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By Michael Crummey -
“Newfoundland seemed too severe and formidable, too provocative, too extravagant and singular and harrowing to be real. He half expected to never lay ...Read Review
By Ian Tregillis -
It is 1939 and the British are preparing for war – and against invasion by Nazi Germany. Raybould Marsh, a British secret agent, has learned ...Read Review
By Darrell Kastin -
Julia Castro has arrived in the Azores from her home in California, searching for her father Sebastião, an eccentric writer and historian, ...Read Review
By Matthew Flaming -
Peter Force abruptly leaves his home in Idaho, where he and his father made a living in the silver mines, and arrives penniless ...Read Review
By Guy Gavriel Kay -
Under Heaven is a “variation upon themes of the Tang,” a sweeping look at China during the 8th century, seen through the fictional ...Read Review
By William H. White -
October, 1790. Captain Edward Edwards of the Pandora is directed by the Admiralty to seek out the infamous mutineers, late of the Bounty, and ...Read Review
By Laurie Sheck -
What would it mean if Mary Shelley’s monster had been real? What implications would there be for her story, what clues about ...Read Review
By David and Ruth Ellwand -
This gorgeously designed book is a journal-within-a-journal, the story of a modern-day photographer who finds the papers and photographs of a Victorian faerie ...Read Review
By Harry Turtledove -
Atlantis has been settled by the English and the French for over 300 years. Now, at the end of the 18th century, and following ...Read Review
By Colin Sargent -
We first meet Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau in 1805 as he bounces along on his mother Sacagawea’s back, seeing the world with her eyes as ...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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