. Navy Destroyer Escort USS Holland (DE-202). Lieutenant Edmond Enright is his ...Read Review
By Simon Turney -
Titus Cervianus is a Capsarius: a combat medic in the 22nd Legion. He is also seen as unlucky by his comrades in the 22...Read Review
By Conn Iggulden -
In his notes at the end of the book Iggulden writes, ‘The lack of information for key years between the Persian Wars and ...Read Review
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
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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