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By J. Tullos Hennig -
1194, England: As this book opens, Templar assassin Guy de Gisbourne, born as noble Gamelyn Boundys, camps in the Shire Wode forest with a ...Read Review
By Eric Shaw Quinn -
The Prince’s Psalm is, simply put, the story of the biblical David, who slew Goliath; and Jonathan, eldest son of King Saul. ...Read Review
By Michael Rupured -
This is a gritty and well-researched vision of gay life in New York City during the famous Stonewall riots of the 1960s. Multiple ...Read Review
By Anne Barwell -
This World War II novel appears to be the first in what will be a series of books based upon the struggle of ...Read Review
By Mickie B. Ashling -
Set in post-WWII Philippines, Mayon exceeds expectations at all levels. It delivers solidly and tastefully on its packaging as LGBT romance, but Ashling’...Read Review
By J. S. Cook -
American Jake Plenty runs a saloon and brothel in World War II Morocco. Resistance fighter Abaroa kills a German soldier in the brothel ...Read Review
By Jan Suzukawa -
Michael Holden is a 20th-century college student who is serious about his studies. He knows he is quite comfortable financially due to a ...Read Review
By Patricia Correll -
General Sho Iwata and Hiroshi Sagawara are gay lovers whose peace has been thwarted by the mysterious illness of the man whom Iwata ...Read Review
By J. Tullos Hennig -
At the end of the 12th century, King Richard I, on his way home from the Crusades, is captured and held for ransom ...Read Review
By J.I. Radke -
Rooks and Romanticide alters the well-known tragedy of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet by placing it in an alternative world of Victorian London. ...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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