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By Michele Lang -
In October 1939, Hitler is possessed by the arch demon Asmodel. Hungarian Jewish witch Magdalena Lazarus, scion of a line dating back to the ...Read Review
By J. Robert Janes -
Best known for his St-Cyr and Kohler mysteries, Janes is on familiar Nazi-occupied French ground in this wartime thriller told by Lily de ...Read Review
By Sheelagh Mawe -
This claims to be a true story and doubtless it is, but to classify it as non-fiction would be a disservice to the ...Read Review
By Lilly Koppel -
There are plenty of books about the remarkable men of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo space programs, but this is the first dedicated ...Read Review
By Cathleen Schine -
In 1964, eleven-year-old Fin, called Finino by his estranged (and some say “strange”) half-sister Lady, loses his second parent. With no one left to ...Read Review
By Douglas Jackson -
‘I am a soldier.’ This is the answer Valerius gives to himself and others. A young but scarred veteran who has lost his ...Read Review
By Anthony Riches -
Bloody; Graphic; Intense. These are just some of the words that could describe this new addition to Anthony Riches’ Empire series. It is ...Read Review
By Martin Jensen -
1018. A bloody war has just ended, Viking marauders roam, and tensions between Saxons and Danes are at fever pitch. The Danish king Cnut, ...Read Review
By Mary Novik -
In her second novel, Mary Novik explores the life of a woman betrayed by a real historical poet. Muse tells the story of ...Read Review
By Leigh Greenwood -
With the crack of a rifle shot, this romantic adventure is off and running. It is 1865, just weeks after the ending of the ...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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