Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books


By Jack Whyte - Published 2001



In what can only be called the “prequel” to Whyte’s Camulod Chronicles, Whyte recreates the world of Uther Pendragon, the King of ...Read Review

Confessions Of A Pagan Nun

By Kate Horsley - Published 2001


Biographical Fiction

Based on an obscure 5th century Gaelic manuscript discovered in Ireland, this short novel is written in the form of a diary by ...Read Review

Fishers Of Men (The Kingdom and the Crown, v. 1)

By Gerald N. Lund - Published 2000



This novel focuses on the period of Jesus Christ’s ministry. Although the timeframe of action is less than one year, the reader ...Read Review

The Love-Artist

By Jane Alison - Published 2001


Biographical FictionLiterary

Ovid, creator of Metamorphoses, The Art of Love and other works which have been lost to us forever, arrives at his place of ...Read Review

Voice Of The Goddess

By Judith Hand - Published 2001


The first person narrator weaves her spell with endearing characters, an atmosphere of danger, elemental nature, and the dialog of a culture where ...Read Review

The Stone of Light: Volume III: Paneb the Ardent

By Christian Jacq - Published 2000


Jacq continues his saga of ancient Egypt in this third novel of a projected four-part series chronicling the lives of the society of ...Read Review


By Stephan Grundy - Published 2000



This is a novel-length retelling of the Sumerian “Epic of Gilgamesh,” an adventure tale starring one of mankind’s first action heroes. Gilgamesh ...Read Review

The Horus Road

By Pauline Gedge - Published 2001


The concluding volume in the Lords of the Two Lands trilogy, this novel is Gedge’s fictional recreation of the times and struggles ...Read Review

The Raid: A Dramatic Retelling of Ireland’s Epic Tale

By Randy Lee Eickhoff - Published 1997


Eickhoff has taken on the mammoth task of “dramatically” retelling the story of Ireland, the Tain Bo Cualigne, in several books being published ...Read Review

Fingerprints: The Origins of Crime Detection and the Murder Case That Launched Forensic Science

By Colin Beavan - Published 2001



This is a fascinating look into the history and use of fingerprints in crime detection. Beavan begins the book by recounting a terrible ...Read Review