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By Adele Geras -
Published 2005Published 2006
This stunning novel retells the Odyssey, all from the point of view of those waiting for the hero those long, lonely years in ...Read Review
By Faye Turner -
Daneion Pelos is a Greek physician and peddler. In his travels, he meets Olympias, a princess of Epirus and descendant of Achilles, who ...Read Review
By Mary Lennox -
In ancient Greece, Atalante, the Princess of Thessaly, and Melanion, the Prince of Macedonia, unite to prevent war between their two lands. Their ...Read Review
By R.L. Eickhoff (trans.) -
I first read The Odyssey in a child’s version that may have been meager, but was certainly sufficient to begin a lifetime ...Read Review
By H.N. Turteltaub -
Fourth in a series, Owls to Athens advances the adventures of the intrepid Rhodian merchants, Sostratos and Menedemos. In the chaotic post-Alexander world, ...Read Review
By Barry Denenberg -
The title character of Pandora of Athens: 399 B.C., Barry Denenberg’s latest contribution to Scholastic’s Life and Times series, is a ...Read Review
By Kate Hovey -
As in previous books (Ancient Voices and Arachne Speaks), mask-maker and poet Kate Hovey draws from the myths of classical antiquity, this time ...Read Review
By Patrick Hatten -
Ancient Athens is the setting for this murder mystery solved by a welcome new sleuth, Idas, a metic (half-citizen). As such, our hero ...Read Review
By Steven Pressfield -
“I have always been a soldier” are the first words we hear from Alexander the Great in this new biographical novel. Driven by ...Read Review
By Eric Shanower -
Continuing the epic saga of the Trojan War – all of the Trojan War, including back stories, side myths, and other matter usually cut ...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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