Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Eight for Eternity: A John the Lord Chamberlin Mystery

By Eric Mayer - By Mary Reed - Published 2010



This mystery is the eighth in the series set in the time of Emperor Justinian and Empress Theodora in 6th-century Byzantium featuring sleuth/...Read Review


By Morgan Llywelyn - Published 2010


Biographical Fiction

Baptized into the Christian faith by Bishop Erc, a converted Druid, Brendán fosters with Sister Íta. She instills in the lad a ...Read Review

Justinian, The Sleepless One

By Ross Laidlaw - Published 2010


This is the story of Uprauda Ystock, son of an illiterate peasant who might have been destined to spend his life working the ...Read Review

Dark Moon of Avalon

By Anna Elliott - Published 2010


This suspenseful novel is the second in a trilogy that sets the love story of Trystan and Isolde in a violent, 6th-century Britain, ...Read Review

Attila: The Gathering of the Storm

By William Napier - Published 2007Published 2010



In the second volume of William Napier’s Attila trilogy, the prince returns from exile to reclaim his place as king from his ...Read Review

The Lost Books of the Odyssey

By Zachary Mason - Published 2010



It is possible to believe that the author has taken the loose pages of The Iliad and The Odyssey and tossed them skywards, ...Read Review

Judas: The Gospel of Betrayal

By Frederick Ramsay - Published 2010


Biographical Fiction

Ramsay’s novel gives a fresh perspective on Judas Iscariot, the most hated man in the New Testament. Setting his subject firmly within ...Read Review

J: The Woman Who Wrote the Bible

By Mary F. Burns - Published 2010


Several scholars have advanced the idea that the Yahwist, or J writer, of the Old Testament was a woman who lived at the ...Read Review

Child of the Morning

By Pauline Gedge - Published 1977Published 2010


Biographical Fiction

Child of the Morning, set in ancient Egypt, follows Queen-Pharaoh Hatshepsut from her early childhood as the favorite daughter of Thothmes the First ...Read Review

Get Along, Little Dogies: The Chisholm Trail Diary of Hallie Lou Wells

By Lisa Waller Rogers - Published 2001Published 2010


Children/Young AdultWestern

Hallie, a rancher’s daughter in 1878 Texas, thinks it’s unfair that only boys are allowed to go on cattle drives. But a ...Read Review