Early Medieval (to 1337)

The Black Chalice

By Marie Jakober - Published 2000

Genres:

Fantasy

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

Genres:

Fantasy

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

Genres:

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

Genres:

Fantasy

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

Genres:

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

Genres:

History

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

The Kings in Winter

By Cecelia Holland - Published 2000

Genres:

History

In 999 AD, Brian Boru, the King of Munster, destroyed the army of his hereditary enemy, the King of Leinster.  After the victory, Brian ...Read Review

A Mortal Bane

By Roberta Gellis - Published 1999

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Gellis, acclaimed author of The Roselynde Chronicles, shifts gears dramatically in this, her first medieval mystery. We are introduced to Southwark and London ...Read Review

The Difficult Saint: A Catherine Levendeur Mystery (Catherine Levendeur Mysteries)

By Sharan Newman - Published 1999

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

In this, the sixth Catherine LeVendeur mystery, Sharan Newman transports us to France in 1146. Catherine, a worthy heroine who is constantly finding – although ...Read Review