Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

The Rhetoric of Death

By Judith Rock - Published 2010

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Rock’s impressive debut takes place in a Paris monastery school in 1686, one with close connections to the court of Louis XIV and ...Read Review

Magdeburg

By Heather Richardson - Published 2010

Genres:

Saga

Richardson’s first novel takes as its backdrop the Siege of Magdeburg in 1631, one of the more brutal passages of play in the ...Read Review

Pirates of the Levant

By Arturo Pérez-Reverte - Published 2010

Genres:

AdventureMilitaryNautical

The sixth novel in the Captain Alatriste series is a rousing sea adventure that takes place in the Mediterranean and the Levant. Seventeen-year-old Íñ...Read Review

The Wolves of Andover

By Kathleen Kent - Published 2010

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Kathleen Kent’s debut book, The Heretic’s Daughter, was one of the most memorable novels I read last year. Kent’s second ...Read Review

The Gentleman Poet: A Novel of Love, Danger, and Shakespeare’s The Tempest

By Kathryn Johnson - Published 2010

Genres:

Adventure

After a violent storm separates their battered ship from a fleet carrying settlers and provisions to Jamestown Colony, the one hundred and fifty ...Read Review

The Countess

By Rebecca Johns - Published 2010

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Erzsébet Báthory is sent to marry Hungarian nobleman Ferenc Nádasdy in the 16th century. She suffers her husband’s indifference ...Read Review

The Pindar Diamond

By Katie Hickman - Published 2010

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In 1604 a travelling band of entertainers arrive at an almost deserted village in southern Italy. A dissolute man offers them the prospect of ...Read Review

Corrag

By Susan Fletcher - Published 2010

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Sometimes you start reading a book, and while you know it’s good, suddenly it will dawn on you that it’s so ...Read Review

Deceptions: A Jamestown Novel

By Marilyn J. Clay - Published 2010

Genres:

Romance

Catherine Parke is the central character in Ms. Clay’s latest historical novel. Catherine does not intend to deceive anyone, but only wishes ...Read Review

Cupids

By Paul Butler - Published 2010

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

In 1610 the Englishman John Guy established a colony at Cupers Cove, Newfoundland (now known as Cupids), at the behest of King James I, ...Read Review