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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Steve Cole -
1935. Young James Bond’s school term in Edinburgh has ended, and he’s on the train to London with his Aunt Charmian. They ...Read Review
By Gwen Cole -
Kale Jackson is a high school dropout, a disappointment to his father, and an annoyance to his older brother. Kale is also a ...Read Review
By Tony Bradman -
I can see why Tony Bradman dedicated this book to Rosemary Sutcliff; they are both interested in a clash of cultures and the ...Read Review
Magnus, son of Harold Godwinson, lord of the Southern Saxons, leads us through the events that led to his father’s fateful death ...Read Review
By Andrea Offermann (illus.) - By M.T. Anderson -
This retells, in graphic novel format, a 12th-century Arthurian romance by Chretien de Troyes, the foremost French poet of narrative verse in the ...Read Review
By Renée Ahdieh -
Mariko, the daughter of a renowned samurai family in medieval Japan, is totally unlike any of her female counterparts, having an insatiable curiosity, ...Read Review
By Peter Van Buren -
Although set in WWII Japan, it is re-imagined as if the atomic bombs were not unleashed and an invasion of Japan proceeds. The ...Read Review
By Alan Smale -
Nine years after the annihilation of his legion at the hands of Cahokian braves and flying machines, Roman Praetor Gaius Marcellinus once again ...Read Review
By Alison Morton -
This is the sixth in Alison Morton’s alternative history series set in Roma Nova—a recent-history world in which a remnant of ...Read Review
By Ian Mortimer -
Two brothers, John and William, one a stonemason and the other a wool merchant, walk home in December 1348, passing through a Devon landscape ...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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