HNR Issue 85 (August 2018)

Shelley and the Unknown Lady

By Lona Manning - Published 2020


Mary Bertram is young, ambitious, and bored in her loveless marriage when she checks herself into a hotel in Tuscany in 1818. Separated from ...Read Review

Whirligig: Keeping the Promise

By Richard Buxton - Published 2017


The American Civil War seems an unlikely place for a young Englishman to wind up in the name of love, but that is ...Read Review

The Sea Queen

By Linnea Hartsuyker - Published 2018



Hartsuyker’s re-imagining of the founding of Norway in the 9th century captures all the glory of its source material, the 13th-century saga, ...Read Review

By Love Divided

By Elizabeth St. John - Published 2017



This is the second book in the Lydiard Chronicles, covering the years 1630-1646 and the English Civil War. It immediately follows the first ...Read Review

Queen of the North

By Anne O’Brien - Published 2018


Biographical Fiction

Queen of the North tells the story of Elizabeth Mortimer, wife of Henry Percy (known to history – and Shakespeare fans – as Hotspur). Set ...Read Review

Finding the Way

By Wayne Ng - Published 2018


Biographical Fiction

Written mostly in flashback, Ng’s lyrical debut is the story of Lao Tzu’s vibrant and turbulent life during the 6th century ...Read Review

The Lopez Affair

By Ann Swinfen - Published 2017



In this 9th volume in the Chronicles of Christoval Alvarez, set in the late 1500s, Queen Elizabeth I reigns successfully in England. Many ...Read Review

Clash of Empires

By Ben Kane - Published 2018



On the cusp of destroying its bitter foe, Carthage, the Roman Empire is already looking for its next target. In Clash of Empires, ...Read Review

The Forgotten: Heir of the Heretic

By J. Lynn Else - Published 2016


Biographical Fiction

In this prequel to The Forgotten: Aten’s Last Queen, Else focuses on Merytaten, daughter of the Heretic Pharaoh. Merytaten narrates a tale ...Read Review

The Devil’s Half Mile

By Paddy Hirsch - Published 2018



In 1799, infant America’s largest city, New York, already has the beginnings of a rip-roaring financial district, which will later become the trading ...Read Review

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