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By Richard Blake -
This is another adventure of Brother Aelric, a monk in England who was once the Lord Aelric, a senior official in the eastern (...Read Review
By Nicola Griffith -
Hild is three years old when the book opens. Even at that point, Hild’s worldview – as the “light of the world” her ...Read Review
By James Wilde -
This is the third outing for Hereward the Wake, England’s 11th-century forgotten hero. In 1071, England is under the grip of the conquering ...Read Review
By Stewart Binns -
Harold of Hereford was raised by his mother Estrith, a respected nun and churchwright, to take pride in his English heritage and to ...Read Review
By James Boschert -
In 1176 AD, while in the city of Acre in the Levant, Sir Talon de Gilles and his Sergeant named Max are ordered to ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Chadwick -
Published 2013Published 2014 (US)
Elizabeth Chadwick writing Eleanor of Aquitaine is an enticing prospect. In earlier Chadwick books, Eleanor has been the subject of vignettes. This is ...Read Review
By R.F. Tapsell -
Early Middle Ages, Eastern Europe. Nomadic hordes, the fierce Turgons under the rule of their charismatic leader, the Kagan, have conquered the steppes ...Read Review
By Margaret Jull Costa (trans.) - By Paulo Coelho -
The entire plot of Manuscript Found in Accra occurs in the first ten pages. Coelho is the recipient of a translation of some ...Read Review
By Mary Bale -
I had great hopes of this novel as the premise was intriguing. In 1081, two of the nuns creating the iconic Bayeux Tapestry fall ...Read Review
By Charles Keeping (illustrator) - By Rosemary Sutcliff -
Published 2013Published c1961
The 6th century AD. The Romans have left Britain and the Saxons are invading. The day after the last great battle of Aquae ...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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