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By Philip K. Allan -
During the 1790s, fighting between England and France on the Atlantic become continuous battles. At this time, HMS Agrius, captained by Percy Follett ...Read Review
By John Harmon McElroy -
Captain James Jamison, a Revolutionary War veteran, is summoned one evening in 1785 to the home of Benjamin Franklin. A recent murder in Philadelphia ...Read Review
By James Keffer -
Commander William Brewer is reveling in his first opportunity to captain a ship. To be sure, the HMS Revenge is a smaller ship ...Read Review
By John Danielski -
On 24 August 1814, near Bladensburg, Maryland, Royal Marine Captain Pennywhistle is scouting for a suitable spot for British Congreve rockets. The British force, heading ...Read Review
By Ron Singerton -
Russia in the early 1900s is a nation beginning to unravel because of corruption and rebellion. Those in Tsar Nicholas II’s regime ...Read Review
By J.A. Ironside - By Matthew Willis -
Set in the earlier years of William the Conqueror’s rule over Normandy, An Argument of Blood opens with him as a young, ...Read Review
By Diana Forbes -
Rhode Island debutante Penelope Stanton has lost her chance to make an advantageous marriage due to her father’s failed business during the ...Read Review
By James Boschert -
In 1179, the Frankish former soldier and trained assassin, Talon, is a rich merchant living in a villa in Muscat. He lives with his ...Read Review
By Susan Boulton -
Captain Giles Hardy narrowly escapes death in Passchendaele and eventually returns home to Stafford, England, haunted by what he witnessed in the Great ...Read Review
By Ron Singerton -
This book’s title reflects Rome’s desire to control the silk trade, which meant destroying its primary competitor in the 1st century ...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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