HNR Issue 31 (February 2005)

Philippa

By Bertrice Small - Published 2004

Genres:

Romance

The women of Friarsgate again feature in this third offering from Bertrice Small’s bestselling series, The Friarsgate Inheritance. Philippa, eldest child of ...Read Review

The Green Age of Asher Witherow

By M. Allen Cunningham - Published 2004

Genres:

Saga

Early on, narrator of this novel claims “the price of memory is a certain profound impotence.” This statement propels Asher Witherow, born into ...Read Review

Honorable Mention

By Robert N. Macomber - Published 2004

Genres:

MilitaryNautical

Lieutenant Peter Wake, commanding officer of the armed steam tug Hunt, sails a treacherous Caribbean from Key West to Havana in 1864. In this ...Read Review

Murder on the Marmora

By Conrad Allen - Published 2004

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

The classy pleasures of first-class cruises on the luxurious liners of the pre-WWI era are at the heart of this delightful series. Each ...Read Review

Now You See It

By Stuart M. Kaminsky - Published 2004

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

“Even magicians need magic in their lives.” For famed magician Harry Blackstone, magic is embodied in P.I. Toby Peters if he is ...Read Review

The Ninefold Key

By Rebecca Brandewyne - Published 2004

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

In the year 1669, Lord James Ramsay and his companions journey to Egypt during their Grand Tour. They have learned from an obscure text ...Read Review

John James Audubon: The Making of an American

By Richard Rhodes - Published 2004

Genres:

Nonfiction

Richard Rhodes’ new biography begins with the artist’s emigration at eighteen from Napoleon’s France in 1803 to a fledgling America barely older ...Read Review

In the Shadow of the Ark

By Anne Provoost - By trans. John Nieuwenhuien - Published 2004

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Flemish author Anne Provoost’s In The Shadow of the Ark grips the reader with vivid scenes, well-developed characters, and beautiful language. She ...Read Review

Wisdom’s Daughter

By India Edghill - Published 2004

Genres:

Biographical FictionEpic

Past the age to bear children, Bilqis, the beautiful queen of Sheba, consults the Goddess and decides to travel north, where she believes ...Read Review

Serafina’s Stories

By Rudolfo Anaya - Published 2004

Genres:

AdventureShort Stories

Award-winning Chicano author Rudolfo Anaya sets the legend of Scheherezade against the background of Spanish-settled Santa Fe, just before the successful Pueblo insurgency ...Read Review