Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society’s print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 18,000 historical fiction books. Become a member to get exclusive early access to our latest reviews too!
Browse our magazines
Submit your novel for review
Our features are original articles from our print magazines (these will say where they were originally published) or original articles commissioned for this site. If you would like to contribute an article for the magazine and/or site, please contact us.
Our worldwide membership loves to meet up. Many travel thousands of miles to do so. Discover more about our conferences, local chapters and more.
Our online member directory allows visitors to view members’ profiles, their latest website/blog posts and links to their Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads accounts. It is also where our staff first look for news and features for the site.
HNS Awards have helped discover and launch the author careers of Michel Faber, Ruth Downie, Hilary Green, Martin Sutton, Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott, Nikki Marmery, Margaret Skea, Warwick Cairns, Katherine Mezzacappa and Elizabeth Macneal. Our ARA and Saudi awards are amongst the most generous of all literary prizes.
By Bun Hashizume -
On August 6, 1945, fourteen-year-old Bun Hashizume started her day in Hiroshima under a serene, blue sky. She walked along the road on her way ...Read Review
By Helen - By Maskew -
The writing of Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte D’Arthur as if told by Monty Python. From his cell in Newgate Prison ...Read Review
By Elsie Balme -
Roger de Carminow is a second son, named after his father, sent to a monastery at an early age and soon becomes the ...Read Review
By Felicity Knight -
Carenza Dodds is one of many born to poverty and depression in the East End of London. Her mother wants more for her ...Read Review
By George Peter Algar -
This is the sequel to Algar’s first novel, The Shepherd Lord, and continues the story of Lord Henry Clifford. Clifford, after his ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Braun -
28 Bunkers by Elizabeth Braun is an immaculately researched WWII drama about the Allied bombings of Ludwigshafen, an industrial city in Germany. Told in ...Read Review
By George Chittenden -
When croaky-voiced fisherman Billy Bates decided he was going to try his hand at smuggling, he did so under cover of storm and ...Read Review
In the present day, a young and troubled boy, Stanley, finds a centuries-old message in a bottle washed ashore. In his quest to ...Read Review
By Stephen F. Clegg -
The follow-up to the acclaimed Maria’s Papers sees the intrepid Naomi Wilkes once again on an adventure that will see her face ...Read Review
By Stephen F. Clegg -
The complicated history of the Chance family is revealed in this dual-time historical narrative which exposes the treacherous history of murder, intrigue, and ...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.
About our reviews and reviewers
Submit a Book for Review