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By Margaret Frazer -
Thirteenth in Margaret Frazer’s Dame Frevisse series, The Hunter’s Tale, set in 1448, is the best yet. As expected, the mystery is ...Read Review
By Posie Graeme-Evans -
The publisher claims this book to be a “sweeping historical saga of lust, conspiracy, and betrayal,” and I couldn’t agree more! The ...Read Review
By Bernard Cornwell -
The novel opens in 1347 at the English siege of Calais. Thomas Hookton comes to join the fight. He is still recovering from wounds ...Read Review
By John Cowper Powys -
Originally published in 1940, this grandly written epic recounts the adventures of Rhisiart, a 15th century Oxford student who returns to the land ...Read Review
By David Ball -
Set during the 16th century on both the isle of Malta, home of the ancient order of the Knights of St. John, and ...Read Review
By Josephine Allen -
Princess Zoë of Byzantium, niece of Emperor Constantine Palaeologus Dragases, is the focus of this overlong novel, set against the backdrop of the ...Read Review
By C.L. Grace -
There is no question that C.L. Grace, or Paul Doherty (or any other of his pseudonyms), is a prolific writer who chooses ...Read Review
By Lian Hearn -
This is an entertaining historical fantasy that does nearly everything right. In an imaginary country strongly reminiscent of feudal Japan, young Tomasu was ...Read Review
By M. E. Cooper -
The guildspeople of 15th century Bologna are well respected and well organized. Among these is widow Avisa Baglatoni, an accomplished locksmith, who violates ...Read Review
By Margaret Frazer -
This twelfth installment of the Dame Frevisse historical mystery series is a testament to the popularity and excellence of Margaret Frazer’s writing. ...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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