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By Louise Turner -
1489: Hugh, the Second Lord Montgomerie, has just lost his father and is now given substantial power as a member of the Privy Council, ...Read Review
By Sheila Finch -
AD 66: the Romans have conquered much of Britain, and the tribes live uncomfortably beside a powerful military force. Insurrections still occur, but some ...Read Review
By Irene Soldatos -
1120 AD: A political chess game is begun when the Duke of Dijon is found murdered. Quickly, alliances are forged as the threat of ...Read Review
By Vanessa MacLellan -
Three Great Lies starts in modern Egypt, with a tourist named Jeannette enticed to a newly uncovered tomb. Once there, she tumbles through ...Read Review
By Shirley Graetz -
She Wrote on Clay depicts daily life in the ancient Mesopotamian city of Sippar with great detail and scholarly research. I enjoyed Graetz’...Read Review
By Louise Turner -
In June 1488 two Scottish armies meet at Sauchieburn. The Sempills of Ellestoun fight for their king, but lose to the king’s son’...Read Review
By Shauna Roberts -
Roberts retells ancient Mesopotamia’s Epic of Gilgamesh, the world’s first written tale. Gilgamesh, king of Uruk, oppresses his people until ...Read Review
By Jenny Blackford -
The stories of Thrasulla, one of Delphi’s sibyls in 491 BC, and of Harmonia, a slave in a household in Athens in 430 BC, ...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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