In recent years, we have seen a dramatic growth in historical fiction set in the Middle Ages. A numbner of great authors have been writing mysteries, fantasies, romances and adventures set in a medieval backdrop. This section will provide readers with information, reviews and news about the latest books.
The Pillars of the Earth – the Amplified Edition – The Amplified Edition of Ken Follett’s international bestselling novel The Pillars of the Earth has been released by Penguin Books and Starz. It combines the novel with new content from the upcoming mini-series. This electronic edition is available for the iPad, iPhone and iPod in the United States. See also the section on the Pillars of the Earth minis-series.
The Red Queen, by Philippa 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.
Author Profile: Guy Gavriel Kay – author of ten books that depict fantasy settings developed from real places in the medieval world. Winner of the 2008 World Fantasy Award for Ysabel. His eleventh book, Under Heaven, will be coming out in April 2010.
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village, by Laura Amy Schlitz – winner of the 2008 Newbury Award, this children’s book takes you back to an English village in 1255, where life plays out in dramatic vignettes illuminating twenty-two unforgettable characters.
Interview with Jack Whyte – author of a dozen historical fiction novels, includingThe Camulod Chronicles (A Dream of Eagles) series and The Templar Trilogyseries.
The Burning Land, by Bernard Cornwell – In the last years of the ninth century, King Alfred of Wessex is in failing health, and his heir is an untested youth. The Danes, who have failed so many times to conquer Wessex, smell opportunity…
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