6th Century

The Rebel Nun

By Marj Charlier - Published 2021


Biographical Fiction

Poitiers, 588. For many noblewomen seeking an alternative to marriage and the perils of childbirth, royal monasteries provided a quiet solution. For Clotild, granddaughter ...Read Review

Bones and Keeps

By Dena Bain Taylor - Published 2020


Historical Fantasy

AD 542. Beowulf’s sister has just spoken a dark prophecy about his future: annihilation or shame. On the heels of this, a mysterious ...Read Review

The Forgotten Kingdom (The Lost Queen 2)

By Signe Pike - Published 2020


Set in the south of Scotland in the 6th century, the second book in a series continues the story of Languoreth, twin sister ...Read Review

Arthur Rex Brittonum (A Light in the Dark Ages)

By Tim Walker - Published 2020


In his Light in the Dark Ages series, Walker puts his own cast on the myths of 5th- and 6th-century Britain and its ...Read Review

Fortune’s Child: A Novel of Empress Theodora

By James Conroyd Martin - Published 2019


Biographical Fiction

Palace scribe Stephen, hauled out of prison, is tasked with writing the Empress Theodora’s life story before she dies, and out of ...Read Review

Age of Saints

By Christy Nicholas - Published 2019


Sixth-century Ireland springs to life in Christy Nicholas’ Age of Saints, a tapestry of historical detail woven with Irish fairy tales and folklore. ...Read Review

To Abandon Rome: AD 593 (Tribonian Trilogy Book 2)

By Vann Turner - Published 2017



Vann Turner’s To Abandon Rome brings to life a period of Roman history that is unfamiliar to me. In 593 AD, the Lombard ...Read Review

Mistress of Legend: Guinevere’s Tale Book 3

By Nicole Evelina - Published 2018


From 518 to 524 AD, the aftermath of the Arthur-Guinevere-Lancelot debacle continues. Readers familiar with the legend realize that after the breakup of Guinevere’s ...Read Review

An Empire for Ravens (John, the Lord Chamberlain Mysteries)

By Eric Mayer - By Mary Reed - Published 2018



This twelfth book in the John the Lord Chamberlain Mystery series follows the sixth-century Byzantium sleuth as he illegally breaks his exile from ...Read Review

The Lost Queen

By Signe Pike - Published 2018


Set in the south of Scotland in the 6th century, this tells the story of Languoreth, twin sister of Lailoken, whom many researchers ...Read Review

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