What are some nice novels that have a medieval European taste to them ?

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    You might like the Ken Follett books in kind of that category. I love everyone of his books but they can be boring.

  • 7 months ago

    The literature of the Middle Ages has everything it takes to appeal to the imagination of ... his pretty little neighbour prefers “scientific novels” where she can read the ... If this be the case, our colleagues the real scholars will truly have taken.

  • 7 months ago

    My book that might soon be published

  • Marli
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    These are set in the Italian Renaissance, not in the Middle Ages, but the Borgia papacy has often inspired cut throat stories

    C.V. Gortner, The Vatican Princess

    Mario Puzo The Family

    Sarah Dunant. Blood and Beauty and In the Name of The Family

    Sarah Poole. The Borgia Betrayal.

    • Tina
      Lv 7
      7 months agoReport

      Somehow 'nice' is not a word I connect with the Borgias.

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  • Andrew
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    Ken Follett's "The Pillars of the Earth."

  • C
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    That depends on what you like. Here are some suggestions:

    The books by Sharon K Penman set in mediaeval England and Wales. "Here Be Dragons" was the first one she wrote but you can read most of her books in any order.

    Dorothy Dunnett has written several series set in mediaeval and Renaissance Europe.

    Old fashioned gritty, George Shipway's "The Paladin"

    Not my cup of tea but quite popular, Guy Gavriel Kay. He likes to set his stories in a fantasy world that's very close to historical setting. Most of his work is very mediaevally.

    Verging on romance, "The King's Greatest Enemy" series by Anna Belfrage

    Slow books that concentrate on the characters' inner lives:

    "In a Dark Wood Wandering" by Hella S Haasse

    "Kristin Lavransdatter" by Sigrid Undset

    Since I can't tell your age, for YA readers:

    Catherine Called, Birdie by Karen Cushman

    The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli

    "The King Arthur Trilogy: 'Sword And The Circle', 'Light Beyond The Forest', 'Road To Camlann' " by Rosemary Sutcliff (These are the straight up King Arthur stories set in a fictional Middle Ages, not her more well known, excellent Dark Age Arthur series which is a bit more grown up.)

    "Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver" by E. L. Konigsburg

    • Tina
      Lv 7
      7 months agoReport

      "Birdie" is a very good book. I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    The Brother Cadfael mystery series by Ellis Peters.

  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    I've never eaten any middle Europeans. What do they taste like?

  • 7 months ago

    A great historical novel is called "Knife Man" which was about a doctor who understood germs.

  • 7 months ago

    Lord of the Rings

    A song of Ice and Fire

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