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By Linnea Hartsuyker -
Hartsuyker’s re-imagining of the founding of Norway in the 9th century captures all the glory of its source material, the 13th-century saga, ...Read Review
By Theodore Brun -
The second instalment of Theodore Brun’s Wanderer Chronicles returns readers to 8th-century Scandinavia with our troubled hero, Erlan, and his loyal servant, ...Read Review
By Janina Ramirez -
In the Viking town of Kilsgard, young investigator and shield maiden, Alva, along with her sniffer wolf, Fen, follow a series of clues ...Read Review
By Snorri Kristjansson -
This novel’s cover shows an archaeologically-correct-looking longhouse. It’s a tale about Vikings, and it reads like a saga of old! The ...Read Review
By Max Adams -
The title Alfred’s Britain is misleading, and the sub-title better explains the contents of the book. For sure Alfred figures prominently, but ...Read Review
By Johanne Hildebrandt - By Tara F. Chace (trans.) -
The second book in the Valhalla Series (after The Unbroken Line of the Moon), Estrid follows Queen Sigrid of Svealand, her twin children ...Read Review
By Tony Bradman -
Alba (northern Scotland), AD 800-1000. Fourteen-year-old Finn lives in a Viking farming family settled in Alba where his father, Ottar, is chief. Nowadays, ...Read Review
By Michael E. Wills -
Though eager to head home, the young crew of the Viking ship Eagle are tasked with carrying a message to the land of ...Read Review
By Linnea Hartsuyker -
It is 9th-century Norway, and the Vikings are sailing, raiding, battling, and attending the gathering of peoples known as the Thing. Ragnvald Eysteinsson, ...Read Review
By Alan Smale -
Nine years after the annihilation of his legion at the hands of Cahokian braves and flying machines, Roman Praetor Gaius Marcellinus once again ...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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