5th Century

Dawn Empress: A Novel of Imperial Rome (The Theodosian Women)

By Faith L. Justice - Published 2020


Biographical Fiction

In 404 AD in Constantinople’s imperial palace, Emperor Arcadius of the Eastern Roman Empire pulls his five-year-old daughter, Pulcheria, into her dead mother’...Read Review

The Saxon Spears: An Epic of the Dark Age (The Song of Ash)

By James Calbraith - Published 2020



A foundling sold as a slave in a British market, the Sea-born Ash is adopted by a pair of British nobles and raised ...Read Review

Sign of the White Foal (Arthur of the Cymry trilogy)

By Chris Thorndycroft - Published 2019


480 A.D. Only moments after the Pendraig dies, his castle is overtaken by Gaels. Pendraig’s son Cadwallon has barely been named the ...Read Review

The Saxon Plague

By Penny Ingham - Published 2018


Book Two of the Saxon Wolves series continues the story of Anya, daughter of a Saxon king and British mother. Though herself a ...Read Review

The Retreat to Avalon: Volume 1 (The Arthurian Age)

By Sean Poage - Published 2018



Sean Poage tells the tale of King Arthur in a realistic historical light. The prologue sets the stage, when in 469 AD the Roman ...Read Review

A Shape on the Air

By Julia Ibbotson - Published 2017



“She heard the chime of the church clock in the village. Midnight. The hour of witches and ghosts. The hour of magic.” Thus ...Read Review


By Giles Kristian - Published 2018


Son of a 5th-century Breton king ousted by a rival, eight-year-old Lancelot is an orphaned fugitive taken under the wing of the Lady ...Read Review

Twilight Empress

By Faith L. Justice - Published 2017


Fifth-century Europe is an uneasy mix of two emperors (an Eastern and a Western Roman Empire) and tribes of “barbarians” migrating west ahead ...Read Review

The Quest for the Crown of Thorns

By Cynthia Ripley Miller - Published 2017



A matter so important it dare not be put to parchment calls Arria and her husband Garic from Gaul to Arria’s family ...Read Review

House of the Waterlily

By Kelli Carmean - Published 2017


Subtitled “A Novel of the Ancient Maya World”, the novel is set in the fictitious civilisation of Calumook. The manners and customs of ...Read Review

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