HNR Issue 92 (May 2020)

Historical Novels Review | Issue 92, May 2020

A Bond Undone (Legends of the Condor Heroes Book 2)

By Gigi Chang (trans.) - By Jin Yong - Published 2020

Genres:

Adventure

Films like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon introduced Western audiences to the wuxia genre, in which martial arts meet mythic fantasy and romance in ...Read Review

Lionheart (Richard the Lionheart)

By Ben Kane - Published 2020

Genres:

Adventure

I know Ben Kane as a writer in the Roman era, where his fast-paced, impeccably researched books are a joy to read – especially ...Read Review

Hostage to Fortune (Bradecote & Catchpoll)

By Sarah Hawkswood - Published 2020

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

It’s the time of the Anarchy in 1144; Bradecote is now a wet-behind-the-ears undersheriff, and Catchpoll is the experienced Serjeant tasked with babysitting ...Read Review

Wolf of Wessex

By Matthew Harffy - Published 2020

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

To anyone who is a follower of Matthew Harffy’s Bernicia Chronicles, The Wolf of Wessex is a significant departure, although it retains ...Read Review

Fortune’s Child: A Novel of Empress Theodora

By James Conroyd Martin - Published 2019

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Palace scribe Stephen, hauled out of prison, is tasked with writing the Empress Theodora’s life story before she dies, and out of ...Read Review

The Bear King (Dark Age)

By James Wilde - Published 2020

Genres:

It’s AD 375 and the onset of the Dark Ages of Britain. Rome’s legions are leaving, and the Pendragon line is sheltering ...Read Review

The Peregrine’s Odyssey: Burnt Offerings – A Novel of Early Christianity

By Michael Kleinfall - Published 2019

Genres:

Inspirational

During the first 20 years of the 2nd century AD, Gaius Segusiavus Peregrinus is torque-bearer of the Gallic clan based near Lugdunum (Lyon, France). ...Read Review

The Book of Longings

By Sue Monk Kidd - Published 2020

Genres:

Kidd has taken a concept which could have been seriously strained – imagining the life of the woman who married Jesus in 1st-century Judea – ...Read Review

King’s Shadow (The Silent Years)

By ANGELA HUNT - Published 2019

Genres:

Inspirational Romance

[Note: The Salome in this book is not the dancing Salome of the “head of John the Baptist” and seven veils fame. This ...Read Review

Until the Mountains Fall (Cities of Refuge)

By Connilyn Cossette - Published 2019

Genres:

Inspirational Romance

“If brothers dwell together, and one of them dies and has no son, the wife of the dead man shall not be married ...Read Review