HNR Issue 49 (August 2009)

Heart of the Ronin

By Travis Heermann - Published 2009



Ken’ishi, a ronin or masterless samurai living in 13th-century Japan, resumes living in the human world after having received superior martial arts ...Read Review

When I Cross No-Bob

By Margaret McMullan - Published 2007Published 2009


Children/Young Adult

Being an O’Donnell isn’t easy, but being an O’Donnell abandoned first by your Pappy and then by your Momma is ...Read Review

The Age of the Ship of the Line: The British and French Navies, 1650-1815

By Jonathan R. Dull - Published 2009



The “ship of the line” was the equivalent of the battleship in navies in the age of sail. While numerous smaller types of ...Read Review

The Magician’s Death

By P. C. Doherty - By Paul Doherty - Published 2004Published 2009



The Magician’s Death is the 14th of Paul Doherty’s Hugh Corbett medieval mysteries. Playing on the rivalry between England’s Edward ...Read Review


By Blake Crouch - Published 2009



In 2009, Abigail Foster, a journalist enticed by the prospect of a good story, is recruited by her estranged father, a history professor, to ...Read Review

Secrets of Greymoor

By Clara Gillow Clark - Published 2009


Children/Young AdultMystery/Crime

Secrets of Greymoor is Clara Gillow Clark’s third book about inquisitive Hattie Belle Basket. In this book 11-year-old tomboy Hattie is still ...Read Review

The True Adventures of Charley Darwin

By Carolyn Meyer - Published 2009


Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

The book is very much a record of Charles Darwin’s youth from the time he is a nine-year-old going off to boarding ...Read Review

Agnes Lake Hickok: Queen of the Circus, Wife of a Legend

By Carrie Bowers - By Linda A. Fisher - Published 2009



Agnes Lake Hickok must have been made of extraordinary stuff. She married circus performer Bill Lake in 1847 and made her circus debut shortly ...Read Review