Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Our Lives, Our Fortunes

By J.E. Fender - Published 2004

Genres:

AdventureMilitaryNautical

According to his website, Fender set out to create a fictional American naval hero to rival British captains Hornblower and Aubrey. In this ...Read Review

Auriel Rising

By Elizabeth Redfern - Published 2004

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

It is 1609, and Ned Warriner has covertly slipped back into London, following a two-year self-imposed exile for rescuing a Catholic friend falsely accused ...Read Review

Green Mountain, White Cloud: A Novel of Love in the Ming Dynasty

By François Cheng - Published 2004

Genres:

Romance

François Cheng’s new novel is a love story, chock full of many other components, set towards the end of China’s ...Read Review

Will

By Grace Tiffany - Published 2004

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

“Will” Shakespeare finds his grand passion at an early age by falling madly in love with the beauty of words, which he reads ...Read Review

Beauvallet

By Georgette Heyer - Published 1992Published 2004

Genres:

Romance

Returning to Spain from the New World, the ship in which Dona Dominica Rada y Sylva and her father sail is captured by ...Read Review

The Sultan’s Harem

By Colin Falconer - Published 2004

Genres:

Saga

Previously pub. in the UK in 1992 as Harem, out of print Colin Falconer can write; I have reviewed him in this space before. ...Read Review

Artemisia

By Anna Banti - Published 2003Published 2004

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

You know you’re in for a complicated novel when the author writes a foreword, someone else (Susan Sontag) writes an introduction, and ...Read Review

The Rose of York: Love & War

By Sandra Worth - Published 2003

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Embarking upon a noble literary endeavor, Sandra Worth gives us the life of Richard of Gloucester – that’s Crookback Richard III the nephew-murderer ...Read Review

Scholarium

By Claudia Gross - Published 2004

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

The Toby Press is an independent publisher whose purpose is to produce fine literary and commercial fiction and, in addition, to bring works ...Read Review

The Hunter’s Tale

By Margaret Frazer - Published 2004

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Thirteenth in Margaret Frazer’s Dame Frevisse series, The Hunter’s Tale, set in 1448, is the best yet. As expected, the mystery is ...Read Review