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By Louis de Wohl -
Published 2001 (c1952)
Louis de Wohl produces another masterpiece by vividly bringing to life not only the life of Inigo de Loyola, a Spanish soldier injured ...Read Review
By Alan Gold -
If not for Irish bards and poets and occasional legal documents, we might not know about the legendary pirate queen who threatened the ...Read Review
By Rudy Rucker -
Rucker has written an engrossing and affecting novel about the great painter Peter Bruegel. The book is divided into 16 vignettes, each of which ...Read Review
By Samuel Shellabarger -
The novel begins in 1518. At nineteen, Pedro de Vargas is about to enter Spanish society as a young caballero. Over the next few ...Read Review
Renaissance Italy is a crazy-quilt of independent city-states; a hotbed of intrigue – and no family epitomizes the era more than the notorious Borgias. ...Read Review
By John Faunce -
For Lucrezia Borgia, daughter of a Roman Cardinal and his beloved mistress, life changes for the worse when her father is elevated to ...Read Review
By Jen Holling -
Mona Graham is the keeper of the Clachan Fala, a magical bloodstone that grants powers, such as the ability to read minds, to ...Read Review
By Lawrence Goldstone - By Nancy Goldstone -
Published 2002Published 2003
In mid-sixteenth century Europe, a scholarly genius named Michael Servetus published a book contesting the doctrine of the Trinity, proposed that blood circulated ...Read Review
By James McKean -
Matt O’Brien works for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. When we meet him, he is restoring an old Italian painting that he ...Read Review
By Carolyn Street LaFond -
Alessandra Lippi is the beautiful daughter of the infamous painter Fra Lippo Lippi. Her story begins in 1467, as she tells of her first ...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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