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Leisure Reading: Historical Fiction

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What Is Historial Fiction?

Historical fiction is fiction set in the past.  While it is still a work of fiction, authors include historical details that make the setting critical to the story.

Hover over the dropdown arrow in the Historical Fiction tab above to see our historical fiction picks by time period.

Historical Fiction by category

Ancient Civilizations fiction is historical fiction set in the civilizations of the ancient world or pre-contact Mesoamerica. . 

 

Medieval Historical Fiction includes both books set in the Middle Ages and Arthurian Romances.

Books set in India or the Far East. 

Prehistoric fiction is historical fiction set before recorded history. 

This category covers a lot of ground and includes works set thousands of years ago, such as the Song of the Earth trilogy set in 30,000 B.C., as well as pre-contact North America, as in Robert Conley's Real People series.

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