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By Jeet Thayil -
This novel tells the story of Jesus Christ through the women who followed him and those who were against the man. One of ...Read Review
By Vanessa R. Sasson -
When Prince Siddhartha begins the series of pilgrimages that lead to his becoming the Buddha, he leaves behind his wife, who is pregnant ...Read Review
By Jennifer Macaire -
Time travel is nonsense, but with Jennifer Macaire it is always entertaining nonsense, and she makes it seem almost credible. Whereas with other ...Read Review
By H. B. Ashman -
Germania, circa 9 BCE: Roman general Nero Claudius Drusus defeats the Cherusci tribe. He drowns the Cherusci seer’s daughters despite her pleas and ...Read Review
By Barbara McHugh -
5th century BCE: Prince Siddhartha abandons his wife and his infant son, departing his palace and his life of royal ease to undertake ...Read Review
By John D Grainger -
The thesis of this book is that climate change is nothing new, even during the few tens of thousands of years that mankind ...Read Review
By Judith Starkston -
Of Kings and Griffins is the third novel in a fantasy series set in Hitolia, a fictional realm based on the Hittite Empire. ...Read Review
By Kei Kianpoor -
In approximately 600 BCE, King Astyages of Media dreams that his daughter’s newborn son will dethrone him and dominate the world. The fearful ...Read Review
By Mitchell Kaplan -
Rome is falling from the edges inward and from the core out. The moral lessons for our own time of a falling empire ...Read Review
By Cathy Marie Buchanan -
Britain, first century AD. Hobble lives in a secluded community. Years ago, her grandfather and uncles went off to battle the invading Romans, ...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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