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By Tom Holland -
Dominion is a big book. Not only in length – although topping 500 pages, this shouldn’t be discounted – but in the sheer amount of ...Read Review
By Linnea Hartsuyker -
The Golden Wolf is a 9th-century Viking saga spanning across the regions of Norway to Iceland. This is the final book in The ...Read Review
By Simon Mawer -
The summer of 1968, and Europe is in political ferment. Sam Wareham is a British diplomat based in Czechoslovakia, who starts a rather ill-advised ...Read Review
By E. L. Doctorow -
Published 2009Published 2010
For a review suited to this journal, it is well to begin by pointing out that the novel is not, and does not ...Read Review
By Eleanora E. Tate -
This is a charming book best suited for about the 10 to 15 age range, but quite entertaining and informative for adults regarding the daily ...Read Review
By Rose MacMurray -
This novel, which echoes of the style of some novels of the 19th century, immediately enveloped me, and it has not let go, ...Read Review
By Dan Simmons -
In 1845, two ships of the Royal Navy, the HMS Terror and the HMS Erebus, led by Sir John Franklin, attempted to sail through ...Read Review
By Michael Redhill -
Consolation revolves around a set of glass photographic negatives (and their prints) that bear images of early Toronto. The glass plates were being ...Read Review
By Hampton Sides -
Published 2006Published 2007
When one considers the central role the West played in the development of American history and popular culture, the relative paucity of historical ...Read Review
By Simon Mawer -
Set primarily in the present, The Gospel of Judas revolves about Leo, middle-aged priest and expert in ancient texts. Leaving Rome for Jerusalem, ...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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