Sunday, April 26, 2015

Favorite Historical Novels

With our historical novel coming out real soon (hopefully this week!), this genre has been on my mind of late. Here are some of my favorites, in no particular order:

  • Bernard Cornwell's Warlord Chronicles (My favorite trilogy of all time, this series is about King Arthur)
  • Fatherland by Robert Harris (little bit of a cheat here, since this is alternative history)
  • The Three Musketeers by Dumas (That's right, folks, it's a historical novel. Dumas wrote in the 19th century and Porthos, Athos, Aramis, and D'Artagnan had their adventures in the 17th century.)
  • Shogun by James Clavell (This is a book you live, not so much as read.)
  • I, Claudius by Robert Graves
  • Imperium by Robert Harris
  • Bernard Cornwell's Saxon Tales (These take place in the 9th/10th centuries during a pivotal time in English history.)
  • Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (Okay, only half this book is a historical, but what an awesome book!)

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