Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

The Good Men: A Novel of Heresy

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


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

Time and Chance

By Sharon Kay Penman - Published 2002


Biographical FictionSaga

A new Penman novel is always cause for celebration. To many, her story will be familiar, but Penman has the gift of presenting ...Read Review

The Wandering Arm

By Sharan Newman - Published 2001



In 12th century France, Catherine LeVendeur and her husband Edgar are recovering from the loss of a newborn child when duty calls. A ...Read Review

Mother of Kings

By Poul Anderson - Published 2001


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



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



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



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


By Francine Rivers - Published 2001


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



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



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