9 Journeys into the Past Great historical fiction Witness the rise of cathedrals and the fall of empires between the covers of these novels 1. The Pillars of the Earth Ken Follett 2. Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles Margaret George 3. Ross Leckie Carthage Trilogy Collection: Hannibal, Scipio & Carthage Ross Leckie 4. Captain Alatriste Arturo Perez-Reverte 5. Matterhorn Karl Marlantes 6. Wolf Hall Hilary Mantel 7. The Crimson Petal and the White Michael Faber 8. The Gowk Storm Nancy Morrisson 9. The Cone Gatherers Robin Jenkins Tags: history, historical fiction View the discussion thread.