Historical fantasy is one of my favorite subgenres, an awesome melting pot of historical fiction and fantasy. I even have a separate page listing the ones I’ve read! This feature will run for a few months, showcasing the major time periods I’ve read in. Goal: have a spiffy, updated page by the end!
Up first, we have ancient history, covering Greece, Rome, Egypt, and whatever else falls into that nebulous era. This is not a time that has a ton of historical fantasy, but if I’m missing one that you love, please let me know! Links go to my reviews, where applicable.
Dark of the Moon by Tracy Barrett (Egyptian; YA)
King of Ithaka by Tracy Barrett (Greek; YA)
Alcestis by Katharine Beutner (Greek; adult)
The Oracle Betrayed by Catherine Fisher (Greek/Egyptian; mg)
Black Ships by Jo Graham (Roman; adult)
Lavinia by Ursula Le Guin (Roman; YA/adult; highly recommended)
His Own Good Sword by Amanda McCrina (Roman; YA; excellent)
The King Must Die by Mary Renault (Greek; adult)
Lord of the Two Lands by Judith Tarr (Egyptian; adult; excellent)