9th Century

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

By Chris Bishop - Published 2018

Genres:

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

Genres:

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

Genres:

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

Genres:

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

Genres:

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

Blood and Destiny

By Chris Bishop - Published 2017-04-06

Genres:

AdventureMilitary

This story takes place during the winter of 878, after the Viking invasion of England, where Alfred reigns as King of Wessex. The story ...Read Review

Aethelflaed: Lady of the Mercians

By Tim Clarkson - Published 2018

Genres:

Nonfiction

This biography of Aethelflaed, the 9th-century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who ruled Mercia, is both an enjoyable read and meticulously well researched. Aethelflaed was the ...Read Review

The Sea Queen

By Linnea Hartsuyker - Published 2018

Genres:

Saga

Hartsuyker’s re-imagining of the founding of Norway in the 9th century captures all the glory of its source material, the 13th-century saga, ...Read Review

Sebastian’s Way: The Paladin

By George Steger - Published 2016

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Sebastian’s Way: The Paladin, book two of The Sebastian Chronicles, is the retelling of Charlemagne’s continued challenges as king, then emperor, ...Read Review

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