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By Bruce Woods -
Paulette Monot was still a recently turned member of the Kin, author Bruce Woods’ take on vampires in the late Victorian era, when ...Read Review
By Philip K. Allan -
After the Battle of the Nile in 1798, Captain Alexander Clay of the frigate Titan was ordered to join a small fleet and sail ...Read Review
By J.G. Harlond -
In 1644, after two years of Civil War, the exiled Queen Henrietta Maria plans to pawn the English Crown Jewels to aid the Royalist ...Read Review
By Stephen McGarry -
In 1808, Napoleon invades Spain under a ruse, and the British Army prepares to meet him there. The French Army is the most formidable ...Read Review
By James Boschert -
In 1187, the treaty between the Kingdom of Jerusalem, ruled by Guy de Lusignan, and the Arab world, led by Salah Ed Din, is ...Read Review
By Mark A Rimmer -
In 1850, a good deal of the population of Europe and North America would love to get to the gold rush boom town of ...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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