HNR Issue 44 (May 2008)

My Splendid Concubine

By Lloyd Lofthouse - Published 2007


When Robert Hart escapes his conservative English family for China, he’s hoping to change his life for the better. Raised with traditional ...Read Review

Empire Rising

By Sam Barone - Published 2007Published 2008



Mesopotamia, 3157 BC. A bloody tyrant is dead in Akkad, and the city is ruled by erstwhile wild man, Eskkar, and Trella, his farsighted ...Read Review

Sword Song: The Battle for London

By Bernard Cornwell - Published 2007Published 2008



This is the fourth novel in The Saxon Tales series, which follows the adventures of Uhtred of Bebbanburg (Bamburgh) during the wars between ...Read Review

Figures in Silk

By Vanora Bennett - Published 2008



Vanora Bennett’s debut was the fascinating Portrait of an Unknown Woman. In her second novel, she turns her attention to the previous ...Read Review

The Rosetta Key

By William Dietrich - Published 2008



This sequel to 2005’s Napoleon’s Pyramids finds its engaging, amoral antihero, Ethan Gage, at the tail end of the 18th century, still ...Read Review

Emma and Knightley

By Rachel Billington - Published (c1996)Published 2008



As Emma and Knightley opens, the titular couple has been married for over a year when tragic news arrives: Jane Fairfax, married to ...Read Review

A Rational Romance

By Melinda Hammond - Published 2008



Rosamund Beauvais is left homeless when her grandfather loses everything in a card game with Elliot Malvern. As a man of honour, he ...Read Review

The Great Wall

By John Man - Published 2008



  Man doesn’t mince words. This is another author anxious to show that well- established ideas are more historical myth than fact. ...Read Review

The Redheaded Princess

By Ann Rinaldi - Published 2008


Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

  In this novel, young Princess Elizabeth tells the story of her life from about the time of Henry VIII’s marriage to ...Read Review

Battle Fleet : Trafalgar — 1805

By Paul Dowswell - Published 2007Published 2008


Children/Young AdultNautical

(1) In this third Sam Witchall adventure, Sam and his friend Richard have to work their passage home from Sydney to London on the ...Read Review

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