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By Jeremy Bennett -
It is imminently apparent that Bennett has not only done his research but is also an admirer of his protagonist, Sir Andrew de ...Read Review
By J. P. Jamin -
In 1602 BCE, Luyan is a slave aboard a Cilician vessel. When a sea battle turns against them, only Luyan’s life is spared. ...Read Review
By Liza Perrat -
Heloise is the midwife in a small mid-14th century French town, an occupation she inherited from her late mother and aunt, who ...Read Review
By Derek Birks -
Ned Elder has many friends and even more enemies, and they all come together in this last installment of Derek Birks’ Rebels and ...Read Review
By Catriona McPherson -
Published 2015Published 2016
1930: Dandy Gilver and her sidekick, Alec Osborne, take on a daunting task. Several barrels of a prestigious herring processor’s product have been ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Jackson -
We start with a love triangle. Beautiful gypsy girl Florence has two suitors: the flamboyant and rather raffish lord of the manor, Garrett, ...Read Review
By Margarita Khemlin -
Set in the author’s native Ukraine in the early 1950s, the novel tells of the murder of a young woman. It seems ...Read Review
By Matthew Francis -
England and Wales in the early-to-mid 17th century. Arise (or Rhys) Evans tells his story, in an ostensible memoir and a book on ...Read Review
By Roberta Grieve -
In 1903 Emmeline Pankhurst set up the Women’s Suffrage Movement to campaign for votes for women, and their stories are well known, but ...Read Review
By Donnita L. Rogers -
Seventh-century Scandinavia: Freawaru, the daughter of a king and the lover of the renowned warrior Beowulf, is a seer in her own right ...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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