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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Steve Goble -
Set on the seas during the latter days of pirate glory, The Devil’s Wind weaves a mystery for protagonist Spider John to ...Read Review
By Gary Northfield -
This is the third in the bestselling Julius Zebra series. Julius is a gladiatorial champion, a liberator of enslaved beasts, and a rebel ...Read Review
By Alex de Campi - By Victor Santos (illus.) -
New Year’s Eve, 1958. As dictator Fulgencio Batista flees the country and Fidel Castro stands poised to take over the island of Cuba, ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Younts -
No parent should have to bury a child, but this death hits Delilah Evans especially hard. Carver was her joy, though she still ...Read Review
By Anne McLean (trans.) - By Juan Gabriel Vásquez -
While in a Bogota hospital awaiting the premature birth of twin daughters, the narrator Julian Vasquez encounters a friendly doctor, Doctor Benavides, whom ...Read Review
By Victoria Thompson -
In a New York church in the 1920s, Elizabeth Miles, a reformed grifter, lingers after the service to meet some of society’s ...Read Review
By Maggie Ford -
After the Wall Street crash of 1929, the ripples of the Depression were felt far and wide across the globe, including the little port ...Read Review
By Kristen Wolf -
Henri Worth admits to being “a fool for Beauty. A ferocious connoisseur.” She is a cross-dressing housekeeper to composer Cristofer Vaughn in 19th-century ...Read Review
By Emiliano Monge - By Thomas Bunstead (trans.) -
Translated from the original Spanish, this novel presents, in an out of order, jumbled narrative, the important events from the violent life of ...Read Review
By Preston Holtry -
This second volume of the Arrius saga follows the pattern of Volume 1. Arrius is now military commander of an outpost of Rome in ...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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