Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society’s print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 18,000 historical fiction books. Become a member to get exclusive early access to our latest reviews too!
Browse our magazines
Submit your novel for review
Our features are original articles from our print magazines (these will say where they were originally published) or original articles commissioned for this site. If you would like to contribute an article for the magazine and/or site, please contact us.
Our worldwide membership loves to meet up. Many travel thousands of miles to do so. Discover more about our conferences, local chapters and more.
Our online member directory allows visitors to view members’ profiles, their latest website/blog posts and links to their Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads accounts. It is also where our staff first look for news and features for the site.
By Jean Auel -
I have long wanted to read Jean Auel’s acclaimed novel of Neanderthal society. Offered the opportunity to review the Hodder re-issue, with ...Read Review
By Edward John Crockett -
In the aftermath of the Battle of Poitiers, Sir John de Hawkwood, having fallen foul of his commanding officer (Edward the Black Prince) ...Read Review
By Mary Gentle -
Published 2004 (UK)Published 2005 (US)
“It’s about sex, cruelty, and forgiveness.” Thus does Mary Gentle commence her marvelously inventive novel of espionage, assassination, and precognitive mayhem in ...Read Review
By Jennifer Ashley -
One fine day, Penelope Trask is walking to the village with her friend when a mad horseman gallops up to them. He asks ...Read Review
By Per Olov Enquist (trans. Tiina Nunnally) -
Set in Paris during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this quiet novel is a work of art. With every word, every ...Read Review
By Beryl Kingston -
In 1800 the poet, William Blake, and his wife, Catherine, move from London to the tiny rural community of Felpham, in Sussex. There they ...Read Review
By Jem Poster -
Charles Redbourne, middle-aged dilettante, leaves his English country estate in disgrace after his callous treatment of a discarded male love interest drives the ...Read Review
By John Wilcox -
The year is 1880. Simon Fonthill and his sidekick, “352” Jenkins, are preparing to leave India and return to England when they receive a plea ...Read Review
By Bill Broder -
Eighteen-year-old Rebecca Bearwald comes from the only Jewish family in a northern Michigan resort town during the Prohibition era. Her father owns a ...Read Review
By Robert Franklin Gish -
Robert Gish writes a compelling and delightful collection of short stories that will make you frown, smile, and laugh out loud. These stories ...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.
About our reviews and reviewers
Submit a Book for Review