Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Ironfire

By David Ball - Published 2004

Genres:

Saga

Set during the 16th century on both the isle of Malta, home of the ancient order of the Knights of St. John, and ...Read Review

Owen Glendower

By John Cowper Powys - Published 2003

Genres:

Saga

  Originally published in 1940, this grandly written epic recounts the adventures of Rhisiart, a 15th century Oxford student who returns to the land ...Read Review

A Poultice for a Healer

By Caroline Roe - Published 2003

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Loyal followers of the life of Isaac the blind physician take up the tale in 1354 where the 7th novel in the series opens. ...Read Review

The Knight’s Conquest

By Juliet Landon - Published 2003

Genres:

Romance

Two betrothals and a marriage, each lasting only three months before death claimed the men involved, has convinced Lady Eloise that she is ...Read Review

The Mad Monk of Gidleigh

By MICHAEL JECKS - Published 2003

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

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

The Changeling of Finnistuath

By Kate Horsley - Published 2004

Genres:

Epic

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

Heretic

By Bernard Cornwell - Published 2003

Genres:

Adventure

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

Beauchamp Besieged

By Elaine Knighton - Published 2003

Genres:

Romance

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

Wine of Violence

By Priscilla Royal - Published 2003

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

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

The Snow Fox

By Susan Fromberg Schaeffer - Published 2003

Genres:

Saga

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