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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Matthew Carr -
Amid rumors of rising rebellion in Aragon, royal decree sends former soldier and now judge Bernardo de Mendoza to investigate the murder of ...Read Review
By Kate Braithwaite -
The court of King Louis XIV of France was, without doubt, one of the most colorful and scandal-ridden in history. During his reign, ...Read Review
By Tony Rothman -
Francisco de Barai, young and full of vigor, must flee his native Seville under false charges. What follows is a 15-year adventure across ...Read Review
By MICHAEL JECKS -
The seedy underworld of London in 1554 is explored through the eyes of Jack Blackjack, who wakes up behind a pub next to a ...Read Review
By Kate Howard -
In 16th-century Italy, two women rejected by their families weave in and out of each other’s lives in this novel about the ...Read Review
By Philippa Gregory -
One of the less documented Tudor women is explored in Gregory’s latest 16th-century read. Margaret, elder sister of Henry VIII, was a ...Read Review
By Amanda Carmack -
Murder at Fontainebleau is the fifth installment of Carmack’s Elizabethan Mysteries. The novel opens just after the death of Kate Haywood’s ...Read Review
By Livi Michael -
Accession concludes Livi Michael’s Wars of the Roses trilogy, begun in Succession (HNR 71) and Rebellion (HNR 74). We begin in the aftermath of ...Read Review
By Mari Griffith -
This novel weaves together the stories of three women from three different levels of 15th century English society: dairymaid, Jenna, who has run ...Read Review
By Jorge de Sena - By Margaret Jull Costa (trans.) -
A Portuguese poet and novelist, de Sena chose exile in Brazil, then California, rather than live under the Salazar dictatorship. To make a ...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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