Best Teen & Young Adult Medieval Historical Fiction Books
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1. Beowulf the Warrior (Living History Library)
Author: by Ian Serrailier
Master storyteller Ian Serraillier has rewoven in modern narrative verse the story of Beowulf, the oldest epic in the English language. He succeeds in making this classic tale accessible to today’s youth.
2. The Door in the Wall
Author: by Marguerite de Angeli
Set in the fourteenth century, the classic story of one boy’s personal heroism when he loses the use of his legs.
3. Order of Darkness Volumes I-III: Changeling; Stormbringers; Fools' Gold
Author: by Philippa Gregory
Dark myths, medieval secrets, intrigue, and romance populate the pages of the first three books in the Order of Darkness series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Other Boleyn Girlnow available in one glittering paperback edition. In Changeling, the year is 1453 and all signs point to it being the end of the world.
Forced to face the greatest fears of the dark ageswitchcraft, werewolves, madnessseventeen-year-olds Luca and Isolde embark on a search for truth, their own destinies, and even love as they take the unknown ways to the real historical figure who defends the boundaries of Christendom and holds the secrets of the Order of Darkness.
And in Stormbringer, as Luca and Isolde continue their journey, their attraction grows with each passing day. Even as they try to remain focused on the mysteries they’ve been ordered to investigate, the tension between them builds. Then their budding, forbidden relationship is put on hold when a boy, Johann, and his army of children arrive in town.
4. The Bone Houses
Author: by Emily Lloyd-Jones
Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Sky in the Deep in this bewitching historical horror novel, perfect for fans of Holly Black and V.E.Schwab. Seventeen-year-old Aderyn (“Ryn”) only cares about two things: her family and her family’s graveyard. And right now, both are in dire straits.
Since the death of their parents, Ryn and her siblings have been scraping together a meager existence as gravediggers in the remote village of Colbren, which sits at the foot of a harsh and deadly mountain range that was once home to the fae.
The problem with being a gravedigger in Colbren, though, is that the dead don’t always stay dead. The risen corpses are known as “bone houses,” and legend says that they’re the result of a decades-old curse. When Ellis, an apprentice mapmaker with a mysterious past, arrives in town, the bone houses attack with new ferocity.
What is it that draws them near? And more importantly, how can they be stopped for good? Together, Ellis and Ryn embark on a journey that will take them into the heart of the mountains, where they will have to face both the curse and the deeply-buried truths about themselves.
5. Squire: Book 3 of the Protector of the Small Quartet
Author: by Tamora Pierce
December 18, 2007
The third book in the New York Times bestselling series from the fantasy author who is a legend herself: TAMORA PIERCE. The path to knighthood is full of surprises…. Keladry of Mindelan dreams of becoming squire to the famous female knight Alanna the Lioness, but she worries that she will not be selected by her heroperhaps not by any knight master.
When Kel is picked instead by the legendary Lord Raoul, the unexpected honor shocks her enemies across the realm. Kel must quickly prove herself up to the task, mastering her fighting and leadership skills while discovering what it takes to be part of the royal guard.
A new romance is blossoming as well, bringing with it the rush of first love and the unexpected challenges of balancing knight work and a relationship. All the while, Kel prepares for her biggest fear: the infamous Ordeal, the last challenge that stands between her and knighthood.
More timely than ever, the Protector of the Small series is Anti-Bullying 101 while also touching on issues of bravery, friendship, and dealing humanely with refugees against a backdrop of an action-packed fantasy adventure. “Tamora Pierce’s books shaped me not only as a young writer but also as a young woman.
6. Lady Knight (The Protector of the Small Quartet, Book 4)
Author: by Tamora Pierce
September 5, 2019
The adventure continues in the final instalment of the New York Times bestselling series from the fantasy author who is a legend herself: Tamora Pierce. A powerful classic that is more timely than ever, the Protector of the Small series is about smashing the ceilings others place above you.
Duty or glory: which will she choose? Keladry of Mindelan has finally achieved her lifelong dream of becoming a knight but it’s not quite what she imagined. In the midst of a brutal war, Kel has been assigned to oversee a refugee camp.
Others are sent to fight. Though certain she has been given this inglorious and difficult task because Lord Wyldon continues to deny she is equal to her male peers, Kel is learning the importance of caring for people who havebeen robbed of their homes, of self-respect and of safety.
Perhaps this is the most important battleground in the war? But when Kel discovers truths behind the monstrous killing devices that her friends are fighting without her, will she honour her sworn duty … Or embark on a quest that could turn the tide of the war?
7. Seraphina (Seraphina Series)
Author: by Rachel Hartman
Lyrical, imaginative, and wholly original, this New York Times bestseller with 8 starred reviews is not to be missed. Rachel Hartman’s award-winning debut will have you looking at dragons as you’ve never imagined them before Seraphina is a half-dragon, descended from a dragon mother who took human form and a father who has no particular fondness for Seraphina’s kind.
Not that anyone else does either. Hers is a world where dragons and humans live and work side by sidebut below the surface, tensions and hostilities are on the rise. Seraphina guards her true self with all of her being, but when a member of the royal family is brutally murdered, she’s suddenly thrust into the spotlight, drawn into the investigation alongside the dangerously perceptive Prince Lucian.
As the two uncover a sinister plot to destroy the wavering peace of the kingdom, Seraphina’s struggle to protect her secret becomes increasingly difficult … And its discovery could mean her very life. “Will appeal to both fans of Christopher Paolini’s Eragon series and Robin McKinley’s The Hero and the Crown.”Entertainment Weekly [A] lush, intricately plotted fantasy.
8. Kingdom's Dawn (Kingdom, Book 1)
Author: by Chuck Black
A Riveting Medieval Parallel to the Bible Good 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 earth’s last days as the evil dark knight threatens to defeat the prince once and for all. Swords, knights, and battles define these captivating tales that parallel biblical events from Genesis to Revelation!
He’s just a young man, but that doesn’t change the truth. He was chosen Sixteen-year-old Leinad thought he was a common farmer’s son, nothing more. He wondered why his father had trained him for years to master the swordnot exactly a tool of the trade for farmersbut one tragic event initiates a world of revelation.
9. First Test: Book 1 of the Protector of the Small Quartet
Author: by Tamora Pierce
December 18, 2007
Kel will not allow this first test to be her last. Her adventure begins in the New York Times bestselling series from the fantasy author who is a legend herself: TAMORA PIERCE. Keladry of Mindelan is the first girl who dares to take advantage of a new rule in Tortallone that allows females to train for knighthood.
After years in the Yamani Islands, she knows that women can be warriors, and now that she’s returned home, Kel is determined to achieve her goal. She believes she is ready for the traditional hazing and grueling schedule of a page.
But standing in Kel’s way is Lord Wyldon. The training master is dead set against girls becoming knights. He says she must pass a one-year trial that no male page has ever had to endure. It’s just one more way to separate Kel from her fellow trainees.
But she is not to be underestimated. She will fight to succeed, even when the test is unfair. More timely than ever, the Protector of the Small series is Anti-Bullying 101 while also touching on issues of bravery, friendship, and dealing humanely with refugees against a backdrop of an action-packed fantasy adventure.”Tamora Pierce’s books shaped me not only as a young writer but also as a young woman.
10. Outcasts in Time (The After Cilmeri Series Book 19)
Author: by Sarah Woodbury
March 20, 2021
Join David and his friends and family for the next installment in the After Cilmeri series! Last we heard from David, he’d allowed George to abduct him at the behest of the CIA, for the stated purpose of forcing him to time travel between Earth Two and Avalon.
Meanwhile, Lili and the refugees from Paris were floating down the River Seine, making for the English Channel. And King Philippe was blithely reconstituting his government, unaware that the battle of wills between him and David hadn’t really ended the way he thought.
And that, in fact, it hadn’t even ended. David and his companions have pulled off the heist of the millennium. But as David encounters the unexpected in Avalon, and Lili and the refugees face danger at every bend in the river, they must face the hard truth that the best laid plans go awry at the moment of contact with the enemy.
And no one ends up exactly where they intended, either in space or in time. Outcasts in Time follows immediately after the previous book in the series, Unbroken in Time. Complete Series reading order: Daughter of Time, Footsteps in Time, Winds of Time, Prince of Time, Crossroads in Time, Children of Time, Exiles in Time, Castaways in Time, Ashes of Time, Warden of Time, Guardians of Time, Masters of Time, Outpost in Time, Shades of Time, Champions of Time, Refuge in Time, Unbroken in Time, Outcasts in Time.
11. Fallen in Love
Author: by Lauren Kate
Unexpected.Unrequited.Forbidden.Eternal. Everyone has their own love story. A USA Today bestsellerMore than 3 million series copies in print! And in a twist of fate, four extraordinary love stories intersect over the course of a romantic Valentine’s Day in medieval England.
Miles and Shelby find love where they least expect it. Roland learns a painful lesson about finding and losing love. Arriane pays the price for a love so fierce it burns. And for the firstand lasttime, Daniel and Luce spend a night together like none other.
Lauren Kate’s FALLEN IN LOVE is filled with love stories … The ones everyone has been waiting for. Sexy and fascinating and scary … I loved loved loved it!P.C. Cast, New York Times bestselling author on Fallen
12. The Midwife's Apprentice
Author: by Karen Cushman
March 27, 1995
From the author of Catherine, Called Birdy comes another spellbinding novel set in medieval England. The girl known only as Brat has no family, no home, and no future until she meets Jane the Midwife and becomes her apprentice. As she helps the sharp-tempered Jane deliver babies, Bratwho renames herself Alycegains knowledge, confidence, and the courage to want something from life: A full belly, a contented heart, and a place in this world.
Medieval village life makes a lively backdrop for the funny, poignant story of how Alyce gets what she wants. A concluding note discusses midwifery past and present. A Newbery Medal book. This ebook includes a sample chapter of CATHERINE, CALLED BIRDY.
13. And I Darken
Author: by Kiersten White
The New York Times Bestseller! Absolutely riveting. Alexandra Bracken, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Darkest MindsThis vividly rendered novel reads like HBO’s Game of Thrones … If it were set in the Ottoman Empire. Ambitious in scope and intimate in execution, the story’s atmospheric setting is rife with political intrigue, with a deftly plotted narrative driven by fiercely passionate characters and a fearsome heroine.
Fans of Victoria Aveyard’s THE RED QUEEN and Sabaa Tahir’s AN EMBER IN THE ASHES won’t want to miss this visceral, immersive, and mesmerizing novel, the first in the And I Darken series. NO ONE EXPECTS A PRINCESS TO BE BRUTAL.
And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival.
She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, an unseen sword hovering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes them targets. Lada despises the Ottomans and bides her time, planning her vengeance for the day when she can return to Wallachia and claim her birthright.
14. Sword of Rage: Reigning Kingdoms, Book 1
Author: by Jennifer Anne Davis
March 16, 2021
Harley has three goalsstay alive, avenge her brother’s death, and overthrow the traitorous king. When Harley receives an invitation to the royal castle for her cousin’s birthday, she’s elated at the offer. As the king’s niece, she’s expected to make an appearance, but this will also be her first time attending a formal function as a married woman.
However, what starts as an elegant party quickly turns into a nightmare. One that flips Harley’s world upside down. Ackley’s mission should have been simplearrive in Melenia, submerse himself in battle, and retake the kingdom for his sister’s newly betrothed, the rightful king.
Instead, he finds the land ravaged and a young woman who could be the key to his undoing. When forced to choose between family, honor, and love, he realizes all of his years training to be an assassin, knight, and prince never prepared him for this.
Ackley always thought he’d die by the sword. But what he never realized was love could be the most dangerous weapon of all. This is the first book in a new series by Jennifer Anne Davis. Filled with romance, battles, and espionage, this book will immerse you into the world of her previous books like you’ve never before imagined!
15. Page (The Protector of the Small Quartet, Book 2)
Author: by Tamora Pierce
September 5, 2019
The adventure continues in book two of the New York Times bestselling series from the fantasy author who is a legend herself: Tamora Pierce. A powerful classic that is more timely than ever, the Protector of the Small series is about smashing the ceilings others place above you.
WHEN THEY SAY YOU WILL FAIL FAIL TO LISTEN. As the only female page in history to pass the first year of training to become a knight, Keladry of Mindelan is a force to be reckoned with. But Kel’s battle to prove herself isn’t over.
She must masterher paralyzing vertigo, the gruelling training schedule and the dark machinations of those who would rather she fail. But in times of danger, Kel shines. The kingdom’s nobles are beginning to wonder if she can succeed far beyond what they imagined.
And those who hate the idea of a female knight are getting desperate they will doanything to halt her journey. In a landmark quartet published years before it’s time, Kel must prove herself twice as good as her male peers just to be thought equal.
16. Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale (Seasons of the Sword)
Author: by David Kudler
Stillpoint Digital Press
Samurai, assassins, warlords… And a girl who likes to climbTight, exciting, and thoughtful! KirkusKano Murasaki, you may not realize it, but I have done you a great favor. I have it in my power to give you a gift that you don’t even realize you desire.
Make yourself worth my trouble, and you will be glad of it. Disappoint me, and you will be very, very sorry. Though Japan has been devastated by a century of civil war, Risuko just wants to climb trees. Growing up far from the battlefields and court intrigues, the fatherless girl finds herself pulled into a plot that may reunite Japan – or may destroy it.
She is torn from her home and what is left of her family, but finds new friends at a school that may not be what it seemsMagical but historical, Risuko follows her along the first dangerous steps to discovering who she truly is.
Seasons of the SwordCan one girl win a war? Kano Murasaki, called Risuko (Squirrel), is a young fatherless girl, more comfortable climbing trees than down on the ground. Yet she finds herself enmeshed in a game where the board is the whole nation of Japan, where the pieces are armies, moved by scheming lords, and a single girl couldn’t possibly have the power to change the outcome.Or could she?