Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

The Kings in Winter

By Cecelia Holland - Published 2000

Genres:

History

In 999 AD, Brian Boru, the King of Munster, destroyed the army of his hereditary enemy, the King of Leinster.  After the victory, Brian ...Read Review

I Am of Irelaunde: A Novel of Patrick and Osian

By Juilene Osborne-McKnight - Published 2000

Genres:

History

Returning at age forty to the place of his enslavement by Irish slave traders at the age of sixteen, Patrick struggles to understand ...Read Review

The Words of Bernfrieda: A Chronicle of Hauteville

By Gabriella Brooke - Published 1999

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

“The past is interesting only when it foreshadows greatness,” explains the monk Gaufredus Malaterra to this novel’s narrator, Bernfrieda, who questions why ...Read Review

Awen: A Novel of Early Medieval Wales

By Susan Mayse - Published 1997

Genres:

Biographical FictionEpic

May 4th, 793 AD.  Cynfarch mab Cadeyrn Penllyn, called Brys, appears for trial in the court of his foster father, Brochfael King of Powys. ...Read Review