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By H.N. Turteltaub -
Sostratos and Menedemos, the young Rhodian merchants and owners of the Aphrodite, are not afraid to take their ship where no other trader ...Read Review
By Paul Doherty -
Paul Doherty, prolific writer of historical mysteries, returns to the campaigns of Alexander the Great. The third in his series opens with the ...Read Review
By Barry Cunliffe -
Archaeologist Cunliffe presents a proposal of Pytheas’s journey, around 330 B.C., from Massalia to the British Isles and the Eastern coasts of ...Read Review
By Erica Jong -
What a historical novel this could have been, a retelling of the life of the iconic poet Sappho! A brilliantly written prologue fires ...Read Review
By John McKiernan -
“My name is Odysseus…” Yet another retelling of the Trojan War? Yes – by that cleverest of men, Odysseus. So old he has outlived ...Read Review
By H.N. Turteltaub -
It’s another sailing season for Menedemos and his cousin Sostratos, the traders of luxury items we met in H. N. Turteltaub’s ...Read Review
By Mary Renault -
The reissue of Renault’s classic trilogy about the life and death of Alexander the Great is welcome indeed, for long-time fans and ...Read Review
By Daniel Chavarria -
This novel is set in Athens, roughly 430 BCE. The plot revolves around the hero, Alcibiades, a stuttering, physically beautiful general whose Olympic and ...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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