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By Orson Scott Card -
As the second daughter of a king-in-exile, young Princess Sarai has been promised as a priestess to the Temple of Asherah. But when ...Read Review
By Karen Harper -
Published (c1999)Published 2000
“Down wi’ the Boleyns, e’en the royal one!” is the cry of a group dedicated to the destruction of the Boleyn family, ...Read Review
By JoAnne Soper Cook -
The Wide World Dreaming tells the story of Napoleon’s life, beginning with his childhood on Corsica. Told in the first person from ...Read Review
By Richard S. Wheeler -
This novel opens at the tail end of the Rendezvous of 1832. Englishman Barnaby Skye has to make a choice. His job as a ...Read Review
By Brooks Hansen -
Published (c1999)Published 2000Published 2000-10-01
Set in London during one September week in 1906, Brooks Hansen’s third novel charts the struggle of hypnotist Dr. August Perlman’s battle ...Read Review
By Paul Watkins -
It’s the unusual death of Ben Sheridan’s father that stalks him throughout this novel. Sheridan’s search takes him from his ...Read Review
By Alice Borchardt -
Although some readers may want to read Ms. Borchardt’s two previous novels, The Silver Wolf and Night of the Wolf, The Wolf ...Read Review
Card once again produces an enjoyable story of biblical fiction, his Stone Tables is the story of Moses and the Exodus, but with ...Read Review
By Simon Hawke -
After viewing a performance by a traveling theater troupe, stage-struck apprentice blacksmith Symington “Tuck” Smythe leaves his country village and heads for London, ...Read Review
By David Anthony Durham -
“I reckon we’re nowhere.” This declaration comes from Gabriel Lynch at his first sight of 1870’s Kansas, a flat prairie with few ...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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