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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Ron Carter -
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
By William T. Vollmann -
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
By Beverly Swerling -
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
By Laura Joh Rowland -
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
By Nega Mezlekia -
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
By Edward Marston -
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
By George MacDonald Fraser -
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
By Adria Bernardi -
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
By C.L. Grace -
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
By Charmaine Craig -
Published 2002Published 2003-03-04
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
Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society's print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books.
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