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By Simon Acland -
Published 2010Published 2013
Set before and during the First Crusade, between 1096 and 1099, monk-turned-soldier Hugh de Verdon narrates the story of his life from his young childhood ...Read Review
By Guy Gavriel Kay -
In his acknowledgements, Kay explains that his novel is “shaped by themes, characters, and events associated with China’s Northern Song Dynasty before ...Read Review
By Marie-Louise Jensen -
Set in the Georgian period, the story centres around wealthy 15-year-old Isabelle, who finds her circumstances dramatically changed and, in despair, tries to ...Read Review
By Sally Prue -
40,000 BC, and an Ice Age looms. The Stonemen, a small Neanderthal clan, have just killed a mammoth in preparation for winter, but, though ...Read Review
By G.J. Meyer -
As a follow-up to his previous book, The Tudors: A World Undone, Meyer brings his considerable skills to another infamous Renaissance family, the ...Read Review
By Per Olov Enquist - By Tiina Nunnally (trans.) -
Published 2001Published 2013
In 1768 a magnetic, handsome German physician named Struensee became royal physician to King Christian VII of Denmark. Struensee was a man of the ...Read Review
By John Gardner -
The Revenge of Moriarty follows The Return of Moriarty. Basically, he’s baaaack! Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes’ nemesis, has returned from the dead to ...Read Review
By Patrick Taylor -
In 1973, during the Troubles in Belfast, a British army officer, Marcus Richardson, who is a bomb disposal expert, goes undercover to infiltrate the ...Read Review
By Jana Bommersbach -
On October 18, 1931, Winnie Ruth Judd, a 26-year old medical secretary, boarded a train from Phoenix to Los Angeles with two large trunks, leaking ...Read Review
By Joanna Hickson -
Catherine de Valois, the youngest daughter of the insane Charles VI, became the bride of Henry V five years after his destruction of ...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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