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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
By Bernard Reilly -
Journey to Compostela is the story of Martin, a farmer on pilgrimage. Through the course of fate, he loses his original comrades and ...Read Review
By Susan King -
Highland Juliana, her castle under English attack, is saved by handsome, loyalty-torn Anglo-Scot Sir Gawain. He lets her go and she becomes the ...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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