Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

The Man of Legends

By Kenneth Johnson - Published 2017

Genres:

FantasyTime-slip

In 2001, several lives intersect in New York City as different individuals begin to track the mysterious Will, who appears in their lives, fixes ...Read Review

A Strange Scottish Shore

By Juliana Gray - Published 2017

Genres:

Time-slip

Scotland, 1906. While renovating a castle in the Orkney Islands, the new owner discovers a strange suit, like a selkie hide, hidden in an ...Read Review

The Dream Keeper’s Daughter

By Emily Colin - Published 2017

Genres:

Time-slip

A relaxed pace and descriptive indulgence characterize this tantalizing tale of supernatural time travel. The story opens in Barbados, where archaeologist Isabel Griffin ...Read Review

Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter

By C.A. Verstraete - Published 2016

Genres:

Fantasy

“Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done she gave her father forty-one.” ...Read Review

Apollo’s Raven

By Linnea Tanner - Published 2017

Genres:

Fantasy

AD 24. Catrin, a Celtic princess, and Marcellus, a Roman, were ordered to gather information about each other’s families. They were never supposed ...Read Review

Little Nothing

By Marisa Silver - Published 2017

Genres:

Fantasy

Set in an unnamed country, at an unspecified date whose trappings suggest the early 20th century, it is delightfully debatable whether Little Nothing ...Read Review

The Library of Light and Shadow

By M.J. Rose - Published 2017

Genres:

Fantasy

The Daughters of La Lune have had magical powers for centuries, but Delphine’s gift is a bit more sinister than those held ...Read Review

Hook’s Tale

By John Leonard Pielmeier - Published 2017

Genres:

Fantasy

Peter Pan has always been the hero, Captain Hook the villain. Pielmeier turns J. M. Barrie’s story on its head through his “...Read Review

A Secret History of Witches

By Louisa Morgan - Published 2017

Genres:

FantasySaga

Fans of Gothic historical sagas should be drawn to this multi-generational novel about a family of Breton witches whose talents descend through the ...Read Review

Wake of Vultures

By Lila Bowen - Published 2016

Genres:

FantasyWestern

Nettie Lonesome is the adopted “half-black and half-Injun daughter” of a white couple who raise her more like a slave than their own ...Read Review