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    The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain

This is the story of two young boys, one a prince and the other a pauper, who look identical. They meet and on a whim trade places. Unfortunately each ends up trapped in the other's world.

Year: 1881
Genre: HistoricalMiddle Ages

    The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

The year is 1327. Benedictines in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. When his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths, Brother William turns detective.

Year: 1983
Genre: Historical DetectiveMiddle Ages

    The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

In 12th-century England, the building of a mighty Gothic cathedral signals the dawn of a new age. This majestic creation will bond clergy and kings, knights and peasants together in a story of toil, faith, ambition and rivalry. A sweeping tale of the turbulent middle ages, "The Pillars of the Earth" is a masterpiece from one of the world's most popular authors.

Year: 1989
Genre: HistoricalMiddle Ages

    Timeline by Michael Crichton

Halfway around the world, archaeologists make a shocking discovery at a medieval site. Suddenly they are swept off to the headquarters of a secretive multinational corporation that has developed an astounding technology. Now this group is about to get a chance not to study the past but to enter it. And with history opened up to the present, the dead awakened to the living, these men and women will soon find themselves fighting for their very survival--six hundred years ago.

Year: 1999
Genre: Action & Adventure SFMiddle AgesTime Travel

    World Without End by Ken Follett

Two centuries after the townspeople finished building the exquisite Gothic cathedral that was at the heart of The Pillars of the Earth. The cathedral and the priory are again at the center of a web of love and hate, greed and pride, ambition and revenge, but this sequel stands on its own. This time the men and women of an extraordinary cast of characters find themselves at a crossroads of new ideas--about medicine, commerce, architecture, and justice.

Year: 2007
Genre: HistoricalMiddle Ages

    A Column of Fire by Ken Follett

In 1558, the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, royalty and commoners clash, testing friendship, loyalty, and love. Set during one of the most turbulent and revolutionary times in history, A Column of Fire is one of Follett's most exciting and ambitious works yet. It will delight longtime fans of the Kingsbridge series and is the perfect introduction for readers new to Ken Fo

Year: 2017
Genre: HistoricalMiddle Ages

    The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett

It is 997 CE, the end of the Dark Ages. England is facing attacks from the Welsh in the west and the Vikings in the east. Those in power bend justice according to their will, regardless of ordinary people and often in conflict with the king. Without a clear rule of law, chaos reigns. Thirty years ago, Ken Follett published his most popular novel, The Pillars of the Earth. Now, Follett's masterful new prequel The Evening and the Morning takes us on an epic journey into a historical past rich with ambition an

Year: 2020
Genre: Middle Ages

    Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr

The heroes of Cloud Cuckoo Land are trying to figure out the world around them: Anna and Omeir, on opposite sides of the formidable city walls during the 1453 siege of Constantinople; teenage idealist Seymour in an attack on a public library in present day Idaho; and Konstance, on an interstellar ship bound for an exoplanet, decades from now.

Year: 2021
Genre: Middle AgesNear FutureWhats New

 

 

Titles

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1881The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain Historical, Middle Ages
1983The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco Historical Detective, Middle Ages
1989The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett Historical, Middle Ages, Kingsbridge
1999Timeline by Michael Crichton Action & Adventure SF, Time Travel, Middle Ages
2007World Without End by Ken Follett Historical, Middle Ages, Kingsbridge
2017A Column of Fire by Ken Follett Historical, Middle Ages, Kingsbridge
2020The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett Middle Ages, Kingsbridge
2021Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr Near Future, Middle Ages, Whats New

 

 

 


 

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