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By José Saramago -
It is hard to know which sentiment dominated my reading of this book: sadness at the passing of such a great author, or ...Read Review
By Katie Hickman -
In 1604 a travelling band of entertainers arrive at an almost deserted village in southern Italy. A dissolute man offers them the prospect of ...Read Review
By Rebecca Johns -
Erzsébet Báthory is sent to marry Hungarian nobleman Ferenc Nádasdy in the 16th century. She suffers her husband’s indifference ...Read Review
By Heather Richardson -
Richardson’s first novel takes as its backdrop the Siege of Magdeburg in 1631, one of the more brutal passages of play in the ...Read Review
By Paul Dowswell -
Lukas DeClerq is travelling to Prague to become an apprentice to his Uncle Anselmus, court physician to the Emperor Rudolph II. His journey, ...Read Review
By Joanne Owen -
Jan is apprentice to his uncle, an alchemist, living in Venice in 1583. After losing his parents to the plague, Aunt Greta and Uncle ...Read Review
By Irene Reti -
Kabbalah of Stone primarily takes place in 1491 in Girona, Spain, and follows the story of Domingo Fontclara, a scribe with a secret Jewish ...Read Review
By Sara Poole -
Sara Poole, in her new novel, Poison, captures the color and pace of the best contemporary thrillers. With a style similar to James ...Read Review
By A.L. Berridge -
1636 – the height of the Thirty Years War. As the story opens, Spanish armies invade King Louis XIII’s France. The sleepy border village ...Read Review
By Lawrence Goldstone -
Do not – I repeat – do not start the last one hundred pages of Lawrence Goldstone’s The Astronomer if anything or anyone will ...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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