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By Ben Kane -
This second volume of Kane’s take on the Spartacus story begins at the point at which the first book broke off: immediately ...Read Review
By Jesse Blackadder -
The year is 1561, and Mary, Queen of Scots, has finally returned from France to claim her throne in Scotland. The Blackadder family has ...Read Review
By Carla Kelly -
After the death of her parents, Maria Espinosa flees Mexico City with a supply caravan headed for the Spanish colony of late 17th-century ...Read Review
By Liz Carlyle -
The St. James Society, a gentleman’s club in mid-19th-century London, is in reality a cover for the Fraternitas Aureae Crucis (FAC), ...Read Review
By Linda Holeman -
When Cossacks kidnap Countess Antonia Mitlovsky’s son, Misha, from the grounds of the Angelkov estate one snowy day in 1861, she initially holds ...Read Review
By Andrew Pepper -
Bloody Winter has two protagonists, and each tells his story in alternating chapters. The first narrator is the series’ Detective Inspector Pyke, who ...Read Review
By Dörthe Binkert -
It is said the journey is more important than the destination. That is true of She Wore Only White. From the moment the ...Read Review
By Dana Gynther -
On June 15, 1921, the French liner Paris, combining Art Nouveau with Art Moderne in its lush, elegant interior design, left Le Havre on its ...Read Review
By Vincent Lam -
Percival Chen is the Chinese headmaster of an English-language school in Cholon, Vietnam, in the 1960s; he has run the school for years ...Read Review
By Terry Roberts -
In 1918, the little town of Hot Springs, North Carolina, held the largest World War I internment camp in the United States. More than 2,000 ...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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