Medieval Fiction 2015

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The Boleyn Reckoning: A Novel (The Boleyn Trilogy)
Laura Andersen

ANDERSEN

The Tudor royal family has barely survived a disastrous winter. Now English ships and soldiers prepare for the threat of invasion. But William Tudor, known as Henry IX, has his own personal battles to attend to. He still burns for Minuette, his longtime friend, but she has married William’s trusted advisor, Dominic, in secret. Princess Elizabeth, concerned over her brother’s erratic, vengeful behavior, imperils her own life by assembling a shadow court in an effort to protect England. With war on the horizon, Elizabeth must decide whether her duty lies with her brother or her country. Her choice could forever change the course of history.


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The Virgin's Daughter: A Tudor Legacy Novel
Laura Andersen

ANDERSEN

The Virgin’s Daughter is the first book in a captivating new saga about the next generation of Tudor royals, which poses the thrilling question: What if Elizabeth I, the celebrated Virgin Queen, gave birth to a legitimate heir?


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The Miracle Thief
Iris Anthony

ANTHONY

Sister Juliana has seen miracles happen as she tends Saint Catherine’s altar and guards her relic. Yet she doesn’t quite dare to believe that even Saint Catherine could help her atone for her wicked past. Anna desperately needs a miracle. In a time when a deformity is interpreted as evidence of a grievous sin, in a place where community is vital to existence, Anna has no family, no home and no master. Princess Gisele wants to believe in miracles. A miracle is the only thing that can save her from being given to a brutal, pagan chieftain in marriage. But in a quest for divine blessing, only the most ruthless of souls may win the prize.


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The Crown
Nancy Bilyeau

BILYEAU

Leaving her Dominican Order to stand by a cousin who has been condemned to death by Henry VIII, novice Joanna Stafford and her father are arrested and ordered by the Bishop of Winchester to recover a religious artifact believed to hold a sacred power.


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The Legend of Broken
Caleb Carr

CARR

An epic account about the kingdom of Broken follows the efforts of a solitary noble soldier to confront legendary medieval adversaries to save a fortress city from internal and external dangers.


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The 13th Disciple: A Spiritual Adventure
Deepak Chopra

CHOPRA

When a solid gold reliquary missing from a church in Belgium unexpectedly rematerializes in America a young newsman begins to investigate the story. The medieval container holds a sacred relic—a single finger bone—from an unidentified saint. Why would the relics of someone unknown to the Church be considered holy? This dangerous secret is known only to a small band of people.


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1356: A Novel
Bernard Cornwell

CORNWELL

Bringing to life the violence, action and heroism of the battlefield, this brilliant recreation of the Battle of the Poitiers in 1356 follows a severely outnumbered English army as they, through the ingenious planning of Edward the Black Prince, defeated the French and captured the Poiters and French King John II.


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Agincourt
Bernard Cornwell

CORNWELL

A fugitive English forester and mercenary defender saves young novitiate Melisande and, defending himself from a vengeance-seeking rapist priest and Melisande’s father, finds himself slogging his way to Agincourt as an archer in King Henry V’s army.


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Sisters of Heart and Snow
Margaret Dilloway

DILLOWAY

A poignant story of estranged sisters, forced together by family tragedy, who soon learn that sisterhood knows no limits. This is the tale of real-life female samurai Tomoe Gozen, an epic saga of love, loss, and conflict during twelfth-century Japan-reveals truths about Drew and Rachel’s relationship that resonate across the centuries, connecting them in ways that turn their differences into assets


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Outlaw
Angus Donald

DONALD

Alan Dale, a young thief running from the law, joins tough and sometimes brutal Robin Hood in his band of not-always-loyal men as they steal from the Church, protect the poor and battle the forces of the Norman rulers. A first novel.


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John the Pupil: A Novel
David Flusfeder

FLUSFEDER

Recounts the journey taken from Oxford to Viterbo in 1267 by John and his two companions. Modeling themselves after Saint Francis, the trio treks by foot through Europe, preaching the gospel and begging for sustenance.


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The Red Queen
Philippa Gregory

GREGORY

Determined to see her son Henry on the throne of England, pious Margaret Beaufort arranges politically advantageous marriages, sends her son out of the country for his safety, and lays secret plans for a battle between the houses of York and Lancaster.


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A Burnable Book: A Novel
Bruce Holsinger

HOLSINGER

In 1385 London, poet John Gower is asked by Geoffrey Chaucer to find an ancient manuscript that prophesies the end of England’s kings, which draws him into a conspiracy that reaches from the king’s court to London’s slums and potentially implicates his own son.


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The Sharp Hook of Love
Sherry Jones

JONES

The passionate, star-crossed love story of famed lovers Heloise and Abelard—the original Romeo and Juliet—is told by Heloise, using actual letters the couple wrote to each other in 12th century Paris during their forbidden affair.


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The Whale Road
Robert Low

LOW

In tenth-century Europe, Orm Rurikson and a band of oath-sworn Viking raiders journey from the fjords of Norway to the steppes of Russia as they search for the long-lost treasure hoard of Attila the Hun.


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Lionheart
Sharon Kay Penman

PENMAN

Richard, the second surviving son of Henry Plantagenet and Eleanor of Aquitaine, inherits the throne from his brother, before embarking on the Third Crusade, a conflict that is complicated by the schemes of his usurping brother, John.


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Watermark
Vanitha Sankaran

SANKARAN

Born with albinism and mutilated after birth so she could not speak the devil’s lies, Auda learns her father’s craft of papermaking and becomes a scribe for local nobility, only to find herself under scrutiny when the papal Inquisition arrives in her medieval city.


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Brigid of Kildare
Heather Terrell

TERRELL

An unconventional Saint Brigid of the fifth-century, finding herself being spied upon by a priest sent from Rome, instructs him to create a special manuscript, and, centuries later, a modern-day appraiser discovers the manuscript and suspects it has a secret history.


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Brethren
Robyn Young

YOUNG

After joining the Order of the Knights Templar, young Will Campbell is assigned to recover a heretical text stolen from the group’s vaults, unaware that the book, a Grail romance, hides clues to a covert plot by the Anima Templi, the Soul of the Temple, a secret group within the order.


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The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest (A Medieval Fairy Tale)
Melanie Dickerson

INSPIR DICKERSON

A beautiful maiden who poaches to feed the poor. A handsome forester on a mission to catch her. Danger and love are about to unite in Thornbeck Forest.


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Book of Fires: A novel of Medieval London featuring Brother Athelstan (A Brother Athelstan Medieval Mystery)
Paul Doherty

MYS DOHERTY

February, 1381. Brother Athelstan has been ordered to track down a ruthless killer known as the Fire Bringer. He appears to be targeting all involved in the recent trial and conviction of the beautiful Lady Isolda Beaumont, burned at the stake for the murder of her husband. But was she really guilty – and what does the Fire Bringer really want?


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The Mysterium
P. C. Doherty

MYS DOHERTY

Investigating the February 1304 murder of the king’s disgraced Chief Justice, Sir Hugh Corbett sifts through clues to determine if the culprit is a vengeance-seeking adversary of the victim or a copycat killer.


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The Siege Winter: A Novel
Ariana Franklin,Samantha Norman

MYS FRANKLIN

A traumatized apprentice archer, disguised as a boy, and the young chatelaine of a strategically important fortress risk their lives to support the Empress Matilda’s campaign for the throne of mid-12th-century England.


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Plague Land: A Novel
S. D. Sykes

MYS SYKES

A dark maze of political intrigue, family secrets, and violent strife greets Oswald de Lacy, who was never meant to be the Lord of Somerhill Manor. Dispatched to a monastery at the age of seven and sent back at seventeen when his father and two older brothers are killed by the plague, Oswald has no experience of running an estate. He is confronted with the dreadful death of a young woman and sets out to find the killer.


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Highland Guard (The Murrays)
Hannah Howell

ROM HOWELL

Lady Annys MacQueen has no other choice. The deception that enabled her to keep her lands safe is on the verge of being revealed by a cruel kinsman. To shield her young son from the sword and her people from devastation, she must turn to the one man she could never forget…


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The Wicked and the Just
J. Anderson Coats

HIST TEEN COATS

In medieval Wales, follows Cecily whose family is lured by cheap land and the duty of all Englishman to help keep down the “vicious” Welshmen, and Gwenhwyfar, a Welsh girl who must wait hand and foot on her new English mistress.


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Grave Mercy
Robin LaFevers

HIST TEEN LAFEVERS

In the fifteenth-century kingdom of Brittany, seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where she learns that the god of Death has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny.


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Gilt
Katherine Longshore

HIST TEEN LONGSHORE

In 1539, Kitty Tylney and her best friend Cat Howard—the audacious, self-proclaimed “Queen of Misrule”—both servants to the Duchess of Norfolk, move to the court of King Henry VIII, who fancies Cat, and when Cat becomes queen, Kitty must learn to navigate the complexities and dangers of the royal court.


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Hush: An Irish Princess' Tale
Donna Jo Napoli

HIST TEEN NAPOLI

Fifteen-year-old Melkorka, an Irish princess, is kidnapped by Russian slave traders and not only learns how to survive but to challenge some of the brutality of her captors, who are fascinated by her apparent muteness and the possibility that she is enchanted.


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