HNR Issue 27 (February 2004)

Cupid and the Silent Goddess

By Alan Fisk - Published 2003

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In 1544, Duke Cosimo de’ Medici of Florence commissioned the artist Bronzino to paint a gift for King François I of France.  The ...Read Review

The Wind of the Khazars

By Marek Halter - Published 2003

Genres:

SagaThriller

Half historical novel, half political thriller, Halter’s novel (translated into English for the first time) creates disturbing parallels between the 10th century ...Read Review

The Knight’s Conquest

By Juliet Landon - Published 2003

Genres:

Romance

Two betrothals and a marriage, each lasting only three months before death claimed the men involved, has convinced Lady Eloise that she is ...Read Review

The Black Violin

By Maxence Fermine - By tr. from the French by Chris Mulhern - Published 2003

Genres:

Literary

At age five, Johannes Karelsky hears a gypsy violinist and quickly becomes a musical prodigy as a result. Being drafted into Napoleon’s ...Read Review

The Golden Lord

By Miranda Jarrett - Published 2003

Genres:

Romance

While trespassing on a duke’s estate, an accident befalls Jenny Dell, sister and accomplice of a charming swindler. After her ducal rescuer ...Read Review

Blue Horse Dreaming

By Melanie Wallace - Published 2003

Genres:

SagaWestern

The West has seldom seemed as alien a country as in this novel focusing on the intersecting lives of an isolated frontier outpost ...Read Review

Hope’s Highway

By Dorothy Garlock - Published 2003

Genres:

Saga

In this bittersweet story, America with its Burma-shave signs along Route 66 and its “Little Brown Jug” also includes gun violence. The journey west ...Read Review

The Taking

By J.D. Landis - Published 2003

Genres:

LiteraryMystery/Crime

In 1938, the Swift River Valley in Massachusetts is slated to be flooded in order to create a reservoir. Its residents are evicted, their ...Read Review

The Salt Roads

By Nalo Hopkinson - Published 2003Published 2004

Genres:

Saga

It takes a powerful author to tie together the stories of a Nubian prostitute in ancient Jerusalem, a black showgirl in 19th-century Paris, ...Read Review

Victory

By Ed. - By Stephen Coonts - Published 2003

Genres:

MilitaryShort Stories

Coonts, I believe, is wrong in saying there have been three American wars that have been the “defining experience of their generation. World ...Read Review

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