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By Charles Rowan Beye -
In Odysseus: A Life, acclaimed classical scholar and professor emeritus at the City University of New York Charles Rowan Beye creates a “biography” ...Read Review
By Judith Hand -
This is a novel about the Amazon Queen, Penthesilea, who ruled during the time the Trojan War was raging. Judith Hand takes a ...Read Review
By Mary Reed and Eric Mayer -
The year is 542 and the setting, once again, is Constantinople – this time, beset by plague and political turmoil. The Lord Chamberlain to Justinian, ...Read Review
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
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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