Good historical fiction book

@mazo77 (20)
United States
March 16, 2007 11:32am CST
Can anyone recommend a great historical fiction book? If so, without giving away too much of the plot, what was so great about the book? Please also provide the author's name.
4 responses
@lillake (1634)
• United States
16 Mar 07
Well, this is a favorie of mine. Though the historical part depends on your beliefs. It is a fiction book that looks at a religious belief in a historical context. Basically looking at the garden of Eden and adam and Eve, but not as biblical beings but more as prehistoric nomadic travellers. But it has some supernatural parts that definately make it fiction. LOL Anyway, Leaving Eden by Ann Chamberlin
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@ricsem (230)
• Hong Kong
16 Mar 07
Historical fiction seems like an oxymoron lol. Anyway, Even before the movie 300, I have liked reading "Thermopylae" by Ernie Bradford. It is, of course, about those 300 spartans led by King Leonidas against thousands of Persians.
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@Angelwriter (1955)
• United States
5 Apr 07
This is more modern history, but the book Shining Through by Susan Isaacs is very good. It's set during World War 2. It's part romance, part spy story. It was made into a movie, but the movie doesn't do the book justice.
• Philippines
17 Mar 07
Well, I hope you would be interested in these. I have been publishing at lulu.com I am a translator of the Word of God from Greek to English. I have already published GENESIS, EXODUS, LEVITICUS (Greek-English), THE WILL New Testament (Greek to English), ELEMENTS of SALVATION, The Right Way, GOD, ORIGIN, TRANSFER into PERFECTION, GREEK-ENGLISH (Grammar & Vocabulary), WORDS in THE WILL New Testament, and others shown at http://www.lulu.com/arseniajoaquin GENESIS, EXODUS, LEVITICUS (Greek-English) is not only about history. It is the source of wisdom and knowledge. Our basic knowledge in everything comes from these first three books of the Holy Bible. I hope you would include at least this one in your reading. May God bless you.