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By David Gibbins -
If the first novel in this Total War: Rome series concerned the birth of the Roman Empire, The Sword of Attila describes its ...Read Review
By Jacopo Della Quercia -
1604: In this historical romp, William Shakespeare is not only a playwright but part of the Ordinance Office – a double O agent – which is ...Read Review
By Jennifer Laam -
Veronica Herrera, newly discovered lost daughter of the Romanovs and rightful heir to the throne, travels to Russia to accept the official, if ...Read Review
By Natalie S. Harnett -
Eleven-year-old Brigid Howley lives a grim life in Pennsylvania coal mining country, where mining accidents kill or maim many and the ongoing mine ...Read Review
By Eliza Redgold -
In 11th-century Coventry, the heart of England’s Middle Lands, there is a threat of invasion by the Danes. Lady Godiva, determined to ...Read Review
By Jan Moran -
This novel begins in September 1939. Danielle Bretancourt and her husband, Max, have left their young son, Nicky, with his grandmother in Poland and ...Read Review
By Paula Brackston -
This is a dual time period fantasy that tells two interwoven stories. One is of modern- day woman Laura, who moves to an ...Read Review
By C.W. Gortner -
Brendan Prescott is steeped in intrigue once again in this newest installment in Gortner’s Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles. Gortner captures the religious ...Read Review
By Sebastian Faulks -
What ho, the renowned scribbler Sebastian Faulks has jolly well gone and bunged out a rather decent tale involving that immortal pair of ...Read Review
By Marina Fiorato -
Published 2012Published 2014
It is the year 1576 on the Christian calendar, and the Ottoman Sultan means to take revenge on the Venetians for destroying his 300-ship ...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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