If you want to read something a little more dynamic, historical fiction books can bring the past to life in a whole new way, often without sacrificing historical accuracy. That is to say, they focus on real people, places, and/or events, but reimagined. This genre often gets at the emotions and experiences of people from various historical eras, and humanizes them by allowing us to see from their perspective.
Whether you want to step into the lives of the ancients, discover moving stories set during the Holocaust, or immerse yourself in a novel about royal dynasties, our growing selection of historical fiction recommendations will steer you in the right direction.
Fleshing out fact with fiction.
These legends live on.
This new historical fiction novel is set during the tumult of the Napoleonic Wars.
We’re giving away 10 copies of Hold Fast, a new historical fiction book.
This immersive new historical fiction novel explores the ancient world.
Steven Pressfield's latest historical novel investigates the years after the death of Jesus.
These historical fiction novels don't sacrifice accuracy for style or verve.
Explore the history of America's deadliest conflict with gripping fiction and nonfiction.
Renault set a high standard for accuracy and feeling in historical fiction.
These reads are transporting.
From medieval England to Cold War Russia, Follett’s novels take you on a journey into the past.
Haldeman’s military science fiction was heavily influenced by his time in combat.
By Joe Haldeman