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By Mark Richard Beaulieu -
Beaulieu’s meticulously detailed, hugely readable “Eleanor Code” series continues in its serialized fictional narrative of the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine with ...Read Review
By Patrick Dorsey -
God’s Forge tells the tale of the Knights Templar, recently returned from the Crusades and currently stationed in Paris. Unfortunately, King Philip’...Read Review
By David Blixt -
This was my first introduction to David Blixt’s novels – and I can see what all the fuss is about – I loved it! ...Read Review
By Marc Morris -
In starting his account long before 1066 and ending it with the death of William the Conqueror, Marc Morris (author of Castle and A ...Read Review
By Jurji Zaydan - By Samah Selim (trans.) -
This book is essentially two stories in one; both take place in the 13th-century Abbasid Empire. The first story takes place in Egypt ...Read Review
By Jim Crace -
This affecting novel offers a glimpse into the life of a remote English village poised between the feudalism of the Middle Ages and ...Read Review
By Guy Gavriel Kay -
In his acknowledgements, Kay explains that his novel is “shaped by themes, characters, and events associated with China’s Northern Song Dynasty before ...Read Review
By Daniel Morden -
This collection retells the Four Branches of the Mabinogion stories, adventures of kings, queens and heroes, warriors and witches. The tales, which date ...Read Review
By Roy Stedhall Humphryes -
Belleme follows the life of a soldier-politician who is a prominent player in English politics in the wake of the Norman Conquest. Robert ...Read Review
By V M Whitworth -
Subdeacon Wulfgar “Soft Hands,” fortunate in his employment as Secretary to Fleda, Lady of the Mercians, suffers a dual disruption. Her cousin, Seiriol ...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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