Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Mother of Kings

By Poul Anderson - Published 2001

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Gunnhild, the daughter of a Norse chieftain, learns the ways of power early in life. Taught the art of spellcasting from a Finnish ...Read Review

The Rock

By Kanan Makiya - Published 2001

Genres:

Literary

In seventh century Jerusalem, the Dome of the Rock, the first monument to Islam, is conceived and built. The Rock’s history from ...Read Review

Three for a Letter

By Eric Mayer - By Mary Reed - Published 2001

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

It is 539 A.D. An eight-year-old boy who is being held as a diplomatic hostage by Emperor Justinian and his wife, the treacherous ...Read Review

Daughter of Ireland

By Juilene Osborne-McKnight - Published 2002

Genres:

Epic

This is Osborne-McKnight’s second foray into the world of Celtic storytelling (I Am of Irelaunde, Issue 12). An accomplished folklorist, the author has ...Read Review

Unafraid

By Francine Rivers - Published 2001

Genres:

Biographical FictionInspirational

Francine Rivers concludes her five-volume Lineage of Grace series with the inspiring life of Mary, the Mother of Jesus. As with the previous ...Read Review

Come Unto Me: The Kingdom and the Crown, v.2

By Gerald N. Lund - Published 2001

Genres:

Inspirational

In a tumultuous Jerusalem, a few weeks after the Romans failed to eliminate the anti-Roman Zealots, the summer of AD 30 seethes with political ...Read Review

Over the Wine-Dark Sea

By H.N. Turteltaub - Published 2001

Genres:

AdventureNautical

With all due respect to Homer, nautical adventure tales have studiously ignored the Ancients in favor of a prolonged love affair with the ...Read Review

Troy

By Adele Geras - Published 2001

Genres:

AdventureChildren/Young Adult

Toward the conclusion of the Trojan War, two orphaned sisters, Xanthe and Marpessa, watch events transpire from within Troy. Very human teenage girls, ...Read Review

Achilles

By Elizabeth Cook - Published 2002

Genres:

EpicLiterary

Achilles, son of the goddess Thetis and King Peleus, and one of the greatest of all the Greek heroes of the Trojan War, ...Read Review

Daughter of the Fifth Moon

By Lynn Armistead McKee - Published 2001

Genres:

AdventureRomance

When a neighboring tribe attacks her peaceful village, Nyna is set adrift in a canoe. Three days later, she comes ashore in a ...Read Review