Historical fiction novels set within this time-frame in Europe are labelled medieval.
Medieval Europe offers the historical backdrop of the grandeur of medieval royalty contrasted with the stark struggle for survival of the common folk. Medieval historical fiction features, among others, conflicts between Christianity and the remnants of paganism, the open warfare of the Crusades, the medieval Celts, Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, the Wars of the Roses, the Vikings a ...more
by Gillian Bronte Adams (Goodreads Author)
- Robert Treskillard, award-winning author of the Merlin Spiral
In Out of Darkness Rising, darkness reigns unchallenged.
For the villagers on the accursed Island, life has only one meaning - death. Bound to the Island by the curse, the villagers suffer beneath the iron claw of the Serpent, daily breathing the poison of his breath and dying to appease his insatiable appetite.
When Marya’s parents are slain by the serpent for their belief in a legendary king, she becomes an outcast. Struggling to survive and avoid the vengeance of the Tribunal, Marya is torn between legend and the harsh reality of the Island. Yet when a forgotten promise springs to life, she cannot help wondering if the old stories might in fact be true. And if they are, will the promise prove stronger than the curse? [close]
by Catherine A. Wilson (Goodreads Author), Catherine T. Wilson (Goodreads Author)
This is the third book in the 'Lions and Lilies' series and 'The Gilded Crown' draws you back into the…more
This is the third book in the 'Lions and Lilies' series and 'The Gilded Crown' draws you back into the 14th century lives of Gillet and Cécile, Catherine and Simon as, between them all, they strive to right an injustice and uncover a document that could end the reign of one king and send another to war.
Simon and Catherine Marshall travel to Edinburgh, determined to see the safe return of The Lady of Scotland, but they inadvertently uncover a royal deception.
Floundering under the pressure of court life, Catherine is offered the guidance of Lady Agnes Dunbar, but what secret is the old lady hiding and why has she taken such an avid interest in the daily life of Lord and Lady Wexford? Trapped within the walls of Edinburgh Castle, Simon must choose where his loyalties lie, the consequence of which will decide the safety of his growing family.
Meanwhile, in France, Gillet de Bellegarde is instructed by the Duc de Berri to ingratiate the new English court in Bordeaux – his mission to seduce the Albrets back to the French throne, but when information comes to hand of a secret delivery to Prince Edward’s castle, Cécile is sent as an agent for the Vicomtesse de Gisors, to deliver a vital message to her husband. Her journey takes a turn for the worst when another deadly enemy raises its head – La Peste, otherwise known as the Black Plague.
Catherine Pembroke and Cécile d’Armagnac solved the mystery that separated them in childhood (The Lily and the Lion) only to be forced apart as they each faced challenges that would decide their future happiness (The Order of the Lily). Now, in 'The Gilded Crown' their future never seemed more uncertain. [close]
by Anita Valle (Goodreads Author)
By her eighteenth year, Maelyn rules over Runa and a family of nine sisters. But some call the princesses frauds and imposters, a handful of urchins raised into royalty. Even Uncle Jarrod, the High King of Grunwold, seems determined to prove that Maelyn no longer deserves to be a princess. With a family losing faith in her, and a kingdom growing dangerously hostile, even Maelyn begins to wonder if she is truly a real princess. And if her riches will turn to rags once again….
The Nine Princesses Novellas is a series that chronicles the adventures of an unconventional family of princesses, the struggles they face in a kingdom often hostile to their humble origins, and the day-to-day dramas of nine young women whose personalities often clash like swords. Fans of Gail Carson Levine and Shannon Hale would enjoy this young-adult series. [close]
― J.R.R. Tolkien, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo
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