7th Century

The Second Death

By Peter Tremayne - Published 2016

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

It is 671 AD, and the beginning of the summer season in the Irish kingdom of Muman, where Fidelma’s brother is king and ...Read Review

The Empress of Bright Moon

By Weina Dai Randel - Published 2016

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

The Empress of Bright Moon, Weina Dai Randel’s second novel of Mei, the woman who became Empress Consort Wu, the only female ...Read Review

The Sparrow and the Hall: Love and Betrayal in Anglo-Saxon England

By Donald Mace Williams - Published 2015

Genres:

In 7th-century England, the churl Edgar marries his love, Gwenda, and his thane, Keelwolf, pays a brief visit to the wedding party. The ...Read Review

The Breaking of Dawn (The Kingdom of Mercia, Book 1)

By Jayne Castel - Published 2015

Genres:

Jayne Castel maps a classic troubled love story onto a much broader canvas of war and political intrigue in the first of her “...Read Review

The Cross and the Curse

By Matthew Harffy - Published 2016

Genres:

AdventureMilitary

This story is set in the North of England, at a time when Kings were vying with each other for supremacy, Northumbria, Mercia ...Read Review

Sacrifice (Book 1 of Y Ddraig – The Dragons of Brython)

By Gwendolyn Beynon - Published 2015

Genres:

AdventureFantasy

“Melangell must enter captivity with the egg to defend the sleeping dragonling within.” Gwendolyn Beynon’s fast-paced and utterly winning debut is a ...Read Review

The Abbess of Whitby

By Jill Dalladay - Published 2015

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Like all Oxford history students of my generation, I had to start my course by studying Bede’s History of the English Church ...Read Review

The Moon in the Palace

By Weina Dai Randel - Published 2016

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

When Mei is twelve years old, her father dies suddenly, leaving his family unprotected. Their only hope is that Mei, as she has ...Read Review

The Crimson Emperor: A Tale of Imperial Byzantium

By Wim Baren - Published 2015

Genres:

Military

“In this wildly romantic tale of Imperial Byzantium, a weapon-maker’s son becomes a deadly warrior and military commander, rising to power as ...Read Review

Oswald: Return of the King

By Edoardo Albert - Published 2015

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

In the second of the Northumbrian Thrones series, we return once again to 7th-century Anglo-Saxon Britain and to the exiled King Oswald of ...Read Review