Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Watermark

By Vanitha Sankaran - Published 2010

Genres:

Epic

Auda is born an albino in 14th-century France. Believed to be cursed, her tongue is cut out by a midwife’s assistant so ...Read Review

Within the Hollow Crown

By Margaret Campbell Barnes - Published 2010

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

One benefit of a strong market for fact-based historical fiction is the republication of the works of the finest authors of years past, ...Read Review

A Knight’s Persuasion

By Catherine Kean - Published 2010

Genres:

Romance

In this medieval romance set in England in 1213, Edouard de Lanceau, son of the powerful Lord Geoffrey de Lanceau, meets the beautiful Lady ...Read Review

Murder for Christ’s Mass

By Maureen Ash - Published 2009

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

In this fourth of the Templar Knight mysteries, the body of a clerk who worked for the local Lincoln mint is discovered in ...Read Review

Eleanor the Queen

By Norah Lofts - Published 2008Published 2010

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

First published in the 1950s and set in 12th-century France and England, Eleanor the Queen follows Eleanor of Aquitaine from the days of ...Read Review

The Templar Knight

By Jan Guillou - Published 2009Published 2010

Genres:

AdventureSaga

The story begins in 1177. Exiled to the Holy Land ten years earlier, Arn Magnusson is now serving as Master of the Knights Templar’...Read Review

The Queen’s Pawn

By Christy English - Published 2010

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Eleanor of Aquitaine is a personal hero of mine, so I was very intrigued to read Christy English’s take on this dynamic ...Read Review

The King’s Daughter

By Penny Ingham - Published 2010

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

The King’s Daughter begins in 877 AD while King Alfred the Great of Wessex is fighting Norse invaders. He is supported by his ...Read Review

The Burning Land

By Bernard Cornwell - Published 2009Published 2010

Genres:

AdventureMilitary

In The Burning Land, the fifth book of Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon Tales saga, our hero Uhtred of Bebbanburg is back with his ...Read Review

Sons of Thunder

By Giles Kristian - Published 2010

Genres:

AdventureMilitary

This is the second book of the Raven series, and it follows on closely from the first adventure. Raven and his Viking sword-brothers, ...Read Review