Customer Discussions > historical fiction discussion forum

Get your novel reviewed by the Historical Novel Society

Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-19 of 19 posts in this discussion
In reply to an earlier post on 13 May 2013 12:17:27 BDT
andudi says:
Hi there,

I have written an historical fiction book. My brother, Mayi Ngwala and I, Allain Ngwala, both 44TH NAACP Image Awards Nominee - Outstanding Literary Work for Debut Author and our book has been reviewed by "The Historical Novel Society". Hope you will enjoy reading it !!

For further details about us and the book (SYNOPSIS OF THE BOOK - CONGO: SPIRIT OF DARKNESS), please visit our book official website where you can purchase the novel - or

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Oct 2012 17:10:18 BDT
Are you UK Jean? The Historical Novel Society reviews all genres of historical fiction - if you are UK you can send a copy of your book to me (I am UK review editor) e-mail me on authorAThelenhollickDOTnet for details.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Oct 2012 09:46:58 BDT
Jean Briggs says:, author of The Murder of Patience Brooke.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Oct 2012 09:46:02 BDT
Jean Briggs says:
Charles Dickens and Superintendent Jones Investigate: The Murder of Patience Brooke I would love someone to review my book featuring Charles Dickens who investigates a murder at his Home for Fallen Women. He works with Superintendent Jones of Bow Street to track down the murderer. Their quest takes them to Lincoln's Inn, into the filthy alleys of Seven Dials, and the fine houses of Portman Square. Dickens makes a very good detective, analysing motive and constructing the narrative of a murder.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Oct 2012 15:51:46 BDT
Hi Mica - if it's hard copy no e-book, yes e-mail me at authorAThelenhollickDOTnet and I'll send you postal address etc (note I might be off line until 30th October so don't worry if you don't receive an immediate reply)

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Oct 2012 12:15:03 BDT
Mica2014 says:
Hi Helen.
Would you be interested in reviewing "The Witch and her Soul" by Christine Middleton based at the time of the Lancashire Witch Trials? If so how do we send you a copy?

Posted on 16 Jun 2012 15:07:43 BDT
Albatross says:
Not sure if there is some shameless association going on with the title but I quite enjoyed this:

Posted on 21 May 2012 18:45:34 BDT
Thanks for the link. I have submitted my e-book The Breadwinners A Family Saga, to the US address.

Posted on 21 May 2012 12:31:02 BDT
Mr Mcmahon - just to notify you: sorry but I don't follow links, other reviews etc. Reviewers don't work like that, as we do this voluntarily and have our own work to do (in my case, my own books to write) If you would like your book reviewed you must contact us. See the link above.

Posted on 21 May 2012 12:21:17 BDT
Last edited by the author on 21 May 2012 12:27:29 BDT
Go to for details of how to submit an Indie publishedHF book for review - yes we take e-books as well, but I personally only take actual books published in the UK (e-books go to my co-reviewers in the US)

PLEASE NOTE: we do not review every book, we have a strict criteria for quality of production of the book and writing etc - if your book is printed incorrectly (i.e. double-spaced or left justified) it will be rejected. The standard of writing also has to be good - too many typos, poor grammar, punctuation will mean no review. Our aim is to prove that Indie books can be just as good a read as mainstream published.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 May 2012 09:50:19 BDT
SJATurney says:
Marius' Mules: The Invasion of Gaul

(Scrambles to get all three of his Marius' Mules series into the post...)

Cheers, Helen.

Posted on 21 May 2012 09:33:49 BDT
Quest For The True Cross (The Templar Series)

If you Google "The Anti-Breivik Templar" - you'll see my book is covered on the newswires this morning - I'm pointing out that my Templar adventure paints a wholly different picture of this order of monastic warriors to the distortions of the political far right. It also reveals a Middle Ages that was far more globalised and multicultural than you might expect. I'd love you guys to review the book and happy to chat. Email:

Posted on 19 May 2012 17:33:42 BDT
Thanks for this link :) (Wish Amazon would let us use smileys)

Posted on 19 Apr 2012 10:26:08 BDT
Jake C1415 says:
Stormbringer (Apocalypse Then) If you do get to e-books then I'd welcome a review of Stormbringer. The Second World War described from the outset in a uniquely British voice and featuring storylines you won't believe are true but they are.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Apr 2012 12:30:53 BDT
no dots - authorAThelenhollickDOTnet - or use the contact link on my website

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Apr 2012 11:03:21 BDT
Last edited by the author on 10 Apr 2012 11:04:21 BDT
How strange - they phone me up all the time. I will contact you. Thanks for replying

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Apr 2012 10:57:04 BDT
Mrs Storozynski - you have not been contacted because I was not supplied with a contact e-mail for you. I did add a comment asking you to mail me on your blog, as that was the only link I could find.
When I contacted your publisher, they didn't seem to know who you were either (I telephoned them!)

please contact me on author AT helenhollick DOT net

Posted on 10 Apr 2012 10:19:04 BDT
Last edited by the author on 10 Apr 2012 10:19:24 BDT
My publisher sent a copy of my gothic novel But a Walking Shadow to the Historical Novel Society in the Uk for review - I haven't seen it revieiwed on your website yet and it was several months ago.

It is a dark, gothic tale of disillusionment, tragedy, loss, rape, lunacy, child abuse, and frustrated love set in Victorian England

Initial post: 9 Apr 2012 12:09:51 BDT
The Historical Novel Society reviews historical fiction that is self published- we welcome your submission!

(HNS also reviews mainstream HF of course, but I am the UK Editor for HF Indie Writers.) I am particularly wanting HF published in the UK in book format (not e-format - e-books are reviewed in the US)

‹ Previous 1 Next ›
[Add comment]
Add your own message to the discussion
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Prompts for sign-in

Recent discussions in the historical fiction discussion forum (97 discussions)


This discussion

Participants:  10
Total posts:  19
Initial post:  9 Apr 2012
Latest post:  13 May 2013

New! Receive e-mail when new posts are made.
Tracked by 7 customers

Search Customer Discussions