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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
By Eric Shanower -
Originally serialized in the comic book series Age of Bronze, issues 1-9. An accursed family; a deadly oath; a fiery prophecy; a beautiful ...Read Review
By Judith Hand -
The first person narrator weaves her spell with endearing characters, an atmosphere of danger, elemental nature, and the dialog of a culture where ...Read Review
By Mary R. DeMaine -
Although knowledge of the controversies over the Greek poet Homer may not be necessary for enjoyment of the story, readers should still take ...Read Review
By John Henry Newman -
First published in 1856, Callista is set in 3rd century Roman North Africa and tells the story of three characters forced to seek their ...Read Review
By Gillian Bradshaw -
Gillian Bradshaw takes the title of her novel about Archimedes from one of the ancient thinker’s own works. It’s difficult to ...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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