Ilysa Magnus

The Day Laid on the Altar

By Adria Bernardi - Published 2001

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

Three artists weave the fabric of sixteenth century Italian artistic life in Bernardi’s intriguing novel: Bartolomeo, a peasant farmer who collects shards ...Read Review

Daughter of Ireland

By Juilene Osborne-McKnight - Published 2002

Genres:

Epic

This is Osborne-McKnight’s second foray into the world of Celtic storytelling (I Am of Irelaunde, Issue 12). An accomplished folklorist, the author has ...Read Review

Saintly Murders

By C.L. Grace - Published 2001

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

It is 1471. Kathryn Swinbrooke, an accomplished physician, is asked to investigate a recent plague of rats in Canterbury. But Kathryn is not in ...Read Review

Justice Hall

By Laurie R. King - Published 2002

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

King’s sixth Russell/Holmes mystery involves the couple in the travails of friends from an earlier volume in the series (O Jerusalem), ...Read Review

The Royal Physician’s Visit

By Per Olov Enquist - By Tiina Nunnally (trans.) - Published 2001

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

“On April 5, 1768, Johann Friedrich Struensee was appointed Royal Physician to King Christian VII of Denmark, and four years later he was executed.” So ...Read Review

The Merlin of the Oak Wood

By Ann Chamberlin - Published 2001

Genres:

Biographical FictionFantasy

The second in the Joan of Arc Tapestries series, Oak Wood is a well-researched novel in which Chamberlin masterfully interweaves elements of the ...Read Review

Warlock

By Wilbur Smith - Published 2001

Genres:

Military

Pharaoh Tamose is killed in the desert during a military campaign against the Hyksos.  His son, Prince Nefer, is too young to take ...Read Review

Drinker of Blood

By Lynda S. Robinson - Published 2001

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

In Robinson’s fifth Lord Meren mystery, Meren continues his surreptitious efforts to find the killer of his friend and queen, the beloved ...Read Review

SPQR I: The King’s Gambit and SPQR II: The Catiline Conspiracy

By John Maddox Roberts - Published 2001

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

How glorious!  Finally, the reissue of this fabulous mystery series!   American readers are well aware of how impossible it has been to find ...Read Review

The Raid: A Dramatic Retelling of Ireland’s Epic Tale

By Randy Lee Eickhoff - Published 1997

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Eickhoff has taken on the mammoth task of “dramatically” retelling the story of Ireland, the Tain Bo Cualigne, in several books being published ...Read Review