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By Geraldine Brooks -
King David needs little introduction to those raised in the Judeo-Christian faiths (he’s also a prophet of Islam), but readers without any ...Read Review
By Bruce Macbain -
Odd Tangle-Hair, exiled Icelander and skald to Harald, renegade prince of Norway, is deeply enmeshed in the politics and personalities of Novgorod. To ...Read Review
By Neil Oliver -
This sweeping epic set in the mid-15th century has many of the ingredients of the traditional historical novel à la Sir Walter Scott: ...Read Review
By Tony Hays -
Knowing he is dying, William Shakespeare summons his estranged childhood friend to his bedside to find out who poisoned him. Simon Saddler knows ...Read Review
By Maggie Brendan -
Montana Territory, 1866. The Civil War has ended and Nevada City, a rugged mining town, is a magnet for those who, like spinster Patience ...Read Review
By Adrian Goldsworthy -
If you want to know what a battle in the Napoleonic Wars was like from the inside, then you should look no further ...Read Review
By Caroline Linden -
London, 1822. Benedict Lennox is handsome and titled but lacks money to give him independence from his cruel, abusive father. He seems to have ...Read Review
By Linda Stratmann -
In the summer of 1880 workmen digging in a filthy London canal basin uncover human remains. The wife of a missing businessman engages proto-female ...Read Review
By Lynn Cullen -
The thin line between the persona of Mark Twain and the author, Samuel Clemens, is explored in this emotional and revealing fictionalization of ...Read Review
By Peter Golden -
In 1920, fifteen-year-old Julian leaves Germany for America because of his dictatorial Jewish father, Professor Rose. He becomes wealthy by joining a Newark bootlegging ...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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