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By M.J. Jones -
Anglo-Saxon England, 979 CE. Tryff, a disreputable (albeit nobly born) Welshman, is ordered by the abbess, to whom he has sworn service, to find ...Read Review
By Margaret Walker -
This World War II narrative set in Yugoslavia brings another perspective to the war. When the surrounding eastern European countries capitulate to Hitler, ...Read Review
By Sarah Kennedy -
Novelist, poet, and Professor of English at Mary Baldwin University, award-winning scholar Kennedy sets her The Cross and The Crown series in Tudor ...Read Review
By James Boschert -
Cyprus, 1191. The year falls in the middle of the Third Crusade, in which European Christians descend on the Holy Land, and fight Muslim ...Read Review
By Marie MacPherson -
This third and final volume in the novelization of the life of John Knox takes the Scottish reformer from his return to his ...Read Review
By Marc Liebman -
This Age of Sail novel follows Jaco Jacinto of the Continental Navy, and Darren Smythe, Royal Navy, who start as midshipmen. The story ...Read Review
By Michael Brown -
Brown, a former film- and screenwriter, has created a vivid, electric, action-packed novel. He exposes a little-known period of 17th-century Irish history: when ...Read Review
By Philip K. Allan -
1801: The long war against Napoleon rages across land and sea. Alexander Clay, captain of the new Royal Navy frigate Griffin, is ordered to ...Read Review
By Margaret Walker -
Trieste is the city in question, but the smaller Adriatic city of Cittanova also figures prominently in this 1928-set historical novel. Mussolini wants ...Read Review
By Mark Bois -
In 1823, Captain James Lockwood is ordered to take raw recruits from Ireland to Guyana in South America to help suppress a possible slave ...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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