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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
By Meg Clothier -
This novel has an unusual setting – 12th-century Constantinople – which is not an era many readers like me will be too familiar with, perhaps. ...Read Review
By Lauren Johnson -
The subject and storyline of this novel will surprise no one who has been reading or watching films over the past fifty years ...Read Review
By Toby Venables -
This re-imagining of the Robin Hood legends is fixed firmly in 1191 – King Richard away on crusade, Prince John plotting at home, Hood hiding ...Read Review
By David Pilling -
Nowhere Was There Peace is a fine, bloody, man-made medieval novel, which, as a tale of men at war, rivals anything recent of ...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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