Ancient World (Other)

A Dreidel in Time: A New Spin on an Old Tale

By Marcia Berneger - Published 2019


Children/Young AdultTime-slip

Devorah and Benjamin are eager for presents on the first night of Hanukkah. Before they are allowed to open their gifts, their grandparents ...Read Review


By Harald Johnson - Published 2019



Tom Cook, a journalist for Science Alive, is on assignment in Gibraltar photographing an excavation and writing about the discovery of a Neanderthal ...Read Review

The Book of Science and Antiquities

By Thomas Keneally - Published 2019



Award-winning documentary filmmaker Shelby Apple is approaching the end of his days after being diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 2015. As he contemplates his ...Read Review

The Peregrine’s Odyssey: Burnt Offerings – A Novel of Early Christianity

By Michael Kleinfall - Published 2019



During the first 20 years of the 2nd century AD, Gaius Segusiavus Peregrinus is torque-bearer of the Gallic clan based near Lugdunum (Lyon, France). ...Read Review

Swallow’s Dance

By Wendy Orr - Published 2018


Children/Young Adult

Prolific children’s author Wendy Orr beckons us back 4,000 years to Minoan Greece, when mortals believed in many gods, and omens, prayer and ...Read Review

Sorcery in Alpara (Tesha Series)

By Judith Starkston - Published 2019


Historical Fantasy

Sorcery in Alpara is the second book in the Tesha series, a historical fantasy loosely based on 13th-century BC Bronze Age Hittites and ...Read Review

Cry for Jerusalem – Book 1 63-66 CE: Resisting Tyranny

By Ward Sanford - Published 2019



First in a four-novel series, Resisting Tyranny introduces readers to four unlikely friends brought together by a life-threatening accident at sea. A Roman ...Read Review

The Prophetic Mayan Queen: K’inuuw Mat of Palenque (Mists of Palenque Book 4)

By Leonide Martin - Published 2019


In this fourth and last installment in The Mists of Palenque series, Martin recounts the height of glory and eventual decline of the ...Read Review

Romans on the Silk Road

By Brian McElney - Published 2019



Inspired by the theory that a group of 145 soldiers, captured by the Chinese in 36 BC during their campaign against the nomads of the ...Read Review

The Amber Seeker (The Stone Stories)

By Mandy Haggith - Published 2019


Set in 320 B.C., The Amber Seeker is the sequel to the critically acclaimed The Walrus Mutterer (reviewed in HNR 86). The novel is ...Read Review

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