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By Caroline Roe -
Caroline Roe sets her medieval mystery in a locale other than England and makes its main character unique in both ethnicity and disability. ...Read Review
By Mary Taylor Simeti -
Published 2001Published 2002
The queen of the title, Constance of Hauteville, daughter of Roger II of Sicily, wife of Holy Roman Emperor Henry VI and the ...Read Review
By Isolde Martyn -
The year is 1322 and the rebel Lancastrian forces have just been defeated at the battle of Boroughbridge. One of those men, Geraint, has ...Read Review
By Octavia Randolph -
Ceridwen, daughter of a Mercian ealdorman, is sixteen years old in the year 872, a time when King Ælfred ruled England. Twice blessed, Ceridwen ...Read Review
By Umberto Eco -
The story begins in 1204, with Crusaders plundering Constantinople. The hero, Baudolino, rescues Niketas, a historian and court official, and, while absconded safely in ...Read Review
By Sharan Newman -
Scholar Catherine LeVendeur may be headstrong, but she truly cherishes her place as a novice at the French convent of the Paraclete. However, ...Read Review
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
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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