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By Anthony Riches -
AD 186. The Scorpion’s Strike continues the story of Marcus Aquila’s fight for justice for himself and his family. Fresh from their ...Read Review
By Snorri Kristjansson -
Helga Finnsdottir has settled near King Erik’s court in Uppsala. Her reputation as a healer is spreading, and her life seems settled; ...Read Review
By Tony Lee -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult
Grace O’Malley was lord of the O Maille dynasty in the west of Ireland. The story opens with her childhood, brought up ...Read Review
By James Ellroy -
This Storm is set in the wake of Pearl Harbour in 1941. Los Angeles reels behind the shock of the attack on Pearl Harbour, ...Read Review
By Antonin Varenne - By Sam Taylor (trans.) -
Nebraska, 1871. Pete Ferguson is a murderer, army deserter, and is wanted for theft and arson. Changing his name to Billy Webb, he joins ...Read Review
By Bethan Roberts -
From the moment she first holds him, after his twin brother is stillborn, Gladys Presley loves her son ferociously. This is a love ...Read Review
By S. W. Perry -
London, 1591. Nicholas Shelby, physician and reluctant spy, has returned to Suffolk to the family farm. Heartbroken, he is mourning the death of his ...Read Review
By Brian Gallagher -
September 1920, Ireland. Spies tells the story of the War of Independence through the eyes of three children who are thrown together despite their ...Read Review
By Simon Scarrow -
AD 55. When King Rhadamistus, ambitious, ruthless, cruel, and an ally of Rome, is ousted from Armenia, General Corbulo is tasked by the Emperor ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Lowry -
Boston, 1883. Hiram Carver, a callow, pampered youth, takes up his first position as assistant surgeon on board USS Orbis. Aged 21, and never having ...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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