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By Lynn Bryant -
Set during the Napoleonic Wars, this novel introduces us to Paul van Daan, an English officer both unconventional and dashing, with an almost ...Read Review
By Charlene Newcomb -
When Henry de Grey left England to ride with his king in the third crusade, he was more of a boy than a ...Read Review
By Martin Baggen -
This novel is a retelling of the Easter story, with background to the events, causes, reasons and persons involved. We all know the ...Read Review
By Gordon Doherty -
In the late 4th century BC, the eastern parts of the Roman Empire are overrun by Goths, war-bands roaming freely over the Thracian ...Read Review
By Glen Iliffe -
Mr Iliffe has written a series of books featuring the Greek hero Odysseus, and in this, the fifth instalment, Troy has finally fallen ...Read Review
By T.J. Spears -
The Old West comes alive in this tale of the adventures of Nat Hopper and his companion in buffalo-skinning, Kenneth Murchison, known as ‘...Read Review
By Alyssa James -
The Hundred Years War. Lady Marguerite, countess of Besancon arrives at the headquarters of Henry V in northern France seeking protection from Sir ...Read Review
By M J Logue -
1643. The English Civil War, Captain Holofernes Babbit, ‘Hollie’, and his rough-and-ready troop of Parliamentarian cavalry. A seasoned soldier, Hollie is a man who ...Read Review
By Yael Politis -
This is the third instalment in Ms Politis series centred round Olivia Killion, a remarkable woman who strives to build herself a life ...Read Review
By Roy Humphries -
Patrick Rourke is a young Irishman who through a series of misadventures ends up in English custody and is sentences to deportation to ...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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