Early Medieval (to 1337)

Eleanor of Aquitaine: The Voyage West

By Mark Richard Beaulieu - Published 2013

Genres:

Saga

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

Genres:

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

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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

Genres:

Nonfiction

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

Tree of Pearls

By Jurji Zaydan - By Samah Selim (trans.) - Published 2012

Genres:

Literary

This book is essentially two stories in one; both take place in the 13th-century Abbasid Empire. The first story takes place in Egypt ...Read Review

Harvest

By Jim Crace - Published 2013

Genres:

Literary

This affecting novel offers a glimpse into the life of a remote English village poised between the feudalism of the Middle Ages and ...Read Review

River of Stars

By Guy Gavriel Kay - Published 2013

Genres:

Fantasy

In his acknowledgements, Kay explains that his novel is “shaped by themes, characters, and events associated with China’s Northern Song Dynasty before ...Read Review

Tree of Leaf and Flame

By Daniel Morden - Published 2012

Genres:

Children/Young AdultFantasy

This collection retells the Four Branches of the Mabinogion stories, adventures of kings, queens and heroes, warriors and witches. The tales, which date ...Read Review

Belleme, the Norman Warrior

By Roy Stedhall Humphryes - Published 2012

Genres:

Adventure

Belleme follows the life of a soldier-politician who is a prominent player in English politics in the wake of the Norman Conquest. Robert ...Read Review

The Traitors’ Pit

By V M Whitworth - Published 2013

Genres:

Thriller

Subdeacon Wulfgar “Soft Hands,” fortunate in his employment as Secretary to Fleda, Lady of the Mercians, suffers a dual disruption. Her cousin, Seiriol ...Read Review