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By Antonio Garrido - By Simon Bruni (trans.) -
Theresa, trained to become a talented scribe, is about to take her final exam in Würzburg, Austrasia, in the 8th century. At ...Read Review
By Iris Anthony -
The Miracle Thief is set in France of the early 900s, a period of political turmoil, Viking invasion, and a decidedly Dark Age ...Read Review
By Robert Lyndon -
In this sequel to Hawk Quest, Vallon, older, harder and perhaps even wiser, has become one of Byzantium’s great generals. Emperor Alexius ...Read Review
By Carole Martinez -
The Castle of Whispers is the tale of 15-year-old Esclarmonde, who, on her wedding day, chooses the living death of an anchorite over ...Read Review
By Sharon Kay Penman -
Historical fiction can be a tricky genre to write and read because many times we know how the story is going to end. ...Read Review
By Douglas Nicholas -
In this sequel to the well-received Something Red, travelling entertainers Molly, Jack, Nemain, and Hob are in 13th-century northern England at Castle Blanchefontaine. ...Read Review
By G. K. Holloway -
Holloway sets his story in an England unknowingly on the brink of being changed forever; it’s the middle of the 11th century, ...Read Review
By Laurin Wittig -
Highlander Betrayed begins as Nicholas Fitz Hugh, spy for Edward I, accepts a mission to steal the Highland Targe, an item reputed to ...Read Review
By James Aitcheson -
Late 1071 finds William the Conqueror impatient to storm the English rebels out of Ely. But Ely, surrounded by treacherous marshes, seems to be ...Read Review
By Stewart Binns -
Beginning in 1176, this military historical novel tells the story of Duke Richard of Aquitaine – known to history as Richard I or Richard the ...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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