Our list of some of the best Medieval Fantasy books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.
1. Banished (Street Rats of Aramoor) (2017)
…a lesson Ayrion learns the hard way.Raised in a society of mercenaries, competition can be deadly, and staying on top is a constant battle, one that has put not only his life in danger, but his family’s also.Beaten, imprisoned, and eventually banished, Ayrion faces his greatest challenge yet as he boards a cursed ship on his way to the capital city of Aramoor.But there’s more to this captain and crew than Ayrion knows, and once again he finds himself relying on every ounce of his training to stay alive.- I’ve read almost 1,000 books and this one is at the top – It’s like I have a mini-movie playing in my head – A…
A Man who would be LairdAngus MacAnalen fully expects to succeed his dead brother as Laird. But on the day of the Clan Council's vote, a new lass steals his breath and his heart, making him question the ambition that drives him. When he begins to suspect she has a hidden talent that could help his clan, he must overcome the painful disappointment of the past before it costs him the future he desires.A Lass in ExileBecause of her strange ability, Shona's village banished her to live with a distant uncle after her parents died. When she catches the eye of the prospective laird of her new home, she fears the…
3. The White Tower (The Aldoran Chronicles) (2016)
For a thousand years magic has been banished throughout the Five Kingdoms, and those wielding it brought to justice.However, magic can never truly be destroyed.For the Jun’ri, the White Tower is a bastion of hope against this great evil. Its sole purpose is to hunt down those with magic and see them brought to a swift end.But for those of the Ven’ae unfortunate enough to born with these gifts, the White Tower stands for something else. Something dark. Something deadly. And as magic begins to once again seep back into the land, those born with it are forced to make a decision:Will they run?Will…
“The only time I put it down was when I fell asleep reading!” ★★★★★ Long before the world of man, demons and demigods battled for dominance. After the demons were finally bound in the Well of Sacrifice, the system of good and evil became tentatively balanced. Now that balance is threatened. Marked at birth by thegods, Renn and Avaris set in motion an ancient prophecy that promises to shift the balance of power, so dark forces will rule unchecked. With armies and a host of magic users at his command, the Grand Warlock, Khan Devin, is determined to use theboys to fix his place as the unchallenged ruler of…
5. Warrior Princess (2009)
You can be a warrior, if you choose to be.Fifteen-year-old Branwen’s life is changed forever when enemy Saxon troops attack her homeland and her brother is killed. Branwen wants to jump into action and avenge her brother’s death, but instead she is sent to a neighboring stronghold where she’ll be safe from harm. Yet while she is surrounded by exquisite beauty and luxury in her new home—as a princess should be—she feels different from the other girls. Deep down, Branwen has the soul of a warrior.Then a mystical woman in white foretells a daunting prophecy: Branwen will be the one to…
Alfred, Lord Tennyson evokes past and present, seeking to reconcile the Victorian zeal for public progress with private despair. Full of eloquence, epic grandeur, and myth, his haunting, rhapsodic poems still cast their lyrical spell today….
The powerful city-state of Saraykeht is a bastion of peace and culture, a major center of commerce and trade. Its economy depends on the power of the captive spirit, Seedless, an andat bound to the poet-sorcerer Heshai for life. Enter the Galts, a juggernaut of an empire committed to laying waste to all lands with their ferocious army. Saraykeht, though, has always been too strong for the Galts to attack, but now they see an opportunity. If they can dispose of Heshai, Seedless’s bonded poet-sorcerer, Seedless will perish and the entire city will fall. With secret forces inside the city, the Galts prepare to enact their…
From the back of the book: This book by itself is not a complete game. You must have at least one other book in the LOST WORLDS(tm) series before you can start to play….
9. First lessons (A Medieval Tale) (2018)
Aliya is a medical school graduate gifted with both smarts and an athletic body. Her life seems perfect…until she finds herself in a fatal car accident. Instead of dying, however, she wakes up in a completely different body in the middle of a half-ruined castle during alternate medieval times. Confused and dismayed, Aliya realizes she was given a second chance in life — so she rolls up her sleeves and gets to work on restoring the castle and her new life.Aliya's situation is confusing and challenging. Reborn as Countess Lilian Earton, she has to adjust to an unfamiliar world…
Regrouping in Taglios, the surviving members of the Black Company are determined to free their fellow warriors held in stasis beneath the glittering plain. Journeying there under terrible conditions, they arrive just in time for a magical conflagration in which the bones of the world will be revealed, the history of the Company unveiled, and new world gained and lost…all at a terrible price. One of the greatest fantasy epics of our age continues in this ninth installment of Glen Cook’s Chronicles of the Black Company….
11. Hurricane (Street Rats of Aramoor) (2017)
Being labeled as the killer of your chieftain’s son . . . not so much.Banished from his home at thirteen, Ayrion makes his way to the capital city of Aramoor in hopes of starting a new life. With high aspirations of making a name for himself, he soon discovers how dangerous and unforgiving those streets can be.Can he learn to navigate Aramoor’s treacherous underbelly before it reaches up and swallows him whole? (Read in this order)The Beginning | BanishedBook 1 | Hurricane…
The medieval fantasy genre can often introduce you to historical fiction while taking you into the world of fascinating characters and landscapes that you wouldn’t find anywhere else. If wizards, battles, kings, and magic are the components you want in your next book, then here are ten of the best medieval fantasy books to read. 10. A Game of Fantasy novels set in a Medieval type world or in Medieval times. Score A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. Less a fantasy series and more a complex dedication to world-building. The Sword of Truth series is 14 books, all of which are designed to be stand-alone stories, totally independent from the others. Books shelved as medieval-fantasy: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin, The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Medieval fantasy. Historical fantasy is a category of fantasy and genre of historical fiction that incorporates fantastic elements (such as magic) into a more “realistic” narrative. There is much crossover with other sub-genres of fantasy; those classed as Arthurian, Celtic, or Dark Ages could just as easily be placed in historical fantasy.
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Otherworlds : fantasy and history in medieval literature
Author(s): Byrne, Aisling Nora
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2016, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
Medieval Fantasy as Performance: The Society for Creative Anachronism and the Current Middle Ages
Author(s): Michael A. Cramer
Publisher: Scarecrow Press, Year: 2009, Size: 92 Mb, Download: pdf
Empire of Magic: medieval romance and the politics of cultural fantasy
Author(s): Geraldine Heng
Publisher: , Year: 2003, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
Fantasy and Medieval Mosaics for the Scroll Saw: 33 Patterns for Castles, Dragons, Knights, Unicorns and More
Author(s): Frank Droege
Publisher: , Year: 0, Size: 18 Mb, Download: pdf
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