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By Justin Newland -
A flood is coming, one capable of wiping out all life on earth. However, when Akasha and Horque lock eyes for the first ...Read Review
By Michael E. Wills -
Though eager to head home, the young crew of the Viking ship Eagle are tasked with carrying a message to the land of ...Read Review
By David Ebsworth -
The song sayer in question is the blind Morgose, but this tale of post-Roman Britain is narrated by Merriden, friend and mentor of ...Read Review
By Haydn Corper -
During the last days of Berlin, 1945, we follow five different people, each with different loyalties and different roles in this tense story: Tanya, ...Read Review
By Helen Hollick -
From the mists of Exmoor to the bustle of Bristol in the early 18th century, this fifth instalment of the Sea Witch Voyages ...Read Review
By Susan Hughes -
A note to a stranger in a box of gun shells; a factory girl imagining the soldier reading her words. Could the romance ...Read Review
By Rob Collinge -
The Road to Salvation is a well-constructed book, and a page turner. It follows the story of a poor weaver’s son, Reynald ...Read Review
By Yvonne Payne -
Kritsotopoula, by Yvonne Payne, is split into two unequal halves. The first section, which is longer, gives the background to the Cretan culture ...Read Review
By Michael E. Wills -
Children of the Chieftain: Banished, follows the exciting adventures of a group of fearless young people whose lives have been altered by a ...Read Review
By Alison Morton -
Ms Morton returns to the world of Roma Nova in her series about an alternate history of Europe, where the Roman Empire survives ...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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