Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

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

The Warrior

By Claire Delacroix - Published 2004

Genres:

FantasyRomance

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

Love, the Painter’s Wife, & the Queen of Sheba

By Aliette Armel - By trans. Alison Anderson - Published 2004

Genres:

Romance

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

Within the Fetterlock

By Brian Wainwright - Published 2004

Genres:

Saga

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

Shadowheart

By Laura Kinsale - Published 2004

Genres:

Romance

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

Once a Bride

By Shari Anton - Published 2004

Genres:

Romance

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

Farewell, My Only One

By Antoine Audouard - Published 2004

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiteraryRomance

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

The Witches’ Kitchen

By Cecelia Holland - Published 2004

Genres:

FantasySaga

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

Bright Sword of Ireland

By Juilene Osborne-McKnight - Published 2004

Genres:

Epic

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

The Amazon and the Warrior

By Judith Hand - Published 2004

Genres:

Biographical FictionEpic

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