6th Century

The Last Roman: Honour

By Jack Ludlow - Published 2015

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Thriller

The second in the series, this is part of the fictionalised biography of Flavius Belisarius, hero of the Byzantine Empire under the rule ...Read Review

The Last Roman: Vengeance

By Jack Ludlow - Published 2014

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AdventureThriller

This is the first novel in a projected trilogy, and it starts with a bang. Flavius Belisarius is in the schoolroom having a ...Read Review

The Silk Tree

By Julian Stockwin - Published 2014

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There came certain monks who promised Emperor Justinian Augustus that they would provide the means for making silk from Sinae where they had ...Read Review

The Rood and the Torc: The Song of Kristinge, Son of Finn

By Matthew Dickerson - Published 2014

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656 AD, Europe. An eighteen-year-old novice at the monastery of Luxeuil learns unexpectedly of his true parentage. Kristinge is not the son of Willimond, ...Read Review

Time of the Beast

By Geoff Smith - Published 2014

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In 666 A.D., Athwold, a young monk who has found himself at personal and doctrinal loggerheads with his abbot, leaves his monastery to ...Read Review

Saint Brigid’s Bones: A Celtic Adventure

By Philip Freeman - Published 2014

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Adventure

In this swiftly told tale set in 6th-century Ireland, Sister Deirdre is tasked with the most important job of the monastery at Kildare: ...Read Review

To Forestall the Darkness

By Vann Turner - Published 2013

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Turner’s gripping novel brings alive a period of history seldom visited by historical fiction: sixth- century Italy at a time when waves ...Read Review

Faces in the Fire

By Donnita L. Rogers - Published 2013

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A series, of which this is the first, based on the women of Beowulf written by a woman who taught the epic in ...Read Review

In the Shadow of the Sword

By Tom Holland - Published 2013

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Literary

This is certainly a book with a difference. It is cited as fiction, but I would suggest that that is far from the ...Read Review

The Secret History

By Stephanie Thornton - Published 2013

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Biographical Fiction

A whore who rose to become empress, Theodora was the woman who co-ruled Byzantium in the 6th century, but her life wasn’t ...Read Review