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By Richard Buxton -
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
By Linnea Hartsuyker -
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 Elizabeth St. John -
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
By Anne O’Brien -
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
By Wayne Ng -
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
By Ann Swinfen -
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
By Ben Kane -
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
By J. Lynn Else -
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
By Paddy Hirsch -
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
By Glen Ebisch -
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1841. Well-educated for a woman (perhaps too educated), Abigail Taylor rejects a boring suitor and goes to work as a maid in ...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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