You hadn’t thought you needed/were missing one of these until now, were you?
Or maybe you had thought “I do wish some idiot would bore themselves – and us – silly by listing all the dates when my favourite books take place.”
Well, fear no longer, for I have done it. OK, I’ve done it with the books I have reviewed here on Speesh Reads, but there’s no denying it is a thing of beauty.
So, imagine – you think “I’d really like to read some books set in the XXth Century. But who writes them? Why won’t someone help me figure it out – why, god, why?!!”
Well, you need my easy to read, cut out and keep Historical Novel Timeline!*
The dates shown are, where I can find them, for when the book’s story starts. Or, in the event of a prologue that takes place a long time before the main part of the book begins, when the main story begins. So while the story may stretch over several years, even decades, the date I have included it under, is when the main story starts. Books are what I term ‘Historical Fiction’ you’re very welcome to disagree.
For books set in the same year, they are in alphabetical order by author. If they are in the same series, they’re in series order. Click on the title to go to my review (if I’ve reviewed it yet). Click on ‘BUY‘ to, erm…you know. I’m not making any money out of this, I wish I were. Where possible they’ll link to a hardback, if not available, to paperback.
If you know better, or if you’re an author passing by and you know different to the below, please get in touch.
*May not be possible to cut out and keep.
DAWN OF MAN BC
Sumeria, Akkadia, etc-ia
FIFTH CENTURY BC
Greeks, Spartans, Romans, Carthaginians.
THIRD CENTURY BC
FIRST CENTURY AD
Tribune of Rome (Vespasian I) : Robert Fabbri BUY
Rome’s Executioner (Vespasian II) : Robert Fabbri BUY
False God of Rome (Vespasian III) : Robert Fabbri BUY
Rome’s Fallen Eagle (Vespasian IV) : Robert Fabbri BUY
Masters of Rome (Vespasian V) : Robert Fabbri BUY
Rome’s Lost Son (Vespasian VI) : Robert Fabbri BUY
The Furies of Rome (Vespasian VII) : Robert Fabbri BUY
Hero of Rome : Douglas Jackson BUY
Defender of Rome : Douglas Jackson BUY
Avenger of Rome : Douglas Jackson BUY
Sword of Rome : Douglas Jackson BUY
The Last Caesar : Henry Venmore-Rowland BUY
The Sword and The Throne : Henry Venmore-Rowland BUY
Enemy of Rome : Douglas Jackson BUY
Scourge of Rome : Douglas Jackson BUY
Romans in Britannia, Romans in Germania.
Empire. Wounds of Honour : Anthony Riches BUY
Empire. Arrows of Fury : Anthony Riches BUY
Empire. Fortress of Spears : Anthony Riches BUY
Empire. The Leopard Sword : Anthony Riches BUY
Empire. The Wolf’s Gold : Anthony Riches BUY
Empire. The Eagle’s Vengeance : Anthony Riches BUY
Empire. The Emperor’s Knives : Anthony Riches BUY
Greeks and Romans in Greece and Rome. Romans in Asia Minor, rest of Europe and Germania. Romans in trouble in Arabia.
Of Merchants and Heroes : Paul Waters BUY
Iron & Rust : Harry Sidebottom BUY
Warrior of Rome. Fire in the East : Harry Sidebottom BUY
Warrior of Rome. King of Kings : Harry Sidebottom BUY
Warrior of Rome. Lion of the Sun : Harry Sidebottom BUY
Warrior of Rome. The Caspian Gates : Harry Sidebottom BUY
Warrior of Rome. The Wolves of the North : Harry Sidebottom BUY
Warrior of Rome. The Amber Road : Harry Sidebottom BUY
The Siege (Agent of Rome 1) : Nick Brown BUY
The Imperial Banner (Agent of Rome 2) : Nick Brown BUY
The Far Shore (Agent of Rome 3) : Nick Brown BUY
The Black Stone (Agent of Rome 4) : Nick Brown BUY
The Emperor’s Silver (Agent of Rome 5) : Nick Brown BUY
Romans in Britannia.
Saxons, Anglos, Engels and English. And Danes.
The ‘Dark Ages’ Angles, Saxons, Celts, Picts
Vikings, Vikings in England, Alfred The Great.
Vikings in Norway, Iceland, Greenland, America, Vikings in England, Europe.
Vikings in England, Europe, 1066, Normans, Hereward, Crusades, trips to China
Shieldwall : Justin Hill BUY
Viking. Sworn Brother : Tim Severin BUY
Viking. King’s Man : Tim Severin BUY
1066 What Fates Impose : G.K. Holloway BUY
Conquest (Making of England I) : Stewart Binns BUY
Hereward : James Wilde BUY
The Last Conquest : Berwick Coates BUY
The Last Viking : Berwick Coates BUY
Hereward. The Devil’s Army : James Wilde BUY
The Harrowing : James Aitcheson BUY
Sworn Sword : James Aitcheson BUY
The Sea Road : Margaret Elphinstone BUY
The Splintered Kingdom : James Aitcheson BUY
Knights of the Hawk : James Aitcheson BUY
Hereward. End of Days : James Wilde BUY
Crusade (Making of England II) : Stewart Binns BUY
Hawk Quest : Robert Lyndon BUY
Hereward. Wolves of New Rome : James Wilde BUY
Hereward The Immortals : James Wilde BUY
Imperial Fire : Robert Lyndon BUY
Knights of the Black & White : Jack Whyte BUY
Siege of Heaven : Tom Harper BUY
Knights Templar, Robin Hood.
Robin Hood, Knights Templar.
Knights Templar, Knights in England, France.
The Wars of The Roses. Lots of killing. Business as usual.
Shakespeare. No, not that one. Elizabeth.
English Civil War.
Redcoats, Spanish, French spies, India.
Keane’s Company : Iain Gale BUY
Keane’s Challenge : Iain Gale BUY
The Scarlet Thief : Paul Fraser Collard BUY
The Devil’s Assassin : Paul Fraser Collard BUY
The Lone Warrior : Paul Fraser Collard BUY
An Officer and a Spy : Robert Harris BUY
First World War, Second World War, Spies. Ireland, Ku Klux Klan.
The Ways of the World : Robert Goddard BUY
The Corners of The Globe : Robert Goddard BUY
The Ends of the Earth : Robert Goddard BUY
Eye of the Red Tsar : Sam Eastland BUY
If The Dead Rise Not (Bernie Gunther 6) : Philip Kerr BUY
The Holy Thief : William Ryan BUY
March Violets (Bernie Gunther 1) : Philip Kerr BUY
The Bloody Meadow : William Ryan BUY
The Twelfth Department : William Ryan BUY
Mission To Paris : Alan Furst BUY
The Pale Criminal (Bernie Gunther 2) : Philip Kerr BUY
Zoo Station : David Downing BUY
Silesian Station : David Downing BUY
The Red Coffin : Sam Eastland BUY
The Polish Officer : Alan Furst BUY
Spies of The Balkans : Alan Furst BUY
Stettin Station : David Downing BUY
Prague Fatale : Philip Kerr BUY
Red Inferno : Robert Conroy BUY
Potsdam Station : David Downing BUY
Lehrter Station : David Downing BUY
A German Requiem (Bernie Gunther 3) : Philip Kerr BUY
Masaryk Station : David Downing BUY
The One From The Other (Bernie Gunther 4) : Philip Kerr BUY
Child 44 : Tom Rob Smith BUY
Ratlines : Stuart Neville BUY
Fatherland : Robert Harris BUY
Natchez Burning : Greg Iles BUY
Agent 6 : Tom Rob Smith BUY
Free Agent : Jeremy Duns BUY
Song of Treason : Jeremy Duns BUY
The Moscow Option : Jeremy Duns BUY
Spy Out The Land : Jeremy Duns BUY