HNR Issue 64 (May 2013)

The Waste Land: An Entertainment

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

River of Stars

By Guy Gavriel Kay - Published 2013



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

Smuggler’s Kiss

By Marie-Louise Jensen - Published 2013


AdventureChildren/Young AdultNautical

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

Song Hunter

By Sally Prue - Published 2013


Children/Young Adult

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

The Borgias: The Hidden History

By G.J. Meyer - Published 2013



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

The Royal Physician’s Visit

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

The Revenge of Moriarty

By John Gardner - Published 2012



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

Pray for Us Sinners

By Patrick Taylor - Published 2013


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

The Trunk Murderess: Winnie Ruth Judd

By Jana Bommersbach - Published 2013



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

The Agincourt Bride

By Joanna Hickson - Published 2013


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