HNR Issue 12 (May 2000)

The Words of Bernfrieda: A Chronicle of Hauteville

By Gabriella Brooke - Published 1999

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

“The past is interesting only when it foreshadows greatness,” explains the monk Gaufredus Malaterra to this novel’s narrator, Bernfrieda, who questions why ...Read Review

The Emperor’s General

By James Webb - Published 2000

Genres:

Adventure

You’d probably find this book in your local store in with the military adventure novels of Tom Clancy and so on, but ...Read Review

Awen: A Novel of Early Medieval Wales

By Susan Mayse - Published 1997

Genres:

Biographical FictionEpic

May 4th, 793 AD.  Cynfarch mab Cadeyrn Penllyn, called Brys, appears for trial in the court of his foster father, Brochfael King of Powys. ...Read Review

Hill Country

By Janice Woods Windle - Published 2000

Genres:

Western

When several years ago I first picked up True Women, Janice Woods Windle’s first novel about the passionate, tumultuous lives of her ...Read Review

I Am of Irelaunde: A Novel of Patrick and Osian

By Juilene Osborne-McKnight - Published 2000

Genres:

History

Returning at age forty to the place of his enslavement by Irish slave traders at the age of sixteen, Patrick struggles to understand ...Read Review

The Waters of Babylon: A Novel about Lawrence after Arabia

By David Stevens - Published 2000

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) easily qualifies as one of the most fascinating and controversial military figures in Britain’s long history ...Read Review

The Kings in Winter

By Cecelia Holland - Published 2000

Genres:

History

In 999 AD, Brian Boru, the King of Munster, destroyed the army of his hereditary enemy, the King of Leinster.  After the victory, Brian ...Read Review

The Armada Boy (Wesley Peterson Crime Novels)

By Kate Ellis - Published 2000

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Past and present again intertwine in the second of the Wesley Peterson crime novels (first up was The Merchant’s House), set near ...Read Review

A Mortal Bane

By Roberta Gellis - Published 1999

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Gellis, acclaimed author of The Roselynde Chronicles, shifts gears dramatically in this, her first medieval mystery. We are introduced to Southwark and London ...Read Review

Household Gods

By Harry Turtledove - Published 1999

Genres:

Time-slip

Nicole Gunther-Perrin, single mother and transplanted Californian, is having the worst week of her life. Her deadbeat ex-husband heads to Cancún with ...Read Review