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By Kanan Makiya -
In seventh century Jerusalem, the Dome of the Rock, the first monument to Islam, is conceived and built. The Rock’s history from ...Read Review
By Sharan Newman -
In 12th century France, Catherine LeVendeur and her husband Edgar are recovering from the loss of a newborn child when duty calls. A ...Read Review
By Sharon Kay Penman -
A new Penman novel is always cause for celebration. To many, her story will be familiar, but Penman has the gift of presenting ...Read Review
By Charmaine Craig -
Published 2002Published 2003-03-04
In 1320, the Inquisition asked Grazida Lizier, a young widow from Montaillou, France, to testify about her views of God and Satan, as well ...Read Review
By Gillian Bradshaw -
Bradshaw is one of a few authors who can take a snippet of history at any time in the past and turn it ...Read Review
By Monroe S. Kuttner -
David, born and raised in Khazaria, a historically Jewish state in the area of the Caucasus, has been living a scholar’s life ...Read Review
By Richard Loomis -
This novel presents the recollections of medieval historian and chronicler Giraldus Cambrensis. Giraldus, who narrates in a rather lofty tone, tells of ...Read Review
By Sara Conway -
Set in Hexham, England in 1220, this novel follows the efforts of the local bailiff, Lord Godwin, to clear the city’s Jewish community ...Read Review
By Catherine Coulter -
In this rewritten and re-titled version of Catherine Coulter’s 1983 book, Chandra, we meet Chandra de Avenell, a medieval heroine who is tougher ...Read Review
By Roberta Gellis -
One may pause and ponder when confronted with a novel that features a prostitute as the heroine, particularly one who is also a ...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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