Early Medieval (to 1337)

The King of Vinland’s Saga

By Stuart M. Mirsky - Published 1998



The King of Vinland’s Saga is the unusual tale of Sigtrygg Thorgilsson, orphaned grandson of the legendary Viking Leif Eiriksson. Sigtrygg is ...Read Review

The Forgotten Queen (Warrior Queen)

By Haley Elizabeth Garwood - Published 1998


Biographical Fiction

The early twelfth century, during the reign of Henry I, son of William the Conqueror, was a time of relative peace. It was ...Read Review

The Sun and the Moon

By Patricia Ryan - Published 2000



King Henry II of England suspects that his estranged wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine, conspires against him. To ferret out the truth, he enlists ...Read Review

The Inquisitor

By Catherine Jinks - Published 2000



Brother Bernard Peyre of Prouille, of the city of Lazet in the French Pyrenees, is surprisingly tolerant for a member of his profession. ...Read Review

The Black Chalice

By Marie Jakober - Published 2000



Paul von Arduin, now a monk, is compelled by sorcery to write the truth of his adventures with his former master, Karelian Brandeis. ...Read Review

Daughter of the Forest: Book One of the Sevenwaters Trilogy

By Juliet Marillier - Published 2000



Children of a wealthy landholder in early medieval Ireland, Sorcha of Sevenwaters and her six elder brothers grow up surrounded by lakes and ...Read Review

The Words of Bernfrieda: A Chronicle of Hauteville

By Gabriella Brooke - Published 1999


Biographical Fiction

“The past is interesting only when it foreshadows greatness,” explains the monk Gaufredus Malaterra to this novel’s narrator, Bernfrieda, who questions why ...Read Review

Lord of Emperors (Sarantine Mosaic)

By Guy Gavriel Kay - Published 2000



In this sequel to Sailing to Sarantium (Harper, 1999), Kay demonstrates yet again his mastery of the historical (fantasy) novel. All of his signature ...Read Review

Awen: A Novel of Early Medieval Wales

By Susan Mayse - Published 1997


Biographical FictionEpic

May 4th, 793 AD.  Cynfarch mab Cadeyrn Penllyn, called Brys, appears for trial in the court of his foster father, Brochfael King of Powys. ...Read Review

I Am of Irelaunde: A Novel of Patrick and Osian

By Juilene Osborne-McKnight - Published 2000



Returning at age forty to the place of his enslavement by Irish slave traders at the age of sixteen, Patrick struggles to understand ...Read Review