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By R.S. Belcher -
“The best you could hope for were good charts, good memories, maps of love, family and friendship to help you find your course ...Read Review
By Leanna Renee Hieber -
This reprint of the prequel to Hieber’s Strangely Beautiful series weaves Greek mythology into a supernatural Victorian England and Cairo. The novel ...Read Review
By K. Arsenault Rivera -
In an Asiatic medieval fantasy world, the Hokkaran Empire rules most lands. But a dark evil surrounds the empire, invading with the deadly ...Read Review
By Lara Elena Donnelly -
In this alternate history which is reminiscent of the 1920s, the glamorous city of Amberlough is home to underground agent Cyril DePaul and ...Read Review
By Kathleen O'Neal Gear - By W. Michael Gear -
Sun Born takes readers on an historical and mythical journey back in time 1,000 years to the vast and booming metropolis of the Cahokia ...Read Review
By Leanna Renee Hieber -
This is the second book in a gaslight fantasy series (after The Eterna Files) that follows the efforts of two organizations – Eterna, based ...Read Review
By Mary Robinette Kowal -
When Kowal’s popular and addictive Glamourist series came to an end, fans of her magic-enhanced Regency mystery/romance mourned, but they will ...Read Review
By Nisi Shawl -
Nisi Shawl has created an exciting new perspective on the steampunk genre by choosing a less familiar corner of the Victorian British Empire ...Read Review
By Michael Livingston -
There is certainly much to commend in this alternate history/fantasy series where Livingston imagines how the presence of divine artifacts of power, ...Read Review
By Harry Turtledove -
The South, 1934, the Depression. The world has collapsed; zombies have taken all the jobs (they don’t need to be paid); vampires tap ...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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