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 Paul Doherty -
1455, the seamier side of London: pestilence and threats of war (the uncivil kind) between the Houses of York and Lancaster with the throne ...Read Review
By Barbara Lazar -
There’s nothing like fiction set in 12th-century Buddhist Japan to shake up one’s notions about feminine strength and bravery. Kozaishō, the ...Read Review
By John Wilcox -
The year is 1889 and having recently returned from Khartoum, Simon Fonthill and his faithful sidekick 352 Jenkins are in Matabeleland. Accompanied by his redoubtable ...Read Review
By Rosemary Rowe -
Gloucester, 189 AD. Celtic traditions, settlements and languages remain in the countryside, but in the towns Roman ways prevail, and all is peaceful. Until ...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