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By Adin Dalton -
The tempestuous and controversial life and career of great Russian composer Tchaikovsky is the subject of Dalton’s long and ambitious new novel, ...Read Review
By Jim Fuxa -
One-eyed Jan Zizka is the unforgettable center character of Jim Fuxa’s historical fiction debut, a gruff, powerful man one of the book’...Read Review
By Jay Johnson -
The artistic and personal world of 16th-century Venice is beautifully evoked in Johnson’s kaleidoscopic novella The Soul’s Tariff, in which a ...Read Review
By Mary Fancher -
The “John Henry Holliday” referred to in the title of Fancher’s elegant, intensely moving new novel is the “Doc” Holliday of OK ...Read Review
By John Caviglia -
Cavigilia’s sprawling, utterly absorbing historical fiction debut is set the world of 16th-century freebooter Pedro de Valdivia, who sailed south from Peru ...Read Review
By Laura Morelli -
Morelli, author of Made in Italy, sets her new book The Gondola Maker in Venice, 1581, and centers her story on Luca Vianello, heir ...Read Review
By Barry Connolly -
Connolly follows up his excellent debut The Good Thief with this sequel, which moves forward the story set in first century Galilee. The ...Read Review
By Jason Born -
In AD 9, a massive Roman force of three legions under the command of a general named Quinctilius Varus were shadowed, surrounded, and almost ...Read Review
By D. A. Dalessandro -
When a body washes up on Nantucket’s Eel Point Beach in 1856, the local doctor requests assistance from Harvard medical student Balthazar Andrews ...Read Review
By Jeff Ridenour -
Published 2013Published 2013-12-05
The Tower of the Blue Horses, an immense painting by early twentieth-century German Exhibitionist painter, Franz Marc, forms the keystone of Jeff Ridenour’...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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