6th Century

Arthur Rex Brittonum (A Light in the Dark Ages)

By Tim Walker - Published 2020

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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

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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

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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

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Military

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

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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

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Mystery/Crime

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

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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

The Gospel of Mary

By Philip Freeman - Published 2017

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Mystery/Crime

This is the third in Freeman’s popular Sister Deirdre mystery series set in 6th-century Ireland. Deirdre is a multitalented sleuth who is ...Read Review

The Song-Sayer’s Lament

By David Ebsworth - Published 2016

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The song sayer in question is the blind Morgose, but this tale of post-Roman Britain is narrated by Merriden, friend and mentor of ...Read Review

Between Two Fires

By Mark Noce - Published 2016

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Wales, 597 AD. The marriage of 16-year-old Lady Branwen, the only legitimate child of Vortigern, the King of Dyfed, to Morgan, the King of ...Read Review

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