Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

The Sword of Medina

By Sherry Jones - Published 2009

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

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

King Arthur: The Bloody Cup

By M.K. Hume - Published 2010

Genres:

Saga

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

The Divine Sacrifice

By Tony Hays - Published 2010

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

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

The Half-Slave

By Trevor Bloom - Published 2010

Genres:

Adventure

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

King of Kings

By Harry Sidebottom - Published 2010

Genres:

AdventureMilitary

‘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

Arrows of Fury

By Anthony Riches - Published 2010

Genres:

AdventureMilitary

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

Mistress of Rome

By Kate Quinn - Published 2010

Genres:

AdventureRomanceThriller

(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

Salome

By Patti Rutka - Published 2010

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

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

Her Majesty the King

By Patricia L. O’Neill - Published 2010

Genres:

AdventureSaga

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

Conflict of Empires

By Sam Barone - Published 2010

Genres:

Adventure

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