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By Margaret Mallory -
Knight of Desire, the first novel of a planned series entitled All the King’s Men, is set in England and Wales in 1405. ...Read Review
By Pat McIntosh -
The Sidhean (Sheean) is a local hill where the Good Neighbours dwell, so when 12-year-old David Drummond, a chorister, vanished from that very ...Read Review
By Janet Paisley -
In the Isle we now know as Skye, Kerrigan, Iron Age Queen of Warriors, has met a premature death. Living in a powerful ...Read Review
By Russell Whitfield -
In the first century AD, a 19-year-old Spartan, Lysandra, is enslaved after being the sole survivor of a shipwreck. In Sparta, she was ...Read Review
By Carla Nayland -
Paths of Exile is a wonderful story, one that conjures up this long-gone age in extraordinary detail and reveals a profound understanding of ...Read Review
By Jack Ludlow -
The Norman/French Border in 1033. Duke Robert is preparing for battle supported by his cousin, Tancred de Hauteville, and his sons. Tancred is ...Read Review
By Catherine Kean -
Lady Leona Ransley has taken responsibility for her family estate since her father is in no condition to handle affairs. When Leona brings ...Read Review
By Maureen Ash -
Maureen Ash’s Templar Knight mystery series has introduced Bascot de Marins to scores of readers in previous volumes. Her latest finds the ...Read Review
By Judith Koll Healey -
Healey (The Canterbury Papers/The Lost Letters of Aquitaine) brings readers the second installment of the story of Princess Alaïs Capet, sister ...Read Review
By Steven Barnes -
Set 30,000 years ago in Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro region, this follow-up to Great Sky Woman has T’Cori, the heroine from the previous ...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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