11th Century

Rashomon Gate

By I. J. Parker - Published 2002

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Rashomon Gate is a charmingly illustrated mystery of 11th century Japan. The hero, Akitada Sugawara, is an amateur detective who has been asked ...Read Review

Pride of Kings

By Judith Tarr - Published 2001

Genres:

Fantasy

An intriguing historical fantasy sheds a refreshing new light on the English king deemed so evil that no subsequent king should ever bear ...Read Review

The Third Witch

By Rebecca Reisert - Published 2001

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

In her first novel, Reisert has created a mesmerizing re-imagining of the tale of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. As seen through the eyes of ...Read Review

Deus Lo Volt! Chronicle of the Crusades

By Evan S. Connell - Published 2000

Genres:

Literary

We are transported by author Evan S. Connell to the two centuries of human existence – from 1095 to 1289 – more enmired in the blood of ...Read Review

The King of Vinland’s Saga

By Stuart M. Mirsky - Published 1998

Genres:

AdventureSaga

The King of Vinland’s Saga is the unusual tale of Sigtrygg Thorgilsson, orphaned grandson of the legendary Viking Leif Eiriksson. Sigtrygg is ...Read Review

The Words of Bernfrieda: A Chronicle of Hauteville

By Gabriella Brooke - Published 1999

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

“The past is interesting only when it foreshadows greatness,” explains the monk Gaufredus Malaterra to this novel’s narrator, Bernfrieda, who questions why ...Read Review

The Kings in Winter

By Cecelia Holland - Published 2000

Genres:

History

In 999 AD, Brian Boru, the King of Munster, destroyed the army of his hereditary enemy, the King of Leinster.  After the victory, Brian ...Read Review