15th Century

The King’s Grace

By Anne Easter Smith - Published 2009

Genres:

Romance

Grace Plantagenet is a bastard child of King Edward IV and, after his death, finds her way to the household of Edward’s ...Read Review

Crown in Candlelight

By Rosemary Hawley Jarman - Published 2008

Genres:

Biographical FictionRomance

Originally published in 1978, Crown in Candlelight covers a tumultuous period of English and French history between 1405 and 1461. This is the story of Katherine ...Read Review

The King’s Grey Mare

By Rosemary Hawley Jarman - Published 2008

Genres:

Biographical FictionRomance

Elizabeth Woodville, young and unbelievably beautiful, finds favor at the court of her mother’s cousin, Marguerite of Anjou. Catching the eye of ...Read Review

The Red Apple

By Jonathan Levitan - Published 2008

Genres:

AdventureMilitary

A Thracian boy is conscripted into the Ottoman Janissaries. The author presents something of the life course of soldiers in this elite corps ...Read Review

Signora Da Vinci

By Robin Maxwell - Published 2009

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

An imaginative speculation on the life of Caterina, Leonardo da Vinci’s mother, this first-person account begins in 1452, when a tryst with a ...Read Review

Vlad: The Last Confession

By C.C. Humphreys - Published 2008Published 2009

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

  To undertake the tale of Vlad Dracul, known as the Impaler, a 15th-century Wallachian prince whose savage battle to defend his kingdom ...Read Review

The Siege

By Ismail Kadare (trans. David Bellos) - Published 2008

Genres:

EpicLiteraryMilitary

The Ottoman Empire during the 15th century lays siege to a Christian fortress on a plain surrounded by the mountains of Albania. The ...Read Review

Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World

By Roger Crowley - Published 2008

Genres:

Nonfiction

Christian Europe’s fate in the struggle against an aggressive and powerful Ottoman Empire was settled in the Mediterranean between the fall of ...Read Review

The Rough Collier

By Pat McIntosh - Published 2008

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

When the peat cutters up on the moor find a buried body another mystery begins for Gil Cunningham. The locals are firmly of ...Read Review

The Enchantress of Florence

By Salman Rushdie - Published 2008

Genres:

FantasyLiterary

Wearing a multicolored leather coat, a Florentine traveler arrives at the emperor of India’s court armed with magic tricks, a secret, and ...Read Review