Early Medieval (to 1337)

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

The Fifth Knight

By E.M. Powell - Published 2013



Originally released as a Kindle Serial, The Fifth Knight is a handy twist on the Becket murder and is, from this reader’s ...Read Review

Templar’s Acre

By MICHAEL JECKS - Published 2013



Unlike many medieval tales, this novel is not set within rolling hills in the forever green lands of England, but in the dust ...Read Review

Sold for Endless Rue

By Madeleine E. Robins - Published 2013


Robins takes the Rapunzel story, removes the fantasy elements, and places it in 13th-century Italy. Sold for Endless Rue does not immediately remind ...Read Review

Robert the Bruce

By Jack Whyte - Published 2013


Biographical Fiction

The youth of Robert I, King of Scots is described in this second of the Guardians series by Jack Whyte. As the heir ...Read Review

Eleanor of Aquitaine: The Voyage West

By Mark Richard Beaulieu - Published 2013



Beaulieu’s meticulously detailed, hugely readable “Eleanor Code” series continues in its serialized fictional narrative of the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine with ...Read Review

God’s Forge

By Patrick Dorsey - Published 2013


Children/Young Adult

God’s Forge tells the tale of the Knights Templar, recently returned from the Crusades and currently stationed in Paris. Unfortunately, King Philip’...Read Review

Fortune’s Fool

By David Blixt - Published 2012


This was my first introduction to David Blixt’s novels – and I can see what all the fuss is about – I loved it! ...Read Review

The Norman Conquest

By Marc Morris - Published 2013



In starting his account long before 1066 and ending it with the death of William the Conqueror, Marc Morris (author of Castle and A ...Read Review