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By Marie MacPherson -
This third and final volume in the novelization of the life of John Knox takes the Scottish reformer from his return to his ...Read Review
By Andrzej Sapkowski - By David A. French (trans.) -
This is the first book of a fantasy/historical trilogy set in Silesia during the 15th century when the followers of early Protestant ...Read Review
By Mitchell Kaplan -
Rome is falling from the edges inward and from the core out. The moral lessons for our own time of a falling empire ...Read Review
By Brian Van Norman -
1812. England faces Bonaparte and a war in America. Novels from this period like Jane Austen’s can ignore this darker side as ladies ...Read Review
By Johana Gustawsson -
The modern setting and murder of three members of a well-to-do Swedish family are unraveled in the usual hard, dark style of the ...Read Review
By Rob Swigart -
To a series of fictional vignettes beginning with a barely verbal hominid 300,000 years ago and ending with Lugal Ibbi-Sin’s fall in 1940 BCE ...Read Review
By Lance Olsen -
June 10, 1927, Berlin. Like the abstract blocks of color in the contemporary painting by Jewish-German artist Otto Freundlich of the same title as this ...Read Review
By Steven Price -
Sicily, after the devastation of the Second World War. We are given the history of the last years of Giuseppe Tomasi, true-life author ...Read Review
By Jodie Lynn Zdrok -
In 1889, Paris hosted a world’s fair, the Exposition Universelle, for which the Eiffel Tower was constructed to form the gateway, the head ...Read Review
By Andrea Simon -
Eighteen short stories form this coming-of-age novel focused on Jewish life in the 1950s. The scene shifts between the everyday of school and ...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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