My review of SD Sykes follow up to “Plague Land”, her latest book, “The Butcher Bird”.
A review of the Lady Agnes Mystery by Parisienne author, Andrea Japp.
A look at author Emily Murdoch’s book, Conquests, from her series, ‘Conquered Hearts’
Female characters in modern children’s literature have been shown to be represented in a stereotypical manner, but gender in historical fiction for children has received little scholarly attention.
Margaret Frazer has written and published fifteen medieval mystery books thus far. These books are considered detective fiction.
Bottom line: I can’t recommend this novel strongly enough. You should buy it now.
No literature of the Middle Ages has so successfully captured the imagination of recent times as has the medieval romance.
As England crumbles, so does Thomas as he rails against the world which has snatched life and love away from him so savagely. The end of the 116 year struggle between old foes shall be the making and breaking of a boy yet to develop into a man….
My book review of Robin Hood tale, Arrow of Sherwood by Lauren Johnson.
Joanna Stafford, our intrepid ex-Dominican super sleuth is at it again. This time, she’s hurled straight into the midst of plotting and deception at Henry VIII’s court.
George R.R. Martin’s fantasy epic A Song of Ice and Fire brilliantly illustrates a number of basic principles of political economy.
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In twentieth- and twenty-first century Anglophone culture, the impact of Beowulfiana — what we call that amorphous mass of materials that have accumulated around the poem — has been widespread yet subtle.
The best way to describe Virgil Renzulli’s Caliburn: Merlin’s Tale is as a King Arthur origin story, set in an alternate universe.
Inside, what I came across was a solid tale based during the Third Crusade, in the aftermath of the dreadful battle at the Horns of Hattin.
Historical fiction was just beginning as literary genre in the 19th century, but soon authors found success in writing about stories set in the Middle Ages.
There is a strong relationship between history and fiction. The characters created by writers, either in historical novels and literary fiction, reflect that relationship. Many of the characteristics of fictional characters can also be ascribed to characters depicted in historical fiction and biographical writing.
Dr. Pick discusses how she wrote and published a historical novel and the connection between academic writing and writing for a broader audience.
Here are seven recently published novels that will take you back to the Middle Ages!
It’s that time of year again – the mad scramble for the perfect Christmas gift for the historian, nerd, avid reader on your list. Here are a few suggestions for you – new releases for December and January!
Philippa Gregory has critiqued gendered representations of Elizabeth Woodville and has stated that her 2009 novel The White Queen fictionalises Woodville’s history with the aim of challenging such depictions.
My interview with fiction author, SD Sykes about her fantastic medieval crime novel, Plague Land.
My review of the recent Historical Novel Society conference that took place in London, England.