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By Lindsay Townsend -
As a trainer for the Bull Rite, Sarmatia knows the risks that come along with this dangerous ceremony. Promising to protect those who ...Read Review
By Kenneth Allen -
Kenneth Allen’s subtitle could also read A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Quest. Tongue-in-cheek, The Golden Cockerel chronicles the ...Read Review
By J. A. Ricketts -
In 1959, an isolated Newfoundland town, Badger, is the scene of a violent labor confrontation, which leads to the death of an Officer of ...Read Review
By Albert Jack -
Published 2009Published 2010
Albert Jack only reluctantly took to studying the history of nursery rhymes, but then found it to be his most rewarding work as ...Read Review
By Thomas Levenson -
Published 2009Published 2010
Isaac Newton is celebrated for his part in the English scientific revolution, but it his part in the contemporary financial revolution that is ...Read Review
By Marié Heese -
Following coincidentally upon the recent republication of Pauline Gedge’s Child of the Morning (see HNR, Aug. 2010, p.19), this is another novel about ...Read Review
By Terence Hawkins -
From its opening pages in which a young servant girl (who may or may not be Achilles’s mother) in the house of ...Read Review
By J. D. Davies -
Fictional accounts of the Royal Navy in the Age of Sail, while exciting, tend to follow a predictable storyline of a tough and ...Read Review
By M.M. Bennetts -
This novel is set in 1812 against the backdrop of fear and conspiracy that are rife in England and Europe, and are a consequence ...Read Review
By Faye L. Booth -
Published 2009Published 2011
Lydia Ketch has been blessed with extraordinary beauty, and cursed by the circumstances of her birth. Born poor, Lydia assumes responsibility for her ...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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