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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Margaret Frazer -
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
By Claire Delacroix -
Michael Lammergeier, the seventh son of Magnus Armstrong, will fulfill a momentous prophecy. Until then he dreams at night of a woman who ...Read Review
By Aliette Armel - By trans. Alison Anderson -
To keep her husband, the Italian Renaissance painter Piero della Francesco, amused and inspired, the shy and subdued Silvia reads him the story ...Read Review
By Brian Wainwright -
The year is 1396, and King Richard II is without an heir. Suspicious of those around him, he sees plots to steal the throne ...Read Review
By Laura Kinsale -
Set in the reign of Richard II, this is a sequel to Kinsale’s historical romance For My Lady’s Heart, and takes ...Read Review
By Shari Anton -
Eloise Hamelin’s life is about to drastically change. Summoned by her father, she enters his workroom to find him stuffing money and ...Read Review
By Antoine Audouard -
Nominated for the Goncourt prize in France, Farewell, My Only One is the fictional retelling of the tragic love affair of Abelard and ...Read Review
By Cecelia Holland -
This is the second installment of the Corban Loosestrife series (after The Soul Thief) set in and around tenth century Vinland and Jorvik. ...Read Review
By Juilene Osborne-McKnight -
Osborne-McKnight is an extremely talented storyteller, an accomplished folklorist, and a teacher of Celtic folklore and history. All of these considerable talents are ...Read Review
By Judith Hand -
This is a novel about the Amazon Queen, Penthesilea, who ruled during the time the Trojan War was raging. Judith Hand takes a ...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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