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By Alys Clare -
Set in the English fen country during the reign of William Rufus, Land of the Silver Dragon can’t decide what it wants ...Read Review
By Ronald Welch -
Published 2013Published c1954
Ronald Welch won the Carnegie prize in 1954 for Knight Crusader, an action packed tale of a young Norman nobleman from Outremer, Philip d’...Read Review
By Nicole Galland -
Set in Anglo-Saxon England, this is a reimagining of the legend of Lady Godiva, Countess of Mercia, an 11th-century noblewoman well-known for riding ...Read Review
By Carol McGrath -
As we all know, the year 1066 was an eventful one. The struggle for the Crown triggered by the death of Edward the Confessor ...Read Review
By Sharan Newman -
Mysteries abound in this compilation of previously published medieval short stories. A wolf that seems to be much more than a normal beast. ...Read Review
By Antonio Garrido - By Thomas Bunstead (trans.) -
Song Cí, a promising young scholar in medieval China, must give up his dream of taking the examination for imperial service when his ...Read Review
By E.M. Powell -
Originally released as a Kindle Serial, The Fifth Knight is a handy twist on the Becket murder and is, from this reader’s ...Read Review
By MICHAEL JECKS -
Unlike many medieval tales, this novel is not set within rolling hills in the forever green lands of England, but in the dust ...Read Review
By Madeleine E. Robins -
Robins takes the Rapunzel story, removes the fantasy elements, and places it in 13th-century Italy. Sold for Endless Rue does not immediately remind ...Read Review
By Jack Whyte -
The youth of Robert I, King of Scots is described in this second of the Guardians series by Jack Whyte. As the heir ...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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