August 2nd, 2008, 01:05 AM
Lord of the Wild Hunt
Medieval historical novels?
I recently bought a new medieval historical novel by Karen Maitland, called Company of Liars. Has been an acclaimed success in the UK this year and will be published in the US this September as well and indeed it turned out very good. I am checking for more such books, really good historical fiction set in the middle ages. Something like Pillars of the Earth or it's sequel perhaps.
What I already have:
Cornwell's various series
Penman's various series
Some Nigle Tranter and Edith Pargenter
August 2nd, 2008, 08:39 AM
What's taters, Precious?
Jack Whyte's Camulod Chronicles.
I'm in the middle of them right now and they are great. Just finished book 4 of 9.
Do some internet searching on the fall of the Roman Empire and it's effect on the world. I think that'd keep you reading for a while.
August 2nd, 2008, 12:53 PM
Cranky old broad
Thomas Costain -- he's mostly out of print but used copies are everywhere. I particularly liked The Last Plantaganets and The Tontine.
Katherine by Anya Seton
Morality Play by Barry Unsworth
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco (keep a dictionary handy)
August 3rd, 2008, 10:34 PM
Ken Follett - Pillars of the Earth, and World Without End
Joan Wolf - No Dark Place
Ellis Peters - Brother Cadfaels's Penance
March 19th, 2010, 05:03 AM
Mary Gentle's 1610:a sundial in a grave
March 23rd, 2010, 07:18 AM
Brethren Trilogy by Robyn Young
Brethren Trilogy by Robyn Young. I have only read the 1st book Crusade, but have the other 2 on the shelf to get round to some time this century. The trilogy is a fairly interesting take on the Crusades.
March 23rd, 2010, 08:05 AM
ive never heard of that before. i might just have to check out my local library
September 15th, 2010, 02:10 AM
September 15th, 2010, 07:23 AM
Go with the original in the field: Sir Walter Scott.
September 15th, 2010, 11:32 AM
A chuffing heffalump
You could try the Brother Cadfael medieval murder mysteries. Full of period detail.
October 7th, 2010, 04:32 PM
Live Long & Suffer
October 9th, 2010, 02:47 PM
Robert Low's The Oathsworn series is great.
Covers the adventures and travels of a group of Vikings called The Oathsworn
October 10th, 2010, 09:15 PM
I am ordering a few of these books mentioned. I was out of reading material and these look great.
December 24th, 2012, 06:16 PM
The Crusader by Michael Alexander Eisner.
And anything by Nigel Tranter, if you're interested in Sottish History.
January 19th, 2013, 09:38 AM
A mere player
Byzantium by Stephen Lawhead is one of my favorite books. It follows a 8th century Irish monk who's kidnapped by Vikings in a raid and then who becomes a slave and taken around with them. Lawhead has written versions of Arthur and Robin Hood and others, but this is not in that vein and does not lend itself to the fantastic. It's just an adventure story that works.
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