10th Century

War of the Wolf (Saxon Tales)

By Bernard Cornwell - Published 2018

Genres:

Military

In the early 920s, Edward, King of Mercia, wishes to fulfill the dream of his father, King Alfred, and unite all the kingdoms ...Read Review

Flesh and Bones: Of Frome Selwood and Wessex

By Annette Burkitt - Published 2017

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Archaeologist Annette Burkitt structures this work innovatively through her combination of the flesh (the fictional part of the text) and the bones (detailing ...Read Review

Smile of the Wolf

By Tim Leach - Published 2018

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Tim Leach’s previous novel, The Last King of Lydia, was set in an opulent, sunlit Mediterranean city-state in classical antiquity. Nothing could ...Read Review

Kin

By Snorri Kristjansson - Published 2018

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This novel’s cover shows an archaeologically-correct-looking longhouse. It’s a tale about Vikings, and it reads like a saga of old! The ...Read Review

Alfred’s Britain: War and Peace in the Viking Age

By Max Adams - Published 2017

Genres:

Nonfiction

The title Alfred’s Britain is misleading, and the sub-title better explains the contents of the book. For sure Alfred figures prominently, but ...Read Review

Estrid

By Johanne Hildebrandt - By Tara F. Chace (trans.) - Published 2017

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The second book in the Valhalla Series (after The Unbroken Line of the Moon), Estrid follows Queen Sigrid of Svealand, her twin children ...Read Review

Children of the Chieftain: Bounty

By Michael E. Wills - Published 2017

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Though eager to head home, the young crew of the Viking ship Eagle are tasked with carrying a message to the land of ...Read Review

The Abbot’s Tale

By Conn Iggulden - Published 2017Published 2018Published 2018-05-01

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Dunstan was an Abbot of Glastonbury, later Archbishop of Canterbury, and was probably born somewhere between AD 910 and AD 920 in Somerset (we don’...Read Review

Saxon Tales: The Shepherd Who Ate His Sheep

By Terry Deary - Published 2017

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

10th century, Maidstone, Kent. This tale is based on a true story of a starving shepherd boy, Edward Medway, who, one winter, cut ...Read Review

Raven’s Feast: Hakon’s Saga, Book 2

By Eric Schumacher - Published 2017

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Very rarely does one come across a book written about the man remembered as Hakon the Good or Hakon Adalsteinsfostre. As Mr Schumacher ...Read Review

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