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By Mercedes Rochelle -
It is refreshing to read a description of the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings that does not depict Harold Godwinson ...Read Review
By K. M. Ashman -
The Warrior Princess opens in December 1135, when Wales is relatively calm under the rule of the conquering Normans. Pockets of Welsh resistance do ...Read Review
By Anna Holmwood (trans.) - By Jin Yong -
China, 1200 AD. The Song Empire is being attacked by the northern Jurchen Jin tribes, which threaten its peace and existence. Meanwhile, Genghis Khan ...Read Review
By Jemahl Evans -
This book, set against the English Civil War, begins with the Battle of Newbury in 1643. The plot includes the murder of a young ...Read Review
By Lynn Bryant -
Set during the Napoleonic Wars, this novel introduces us to Paul van Daan, an English officer both unconventional and dashing, with an almost ...Read Review
By David Donachie -
Royal Navy Captain Edward Brazier has reason to be pleased with life, even though he has no ship at present under his command. ...Read Review
By Alexander B. Rossino -
The novel traces the actions of General Robert E. Lee and lesser players in the Army of Northern Virginia during the crucial week ...Read Review
By James R. Benn -
1944: American Billy Boyle and his Polish friend Kaz are sent to Switzerland to work with the Office of Strategic Services. The OSS is ...Read Review
By Robert Fabbri -
Rome, AD 63. Vespasian has been made Governor of Africa. However, this is no reward for faithful service by an increasingly unpredictable Emperor Nero. ...Read Review
By Geraint Jones -
Minden, Germania. 9 AD. Found by the 17th Legion naked and covered in sacrificial blood, he has no name. He has no recollection of ...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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