Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

A Cold Bleak Hill: Prelude to Glory #5

By Ron Carter - Published 2001

Genres:

Military

During the summer of 1777, recurring series character Caleb Dunson is a member of General Washington’s underfunded, poorly-trained Continental Army. After the costly ...Read Review

Argall

By William T. Vollmann - Published 2001

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

If you are on fire to read a 600-page literary historical novel in recreated Jacobean English, then Argall is for you. The additional 146 ...Read Review

City of Dreams

By Beverly Swerling - Published 2001

Genres:

Saga

Lucas Turner, English barber surgeon, and his sister Sally, apothecary, arrive in the New World in 1661 to start a medical practice and are ...Read Review

Black Lotus

By Laura Joh Rowland - Published 2001

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Rowland’s latest novel of 17th century Japan will not disappoint her readers. Samurai detective Sano Ichiro’s newest case plunges him and ...Read Review

The God Who Begat a Jackal

By Nega Mezlekia - Published 2002

Genres:

Literary

From the author of the acclaimed memoir of Ethiopia, Notes from the Hyena’s Belly, comes a haunting first novel steeped in African ...Read Review

The Devil’s Apprentice

By Edward Marston - Published 2001

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Elizabethan London’s cruel winter finds the acting troupe Westfield’s Men looking for work, so an invitation to perform at Sir Michael ...Read Review

The Candlemass Road

By George MacDonald Fraser - Published 2001

Genres:

AdventureEpic

The Candlemass Road is a well-written novel based firmly on fact. Set in the outlaw Border country between England and Scotland in the ...Read Review

The Day Laid on the Altar

By Adria Bernardi - Published 2001

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

Three artists weave the fabric of sixteenth century Italian artistic life in Bernardi’s intriguing novel: Bartolomeo, a peasant farmer who collects shards ...Read Review

Saintly Murders

By C.L. Grace - Published 2001

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

It is 1471. Kathryn Swinbrooke, an accomplished physician, is asked to investigate a recent plague of rats in Canterbury. But Kathryn is not in ...Read Review

The Good Men: A Novel of Heresy

By Charmaine Craig - Published 2002Published 2003-03-04

Genres:

Biographical FictionSaga

In 1320, the Inquisition asked Grazida Lizier, a young widow from Montaillou, France, to testify about her views of God and Satan, as well ...Read Review