9th Century

The Emir’s Trace: An Apulian Novel

By Ursula Janssen - Published 2019

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After her uncle’s death, German historian Lia Winter decides to travel to Italy to spend some time with relatives there. Lia stays ...Read Review

The Everlasting

By Katy Simpson Smith - Published 2020

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Literary

Andiamo a Roma! We’ll visit the Eternal City four times in Katy Simpson Smith’s brilliant new novel The Everlasting, set in ...Read Review

Wolf of Wessex

By Matthew Harffy - Published 2020

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Mystery/Crime

To anyone who is a follower of Matthew Harffy’s Bernicia Chronicles, The Wolf of Wessex is a significant departure, although it retains ...Read Review

The Lords of the Wind (The Saga of Hasting the Avenger)

By C.J. Adrien - Published 2019

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Saga

Reputation is everything. Set during the late 9th century, the legacy of Hasting begins. In this first book of The Saga of Hasting ...Read Review

The Warrior with the Pierced Heart (Shadow of the Raven)

By Chris Bishop - Published 2018

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AdventureMilitary

This second book in The Shadow of the Raven series is told in the first person by Mathew, the second son of a ...Read Review

She Wolf

By Dan Smith - Published 2019

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Children/Young Adult

It is the year 866 and a young Dane, Ylva (meaning ‘she-wolf’), finds herself orphaned in the strange land of Northumbria, after witnessing her ...Read Review

The Golden Wolf

By Linnea Hartsuyker - Published 2019

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Saga

The Golden Wolf is a 9th-century Viking saga spanning across the regions of Norway to Iceland. This is the final book in The ...Read Review

The Office of Gardens and Ponds

By Didier Decoin - Published 2019

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Literary

Set in Heian Japan, the book gives us two startlingly opposed worldviews – the imperial court is described in all its effete, rigid, exquisite ...Read Review

Saint Michael’s Sword: Tip of the Blade

By Cris Harding - Published 2018

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Saint Michael’s Sword: Tip of the Blade by Cris Harding is set in 9th-century France during an era undergoing tumultuous change with ...Read Review

Conrad Monk and the Great Heathen Army

By Edoardo Albert - Published 2018

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Adventure

Following in the tradition of unreliable and unpleasant narrators such as Flashman, the main character, the Conrad of the title, is a thoroughly ...Read Review

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