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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Sherry Jones -
In 7th-century Arabia, the Prophet Muhammad is dead, and the Muslim umma is left to muddle on as best it can. The Prophet’...Read Review
By M.K. Hume -
For many years the people of Briton have enjoyed peace and prosperity under the reign of King Artor, but the King is growing ...Read Review
By Tony Hays -
This is the second novel in a series of mysteries set in King Arthur’s Britain during the 5th century. In The Killing ...Read Review
By Trevor Bloom -
This novel, set in 476 AD, depicts the fighting for control between the warring Germanic Saxons and Franks as they journey through Europe to ...Read Review
By Harry Sidebottom -
‘Sidebottom’s prose blazes with searing scholarship,’ proclaims The Times. As an academic who tries to write historical fiction I am naturally awestruck ...Read Review
By Anthony Riches -
Arrows of Fury continues the career of Marcus Valerius Aquila, condemned to die a dishonourable death by the Emperor Commodus for the supposed ...Read Review
By Kate Quinn -
(1) Thea is a Jewish slave girl, brought to Rome to be maidservant to the spoiled beauty Lepida Pollia. Arius the Barbarian is a ...Read Review
By Patti Rutka -
Although the concept of a sympathetic backstory for the notorious Salomé—she whose dance ended in the beheading of John the Baptist—is ...Read Review
By Patricia L. O’Neill -
Princess Hatshepsut is ready to marry her half-brother Amenmose and produce a royal heir. But Amenmose will not marry her until his father, ...Read Review
By Sam Barone -
This novel, third in the Empire series, is set in the early Bronze Age. Akkad, on the banks of the River Tigris, is ...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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