6th Century

Immortal Africanus: Belisarius and the Roman Empire’s Return to Rome

By Matthew Jordan Storm - Published 2015



Immortal Africanus, the third volume in Matthew Jordan Storm’s “Africanus” trilogy, continues the story of the 6th-century Byzantine Emperor Justinian’s efforts ...Read Review

The Buried Giant

By Kazuo Ishiguro - Published 2015



In considering the synopsis of his seventh novel, The Buried Giant, long-time fans of Kazuo Ishiguro’s restrained and always-compelling prose may find ...Read Review

Radiant Brow: The Epic of Taliesin

By H. Catherine Watling - Published 2014



‘Radiant Brow is a novel rooted in Celtic myth and the turbulent history of Dark Age Britain – the story of a man who ...Read Review

The Last Roman: Honour

By Jack Ludlow - Published 2015



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



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


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


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


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



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


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