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By Gaye Kynoch (trans.) - By Vibeke Vasbo -
Originally published in Denmark in 1991, this is the life of the Deiran princess Hild and her many changes of fortune until she becomes ...Read Review
By Anuja Chandramouli. -
In 1166, a son named Prithviraj Chauhan is born to Karpuradevi and Someshvara. Soon after, Someshvara accedes to rule a powerful aryavarta kingdom from ...Read Review
By Tim Clarkson -
This biography of Aethelflaed, the 9th-century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who ruled Mercia, is both an enjoyable read and meticulously well researched. Aethelflaed was the ...Read Review
By Luke Waterson -
Wales, 1176. The great lord of a newly-built castle is throwing a party, a contest of song, poetry and music, which he opens to ...Read Review
By Nicky Moxey -
This story of Wimer, a little known 12th-century churchman, is inspired by field archaeology. Nicky Moxey is the proud discoverer of the Priory ...Read Review
By Joan Fallon -
Al-Andalus/Córdoba between the years of 1008 and the fall of the city to Sulayman ibn al-Hakim in 1013 AD (no nod given to ...Read Review
By Kathryn Le Veque -
1196 AD, England. Garrett de Moray is Captain of the Royal Guard for King Richard. Lady Lyssa du Bose is a lady-in-waiting to the ...Read Review
By Christy Nicholas -
Beginning in 1846 Ireland, Misfortune of Song is the fifth in the Druid’s Brooch series, which traces the passage of an heirloom with ...Read Review
By Betsy Cornwell -
In this gender-bending Robin Hood reimagining, 16-year-old Silvie Loughsley has lived under her brother’s cruelty for too long. Now that John’s ...Read Review
By Sharon Bennett Connolly -
As slightly more than half of the human population, women have always had an integral role in history. But that role has been ...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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