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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
By James D. Shipman -
After an explosive, vivid moment of battle, Joseph Forsyth winds up in a hospital tent, with the doctor giving him up for dead. ...Read Review
By Lavinia Greenlaw -
This rewarding little book is an ambitious sheaf of verses, each seven lines long, retracing the story of Troilus and Cressida—not Shakespeare’...Read Review
By George MacDonald Fraser -
Readers know the late George MacDonald Fraser as the author of the Flashman series, that wickedly funny long-term diatribe on the grim costs ...Read Review
By Karen Charlton -
It’s England in 1809, a time of two-wheel shays, smoky taverns, highwaymen, and the Bow Street Runners, two of whose adherents star in ...Read Review
By Rhys Bowen -
The American fascination with the sex lives of the British royal house extends from the Tudors all the way up to the latest ...Read Review
By Tim Tingle -
“The hour has come to speak of troubled times. Though the bodies have long ago returned to dust, too many ghosts still linger ...Read Review
By Margaret Verble -
Published 2015Published 2015-07-14
Maud Nail, growing up on the Cherokee allotment lands in the 1920s, shares a tiny shack and a hard life with her father, ...Read Review
By Ben Byrne -
“Two yankii sailors—enormous black men in flapping white trousers with tiny hats perched on the tops of their heads—were strolling amongst ...Read Review
By James Morrow -
Imagine Gilbert and Sullivan doing Indiana Jones and you have this extraordinary novel. The matchless heroine Chloe Bathurst, one-time actress, another time the ...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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