Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Shroud of Dishonour

By Maureen Ash - Published 2010

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Shroud of Dishonour is the fifth of Maureen Ash’s Bascot de Marin Knights Templar mysteries. At this point Bascot, blinded in one ...Read Review

The Lion of Cairo

By Scott Oden - Published 2010

Genres:

AdventureFantasy

Ruling Cairo as a figurehead in 12th-century Egypt, a young Caliph is manipulated by his grand vizier, who uses drugs to keep him ...Read Review

Holy Warrior

By Angus Donald - Published 2010

Genres:

Adventure

It is 1190 and King Richard is preparing to launch a crusade to seize Jerusalem from the Saracens. Amongst his great army will be ...Read Review

The Templar

By P. C. Doherty - By Paul Doherty - Published 2010

Genres:

Adventure

The astonishing events of the First Crusade are the subject of P. C. Doherty’s newest novel The Templar, which is slightly misnamed ...Read Review

The De Lacy Inheritance

By Elizabeth Ashworth - Published 2010

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Nobleman Richard FitzEustace returns from the Holy Land suffering from leprosy and, according to the law of the land, must bid farewell to ...Read Review

The Masuda Affair

By I. J. Parker - Published 2010

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Sugawara Akitada, a Senior Secretary in the Ministry of Justice in 11th-century Japan, is very depressed as he had lost his only son ...Read Review

The Forever Queen

By Helen Hollick - Published 2010

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

The Forever Queen follows the career of Norman lady Emma from the time she is married at thirteen to Anglo-Saxon Aethelred “the Unready” ...Read Review

Music of the Distant Stars

By Alys Clare - Published 2010

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Alys Clare’s Aelf Fen novels are set in East Anglia during the reign of William II (1087-1100). It’s a land that ...Read Review

Landwaster

By Michael Burr - Published 2009

Genres:

AdventureBiographical Fiction

This is the story of Harald Hardraada, half-brother to the King of Norway, who leads his Viking mercenaries on a brutal raid on ...Read Review

The Dove of Death

By Peter Tremayne - Published 2010

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

It’s AD 670, and a pirate ship comes upon an Irish merchant vessel carrying Fidelma of Cashel and her husband Brother Eadulf. After ...Read Review