Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

The Maid of the White Hands

By Rosalind Miles - Published 2003 (US)Published 2004 (UK)

Genres:

FantasyRomanceSaga

Ten years have passed since Isolde, daughter of the Queen of Ireland, fell in love with Tristan of Lyonesse, her husband’s nephew. ...Read Review

Sword of King James

By J. Ardian Lee - Published 2003

Genres:

FantasyRomanceTime-slip

In the third installment of the ‘Summon of the Sword’ series, we rejoin our time traveling hero Dylan (now firmly fixed in the 18...Read Review

Grass for his Pillow

By Lian Hearn - Published 2003

Genres:

EpicFantasySaga

The story of young star-crossed lovers Takeo and Shirakawa Kaede continues in the sequel to Across the Nightingale Floor. In an alternate feudal ...Read Review

The Plague Lord

By Paul Doherty - Published 2002

Genres:

Biographical FictionThriller

In 1322 Venice, elderly adventurer Marco Polo lies on his deathbed, remembering that dangerous time when he served as principal magistrate of the city ...Read Review

Ghost Riders

By Sharyn McCrumb - Published 2003

Genres:

AdventureMilitary

Set during the Civil War in the mountains of North Carolina, Ghost Riders portrays a little-known and seldom-researched aspect of the war. When ...Read Review

Hell

By Kathryn Davis - Published 2003

Genres:

Literary

Originally published in 1998, this novel takes us into the lives and minds of the occupants of three separate households: a dollhouse, a house ...Read Review

Westward

By Dale L. Walker editor - Published 2003

Genres:

Short StoriesWestern

In celebration of their 50th anniversary, the Western Writers of America went all out in producing this large collection of original western fiction. ...Read Review

The Painter

By Will Davenport - Published 2003

Genres:

Alternate HistoryBiographical FictionMystery/Crime

This novel intertwines 17th century and present day plots. The 17th century story proposes a possible explanation for how Rembrandt might have come ...Read Review

The Geisha’s Granddaughter

By Chayyam Zeldis - Published 2003

Genres:

Saga

The title forecasts the influence of the past over the present. The period of time spanned in this novel begins in early 20th ...Read Review

Clea’s Moon

By Edward Wright - Published 2003

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This retro-mystery set in late-1940s Los Angeles has a lot of the right ingredients going for it – starting with its former B-western ...Read Review