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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Vanitha Sankaran -
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
By Margaret Campbell Barnes -
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
By Catherine Kean -
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
By Maureen Ash -
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
By Norah Lofts -
Published 2008Published 2010
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
By Jan Guillou -
Published 2009Published 2010
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
By Christy English -
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
By Penny Ingham -
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
By Bernard Cornwell -
Published 2009Published 2010
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
By Giles Kristian -
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
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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