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Sachem Public Library
Sachem Public Library

150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook, NY 11741 • 631-588-5024

  • Monday – Friday 9:30am – 9:00pm
  • Saturday 9:30am – 5:00pm
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Book List: Moments in History: Ancient & Medieval History

Sachem Public Library

The passion of dolssa : a novel / Julie Berry

The passion of dolssa : a novel / Julie Berry

In mid-thirteenth century Provence, Dolssa de Stigata is a fervently religious girl who feels the call to preach, condemned by the Inquisition as an "unnatural woman". The Dominican Friar Lucien who fears a resurgence of the Albigensian heresy hunts her. Botille is a matchmaker trying to protect her sisters from being branded as gypsies or witches, but when she finds the hunted Dolssa dying on a hillside, she feels compelled to protect her, a decision that may cost her everything.
The forest queen / Betsy Cornwell

The forest queen / Betsy Cornwell

A retelling of Robin Hood in which Lady Silviana of Loughsley joins her childhood friend Bird, Little Jane, Mae Tuck, and others to become an outlaw fighting for social justice against her brother John, the Sheriff.
Bull / David Elliott

Bull / David Elliott

Minos's wife is impregnated by a bull and gives birth to Asterion, half-man/half-bull. Once Asterion reaches the age of seventeen, King Minos orders that a labyrinth be built to imprison him. Asterion's fifteen-year-old sister, Ariadne, attempts to rescue him, but instead she succumbs to attractive Theseus, who has been sent to kill the Minotaur.
We hunt the flame / Hafsah Faizal

We hunt the flame / Hafsah Faizal

In a world inspired by ancient Arabia, seventeen-year-old huntress Zafira must disguise herself as a man to seek a lost artifact that could return magic to her cursed world.
The dark days club : a Lady Helen novel / Alison Goodman

The dark days club : a Lady Helen novel / Alison Goodman

In April 1812, as she is preparing for her debut presentation to Queen Charlotte, Lady Helen Wrexhall finds herself in the middle of a conspiracy reaching to the very top of society, and learns the truth about her mother, who died ten years ago.
Troy / Adèle Geras

Troy / Adèle Geras

A book told from the point of view of the women of Troy during the last weeks of the Trojan War, when women are sick of tending the wounded, men are tired of fighting, and bored gods and goddesses find ways to stir things up.
The red necklace : a story of the French Revolution / Sally Gardner

The red necklace : a story of the French Revolution / Sally Gardner

In the late eighteenth-century, Sido, the twelve-year-old daughter of a self-indulgent marquis, and Yann, a fourteen-year-old Gypsy orphan raised to perform in a magic show face a common enemy at the start of The French Revolution.
The Iliad : a graphic novel / Gareth Hinds

The Iliad : a graphic novel / Gareth Hinds

More than three thousand years ago, two armies faced each other in an epic battle that rewrote history and came to be known as the Trojan War. The Iliad, Homer's legendary account of this nine-year ordeal, is considered the greatest war story of all time and one of the most important works of Western literature.
The odyssey : a graphic novel / Gareth Hinds

The odyssey : a graphic novel / Gareth Hinds

Homer's epic tale of Odysseus, the ancient Greek hero who encounters witches and other obstacles on his journey home after fighting in the Trojan War.
My lady Jane / Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows

My lady Jane / Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows

Edward is sixteen, the King of England and dying. He has arranged for Jane, his cousin, to marry Gifford to secure the line of succession. The three of them are drawn into a dangerous conspiracy. Can they pull off their plan before it is off with their heads?
The forest of stolen girls / June Hur

The forest of stolen girls / June Hur

In 1426 in Joseon, a year after her father vanishes while investigating the disappearance of thirteen girls, eighteen-year-old Min Hwani returns to the island of Jeju to pick up his trail with the help of her estranged sister.
Courting darkness / Robin LaFevers

Courting darkness / Robin LaFevers

When Sybella discovers there is another trained assassin from St. Mortain's convent deep undercover in the French court, she must use every skill in her arsenal to navigate the deadly royal politics and find her sister-in-arms before her time--and that of the newly crowned queen--runs out.
The gentleman's guide to vice and virtue / Mackenzi Lee

The gentleman's guide to vice and virtue / Mackenzi Lee

Vowing to make his yearlong escapade across Europe his last hurrah before taking over the family estate, Henry "Monty" Montague and his best friend Percy find themselves in the middle of a dangerous manhunt involving pirates and highwaymen.
Hood / Jenny Elder Moke

Hood / Jenny Elder Moke

Sixteen-year-old Isabelle learns that she is the daughter of Robin Hood when her mother, Marien, sends her from their priory to get an urgent message to her father, aided by the Merry Men.
Flame in the mist / Renée Ahdieh

Flame in the mist / Renée Ahdieh

The daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has long known her place. She is promised to Minamoto Raiden, the son of the emperor's favorite consort, but en route to the imperial city of Inako, Mariko narrowly escapes a bloody ambush by a dangerous gang of bandits known as the Black Clan, who she learns has been hired to kill her.
A cloud of outrageous blue / Vesper Stamper

A cloud of outrageous blue / Vesper Stamper

After her parents' deaths, Edyth is sent to live in a priory, where she begins to make a new life--a life that will be threatened by the approach of the Great Plague.
The false prince / Jennifer A. Nielsen

The false prince / Jennifer A. Nielsen

In the country of Carthya, a devious nobleman engages four orphans in a brutal competition to be selected to impersonate the king's long-missing son in an effort to avoid a civil war.
Fatal throne : the wives of Henry VIII tell all / M.T. Anderson, Jennifer Donnelly, Candace Fleming, Stephanie Hemphill, Deborah Hopkinson, Linda Sue Park, Lisa Ann Sandell

Fatal throne : the wives of Henry VIII tell all / M.T. Anderson, Jennifer Donnelly, Candace Fleming, Stephanie Hemphill, Deborah Hopkinson, Linda Sue Park, Lisa Ann Sandell

An intimate look at Anne Boleyn, Catherine Howard, and the many wives of Henry VIII. Find out how each wife survived or died during the treacherous age of the Tudors.
Spectacle / Jodie Lynn Zdrok

Spectacle / Jodie Lynn Zdrok

Sixteen-year-old Nathalie Baudin, the writer of a newspaper's daily morgue report, must use her supernatural visions to discover the identity of a killer targeting the young women of nineteenth-century Paris.
Rebel rose / Emma Theriault

Rebel rose / Emma Theriault

Continues the story of Belle and Adam, once known as the Beast, who, soon after their marriage, must take on heavy responsibilities as rulers of Aveyon during the French Revolution.
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