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By Judith Tarr -
At the dawn of history, the People of the Horse Goddess are faced with war and annihilation. In this worthwhile sequel to White ...Read Review
By Edith Pargeter -
The reputation of Ellis Peters as author of the Brother Cadfael series has eclipsed that of Edith Pargeter, her real name, under which ...Read Review
By John Gregory Brown -
The novel begins with John James Audubon addressing his daughters with textural detail that draws us into the scene by our senses. He ...Read Review
By Jane Kirkpatrick -
In 1852, young wife Madison Bacon, called Mazy, is taken from her Wisconsin home by her mother and husband and thrust onto the Oregon ...Read Review
By Richard S. Wheeler -
Although I’ve enjoyed many of Wheeler’s books about the American West, this is the first of his Barnaby Skye adventures that ...Read Review
By Hal Glatzer -
This may be unique. Here’s a mystery novel based on an audioplay, which I haven’t heard, but as a fan of ...Read Review
By Strudwick Marvin Rogers -
The Bermuda Indenture hinges on a title search, which sounds like one of the most boring tasks in the world, but to give ...Read Review
By Steven Barnes -
Lion’s Blood takes place in a world in which an Egypto-Carthaginian alliance prevented the rise of Rome, creating a black empire in ...Read Review
By Sue Harrison -
Our tale begins in 602 BC, as a group of storytellers are meeting. Their stories take us back to the 7th millenium BC, where ...Read Review
By Caroline Roe -
In the fifth installment of the Chronicles of Isaac of Girona, the blind Jewish physician decidedly takes a back seat, as though you ...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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