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By Kevin St. Jarre -
“Sui generis” best describes Kevin St. Jarre’s one-of-a-kind new novel, which retells the story of Jesus from the point of view of ...Read Review
By Jukka M. Heikkilä -
This novel, written in Finnish, is set in the period 310-240 BC, when great political powers contended for dominance in the Mediterranean and ...Read Review
By Naveen Sridhar -
The city of Ur, about 2300 BCE: Sargon the Great rules the Akkadian Empire, and his daughter Enheduanna is the high priestess of Ur. ...Read Review
By Daryl Potter -
135 BC. When her parents are cast out and her little brother killed, Keziah is rescued from the village mob by a shopkeeper and ...Read Review
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
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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