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By Deborah Harkness -
Vampires, witches, and daemons once again unite and wage war in this second of Deborah Harkness’ All Souls trilogy. Beginning in A Discovery ...Read Review
By Robin LaFevers -
When seventeen-year-old Ismae flees a brutal marriage, she is taken in by the nuns at the abbey of St. Mortain. Mortain is more ...Read Review
By Rachel S. Cox -
In the spring of 1941, before Pearl Harbor, before American committed itself to involvement in World War II, a cadre of Ivy League-educated young ...Read Review
By Lewis Grassic Gibbon -
Historical novels, especially those dealing with well-known events, lack suspense. As we watch the slave army of Spartacus defeat one Roman army after ...Read Review
By Sherry Lynn Ferguson -
The travels of Myles Trent, the Marquis of Hayden, are shortened by his recurring illness. He is brought to a home to recuperate. ...Read Review
By Tricia Goyer -
Amelia Gladstone is ready to find out what life holds for her in America, so along with her Aunt Neda, she boards the ...Read Review
By Darrell Lockhart (trans.) - By Manuela Fingueret -
Should you be looking for a short and intelligent novel of meditative prose poetry about torture, silence, and totalitarianism, Daughter of Silence is ...Read Review
By Trilby Kent -
Published 2011Published 2012
South Africa, 1900. Twelve-year-old Corlie Roux lives with her mother and brothers on a farm in the Transvaal. It is land the British are ...Read Review
By Andrew Wilson -
In the wealth of books published for the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic, most center on the tragedy itself and its ...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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