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.
HNS Awards have helped discover and launch the author careers of Michel Faber, Ruth Downie, Hilary Green, Martin Sutton, Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott, Nikki Marmery, Margaret Skea, Warwick Cairns, Katherine Mezzacappa and Elizabeth Macneal. Our ARA and Saudi awards are amongst the most generous of all literary prizes.
By Sam Barone -
Published 2006 (US)Published 2007 (UK)
On the eastern bank of the Tigris five thousand years ago, Orak grew into a rich and powerful village, settled by merchants, traders ...Read Review
By Paula Quinn -
In 11th century England, Lady Tanon Risande, goddaughter of William the Conqueror, unexpectedly finds herself betrothed to Gareth ap Owain, a dangerous Welsh ...Read Review
By Isabel Allende - By Margaret Sayers Peden -
Doña Inés Suárez tells the epic story of her life and the conquest of Chile in this fictional biography. Iné...Read Review
By Donna Birdsell -
It is 1776 and Ethan Gray, a spymaster called the Wolf, is on the hunt for a smuggler shipping arms to colonial rebels in ...Read Review
By Stephanie Barron -
Miss Jane Austen has left cozy Chawton for a month in London overseeing the printing of her first novel, Sense and Sensibility. Busy ...Read Review
By Audrey Howard -
Audrey Howard’s new book is classic Victorian melodrama. From the foetid Liverpool slum of the title, Queenie Logan and her improbably named ...Read Review
By Margaret Muir -
When Lord Farnley’s young daughter dies, her maid, Lucy Oldfield, is ordered to burn the child’s expensive French doll. Unable to ...Read Review
By Alan Spence -
Closely based on historical fact, this is the story of Thomas Glover, the young Aberdeen merchant who became known as the Scottish samurai, ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Gill -
In 1944, when Jaime Gray is killed in an air raid, life is turned upside down for his wife, Ailsa, and their two children. ...Read Review
By Francine Mathews -
It is the summer of 1940 in Paris, and the Germans are beginning their invasion. Sally King, an American model for the House of ...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