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By F. Scott Kimmich -
“As the novel opens, Olivier de Mazan is trying to evade the Inquisition and its secular thugs, while Count Raimond of Toulouse and ...Read Review
By Brian Kindall -
“1854 and Didier Rain doesn’t want to be a rogue. He prefers to think of himself as a gentleman poet. And yet every ...Read Review
By Russ Wallace -
“Complicating Zenobia’s life is a budding romance with her brilliant and charismatic instructor. The challenge: he is the scholar, she the warrior. ...Read Review
By Greg Parkes -
As Greg Parkes quips in the author’s note of his thoroughly enjoyable debut, A Most Civil War, “I couldn’t make this ...Read Review
By Judith Austin Mills -
Judith Austin Mills’ Those Bones at Goliad follows the adventures of young Shelby Whitmire as he comes to manhood during the Texas Revolution, ...Read Review
By Regan Walker -
In this prequel to her Agents of the Crown series, Regan Walker presents a romantic adventure story that can easily be appreciated as ...Read Review
By Lynna Banning -
Sir Thomas Lynford, the brooding, powerful hero of Lynna Banning’s Thief of My Heart, is a staunch defender of King Henry II ...Read Review
By Rebecca Glenn -
The first volume in Rebecca Glenn’s The Queen’s Painter series, Becoming Lisette centers on strong-willed and beautiful Elizabeth “Lisette” Vigee, who ...Read Review
By Faith L. Justice -
The fairly standard narrative framework of the typical gladiator novel – heroic figure enslaved and forced to fight for the amusement of decadent Romans – ...Read Review
By D. C. Reep - By E. A. Allen -
“Everybody knew I was an outlaw’s kid” begins D. C. Reep and E. A. Allen’s energetic YA novel The Dangerous Summer ...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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