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By Jayel Wylie -
This romance is set in 1154-5, the period immediately following Henry II’s coronation, right after the prolonged and bloody civil war described ...Read Review
By Edith Pargeter -
The reputation of Ellis Peters as author of the Brother Cadfael series has eclipsed that of Edith Pargeter, her real name, under which ...Read Review
By Judith Tarr -
An intriguing historical fantasy sheds a refreshing new light on the English king deemed so evil that no subsequent king should ever bear ...Read Review
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
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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