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Historical Novels

This section of my site is dedicated to the historical novel. I started putting a historical novels web site together after reading a couple historical novels that I couldn't put down. I enjoyed reading as a kid, but dropped the habit as life got busier with work and family. My trips to the bookstore were for technical or home improvement books. Sure there were times I felt like just reading a novel, but when I actually looked for something to read, nothing looked appealing - romances, mysteries, science fiction, horror, westerns - none of these sounded particularly interesting. Then one day the back cover of The Hope by Herman Wouk caught my attention. I had no idea what I was buying - a fictional book based on historical fact - but I was in for a very pleasant surprise. I couldn't put the book down. It was light, easy reading. It had romance, action, drama, and to my astonishment, when I had finished the book, I knew a bit about world history that I never knew before. This was history the easy way, and I have been reading historical novels ever since.

The main areas are as follows:

  • Books List of historical novels with reviews.
  • Links Links to other interesting sites.
  • List Just a long list of potential reading material.

There is also an area within my forums for discussing historical novels, so stop by and say hi.

Hope the material is interesting and enjoyable.




I welcome any and all comments. You can contact me from my feedback page.



Currently reading The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant.

Just finished The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and am working on a web page for it.

Added a new page for Quo Vadi by Henryk Sienkiewicz. This is a novel set in Rome during the time of Nero. Like other novels by Sienkiewicz, this one is exceptional.