Books about Medieval Times

  1. Sword of Destiny

    by Andrzej Sapkowski
    Epic fantasy adventure of a witcher on a quest to protect the world from dark forces.

    The anthology consists of several stories, loosely linked in a chronology. The short stories in this collection take place before the events of the novels and introduce characters that become major ... (Wikipedia)

  2. Crusade in Jeans

    by Thea Beckman
    A teenage boy's quest to fight for justice in 15th-century Europe.

    Rudolf "Dolf" Wega is a fifteen-year-old who volunteers for an experiment with a time machine . The experiment goes well, but accidentally Dolf is stranded in the 13th century. He saves the life of ... (Wikipedia)

  3. Riverside Chaucer Third Edition Plus Text Letter

    by Geoffrey Chaucer

    The most authentic edition of Chaucer's Complete Works available. - The fruit of years of scholarship by an international team of experts - A new foreword by Christopher Cannon introduces students to ... (Goodreads)

  4. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

    by Unknown
    A classic Arthurian fantasy tale of loyalty, honor, and courage.

    Written by an anonymous 14th-century poet, this epic poem is recognized as an equal of Chaucer's masterworks and of the great Old English poems, including "Beowulf." This edition includes a Preface ... (Goodreads)

  5. Chalice

    by Robin McKinley
    A young woman becomes the new Chalice, responsible for maintaining the land's balance and healing the damaged Master.

    Chalice is welcoming a new Master. The Chalice must be the first to greet the new Master. The reason for a new Master is that the old one, and the former Chalice, died in a fire, which was caused by ... (Wikipedia)

  6. The Pillars of the Earth

    by Ken Follett
    Epic tale of power, ambition, and survival set against the backdrop of 12th century England.

    The sinking of the, White Ship, leaves King Henry I of England without a clear heir, and The Anarchy begins upon his death. Henry's nephew Stephen of Blois and Henry's daughter Maud fight for the ... (Wikipedia)

  7. Master of Desire

    by Kinley MacGregor
    A medieval romance between a warrior and a woman who seeks revenge against his family. Passion, danger, and secrets abound.

    With the success of Kinley MacGregor's latest, New York Ti,mes Expanded and, USA Today, bestseller, A Dark Champion, we are in the perfect position to republish her backlist gem, Master of Desire,. A ... (Barnes & Noble)

  8. The Mists of Avalon

    by Marion Zimmer Bradley
    An immersive retelling of the Arthurian legend from a female perspective.

    The Mists of Avalon is a generations-spanning retelling of the Arthurian legend that brings it back to its Brythonic Celtic roots (see Matter of Britain ). The plot tells the story of the women who ... (Wikipedia)

  9. Seraphina

    by Rachel Hartman
    A young girl embarks on a quest to uncover secrets of her past, while protecting her kingdom from magical forces.

    Librarian Note: Alternate cover edition for ISBN, 9780375866562,. In her New York Times bestselling and Morris Award-winning debut, Rachel Hartman introduces mathematical dragons in an ... (Goodreads)

  10. The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights

    by James Knowles
    Legends of King Arthur, the Knights of the Round Table, and their adventures in pursuit of honor and justice.

    What starts as a rags to riches story transforms into an adventure as this collection of legends explores the triumphs and failures of a young king and his accomplices., When Arthur, a young boy ... (Barnes & Noble)

  11. Here Be Dragons

    by Sharon Kay Penman
    Epic story of love, war and betrayal set against the backdrop of 13th century England.

    Here Be Dragons is the first of Penman's trilogy about the medieval princes of Gwynedd and the monarchs of England. , England's King John uses his out-of-wedlock daughter Joanna as a negotiating tool ... (Wikipedia)

  12. The Hedge Knight

    by Ben Avery
    A young knight embarks on a quest to prove himself worthy of the chivalric code of honor.

    Contains an all new exclusive short story by George R. R. Martin! An adaptation of Martin's hit novel, bringing the world of A Song of Ice and Fire to life in comic book form. Night falls over the ... (Goodreads)

  13. The Knight at Dawn

    by Mary Pope Osborne
    An adventure to a magical past, where two children outsmart a mean nobleman.

    Peacocks for dinner and boys in skirts?, That's what Jack and Annie find when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the Middle Ages for another wild adventure. In the Great Gall of the castle, a ... (Goodreads)

  14. The Lion's Lady

    by Julie Garwood
    A Scottish laird kidnaps an Englishwoman to force her into marriage, but they fall in love on their journey back to his castle.

    A daring lady meets a dashing lord with the soul of a pirate in this classic Regency romance novel from bestselling author Julie Garwood. Christina Bennett had taken London society by storm. The ... (Barnes & Noble)

  15. The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones

    by George R.R. Martin
    A comprehensive exploration of the world and characters of the popular fantasy novel and television series.

    If the past is prologue, then George R. R. Martin’s masterwork—the most inventive and entertaining fantasy saga of our time—warrants one hell of an introduction. At long last, it has arrived with The ... (Goodreads)

  16. Fool

    by Christopher Moore
    A bawdy and whimsical take on the classic tale of King Lear and the madness that ensues.

    Pocket is the royal fool at the court of King Lear of Britain. To prevent Lear from marrying off his daughter Cordelia, a girl Pocket is especially fond of, he schemes with Edmund of Gloucester. ... (Wikipedia)

  17. The Legend of Luke

    by Brian Jacques
    A young mouse discovers the story of his ancestor, Luke the Warrior, and embarks on a quest to find his lost sword and shield.

    The book begins during the construction of Redwall Abbey, when a roving female hedgehog named Trimp visits the abbey and sings a song to help the workers lifting a beam. Martin the Warrior recognises ... (Wikipedia)

  18. Knight of Darkness

    by Kinley MacGregor
    A tormented knight seeks redemption and love in medieval Scotland, while battling his inner demons and enemies.

    For countless centuries, I've been the assassin for the infamous Merlin, even though the woman who birthed me sits at the right hand of our enemy, Morgen le Fey. Now both my mother and Morgen have ... (Goodreads)

  19. Arrows of the Queen

    by Mercedes Lackey
    A young woman embarks on a journey of self-discovery and leadership, as she discovers her magical powers and a responsibility to save her kingdom.

    Having completed her year and a half interning in the field, Talia returns to Haven as Queen's Own Herald in right. In her absence, the Council of Valdemar has been considering an offer of an ... (Wikipedia)

  20. The Tournament at Gorlan

    by John Flanagan
    A young Ranger named Halt and his friends compete in a tournament to become knights. But something sinister is afoot.

    When Halt and Crowley discover that the ambitious Morgarath has been infiltrating the Rangers in order to corrupt the Corps, the young Rangers travel north to find Prince Duncan, seeking a royal ... (Goodreads)

  21. Merlin

    by Stephen R. Lawhead
    A retelling of the Arthurian legend from the perspective of Merlin, the enigmatic wizard.

    An enchanting tale of love and loss, glory and grandeur, set in the twilight of Rome's power . . . where the Celtic chieftains of Britain battle to save their land from an onrushing darkness . . . In ... (Goodreads)

  22. A Game of Thrones, Book 1, Part 1

    by George R.R. Martin
    The tale of a powerful family's rise to power and the struggles they face along the way.

    Eddard Stark, der Herr von Winterfell, wird an den Hof seines Königs gerufen, um diesem als Berater und Vertrauter zur Seite zu stehen. Doch Intriganten, Meuchler und skrupellose Adlige scharen sich ... (Goodreads)

  23. Secret Fire

    by Johanna Lindsey
    A fiery romance between a spirited young woman and a handsome, brooding man in medieval England.

    He's caught only a glimpse of her from the window of his carriage, but the young Russian prince knew he had to have her. Within minutes, Lady Katherine St. John was dragged from the London street ... (Goodreads)

  24. 1356

    by Bernard Cornwell
    A tale of honor and courage, as a peasant's army fights to liberate France from English rule.

    Thomas of Hookton prefers to be known as le bâtard, the leader of the Hellequin, his band of mercenaries fighting in France. He and Genevieve have a son Hugh, already in training to use a yew bow. ... (Wikipedia)

  25. Outcast of Redwall

    by Brian Jacques
    A young mouse is banished from his home and must find a new place to belong, facing danger and making new friends along the way.

    In the howling, snowy north, a young kestrel named Skarlath is lost in a snowstorm after leaving the nest, and is captured by the cruel ferret Swartt Sixclaw and his group of vermin. They also have ... (Wikipedia)

  26. A Knight in Shining Armor

    by Jude Deveraux
    A modern woman finds her true love in the form of a 16th-century knight.

    an alternate cover editions can be found, here, and, here, New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux will capture your heart with signature classic novel, a time-travel romance featuring a ... (Goodreads)

  27. To Tame a Highland Warrior

    by Karen Marie Moning
    A fierce Highland warrior is captured by a headstrong woman who seeks revenge against his clan. Passion and danger ensue.

    A Woman's Tender Touch He was born to a clan of warriors of supernatural strength, but Gavrael McIllioch abandoned his name and his Highland castle, determined to escape the dark fate of his ... (Goodreads)

  28. The Sorcerer of the North

    by John Flanagan
    Will, a young ranger, is sent to investigate strange happenings in the north and uncovers a plot to overthrow the kingdom.

    The book starts off with Will (a Ranger) rescuing a dog that he finds wounded on the side of the road, injured by a spear. Will then goes on to Castle Seacliff, the castle he has been assigned to and ... (Wikipedia)

  29. The Kings of Clonmel

    by John Flanagan
    A story of courage and leadership, as a young man must battle to save his people from a tyrannical ruler.

    While at the annual Rangers' Gathering, series protagonist Will is informed by Ranger Commandant Crowley that Ranger Halt will not be able to attend the Gathering as he is investigating things in ... (Wikipedia)

  30. Baudolino

    by Umberto Eco
    A medieval tale of adventure, deception and the search for truth.

    In the year of 1204, Baudolino of Alessandria enters Constantinople , unaware of the Fourth Crusade that has thrown the city into chaos. In the confusion, he meets Niketas Choniates and saves his ... (Wikipedia)

  31. The Story of King Arthur and His Knights

    by Howard Pyle
    The classic tale of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table, their quests, battles, and chivalry.

    The first section in Pyle's The Story of King Arthur and His Knights , "The Book of King Arthur", contains three separate stories: "The Winning of Kinghood", "The Winning of a Sword", and "The ... (Wikipedia)

  32. The Greatest Knight

    by Elizabeth Chadwick
    The story of William Marshal, a knight who rose from obscurity to become one of the most powerful men in medieval England.

    A medieval historical novel about William Marshal, probably the greatest knight of the Middle Ages. This is the story of how he rose through the dangerous world of Angevin politics to become one of ... (Goodreads)

  33. The Merchant's Daughter

    by Melanie Dickerson
    A retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" set in medieval times, where a merchant's daughter falls in love with a scarred lord.

    An unthinkable danger. An unexpected choice. Annabel, once the daughter of a wealthy merchant, is trapped in indentured servitude to Lord Ranulf, a recluse who is rumored to be both terrifying and ... (Goodreads)

  34. Sword Song

    by Bernard Cornwell
    Epic saga of a Saxon warrior's struggle for survival against the invading Vikings.

    Alfred, King of Wessex, has Uhtred of Bebbanburg build one of the fortified towns that make up Alfred's system of defence. After ambushing a band of raiders, Uhtred learns that two powerful Norse ... (Wikipedia)

  35. Lords of the North

    by Bernard Cornwell
    A thrilling historical fiction of warriors, love and battles in 9th century England.

    878 – 881: Uhtred of Bebbanburg makes his way back to his native Northumbria seeking revenge against his uncle Ælfric and childhood enemies Sven the One-Eyed and Kjartan the Cruel. He travels by ship ... (Wikipedia)

  36. Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life

    by Alison Weir
    Biography of a medieval queen and her legacy, exploring her remarkable life and impact.

    In this beautifully written biography, Alison Weir paints a vibrant portrait of a truly exceptional woman and provides new insights into her intimate world. Renowned in her time for being the most ... (Goodreads)

  37. The Hedge Knight II: Sworn Sword

    by Ben Avery
    A knight and his squire are caught in the middle of a feud between two noble families. Honor, loyalty, and justice are put to the test.

    Follow the sequel to George R.R. Martin's 'The Hedge Knight' as Ser Duncan the Tall and his squire Egg make their way into the countryside and find themselves in the midst of a new adventure. ... (Goodreads)

  38. The Mystery Knight

    by George R.R. Martin
    A knight embarks on a quest for justice, with help from a mysterious stranger.

    The Mystery Knight is a novella published in 2010 as part of the Warriors anthology, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois. It is the third in the series of "Dunk and Egg" stories. ... (Goodreads)

  39. Serpent Mage

    by Margaret Weis
    A young mage must navigate a dangerous world of magic and politics to uncover the truth about her past and save her people.

    In the fourth volume of this epic fantasy, Haplo must outwit lethal and magical serpents in the last of the Four Realms. ... (Goodreads)

  40. Christmas in Camelot

    by Mary Pope Osborne
    Jack and Annie travel to Camelot to help King Arthur and Queen Guinevere find the true meaning of Christmas.

    Merlin's Missions are more detailed than regular Magic Tree House, fast-paced, detailed, easy to read. Jack and Annie quest to save Camelot. Beleaguered King Arthur learns that children and ... (Goodreads)

  41. Star of the Morning

    by Lynn Kurland
    A medieval romance novel about a time-traveling woman who falls in love with a knight in shining armor.

    From the USA Today bestselling author comes the first in a magical romantic fantasy trilogy. Darkness covers the north, since the black mage has begun his assault on the kingdom of Neroche. Legend ... (Goodreads)

  42. The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights

    by John Steinbeck
    Retelling of the Arthurian legends, focusing on the chivalry and heroism of King Arthur and his knights.

    Steinbeck's first posthumously published work, The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights is a reinterpretation of tales from Malory's Morte d'Arthur. In this highly successful attempt to render ... (Goodreads)

  43. The Dragonbone Chair

    by Tad Williams
    Epic fantasy adventure to save the kingdom from an ancient evil.

    Simon , a fourteen-year-old kitchen boy and servant in the great castle Hayholt, muddles his way through the daily routines of castle drudgery in the last days of the long reign of King John ... (Wikipedia)

  44. Ransom

    by Julie Garwood
    A knight must save a kidnapped princess from a powerful enemy, and protect his newfound love.

    In England, during the reign of King Richard I , Gillian, as a young child, is woken up in the middle of the night by her father. Alford the Red, and his soldiers have breached their home, ... (Wikipedia)

  45. Dragon Spear

    by Jessica Day George
    A young girl must use her wits and bravery to save her kingdom from a powerful dragon.

    The third and final installment in, New York Times, bestselling author Jessica Day George's dragon fantasy series races to a dramatic finale. As far as Creel is concerned, all is finally right with ... (Barnes & Noble)

  46. The Squire's Tale

    by Gerald Morris
    A humorous retelling of the classic Arthurian legend, featuring a squire who becomes a knight and goes on a quest for love.

    Life for the young orphan Terence has been peaceful, living with Trevisant, the old Hermit in a quiet, isolated wood. That is, until the day a strange green sprite leads him to Gawain, King Arthur's ... (Goodreads)

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