Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

The Serpent Sword

By Matthew Harffy - Published 2017

Genres:

AdventureMilitary

AD 633, a time of upheaval and war. Beobrand, a young man with a shadowy past, travels to the kingdom of Bernicia in the ...Read Review

Otho’s Regret

By L.J. Trafford - Published 2017

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

This is the third in a tetralogy set in the Year of the Four Emperors, 69 AD, and follows on from Palatine (HNR 72) and ...Read Review

The Third Nero

By Lindsey Davis - Published 2017

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

September, AD 89. Rome is in turmoil. Emperor Domitian is on the throne and becoming more and more paranoid. Rumours abound that the murdered ...Read Review

Deposed

By David Barbaree - Published 2017

Genres:

Is David Barbaree’s debut novel historical fiction, or alternate history? It’s a question Barbaree actively wants us to consider, as he ...Read Review

Alabaster

By Chris Aslan - Published 2016

Genres:

Inspirational

Alabaster is the retelling of the biblical story of Mariam (Mary), sister to Marta (Martha) and Eleazar (Lazarus). She is the woman who ...Read Review

Bright Air Black

By David Vann - Published 2017

Genres:

EpicLiterary

The familiar Greek myth of Jason and Medea is retold in Bright Air Black. In brilliant, evocative prose, the world of the Bronze ...Read Review

For the Winner: A Novel of Jason and the Argonauts

By Emily Hauser - Published 2017Published 2017-10-03

Genres:

Epic

Myths are stories that are told and re-told over centuries. Each generation takes the same basic tale but turns it into something relevant ...Read Review

The Drowning King

By Emily Holleman - Published 2017

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Book two of Holleman’s Fall of Egypt series (after Cleopatra’s Shadows) is told from the points of view of Cleopatra’s ...Read Review

The Returning Tide

By Liz Fenwick - Published 2017

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This beautifully written novel slips effortlessly in time between 2015 and 1943 as the complex relationship between two sisters, Adele and Amelia, are intriguingly revealed. ...Read Review

Ironside: The English King who fought the Danes

By Fen Flack - Published 2016Published 2016-04-09

Genres:

Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

King Sweyn Forkbeard invaded England in the summer of 1013, when this novel begins. We follow the story of Wulfgar, a ten-year-old boy in ...Read Review