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By Derek Birks -
Scars from the Past is the first of a new series following the fortunes of the Elder family during the Wars of the ...Read Review
By Rob Collinge -
The Road to Salvation is a well-constructed book, and a page turner. It follows the story of a poor weaver’s son, Reynald ...Read Review
By N P Griffiths -
This is an unusual and highly original book which keeps the reader guessing and does not end as expected so perhaps a sequel ...Read Review
By Cathie Hartigan -
Secret of the Song is a romantic thriller split between a modern setting in England and 16th century Italy. The key to the ...Read Review
By J.D. Smith -
This is the third in the Overlord series and although it can be read as a standalone story, enjoyment would be enhanced by ...Read Review
By C.R. May -
Nemesis is the second in the Conqueror of Rome series and if you enjoyed the first you will enjoy this. The book opens ...Read Review
By Glenn Haybittle -
The Way back to Florence is a well-written and exciting first novel set during the Second World War. It is also a book ...Read Review
By Lucy Branch -
A Rarer Gift Than Gold is a difficult book to categorise but an intriguing read. Part of its attraction is that it combines ...Read Review
By T.S. Chaudry -
The Spartan Queen, Gorgo, who married her father’s half-brother, Leonidas, is an enigmatic and intriguing woman who we catch a tantalising glimpse ...Read Review
By C.R. May -
This is the first in a trilogy following the mass migration of Gauls led by Brennus across the Alps to wreak havoc on ...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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