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By Jack Hight -
As the name implies, Holy War is an action-packed Crusader novel, the third book in Jack Hight’s Saladin Trilogy. The story begins ...Read Review
By W. B. J. Williams -
This historical fiction has been set up to read like a historical manuscript, complete with footnotes by the “translator” and definitions to assist “...Read Review
By Elizabeth Chadwick -
Published 2000Published 2013
Early in the novel, young Fulke FitzWarin, while serving as a squire in the court of Henry II, earns the displeasure of Prince ...Read Review
By Donnita L. Rogers -
A series, of which this is the first, based on the women of Beowulf written by a woman who taught the epic in ...Read Review
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
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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