8th Century

The Valley (The Druid Chronicles, 2)

By A. M. Linden - Published 2022


In Linden’s fictional eighth-century Britain, Saxon Christians dominate while descendants of Celtic Druids survive in the secluded valley of the title. Set ...Read Review

The Saxon Wolf (Fire Born 2)

By Angus Donald - Published 2022



In AD 773, Bjarki Bloodhand, a legendary berserker, is now Fire Born and inhabited by a fierce spirit while he’s fighting. Bjarki fears ...Read Review


By J. R. Thorpe - Published 2021



This challenging novel will invite comparisons to Lauren Groff’s Matrix. Like that novel, this one’s protagonist is an aristocratic woman forced ...Read Review

A Night of Flames (A Time for Swords)

By Matthew Harffy - Published 2022



Following directly on from the very successful A Time for Swords, Hunlaf, a young monk turned warrior, continues to develop not only his ...Read Review

A Time for Swords

By Matthew Harffy - Published 2021



AD 793, Lindisfarne. Hunlaf is a young novice monk based at the Minster at Werceworthe (Warkworth) on the Northumbrian coast. On a fine spring ...Read Review

The Last Berserker (Fire Born Book 1)

By Angus Donald - Published 2021



In a small village on an unremarkable island, Bjarki is saved from being hanged by a secretive merchant, Valtyr. Completely baffled by the ...Read Review

The Oath: The Druid Chronicles, Book One

By A. M. Linden - Published 2021


The Oath is a tale of Druids and Saxon Christians in 8th-century Britain. The Mother Goddess-worshipping Druids, executed as witches if discovered, survive ...Read Review

The Saracen Storm: A Novel of the Moorish Invasion of Spain

By J. M. Nunez - Published 2019


Any Spanish schoolchild over the age of nine will have heard of the battle of Covadonga and how one man led his Christian ...Read Review

Love Lost in Time

By Cathie Dunn - Published 2019


France, 2018. Madeleine had hoped her mother would leave answers—like the name of her father. Instead, she’s saddled with her mother’s ...Read Review

Queen of the Darkest Hour

By Kim Rendfeld - Published 2018


Biographical Fiction

Francia, 783. Fastrada, fourth wife of King Charles, quickly realizes that not all of the royal children are happy to see her wed their ...Read Review

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