Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Young Bond: Red Nemesis

By Steve Cole - Published 2017

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

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

Cold Summer

By Gwen Cole - Published 2017

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

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

Revolt Against the Romans

By Tony Bradman - Published 2017

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

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

Anglo-Saxon Boy

By Tony Bradman - Published 2017

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

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

Yvain: The Knight of the Lion

By Andrea Offermann (illus.) - By M.T. Anderson - Published 2017

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

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

Flame in the Mist

By Renée Ahdieh - Published 2017

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

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

Hooper’s War

By Peter Van Buren - Published 2017

Genres:

Alternate History

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

Eagle and Empire

By Alan Smale - Published 2017

Genres:

Alternate History

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

Retalio

By Alison Morton - Published 2017

Genres:

Alternate History

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

The Outcasts of Time

By Ian Mortimer - Published 2017

Genres:

Time-slip

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