HNR Issue 92 (May 2020)

Historical Novels Review | Issue 92, May 2020

The Mirror & the Light (Wolf Hall Trilogy 3)

By Hilary Mantel - Published 2020

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Following Anne Boleyn’s beheading in May 1536, chief councillor Thomas Cromwell’s star has never shone brighter in Henry VIII’s eyes. But ...Read Review

The Lost Boys of London (Bianca Goddard Mysteries)

By Mary Lawrence - Published 2020

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

First one small boy then another has been found hanging from the wall of a church in London. Bianca Goddard is very afraid ...Read Review

Anne and Louis: Rulers and Lovers (Anne of Brittany Series)

By Rozsa Gaston - Published 2019

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

In Renaissance Europe, marriages determine the fate of nations. Thanks to careful planning by her mother, young Claude, daughter of Anne of Brittany ...Read Review

Scent of Danger (An Ursula Blanchard Mystery)

By Fiona Buckley - Published 2020

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

In February 1586, fifty-something Ursula Stannard is Queen Elizabeth I’s illegitimate half-sister, as well as a sometime agent run by spymaster Sir Francis ...Read Review

Celestina’s Burnings

By Annemarie Schiavi Pedersen - Published 2019

Genres:

Literary

Witch-hunting was common in 15th-century Florence. It could conveniently be combined with another favourite activity—bonfires. Once caught, tried and tortured witches were ...Read Review

Rogue Malory

By Helen - By Maskew - Published 2018

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

The writing of Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte D’Arthur as if told by Monty Python. From his cell in Newgate Prison ...Read Review

The Lady of the Ravens (Queens of the Tower, Book 1)

By Hickson - By Joanna - Published 2020

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Joan Vaux, a servant to Elizabeth of York, wife of King Henry VII, is the “lady of the ravens”. The novel follows the ...Read Review

Cross of Fire (Master of War)

By David Gilman - Published 2020

Genres:

AdventureMilitary

Winter 1362. After years of campaigning, Thomas Blackstone, a common archer who was knighted at Crecy, has risen to become Edward III’s Master ...Read Review

A Snake Lies Waiting: Legends of the Condor Heroes Vol. III

By Anna Holmwood (trans.) - By Jin Yong - Published 2020

Genres:

Adventure

China, 1200 or thereabouts. In this third volume in the series, earnest young martial artist Guo Jing is in a pickle. Together with two ...Read Review

The Silken Rose (The Rose Trilogy)

By Carol McGrath - Published 2020

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Thirteen-year-old Ailenor of Provence travels to England to become the wife of King Henry III. The King showers her with gifts and is ...Read Review