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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By MICHAEL JECKS -
Devon, England, 1323. A pregnant girl is found murdered. Her lover, a monk, flees. Is he the killer, or did fear make him run ...Read Review
By Kate Horsley -
Set in medieval Ireland, The Changeling of Finnistuath is an in-depth look into the morass of hypocrisy and vulgarity that one calls civilization. ...Read Review
By Bernard Cornwell -
The novel opens in 1347 at the English siege of Calais. Thomas Hookton comes to join the fight. He is still recovering from wounds ...Read Review
By Elaine Knighton -
In 1200 Ceridwen ap Morgan’s father arranges for her to wed her enemy, an English knight. She’d rather not, but there is ...Read Review
By Priscilla Royal -
At 20 years old, Eleanor of Wynethorpe is young to be appointed Prioress of Tyndal, Order of Fontevraud, leader of both the monastery’s ...Read Review
By Susan Fromberg Schaeffer -
Schaeffer was inspired by the film “The Seven Samurai” to research medieval Japan, according to her web site. This book is one of ...Read Review
By Alan Gordon -
In the Black Forest in 1204, members of the Fool’s Guild are in hiding from the Pope, who wants to stop their meddling ...Read Review
By I. J. Parker -
When you pick up this, the second case solved by nobleman Akitada Sugawara, be ready to be immersed in a world that’s ...Read Review
By Laurent Gaudé - By trans. David Herman -
This story of bizarre family relations purports to be set in an African kingdom, but the story reads more like medieval myth. King ...Read Review
By Susan Squires -
Set during England’s Dark Ages in the 9th century, Danelaw is a fantasy romance combining elements of pagan powers and human passions. ...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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