HNR Issue 79 (February 2017)

The Dark Days Pact

By Alison Goodman - Published 2017


Children/Young AdultFantasy

Picking up the narrative in 1812, just a few weeks after the end of the preceding book, The Dark Days Pact jumps right back ...Read Review

Clover Moon

By Jacqueline Wilson - Published 2016


Children/Young Adult

Eleven-year-old Clover Moon lives in a back street slum in Victorian London with her six siblings and her put-upon father. Mildred, her unpleasant ...Read Review

Caliburn: Merlin’s Tale

By Virgil Renzulli - Published 2015


Over the years, the story of King Arthur and the Sword in the Stone has been reworked in every facet of media—books, ...Read Review

My Enemy, My Heart

By Laurie Alice Eakes - Published 2016



The war of 1812 has begun, unbeknownst to the American crew of the Maid of Alexandria. Part of the Baltimore clipper’s crew, Deirdre ...Read Review

Guide Me Home

By Kim Vogel Sawyer - Published 2016



Rebekah’s story begins with her hearing and partially seeing a heartbreaking scene in which her father feebly attempts to comfort her mother. ...Read Review

Cloak of Ashes: The Women of Beowulf

By Donnita L. Rogers - Published 2015


Seventh-century Scandinavia: Freawaru, the daughter of a king and the lover of the renowned warrior Beowulf, is a seer in her own right ...Read Review

The English Agent

By Phillip Depoy - Published 2017



I’ve often found that when I inadvertently pick up a book that is later in a series, I have a difficult time ...Read Review

The Demon in the Embers

By Julia Edwards - Published 2016


Children/Young AdultTime-slip

Joe is an 11-year-old boy with a St Christopher medallion that enables him to travel back in time. Trouble is, he has little ...Read Review

A History of Britain in 21 Women: A Personal Selection

By Jenni Murray - Published 2016



Dame Jenni Murray, writer and doyenne of BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, here offers brief but highly illuminating biographies of 21 determined, pioneering ...Read Review


By A.D. Swanston - Published 2017



Fire, fear, and rebellion—first in France, then in England, aimed at the deposition of Queen Elizabeth, and the restoration of Catholic Queen ...Read Review

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