Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Historical Settings I’d Love to Read

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Top Ten Tuesdays meme is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish and this week’s theme is favorite historical or futuristic settings. Since I don’t read scifi and not interested in futuristic settings, I will list my top 10 historical settings I’d love to read in fantasy books

Here goes my Top 10:

1. Ancient Greece

It would be awesome to read fantasy reflecting the daily life and culture of ancient Greece. There are fantasy books with Geek god themes, but it’s not the same. I want to go back to Socrates time, but with magic, supernatural races and fantasy themes.

2. Ancient Rome

Another all time favorite of mine. I need to dig out some fantasy books set in an ancient Roman environment.

3. Persian and Sassanid periods

If there are any epic fantasy books featuring a main setting based on Persian or Sassanid Empires, I don’t know about them. I’ll take

4. Byzantine Empire

The only book I have heard of that features a Byzantine setting is the Sarantine Mosaic by Guy Gavriel Kay, it’s in my TBR for 2016. I hope it’s as good as the reddit denizens say it is!

5. Genghis Khan period

I’d love to read fantasy based on the Mongolian Empire of Genghis Khan.

6. Ancient Egypt

Give me the dynasty wars and and the semi-divine pharaohs of ancient Egypt any day!

7. Medieval Europe

Even though most epic fantasy is set in a pseudo Medieval Europe setting, I still can’t get enough of it.

8. Medieval Japan

I loved, loved, loved it in the Empire Trilogy and would love to read more of it.

9.Norse/Viking period

This is a popular theme in epic fantasy and a favorite I’ll never get tired of.

10. Medieval India

India has an incredibly rich culture and mythology, I think it would make an awesome fantasy setting. If you know of books featuring Indian mythology and culture, let me know!

What is your top ten? Share your link in the comments!

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8 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Historical Settings I’d Love to Read

    • Unfortunately I can’t stand vampires but thanks for the rec, I know people who’d love such a book and I’ll pass the word to them. One of my BFF’s loves vampires and historical fiction!

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  1. A great list. Have you read Shards of Time – that’s set in Ancient Rome, based on historical events but told from the perspective of some of the lesser known characters and with subtly fantasy. Really very good.
    Lynn 😀

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    • I’ll check it out, I’m a huge lover of ancient Rome. I liked the Roman tinge in R. Scott Bakker’s The Prince of Nothing books, looking for ore fantasy like this (and writing one myself)

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