The Shards of Heaven, by Michael LivingstonRead about another entry on the list.
When done well, historical fantasy can change the way you think about events and stories you’ve heard of a hundred times before.
But doing it really well—a process that involves an incredible amount of background research and a dedication to authenticity (except for, you know, the fantasy parts)—makes it one of the more exhaustive genres of fantasy to write.
My recent read of The Shards of Heaven, a book that works so well in part because author Michael Livingston is first and foremost a historian, reminded me exactly how deep this particular subgenre can go....
My Book, The Movie: The Shards of Heaven.
The Page 69 Test: The Shards of Heaven.
Writers Read: Michael Livingston.