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By Kinley Bryan -
With a strong sense of verisimilitude, Bryan takes readers into the raging heart of a historic event best experienced through fiction: the devastating ...Read Review
By Emma Lombard -
In May 1826, the last person Grace Baxter will wed is the beady-eyed Lord Silverton, but he assumes a promise to wed equates to ...Read Review
By Alex Wheatle -
In 1668, young Kemosha, an enslaved Jamaican, is sold away from the plantation where she and her brother Gregory have toiled for a new ...Read Review
By J. H. Gelernter -
This second novel in the Captain Grey series opens in November 1803, when Napoleon rules over the French military and has designs on England. ...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 Jerry Mikorenda -
At the turn of the 20th century in Australia, twelve-year-old Savannah Dawson dreams of the day her father will invite her to participate ...Read Review
By Alan Vazquez -
The sea is a place of legends and superstitions, none more so than with the Mary Celeste. The ship floats in a place ...Read Review
By Seth Hunter -
In the tradition of Hornblower and Aubrey/Maturin comes this third in a new series of Napoleonic seafaring adventures. “Jane Austen for boys” ...Read Review
By David Donachie -
In the early summer of 1796, John Pearce commands the 14-gun Royal Navy sailing ship HMS Hazard. She is manned by inexperienced “quota men” ...Read Review
By Anna M. Holmes -
The story begins with the child Anne Cormac emigrating from Ireland to Charlestown, South Carolina, in 1704 with her parents. Her father manages to ...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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