Early Medieval (to 1337)

The Year of the Horsetails

By R.F. Tapsell - Published 2013



Early Middle Ages, Eastern Europe. Nomadic hordes, the fierce Turgons under the rule of their charismatic leader, the Kagan, have conquered the steppes ...Read Review

Manuscript Found in Accra

By Margaret Jull Costa (trans.) - By Paulo Coelho - Published 2013



The entire plot of Manuscript Found in Accra occurs in the first ten pages. Coelho is the recipient of a translation of some ...Read Review

Threads of Treason

By Mary Bale - Published 2013



I had great hopes of this novel as the premise was intriguing. In 1081, two of the nuns creating the iconic Bayeux Tapestry fall ...Read Review

Dawn Wind

By Charles Keeping (illustrator) - By Rosemary Sutcliff - Published 2013Published c1961


Children/Young Adult

The 6th century AD. The Romans have left Britain and the Saxons are invading. The day after the last great battle of Aquae ...Read Review

Land of the Silver Dragon: An Aelf Fen Mystery

By Alys Clare - Published 2013



Set in the English fen country during the reign of William Rufus, Land of the Silver Dragon can’t decide what it wants ...Read Review

Knight Crusader

By Ronald Welch - Published 2013Published c1954


Children/Young AdultMilitary

Ronald Welch won the Carnegie prize in 1954 for Knight Crusader, an action packed tale of a young Norman nobleman from Outremer, Philip d’...Read Review

Godiva: A Novel

By Nicole Galland - Published 2013


Biographical Fiction

Set in Anglo-Saxon England, this is a reimagining of the legend of Lady Godiva, Countess of Mercia, an 11th-century noblewoman well-known for riding ...Read Review

The Handfasted Wife

By Carol McGrath - Published 2013


Biographical FictionLiterary

As we all know, the year 1066 was an eventful one. The struggle for the Crown triggered by the death of Edward the Confessor ...Read Review

Death Before Compline

By Sharan Newman - Published 2012


Mystery/CrimeShort Stories

Mysteries abound in this compilation of previously published medieval short stories. A wolf that seems to be much more than a normal beast. ...Read Review

The Corpse Reader

By Antonio Garrido - By Thomas Bunstead (trans.) - Published 2013



Song Cí, a promising young scholar in medieval China, must give up his dream of taking the examination for imperial service when his ...Read Review