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Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books
By Sheena MacLeod -
This historically charged novel takes place during the late 17thcentury counter-reformation under Charles II. The Duke of York, his heir, has converted to ...Read Review
By Laura Libricz -
Germany, 1636, and the Thirty Years’ War is raging in central Europe between Protestants and Catholics. It is also dividing the loyalties of people ...Read Review
By Jemahl Evans -
This book, set against the English Civil War, begins with the Battle of Newbury in 1643. The plot includes the murder of a young ...Read Review
By Alexandre Dumas - By Lawrence Ellsworth (trans.) -
Lawrence Ellsworth provides a vibrant, modern-day English translation of the classic high adventure, The Three Musketeers, first released by Alexandre Dumas in serial ...Read Review
By Angus Donald -
Having successfully reimagined Robin Hood in the bestselling Outlaw Chronicles, Angus Donald turns his storytelling talents to Restoration London and the internecine rivalries ...Read Review
By Cryssa Bazos -
Elizabeth Seton is shunned as a traitor’s daughter after her father’s actions in the English Civil War, and her mother’s ...Read Review
By Robert Downes -
This late 16th-century love story is interwoven in the history and culture of one Ojibwe clan. Ashagi is a young Ojibwe woman whose ...Read Review
By Anna Castle -
It is an art to bring the past to life, an art at which Ms Castle excels. Through a myriad of small details, ...Read Review
By Benet Brandreth -
Venice. Three players, Oldcastle, Hemminges and young William Shakespeare, disguised as the English ambassador and his servants, have discovered a Papal plot against ...Read Review
By Jeri Westerson -
The medieval mystery subgenre is flooded with similar stories, characters that often blend into one another, and settings that are sometimes indistinguishable from ...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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