Early Medieval (to 1337)

Time and Chance

By Sharon Kay Penman - Published 2002


Biographical FictionSaga

A new Penman novel is always cause for celebration. To many, her story will be familiar, but Penman has the gift of presenting ...Read Review

The Good Men: A Novel of Heresy

By Charmaine Craig - Published 2002Published 2003-03-04


Biographical FictionSaga

In 1320, the Inquisition asked Grazida Lizier, a young widow from Montaillou, France, to testify about her views of God and Satan, as well ...Read Review

The Wolf Hunt

By Gillian Bradshaw - Published 2001



Bradshaw is one of a few authors who can take a snippet of history at any time in the past and turn it ...Read Review

The Rabbi King: David Of Khazaria

By Monroe S. Kuttner - Published 2001


David, born and raised in Khazaria, a historically Jewish state in the area of the Caucasus, has been living a scholar’s life ...Read Review

The Song of Giraldus

By Richard Loomis - Published 2000


Biographical Fiction

  This novel presents the recollections of medieval historian and chronicler Giraldus Cambrensis. Giraldus, who narrates in a rather lofty tone, tells of ...Read Review

Murder On Good Friday

By Sara Conway - Published 2001



Set in Hexham, England in 1220, this novel follows the efforts of the local bailiff, Lord Godwin, to clear the city’s Jewish community ...Read Review

Warrior’s Song

By Catherine Coulter - Published 2001



In this rewritten and re-titled version of Catherine Coulter’s 1983 book, Chandra, we meet Chandra de Avenell, a medieval heroine who is tougher ...Read Review

A Personal Devil

By Roberta Gellis - Published 2001



One may pause and ponder when confronted with a novel that features a prostitute as the heroine, particularly one who is also a ...Read Review

Journey to Compostela

By Bernard Reilly - Published 2001



Journey to Compostela is the story of Martin, a farmer on pilgrimage. Through the course of fate, he loses his original comrades and ...Read Review

The Swan Maiden

By Susan King - Published 2001


AdventureBiographical FictionLiterary

Highland Juliana, her castle under English attack, is saved by handsome, loyalty-torn Anglo-Scot Sir Gawain. He lets her go and she becomes the ...Read Review