Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

An Antic Disposition

By Alan Gordon - Published 2004

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

In the Black Forest in 1204, members of the Fool’s Guild are in hiding from the Pope, who wants to stop their meddling ...Read Review

The Hell Screen

By I. J. Parker - Published 2003

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

When you pick up this, the second case solved by nobleman Akitada Sugawara, be ready to be immersed in a world that’s ...Read Review

The Death of King Tsongor

By Laurent Gaudé - By trans. David Herman - Published 2003

Genres:

Children/Young AdultMystery/Crime

This story of bizarre family relations purports to be set in an African kingdom, but the story reads more like medieval myth. King ...Read Review

Danelaw

By Susan Squires - Published 2003

Genres:

FantasyRomance

Set during England’s Dark Ages in the 9th century, Danelaw is a fantasy romance combining elements of pagan powers and human passions. ...Read Review

The Secundus Papyrus

By Albert Noyer - Published 2003

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Albert Noyer’s second historical mystery takes the reader to the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century, where the physician Getorius and ...Read Review

Get Out or Die

By Jane Finnis - Published 2003

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

The narrator of this mystery, set in Brigantia in Northern England in 91 AD, pulled me into her story immediately with her lively and ...Read Review

The Labors of Aeneas (What a Pain It Was to Found the Roman Race)

By Rose Williams - Published 2003

Genres:

Epic

  This is Vergil’s famous propaganda piece, the Aeneid, cheerfully made accessible to a modern reader who wouldn’t glance at a ...Read Review

The Sacred Land

By H.N. Turteltaub - Published 2003

Genres:

Adventure

Sostratos and Menedemos, the young Rhodian merchants and owners of the Aphrodite, are not afraid to take their ship where no other trader ...Read Review

Challenge the Wind

By Debra Tash - Published 2003

Genres:

MilitaryRomance

It is 1777, Philadelphia is held by the British, American troops suffer myriad hardships, and near Saratoga, New York, the Lloyd family farm is ...Read Review

The Steadfast

By M.A. Schweitzer - Published 2003

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Schweitzer’s first novel attempts to place the reader in Edwardian England, with side trips to Dutch South Africa, in a wide-ranging tale ...Read Review