Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Templar Silks

By Elizabeth Chadwick - Published 2018

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1219, England. William Marshal, England’s greatest knight, is on his deathbed. He has sent a trusted servant to fetch the precious Templar silks ...Read Review

Misfortune of Vision

By Christy Nicholas - Published 2018

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In this 4th book in the Druid’s Brooch series, it’s 1177 A.D. in Ireland, it appears Norman invaders are on the ...Read Review

Joanna Crusader

By Hilary Benford - Published 2017

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In this second in the series after Sister of the Lionheart, Joanna is now a widow, journeying with her brother on the Third ...Read Review

Pilgrim’s War

By MICHAEL JECKS - Published 2018

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Adventure

Pilgrim’s War begins in France in 1096, when a hermit promises the townspeople that Christian soldiers who march to Jerusalem will be rewarded ...Read Review

Kin

By Snorri Kristjansson - Published 2018

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Mystery/Crime

This novel’s cover shows an archaeologically-correct-looking longhouse. It’s a tale about Vikings, and it reads like a saga of old! The ...Read Review

Song of Isabel

By Ida Curtis - Published 2018

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Romance

Lady Isabel, daughter of Lord Theodoric of Narbonne, is twelve years old when she is attacked by soldiers and rescued by a stranger ...Read Review

The Cross and the Curse

By Matthew Harffy - Published 2017

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AdventureMilitary

North East Britain, the Dark Ages. Ancient paganism battles with new faith. Rival cultures jostle for supremacy. Kings plot to establish new nations. ...Read Review

Memento Mori

By Ruth Downie - Published 2018

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Mystery/Crime

Ruso, a Roman army medic living a life of bucolic domesticity with the family of his British wife, receives a desperate plea from ...Read Review

Caligula

By Simon Turney - Published 2018

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Biographical Fiction

Everyone knows his name, and everyone thinks they know what he did while Emperor. This is an account from his youngest sister, Julia ...Read Review

The Soldier Who Killed a King

By David Kitz - Published 2017

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InspirationalMilitary

It’s Holy Week of AD 30 in Jerusalem. Roman centurion Marcus Longinus, on remote duty along with his wife and children in the ...Read Review