I have devoured all of EC's books and absolutely adored them, so now I am looking for suggestions as to what to read next. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
It seemed like an ideal time to have another post in our new feature HT Recommends. We also thought we would ask Misfit for her input given her great guest posts during EC Week. So Terry, here are our recommendations:
Sharon Penman - If you are looking for historical fiction set during the medieval period, it is extremely hard to go past Sharon Penman, especially if you love chunky, meaty and really enjoyable reads!
Roberta Gellis - Way back when we started this blog, Ana named Roberta Gellis as one of her favourite authors, and her name was pretty quickly raised when this question was asked! Personally I haven't read her yet, but a quick look at her website today makes me think that there are definitely some of her medieval novels that I really want to read!
Edith Pargeter - especially The Heaven Tree Trilogy which is set in the 13th century.
Valerie Anand - the Gildenford books (Gildenford, The Norman Pretender, The Disputed Crown and King of the Wood. Misfit also says don't let the Amazon price of Gildenford scare you off, it can be found for much less).
Susan Higganbotham - I recently read Hugh and Bess and really enjoyed it, so if you are looking for an author with a short and accessible backlist, this might be a good choice.
Brian Wainwright's Within the Fetterlock - it is a later medieval period but very well written. Not an easy read but very rewarding.
Thomas Costain - Below the Salt. Misfit has read and enjoyed this book. He also has a series on the Plantagenet Kings.
Helen Hollick - The only Hollick I have read so far is set earlier than Elizabeth Chadwick's books, but was very enjoyable, and extremely readable.
Susan Howatch - Wrote three books that while being set in 19/20 C mirror the Plantagenets. It's fun to spot who is who.
Penmarric, Henry II Eleanor and the devil's brood.
Cashelmara, Edward I and II along with Piers Gaveston and Hugh Despenser
Wheel of Fortune covers Edward III through I believe Henry Bolingbroke. I believe one of the POV's is from "John of Gaunt" and his Katherine.
So readers, is there an author that we have missed that we should have mentioned?