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By Sarah Maine -
In three interwoven storylines, the legend of a Viking woman and a solitary monk on a remote Scottish island comes to life. Archaeologist ...Read Review
By Lindsey Davis -
This is another story in the Falco series set in Rome in the first century AD. It concerns Falco’s daughter, Flavia, who ...Read Review
By Saul David -
After an eight year wait, here is a further instalment in the adventures of Major George ‘Zulu’ Hart, hero of Queen Victoria’s ‘...Read Review
By Julian Stockwin -
The Baltic Prize takes us to Scandinavia at the beginning of the 19th century. The Anglo-Russian War, September 1807–1812, took place after Russia signed ...Read Review
By Hannah Jewell -
Donald Trump calling Hillary Clinton “nasty” seems to have been the genesis for this compilation by satirist Hannah Jewell, and in it she ...Read Review
By Anthony Riches -
This is the second volume of Riches’ new series, The Centurions, following his successful Empire series comprising nine novels. In this saga, the ...Read Review
By Laura Carlin -
This is a beautiful book, inside and out. For once you can judge a book by its cover, in this case purple suede ...Read Review
By Renée Ahdieh -
Mariko, the daughter of a renowned samurai family in medieval Japan, is totally unlike any of her female counterparts, having an insatiable curiosity, ...Read Review
By S. D. Sykes -
In this mystery set in the 1350s, Oswald de Lacy, Lord Somershill endures a brutal interrogation and receives a menacing warning from the ...Read Review
By Lindsey Davis -
September, AD 89. Rome is in turmoil. Emperor Domitian is on the throne and becoming more and more paranoid. Rumours abound that the murdered ...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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