Fantasy - Historical

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The Fire Rose (Elemental Masters)

Mercedes Lackey

Beauty and the Beast in a contemporary urban fantasy setting. Beauty Meets Beast in San FranciscoAccepting employment as a governess after hard times hit her family, medieval scholar Rosalind Hawkins is surprised when she learns that...

Published: Nov 1996

Air and Darkness: A novel (The Books ...

David Drake

This intriguing and fantastic adventure is both an independent novel and the gripping conclusion of the Books of the Elements, a four-volume set of fantasies set in Carce, an analog of ancient Rome. Here the stakes are raised from th...

Published: Oct 2016

Lady of Avalon (Avalon, Book 3)

Marion Zimmer Bradley

New York Times bestselling author Marion Zimmer Bradley brings the mesmerizing world of myth, romance and history to life in the spellbinding novel of epic grandeur! Before the legend of King Arthur and Camelot, there was Avalon, a b...

Published: Jun 1998

The Lord of Illusion

Kathryne Kennedy

Acclaimed for her world-building, Kathryne Kennedy's third book in her haunting new historical paranormal romance series features transcendent writing. Rebel Drystan Hawkes dreams of freeing England and discovers the key to opening th...

Published: Feb 2012

Death Doesn't Bargain: A Deadman's Cr...

Sherrilyn Kenyon

Death Doesn't Bargain is the second historical fantasy title in New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon's Deadman's Cross series. Where Deadmen tell their tales, and every soul is damned or redeemed by the final choices the...

Published: Mar 2019

Winter Rose

Patricia A. McKillip

Roaming wild and barefoot in the woods that border Lynn Hall, Rois Melior meets Corbet Lynn, who has returned to rebuild the estate of his murdered grandfather, and Rois becomes obsessed with Corbet's secret past and the curse that ha...

Published: Jun 2002


Kevin J. Anderson

DRAGON AWARD WINNER FOR BEST ALTERNATE HISTORY NOVEL!Arcane America A new world. New magic. New history. After Halley's Comet was destroyed in a magical battle in 1759, the backlash separated the entire New World from the Old in an e...

Published: Jul 2019

Gwenhwyfar: The White SpiritA Novel o...

Mercedes Lackey

The bestselling author of the Valdemar novels pens a classic tale about King Arthur's legendary queen. Gwenhwyfar moves in a world where gods walk among their pagan worshipers, where nebulous visions warn of future perils, and where ...

Published: Oct 2010

A Darker Shade of Magic: A Novel

V. E. Schwab

STEP INTO A UNIVERSE OF DARING ADVENTURE, THRILLING POWER, AND MULTIPLE LONDONS.Kell is one of the last Travelers-magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel universes, connected by one magical city.There's Grey ...

Published: Jan 2016

The Winter Witch

Paula Brackston

New York Times bestselling author Paula Brackston transports readers to the windswept mountains of Wales in The Winter Witch--a spellbinding tale of love and magic. "There's a whiff of Harry Potter in the witchy conflict…. L...

Published: Dec 2013

Guardian of the Balance (Merlin's Des...

Irene Radford

As Arylwren, the child of Merlin and Morrigan, comes of age in the care of her father, she is privy to the machinations of politics and magic that will eventually lead to the reign of King Arthur. This is the first book in the Merlin'...

Published: Mar 2000

Breath of Earth

Beth Cato

After the earth's power under her city is suddenly left unprotected, a young geomancer must rely on her unique magic to survive in this fresh fantasy standalone from the author of the acclaimed The Clockwork Dagger.In an alternate 190...

Published: Aug 2016

The Vampire Voss

Colleen Gleason

Regency London - a dizzying whirl of balls and young ladies pursued by charming men. But the Woodmore sisters are hunted by a more sinister breed: Lucifer's own. Voss, also known as Viscount Dewhurst, relishes the sensual pleasures im...

Published: Apr 2011

A Lady and Her Magic

Tammy Falkner

Sophia Thorn walks between the two worlds of the Fae and Regency high society, constantly struggling to complete her magical missions without breaking an impossible set of rules handed down from the Fae people. She must work and inter...

Published: Sep 2012

The Bartered Brides (Elemental Master...

Mercedes Lackey

The thirteenth novel in the magical alternate history Elemental Masters series continues the reimagined adventures of Sherlock Holmes in a richly-detailed alternate Victorian England.The threat of Moriarty is gone—but so is Sherlock...

Published: Sep 2019

The Bookman

Lavie Tidhar

A masked terrorist has brought London to its knees -- there are bombs inside books, and nobody knows which ones. On the day of the launch of the first expedition to Mars, by giant cannon, he outdoes himself with an audacious attack. ...

Published: Oct 2010

Tower of Thorns (Blackthorn & Grim)

Juliet Marillier

The "lavishly detailed"* series from the award-winning author of Dreamer's Pool continues as a mysterious creature holds ancient Ireland in thrall...  Disillusioned healer Blackthorn and her companion, Grim, have settled in...

Published: Oct 2016

The Cold Eye (The Devil's West)

Laura Anne Gilman

In the anticipated sequel to Silver on the Road, which Kirkus Reviews calls a "slam-bang Weird Western," Isobel is riding circuit through the Territory as the Devil's Left Hand. But when she responds to a natural disaster, s...

Published: Jan 2018

Endsinger: The Lotus War Book Three

Jay Kristoff

With Stormdancer, Jay Kristoff came roaring onto the fantasy scene―he has been praised as "the master of unique and intense plots and huge twists" (, while critics raved about the novel, calling it "[A] f...

Published: Sep 2015

Kinslayer: The Lotus War Book Two

Jay Kristoff

Kinslayer is Book Two in Jay Kristoff's critically acclaimed Lotus War series that began with Stormdancer, featuring an unforgettable heroine and a stunningly original Japanese dystopian steampunk world  A SHATTERED EMPIRE The mad ...

Published: Sep 2014

A Second Chance: The Chronicles of St...

Jodi Taylor

The third book in the bestselling British madcap time-travelling series, served with a dash of wit that seems to be everyone’s cup of tea.Behind the seemingly innocuous facade of St. Mary’s Institute of Historical Research, a diff...

Published: Sep 2016

Arrows of the Queen ( The Heralds of ...

Mercedes Lackey

For almost 20 years, Mercedes Lackey has been one of the leading lights in the fantasy genre. With Arrows of the Queen, she introduced readers to Valdemar, a world full of fascinating creatures and compelling characters. This first st...

Published: Mar 1987

His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire, Book...

Naomi Novik

Patrick O'Brian meets Anne McCaffrey in this rollicking debut fantasy, the first of a series set in an alternate world where the Napoleonic wars are fought with dragons. After Captain Will Laurence captures a French ship bearing a dra...

Published: Mar 2006

The Mists of Avalon

Marion Zimmer Bradley

A Literary Guild Featured AlternateHere is the magical legend of King Arthur, vividly retold through the eyes and lives of the women who wielded power from behind the throne. A spellbinding novel, an extraordinary literary achievement...

Published: May 1987

The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's ...

William Goldman

The Princess Bride is a true fantasy classic. William Goldman describes it as a 'good parts version' of 'S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure.' Morgenstern's original was filled with details of Florinese his...

Published: Jul 2003

Silver on the Road (The Devil's West)...

Laura Anne Gilman

Hailed by RT Book Reviews as "fresh and original…stark and lovely," a heroic fantasy by an award-winning author about a young woman who is trained in the art of the sinister hand of magic. A Locus Magazine Bestseller.Isobe...

Published: Oct 2016

Stealing Fire

Jo Graham

Alexander the Great's soldier, Lydias of Miletus, has survived the final campaigns of the king's life. He now has to deal with the chaos surrounding his death. Lydias throws his lot in with Ptolemy, one of Alexander's generals who ha...

Published: May 2010

American Empire: The Victorious Oppos...

Harry Turtledove

In the momentous conclusion of the alternate history American Empire trilogy, the Confederacy, under president Jake Featherston, leader of the fascist Freedom Party, ignites old hatreds and suffering in the midst of the Great Depressi...

Published: Apr 2004

Throne of Jade (Temeraire, Book 2)

Naomi Novik

This is the second installment of a series set in an alternate universe where intelligent dragons are employed by the military to fight the Napoleonic War. In the previous volume, HIS MAJESTY'S DRAGON, Captain Will Laurence of the Bri...

Published: Apr 2006

Grass for His Pillow (Tales of the Ot...

Lian Hearn

In this sequel to ACROSS THE NIGHTINGALE FLOOR, Takeo repudiates the crown he is heir to and, instead, studies with the Tribe, a clan of assassins--though he hates the idea of killing. The princess Kaede, who loves him, has troubles o...

Published: Jun 2004
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