Category Archives: Historical Fiction

Hild by Nicola Griffith

Many other reviews of Nicola Griffith’s stunning new novel Hild will be written by people who have a much deeper understanding of its historical period, its main character, and the author’s previous works. Sadly, I am a blank slate when … Continue reading

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The Last Full Measure by Jack Campbell

The Last Full Measure is an alternate history novella by Jack Campbell, set in the middle of the Nineteenth Century in the US around the time of the Gettysburg Address. (The title is actually a famous quote from that speech.) … Continue reading

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The Corpse Reader by Antonio Garrido

The Corpse Reader by Antonio Garrido came to my attention thanks to a blurb I saw on Booklist: “CSI: Song Dynasty”. Having read Guy Gavriel Kay’s excellent River of Stars relatively recently (my review, author interview), I was eager for … Continue reading

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The Iron King by Maurice Druon

The Iron King by Maurice Druon is a historical novel that is about to be read by a large number of fantasy readers, mostly on the strength of a little quote by one George R.R. Martin on its cover. Ready for … Continue reading

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