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By Anne Rice -
For ten years Toby O’Dare has been a hired assassin, submerged in evil. Before he can hope for happiness with his beloved ...Read Review
By Alan Gibbons -
Paul Rector is a well-behaved school boy who rarely breaks the rules. His only immediate family is his very protective mother, who inwardly ...Read Review
By Freda Lightfoot -
In 1578, Henry, King of Navarre, is reunited with his bride, Queen Margot, daughter of Catherine de Medici. Their political marriage, marked by open ...Read Review
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
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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