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By Paul Doherty -
The Year of the Cobra is the third and final book in the series based on the memories of Mahu, the Egyptian chief ...Read Review
By Tim Severin -
This is the third and final novel in Tim Severin’s Viking trilogy, which tells the eventful life story of Thorgils, a ...Read Review
By Anne Herries -
Caroline Saunders always expected to marry Harry Mortimer, the ne’er-do-well son of her parents’ closest friends. But when dissent between King ...Read Review
By Linda Berdoll -
Darcy and Elizabeth, sequel to Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife, Berdoll’s conception of the aftermath of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, ...Read Review
By Gretchen Craig -
Behind this novel’s nondescript title and cover art lies one of the most entertaining historical novels I’ve read in a ...Read Review
By Sabrina Jeffries -
The novel opens at an English Regency ball, where two young ladies are bored with the same faces and a lack of ...Read Review
By Andrew Pepper -
This is the first of a proposed series featuring Pyke, sometimes crook, sometimes Bow Street Runner. It is 1829. Peel is proposing controversial ...Read Review
By Harry Turtledove -
It’s 1864 in Jackson, Tennessee, at a military headquarters that has changed from Confederate to Union and now back to Confederate ownership. ...Read Review
By Sonny Brewer -
The novel is set in Fairhope, Alabama, a small Gulf Coast town during the early years of World War II as Rove ...Read Review
By Alice Greenway -
Some “literary” novels contain rich, descriptive language that might be enjoyable to read but has no real bearing on the story they ...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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