Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

The Death of Kings

By Michael Evans - Published 2003

Genres:

Nonfiction

In this fascinating study, Evans traces the dramatic stories of the royal deaths of kings from Harold at Hastings to Richard III at ...Read Review

In the Wake of Madness

By Joan Druett - Published 2003

Genres:

NauticalNonfiction

In 1841 the whaleship Sharon sails out of Massachusetts for the rich hunting grounds of the South Pacific. Halfway through the voyage, Captain Howes ...Read Review

My Just Desire

By Anna Beer - Published 2003 (US)Published 2004 (UK)

Genres:

Nonfiction

In comparison to her famous husband, very little is known about Bess Ralegh (1565-c.1635). But Anna Beer has pieced together the records she ...Read Review

The Maid of the White Hands

By Rosalind Miles - Published 2003 (US)Published 2004 (UK)

Genres:

FantasyRomanceSaga

Ten years have passed since Isolde, daughter of the Queen of Ireland, fell in love with Tristan of Lyonesse, her husband’s nephew. ...Read Review

Sword of King James

By J. Ardian Lee - Published 2003

Genres:

FantasyRomanceTime-slip

In the third installment of the ‘Summon of the Sword’ series, we rejoin our time traveling hero Dylan (now firmly fixed in the 18...Read Review

Grass for his Pillow

By Lian Hearn - Published 2003

Genres:

EpicFantasySaga

The story of young star-crossed lovers Takeo and Shirakawa Kaede continues in the sequel to Across the Nightingale Floor. In an alternate feudal ...Read Review

The Plague Lord

By Paul Doherty - Published 2002

Genres:

Biographical FictionThriller

In 1322 Venice, elderly adventurer Marco Polo lies on his deathbed, remembering that dangerous time when he served as principal magistrate of the city ...Read Review

Ghost Riders

By Sharyn McCrumb - Published 2003

Genres:

AdventureMilitary

Set during the Civil War in the mountains of North Carolina, Ghost Riders portrays a little-known and seldom-researched aspect of the war. When ...Read Review

Hell

By Kathryn Davis - Published 2003

Genres:

Literary

Originally published in 1998, this novel takes us into the lives and minds of the occupants of three separate households: a dollhouse, a house ...Read Review

Westward

By Dale L. Walker editor - Published 2003

Genres:

Short StoriesWestern

In celebration of their 50th anniversary, the Western Writers of America went all out in producing this large collection of original western fiction. ...Read Review