Historical Fiction relies heavily on the setting of the novel, which is in the past. It typically incorporates real events and the plot must adhere to the time period in everything from language and societal norms. This is a genre of fiction but if referring to real characters they accurately describe the known historical facts. The characters are authentic to the era in speech, dress, and actions. Readers of historical fiction love to immerse themselves in the reality of the times even though the plot and characters may be complete a product of the author’s imagination.