5th Century

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

By Faith L. Justice - Published 2020

Genres:

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

Genres:

Military

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

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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

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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

Genres:

Military

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

Genres:

Time-slip

“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

Lancelot

By Giles Kristian - Published 2018

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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

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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

Genres:

Saga

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

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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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