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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
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
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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