Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

The Infinite Now

By Mindy Tarquini - Published 2017

Genres:

Fantasy

Fiora Vicente is only 15 when her parents die, just two of the millions of deaths from the 1918-1919 influenza outbreak. She’s left ...Read Review

Glass Town

By Steven Savile - Published 2017

Genres:

Fantasy

This is a strange novel, a fantasy set in the 1920s and the 1990s. The story involves two brothers who both love the ...Read Review

Call of the Morrigu

By Christy Nicholas - Published 2017

Genres:

Fantasy

It’s 1798, a particularly tense time in always rebellious English-occupied Ireland. However, the troubles haven’t yet reached the country estate of Strokestown ...Read Review

Stone Circle

By Kate Murdoch - Published 2016

Genres:

Fantasy

In 16th-century Pesaro on the Adriatic coast, Antonius, a young man of common background, is born with an ability to read minds. This ...Read Review

Perilous Prophecy

By Leanna Renee Hieber - Published 2017

Genres:

Fantasy

This reprint of the prequel to Hieber’s Strangely Beautiful series weaves Greek mythology into a supernatural Victorian England and Cairo. The novel ...Read Review

Summerwode

By J. Tullos Hennig - Published 2017

Genres:

Fantasy

1194, England: As this book opens, Templar assassin Guy de Gisbourne, born as noble Gamelyn Boundys, camps in the Shire Wode forest with a ...Read Review

The Queen of Swords

By R.S. Belcher - Published 2017

Genres:

Fantasy

“The best you could hope for were good charts, good memories, maps of love, family and friendship to help you find your course ...Read Review

The Fortune Teller

By Gwendolyn Womack - Published 2017

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeTime-slip

This time-traveling novel rests on an intriguing premise. An ancient Egyptian manuscript, which tells the story of a missing deck of tarot cards, ...Read Review

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.

By Neal Stephenson - By Nicole Galland - Published 2017Published 2017-06-13

Genres:

Time-slip

In modern Boston, linguist and expert in ancient languages Melisande Stokes is an underpaid Harvard lecturer. Tristan Lyons, a physics major, military guy ...Read Review

The Road to Alexander

By Jennifer Macaire - Published 2017

Genres:

Time-slip

The story starts about 300years in the future when a young journalist wins a prize to be sent back in time to interview ...Read Review