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Best Medieval Fiction Books That You Need

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Medieval Fiction books.

1. Kingdom’s Dawn (Kingdom, Book 1) (2006)

Best Medieval Fiction Books That You NeedGood and evil clash. Leinad and Cedric are determined to not only survive, but claim hope and victory! In Kingdom’s Dawn, Leinad and Tess, along with all the king’s people, must escape slavery by the powerful Lord Fairos. Kingdom’s Hope finds them free and arriving in the Chessington Valley. But when they forget the king, will Kergon and the Kessons capture them for good? After many years, Kingdom’s Edge finds Cedric living a hopeless life until a stranger appears with powerful words of a new kingdom and a grand army. Finally, Kingdom’s Reign marches you through the danger of…
Author(s): Chuck Black

2. The Slow Regard of Silent Things (Kingkiller Chronicle) (2015)

Best Medieval Fiction Books That You Need“I just love the world of Patrick Rothfuss.” —Lin-Manuel Miranda • “He’s bloody good, this Rothfuss guy.” —George R. R. Martin • “Rothfuss has real talent.” —Terry Brooks   Deep below the University, there is a dark place. Few people know of it: a broken web of ancient passageways and abandoned rooms. A young woman lives there, tucked among the sprawling tunnels of the Underthing, snug in the heart of this forgotten place.   Her name is Auri, and she is full of mysteries….
Author(s): Patrick Rothfuss

3. The Name of the Wind (2008)

Best Medieval Fiction Books That You Need“I just love the world of Patrick Rothfuss.” —Lin-Manuel Miranda • “He’s bloody good, this Rothfuss guy.” —George R. R. Martin • “Rothfuss has real talent.” —Terry Brooks OVER 1 MILLION COPIES SOLD!  My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that…
Author(s): Patrick Rothfuss

4. The Wise Man’s Fear (Kingkiller Chronicle) (2013)

Best Medieval Fiction Books That You Need“I just love the world of Patrick Rothfuss.” —Lin-Manuel Miranda • “He’s bloody good, this Rothfuss guy.” —George R. R. Martin • “Rothfuss has real talent.” —Terry Brooks   “There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.”   My name is Kvothe. You may have heard of me.   So begins a tale told from his own point of view—a story unequaled in fantasy literature. Now in The Wise Man’s Fear, Day Two of The Kingkiller…
Author(s): Patrick Rothfuss

5. 3 Book Set of The Kingkiller Chronicle Series (The Name of the Wind, Wise Man’s Fear and The Slow Regard of Silent Things) (2015)

Best Medieval Fiction Books That You Need3 Book Set of The Kingkiller Chronicle Series (The Name of the Wind, Wise Man’s Fear and The Slow Regard of Silent Things)…
Author(s): Patrick Rothfuss

6. The Bookseller’s Tale (Oxford Medieval Mysteries) (Volume 1) (2016)

Best Medieval Fiction Books That You NeedOxford, Spring 1353. When young bookseller Nicholas Elyot discovers the body of student William Farringdon floating in the river Cherwell, it looks like a drowning. Soon, however, Nicholas finds evidence of murder. Who could have wanted to kill this promising student? As Nicholas and his scholar friend Jordain try to unravel what lies behind William’s death, they learn that he was innocently caught up in a criminal plot. When their investigations begin to involve town, university, and abbey, Nicholas takes a risky gamble – and puts his…
Author(s): Ann Swinfen

7. The Fifth Knight (2013)

Best Medieval Fiction Books That You NeedTo escape a lifetime of poverty, mercenary Sir Benedict Palmer agrees to one final, lucrative job: help King Henry II’s knights seize the traitor Archbishop Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. But what begins as a clandestine arrest ends in cold-blooded murder. And when Fitzurse, the knights’ ringleader, kidnaps Theodosia, a beautiful young nun who witnessed the crime, Palmer can sit silently by no longer. For not only is Theodosia’s virtue at stake, so too is the secret she unknowingly carries—a secret he knows Fitzurse will torture out of her. Now Palmer and…
Author(s): E.M. Powell

8. The Outlaw’s Tale (1995)

Best Medieval Fiction Books That You NeedLeaving the safety of her nunnery walls behind, Dame Frevisse is drawn into an unholy web of treachery and deceit. Waylaid on the King’s Highway by a band of outlaws, Frevisse is shocked to discover that their leader is her long-lost cousin Nicholas. When he pleads with her to help him obtain a pardon for his crimes, she finds herself trapped between the harsh edicts of the law and the mercy of her vows.But even as she struggles to restore his fortunes, Frevisse must fight to save his soul… and his life. Before the outlaw’s tale can be told, the saintly nun will find herself trapped in a manor…
Author(s): Margaret Frazer

9. Lord of Temptation (The Risande Family) (2006)

Best Medieval Fiction Books That You NeedNorman Lord Dante Risande never met a woman he couldn’t seduce – until a lovely slave named Gianelle refuses his bed and piques his interest. So when she’s accused of murder, he can’t sit idly by. As the King’s right hand, it’s his duty to investigate. But in order to save her, he must buy her….
Author(s): Paula Quinn

10. First lessons (A Medieval Tale) (2018)

Best Medieval Fiction Books That You NeedAliya 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 while trying to introduce everyday…
Author(s): Lina J. Potter, Elizabeth Adams

11. Warrior Princess (2009)

Best Medieval Fiction Books That You NeedYou 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 save her homeland. Suddenly forced to…
Author(s): Frewin Jones

12. The MacKinnon’s Bride (Highland Brides) ()

Best Medieval Fiction Books That You NeedFrom a New York Times Bestselling Author, The MacKinnon's Bride brings us love, honor, suspense, passion–all the good things we love in a Highlander Romance. When laird Iain MacKinnon's young son is captured by the English, the fierce Scottish chieftain retaliates in kind, capturing the daughter of his enemy to bargain for his boy's return. Fiercely loyal to kin, Iain never imagines a father can deny his child–or that he will become Page FitzSimon's savior. "Keep her, or kill her!" FitzSimon proclaims when Iain forces his hand….
Author(s): Tanya Anne Cros| Feb 7, 2019

13. Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing, Compact Edition (7th Edition) (2012)

Best Medieval Fiction Books That You NeedThe most popular Literature anthology continues to bring students the finest literature from fables to poetweets.  The Twelfth Edition of edited by X. J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia, includes from students’ favorite authors:  ZZ Packer’s “Brownies,” Ray Bradbury’s, “The Sound of Thunder,”  Anne Tyler’s, “Teenage Wasteland,” David Leavitt’s, “A Place I’ve Never Been” and Isabel Allende’s “The Judge’s Wife.” More than have been added including former Iraqi soldier Brian Turner’s “The Hurt…
Author(s): X. J. Kennedy, Dana Gioia

Best Medieval Fiction Books That You Need

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some medieval fiction books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Keys of Middle-earth: Discovering Medieval Literature Through the Fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien

Author(s): Stuart Lee, Elizabeth Solopova
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK, Year: 2015, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1702782

Medieval Letters: Between Fiction and Document

Author(s): Christian Høgel; Elisabetta Bartoli
Publisher: Brepols, Year: 2015, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2068820

Logical Fictions in Medieval Literature and Philosophy

Author(s): Virginie Greene
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2014, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1285777

Faith, Force and Fiction in Medieval Baptismal Debates

Author(s): Marcia L. Colish
Publisher: Catholic University of America Press, Year: 2014, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1520514

Medieval Underpants and Other Blunders: A Writer's (and Editor's) Guide to Keeping Historical Fiction Free of Common Anachronisms, Errors, and Myths

Author(s): Susanne Alleyn
Publisher: Spyderwort Press, Year: 2013, Size: 879 Kb, Download: mobi
ID: 1351194

Poet Heroines in Medieval French Narrative: Gender and Fictions of Literary Creation

Author(s): Brooke Heidenreich Findley
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US, Year: 2012, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1477861

Woman and Love in Medieval Courtly Literature: The Real and the Fictional

Author(s): Evren Birkan
Publisher: Doğus University, Year: 2011, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2305098

The Keys of Middle-Earth: Discovering Medieval Literature through the Fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien

Author(s): Stuart Lee, Elizabeth Solopova
Publisher: , Year: 2006, Size: 997 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 499091

The Keys of Middle-earth: Discovering Medieval Literature Through the Fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien

Author(s): Stuart D. Lee, Elizabeth Solopova
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK, Year: 2005, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1474102

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really hot items according to Washington Post, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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