HNR Issue 19 (February 2002)

Half a Life

By V S Naipaul - Published 2001

Genres:

Literary

One can hear the East Indian cadence in the narrative voice of Willie Chandran’s father. He threw himself into experience like Henry ...Read Review

Lancelot Du Lethe

By J. Robert King - Published 2001

Genres:

Historical Fantasy

In this continuation of the story first laid forth in Mad Merlin, the focus shifts from Merlin to Lancelot, born to King Ban ...Read Review

Three for a Letter

By Eric Mayer - By Mary Reed - Published 2001

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

It is 539 A.D. An eight-year-old boy who is being held as a diplomatic hostage by Emperor Justinian and his wife, the treacherous ...Read Review

Fiery Cross

By Diana Gabaldon - Published 2001

Genres:

RomanceSagaTime-slip

In the fifth book in Gabaldon’s popular ‘Outlander’ series, we find Claire and Jamie Fraser, their daughter Brianna, her husband Roger and ...Read Review

The Jewel of the North

By Peter King - Published 2001

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Call of the Wild author Jack London adds gumshoe to his list of professions in this mystery set on the Barbary Coast, the ...Read Review

Grass Heart

By M. M. B. Walsh - Published 2001

Genres:

EpicWestern

The fate of the Mandan Amerindians (the ‘White Indians,’ also once thought to be migrant Welsh) of the upper Missouri River makes up ...Read Review

Staircase of a Thousand Steps

By Masha Hamilton - Published 2001

Genres:

LiterarySaga

From the opening paragraph, we’re in the hands of a master. Hamilton reckons with the language. The voice is present tense, the ...Read Review

At Play in the Promised Land

By Diane Noble - Published 2001

Genres:

InspirationalRomanceSaga

This final installment in the California Chronicles trilogy takes the two families into the twentieth century. The main character, Juliet Rose Dearbourne, is ...Read Review

Lord of the Nutcracker Men

By Iain Lawrence - Published 2001

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Johnny loved to play with the nutcracker men his father had made–30 of them. They had been made by the “finest toymaker in ...Read Review

The Rock

By Kanan Makiya - Published 2001

Genres:

Literary

In seventh century Jerusalem, the Dome of the Rock, the first monument to Islam, is conceived and built. The Rock’s history from ...Read Review