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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
By Michael B. Edwards -
A new entry in the ancient historical detective subgenre, Murder at the Panionic Games introduces us to Bias, a minor priest of Prirene ...Read Review
By Karen Essex -
The name Kleopatra (Greek spelling) conjures up a multitude of images in our mind’s eye, and Karen Essex’s two excellent novels (...Read Review
By Thomas Sundell -
It is unusual – and daunting – to take on a novel from a small press that arrives complete with glowing commentary from novelists such ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Cook -
Achilles, son of the goddess Thetis and King Peleus, and one of the greatest of all the Greek heroes of the Trojan War, ...Read Review
By Adele Geras -
Toward the conclusion of the Trojan War, two orphaned sisters, Xanthe and Marpessa, watch events transpire from within Troy. Very human teenage girls, ...Read Review
By H.N. Turteltaub -
With all due respect to Homer, nautical adventure tales have studiously ignored the Ancients in favor of a prolonged love affair with the ...Read Review
By Penelope Lively -
Prize-winning fiction author Penelope Lively provides a treat for all ages in her retelling of the story of the Aeneid. Beautifully illustrated by ...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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