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By Elizabeth Mac Donald -
Translation is always a “matter of interpretation”, and it can (still) be a matter of life or death for the translator. Elizabeth Mac ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Chadwick -
The author brings medieval Ireland alive with her trademark mix of engaging characters, high politics, and romance. As the daughter of an Irish ...Read Review
By Priscilla Royal -
This is Royal’s fifteenth medieval mystery featuring Prioress Eleanor of Norfolk’s Tyndal Priory. It is autumn, 1282. Eleanor is in the Welsh ...Read Review
By Alys Clare -
This is Book Nine of the Aelf Fen mystery series, mostly set in 11th-century East Anglia. Lassair, apprentice to the healer and magician ...Read Review
By N. B. Dixon -
Picking up nine years after the conclusion of Knight of Sherwood, readers will find that all is not well with our folk hero. ...Read Review
By Christy Nicholas -
Sixth-century Ireland springs to life in Christy Nicholas’ Age of Saints, a tapestry of historical detail woven with Irish fairy tales and folklore. ...Read Review
By Melvyn Bragg -
In 12th-century Paris, a learned young woman named Heloise is tutored by the famed philosopher Abelard. The teacher and student soon become lovers, ...Read Review
By Christy Lenzi -
The One Thousand and One Nights story starring Ali Baba and his forty thieves is retold from the eyes of Marjana, a slave ...Read Review
By Rachel Atwood -
Walk the Wild with Me is a historical fantasy set in Robin Hood’s legendary Nottingham. The reader must suspend disbelief as the ...Read Review
By Stefan Hertmans -
Vigdis, daughter of a rich Norman nobleman, is brought up in the Christian faith during the 11th century. As a teenager, she falls ...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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