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By Wilbur Smith -
It’s springtime in 1939 Paris, and the model-like Saffron and athletic Gerhard are strolling arm-in-arm through the Tuileries Gardens. Both are rich and ...Read Review
By Manini J. Anandani -
In mythological times in India, an apsara is enamored with the god Shiva, who seduces her. Although it enrages his consort, Parvati, who ...Read Review
By Ayse Kulin - By Kenneth Dakan (trans.) -
Ayse Kulin has several successful novels to her credit, and she has picked another interesting topic for this one. Its basis is an ...Read Review
By Anuja Chandramouli. -
In 1166, a son named Prithviraj Chauhan is born to Karpuradevi and Someshvara. Soon after, Someshvara accedes to rule a powerful aryavarta kingdom from ...Read Review
By Victoria Thompson -
In a New York church in the 1920s, Elizabeth Miles, a reformed grifter, lingers after the service to meet some of society’s ...Read Review
By Robert Brightwell -
In 1822 Flashman meets Thomas Cochrane’s brother, Erskine, at Napoleon’s grave on St. Helena. Although Thomas resigned in disgrace from the Royal ...Read Review
By Sejal Badani -
In 2000, Jaya, a thirty-something New York journalist, boards a plane for India. She has recently miscarried for the third time, and her husband ...Read Review
By Deborah Langton (trans.) - By Julia Drosten -
In 1803, a daughter, Phera, is born to the elephant keeper of the independent mountainous Sinhalese Kingdom of Kanda. Desirous of a son, he ...Read Review
By Heather Chapman -
In 1906, in the small town of Durliosy, Poland, sixteen-year-old orphan Stella toils at her hard-hearted brother’s farmstead. She is required to perform ...Read Review
By Ken Czech -
In 1841 Afghanistan, in the recently captured Kabul Fort, British Captain Reeve Waterton is having a heated discussion with his commanding officer, Brigadier Shelton. ...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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