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By David Gibbins -
Inquisition is not your usual Grail quest. David Gibbins has created a 21st-century version with Jack Howard, hero of nine previous adventure stories, ...Read Review
By Michael David Lukas -
Joseph, a graduate student in America, receives a mysterious package involving his father. The note reads, “Hope you can use this.” Joseph’s ...Read Review
By Karen White -
A multi-generational novel of friendship, second chances, betrayal, and long-held secrets, Dreams of Falling is a poignant piece of Southern fiction, one that ...Read Review
By Mary Morris -
This thrilling, shattering literary novel spans centuries and continents, telling in essence the story of Entrada de la Luna, a small town in ...Read Review
By J. P. Jamin -
In 1602 BCE, Luyan is a slave aboard a Cilician vessel. When a sea battle turns against them, only Luyan’s life is spared. ...Read Review
By Laura Powell -
In 2006, Mary’s life is falling apart. She has been diagnosed with breast cancer, and mental instability asserts itself; she is increasingly estranged ...Read Review
By Aida Edemariam -
As Yetemegn lay dying, she was anxious to leave and yet worried that she had not fasted and prayed enough. Aida Edemariam tells ...Read Review
By Kevin Powers -
This dual-period story alternates between the 1860s and 1950s, beginning in Chesterfield, Virginia. Rawls, an enslaved young man, runs away one night to ...Read Review
By Amy Maroney -
This novel has a complicated, interconnecting dual timeline. One is contemporary in which Zari Durrell, an American art historian, secures work in Scotland ...Read Review
By Richard Powers -
Author Richard Powers, in The Overstory, weaves together eight stories of people with stories of trees. Solid and simultaneously magical—a bit like ...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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