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By Oliver Pötzsch -
Germany, 1524. Agnes is the daughter of a castellan whose home is the former seat of the Holy Roman Empire, but now fallen into ...Read Review
By Derek W. Beck -
For many today, the American Revolution began on July 4, 1776, with the signing of the Declaration of Independence. In truth, however, the War for ...Read Review
By Alan Smale -
Though Praetor Gaius Marcellinus, the sole survivor of his legion, has helped lead the nation of Cahokia to victory against the warlike Iroqua, ...Read Review
By Cy Stein -
When Aaron, a Galilean Jew, leaves his homeland for Rome, he knows he aims high in seeking to become a student of Galen, ...Read Review
By Andrew Bynom -
1834, Istanbul. When Zeyneb, a woman calligrapher, is condemned for using her talent to turn holy prayers into forbidden forms—those of animals and ...Read Review
By Jeff Shaara -
Union victories at Vicksburg and Gettysburg have proven to be the turning point in the Civil War. Victory now seems within the North’...Read Review
By Joe R. Lansdale -
Forced to flee the men who murdered his father, Willie comes across a Confederate veteran named Loving, who, despite Willie’s black skin, ...Read Review
By Alan Smale -
1218 AD. The Roman Empire, having withstood the barbarian hordes and moved on to conquer most of terra firma, including the redoubtable Norsemen, has ...Read Review
By Jill Eileen Smith -
Rahab’s captivity begins with her marriage to a gambler whose debts can only be paid by selling her into slavery. Her new ...Read Review
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley -
Ada has never left her London apartment. Her mother, Mam, a deeply troubled and abusive woman, is too ashamed of Ada’s clubfoot ...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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