6th Century

Twilight of Avalon

By Anna Elliott - Published 2009

Genres:

Saga

In Arthurian fiction, queens tend to fall into two groups: the powerful and the powerless. Anna Elliott places Isolde among the latter. To ...Read Review

The Killing Way

By Tony Hays - Published 2009

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

It was only a matter of time before historical mysteries discovered King Arthur. Modern mysteries occasionally feature Excalibur and the Grail; and, like ...Read Review

The Excalibur Murders

By J.M.C. Blair - Published 2008

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

                  Merlin the Magician and King Arthur are reunited again in Camelot. This time they work to solve the brutal murder of one ...Read Review

The Excalibur Murders

By J.M.C. Blair - Published 2008

Genres:

FantasyMystery/Crime

Merlin the Magician and King Arthur are reunited again in Camelot. This time they work to solve the brutal murder of one of ...Read Review

The Empty Kingdom: The Mark of Solomon, Book Two

By Elizabeth E. Wein - Published 2008

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

In the conclusion to Wein’s impressive Mark of Solomon duology (and fifth in her Arthurian/Aksumite series for younger readers, set in ...Read Review

Seven for a Secret

By Eric Mayer - By Mary Reed - Published 2008

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

In 6th-century Byzantium, John Lord Chamberlain to Emperor Justinian discovers that name-dropping can be fatal. John confides his evening thoughts to a young ...Read Review

Sword at Sunset

By Rosemary Sutcliff - Published 2008

Genres:

Although fans of Arthurian history and fiction have long been familiar with the depiction of Arthur as the last of the Romano-British warriors, ...Read Review

Guinevere’s Gift

By Nancy McKenzie - Published 2008

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

In modern Arthurian fiction, Arthur’s queen is usually portrayed as either an imperious and wilful manipulator, or a (largely) innocent victim of ...Read Review

Here Lies Arthur

By Philip Reeve - Published 2007

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

South-west Britain, c. 500 AD. The Roman legions have left and Britain has splintered into warring factions. Saxons, arriving from the continent, are raiding ...Read Review

The Lion Hunter: The Mark of Solomon, Book One

By Elizabeth E. Wein - Published 2007

Genres:

Children/Young AdultFantasy

This novel for young adult readers is the fourth in Wein’s ongoing Arthurian/Aksumite cycle, which began with The Winter Prince (1993). In 6...Read Review