Best Historical Fiction Novels - 2022 by honoku

A historical fiction is a literary genre that is related to past events but takes action in a fictitious environment. The term is commonly used as a synonym for historical novels, but it can also be applied to other types of stories such as theater, opera, movies, television, video games, and graphic novels.

  • The Forgotten Princess Wants to Live in Peace cover art
    The Forgotten Princess Wants to Live in Peace
    로서하・ongoing・translation

    Eluana Vita Spess is a stubborn girl who works as a blacksmith in a village called Aden and raises her little brother by herself. On the day she receives her alchemy ability, a man in the portrait that her mother cherished came up to her. ‘I'm the young lady of a Ducal family?' Then she learned a shocking revelation from the Duke as he hugged her in his arms. She's the last bloodline of the first emperor, all known to have been executed. “I need to get rid of all the dangers. Because I'm worth it.”

    Korean
    Novel Updates
    Adapted to Manhwa
    Alchemy
    Aristocracy
  • Married to the Devil's Son cover art
    Married to the Devil's Son
    JasmineJosef・completed・original

    【Volume 1 - Married to the Devil's Son】 A prince, rumored to be the son of the Devil. He is the definition of Danger. He is the Darkness itself. A princess. Imprisoned in her own home, only to come out once she gets married. But married to whom? *** Once upon a time, the Devil fell in love with one of the King's many wives. One night he went to her room disguised as her husband and made love to her. She got pregnant with his child. Knowing this The King ordered her execution believing his wife cheated on him, but then the Devil appeared to the king making him a deal. In exchange for great power for his Kingdom, the King will let his wife Sire The Devil's Child. The King who was greedy for power agrees to the deal and his Kingdom becomes one of the most powerful Kingdoms and the Devil's Child, the seventh Prince of the Kingdom. Being a princess probably sounds nice. A life full of luxury, beautiful dresses and nice shoes, but for Hazel, there is nothing nice about being a princess. She can never go outside the palace, she can never have friends, she can never eat or say or wear whatever she wants and she can never choose the person she is going to marry. Soon she's getting married to a man she has never met, a prince rumored to be Son of the Devil. 【Volume 2 - Return of the Devil's Son】 **Sequel to Married to the Devil's son** He is back! This time fiercer, faster and stronger, with only one thing in mind. Revenge! Prince of Darkness, Son of the Devil, Lucian is back, and he has only one thing on his mind. Revenge! That's until he meets her. A woman who entices him beyond reason, but who also claims to be his wife. Surrounded by dark secrets and powerful enemies, Lucian must decide who to trust and who to destroy. After getting her heart broken once, Klara vowed never to fall in love again. But when her brother tries to force her into a marriage and the annoying but wickedly handsome Roshan rescues her, things get difficult. Can she protect her heart from the man whose touch sets her body aflame? Or will she surrender to her desire and risk her heart once again? —————————————————————————————————— 【Volume 3 - The Devil In Her Dreams】 THE BEAST AMONGST US Imagine living in a world full of fiery, feral beings, hiding in the shadows, roving in our dreams, creeping under our skin. Eavesdropping, manipulating our minds and exploring our bodies. They are savages, beasts but some of them are companions and childhood friends.  Some are dangerous, others even more dangerous. They live amongst us. Some of us call them Demons, others call them Djinn. But some of them should never be called.  THE BEAUTY  LOOKING FOR LOVE  Heaven, the devil's granddaughter and princess of Decresh has everything in life. Loving parents, beauty, wealth, and status. But one thing is missing. And that is love. Heaven dreams of the kind of love her parents have and now that she has come of age to get married she has to find her dream man and the future king of Decresh. And she has to find him soon.  There is one man. A mysterious silver-eyed stranger who keeps appearing in her dreams. Who is he and what does he want? As the line of suitors grows, Heaven's dreams become more vivid forcing her to go on a journey to find the man in her dreams. Could he also be the man of her dreams? Or would he turn out to be a nightmare?

    Webnovel
    Arranged Marriage
    ARRANGEDMARRIAGE
  • My Beautiful Commander cover art
    My Beautiful Commander
    neha_・ongoing・original

    Xia Lian, a 21st century military doctor died in an explosion and found herself transmigrated to the body a 12 year girl. Her mother died and her father abandoned her and her little brother for another woman. But she strives to provide a bright future for her younger brother and herself. She slowly makes herself stronger so that no one can bully her and her brother. Many admire her for her strong and free personality. Even the cold and aloof general falls head over heals for her, but she does not accept love as she only has her brother in her eyes. But he does not give up as he realized that he is in love with this weird and strong woman. Note: Pic credits goes to Webnovel team. The story is set in a fictional era.. Release rate: 14 chps/week Connect with me on Discord: neha_#4373 https://discord.gg/FhuJQwk

    Webnovel
    Comedy
    Female Protagonist
    FEMALEPROTAGONIST
  • Bambi and the Duke cover art
    Bambi and the Duke
    ash_knight17・completed・original

    Disowned for being a human, Vivian was taken in as a maid at the age of seven by the Carmichael household. Serving one of the most respected and elite pureblood families in Bonelake, there were rules. Rules that must be followed by all servants and maids. Like everyone else, Vivian was repeatedly reminded not to disobey the rules. But before she could learn to blend into the background like the other servants, the Duke's young son calls to her, “Bambi.” And all hell breaks loose. ----- "What? Never seen a bruise before?" Leonard scoffed at the girl. "Does it hurt?" Vivian asked, gently kneeling beside him and examining the several bruises covering his face. "Not that much." Remembering what her mother used to do when she got a bruise, Vivian brought her sleeve to her mouth and blew warm air on it before placing it on the boy's cheek, taking him by surprise. Leonard swatted her hand away, a hint of pink appearing on his cheeks embarrassed, "W-what are you doing?" "Mama told me this will make the pain go away," the girl held her hand close to her chest as she shared her past memory. "I'm not a child!” Leonard huffed at her. “I don't think you're a child,” she stared at him with a crystal-clear gaze. Taken aback, Leonard locked eyes with her for two seconds before shaking his head. “Don't worry about it. They'll heal in a day or two anyways," he reassured her before getting up and taking a seat at the table where his books were placed. "Odd girl," he muttered to himself as he pulled the top book from the stack and lost himself in it.

    Webnovel
    ASHKNIGHTWORKS
    Dark
    Duke
  • Valerian Empire cover art
    Valerian Empire
    ash_knight17・completed・original

    A dark time when the creatures of shadow descended unto the tranquil human lands, making their existence known. A time followed when empires were led by humanity's conspiracy and betrayal, a time filled with hatred, but unbeknownst to the humans, they were only mere puppets, pawns of greater beings of darkness, entities with the power to crush anything and everything in their way. What happens when a small human girl catches the eye of one of these so-called greater beings, a pureblooded Lord? Can an ant such as her survive the political strifes and fearsome feuds between the lands and the monsters that control them. For those who fear vampires, ghosts and the unknown, I offer two words of advice… Tread lightly. -------- "Why should I avoid him? He was a perfect gentleman, a good man," Katherine Welcher argued in his defense. "Good or not, neither matter," Alexander Delcrov warned her, "As long as you're under my wing, you shall behave and listen to my words. Do not let any man kiss you, Katherine. I don't want others to call you improper." "There was nothing improper about it! And I'm not yours to obey," she blurted out in annoyance, feeling her face flush with embarrassment for the second time this evening, "I mean, you can't order me aro—-" "So disobedient," he stated with nonchalance before moving his hand from her waist to her back, pulling her closer to him as they danced. His breath tickled her nape. "So you'll only listen if you are mine?"

    Webnovel
    ASHKNIGHTWORKS
    Dark
    Fantasy
  • The Rise of Xueyue cover art
    The Rise of Xueyue
    Xincerely・completed・original

    "What do you want from me?" "Everything. Your soul, your body, your heart, but above all, I want you. Come to me, and you will be sheltered from every storm and hurricane that might come our way." - - - - - Like every pitiful protagonist, Xueyue's life was riddled with unfortunate events. An aloof birth mother? Check. A crazy father? Check. An older sister with a superior complex?Double-check! Through a twist of unfortunate events, Xueyue was sentenced to death by beating. And no, she did not reincarnate to a better life. Offered the opportunity to have a new identity, Xueyue eventually found herself colliding paths with a mischievous and fearsome, but devilishly handsome Commander who'd stop at nothing to acquire her heart. Will he succeed in doing so? Sly. Vicious. Ruthless. The very whisper of his name was enough for soldiers to abandon their weapon and armor in the battlefield. Yet, this merciless Commander found himself on wits-end with a sharp-tongued woman that turned his entire world into beautiful chaos. Many say love is a fleeting emotion, but to them, love is a constant devotion. - - - - - [WARNING: THERE IS MATURE CONTENT IN THIS STORY.] Note: This is an ORIGINAL story, and not a translation. This book is found exclusively on webnovel.com. Please do not post it anywhere else. This book is 500+ chapters because it is a combination of the entire volume (4-5 books) in one! All rights reserved. Amazing Editors: Swaning, Ketaki, filledelisle Author's IG: @xincerely_author The book is found exclusively on webnovel.com

    Webnovel
    Adventure
    Beauty
    Betrayal
  • Heidi and the Lord cover art
    Heidi and the Lord
    ash_knight17・completed・original

    An adopted child, Heidi was a smart and obedient girl because she had to be. Used as a scapegoat by her family, she was sent to become the political bridge between two empires. Taken in by the House of the infamous White King, Lord Nicholas Rune, she would be cared for and supervised until her wedding with his cousin, Warren Lawson. A man whose gentle appearance and benevolent manner earned him the title White King of the Empire, Lord Nicholas was a man kindest to the souls around him. Very few knew about the truth that lay beneath his beautiful visage. Who could predict a little human girl would bring out the best and the worst of a noble pureblood? ----- “Now, tell me, Heidi, why do I have a bad taste in women?” As Lord Nicholas took a step forward, she took a step back. Heidi had said too much, and she regretted it. Would he let her go free? Gulping, she warned him, "What you're doing could be considered harassment, milord." "I wouldn't. I'd call it persuasion.” He took another step towards her, his frame towering over her. "I believe the dictionary in your library would disagree with you, milord." She retreated another step back, shrinking away, hoping he would give up. “I keep the good one in my room. You can come to see for yourself if you don't believe me.” Her back struck the wall behind her. "You haven't answered my question, Heidi." The Lord was too persistent, Heidi cursed to herself. He was unwilling to let her go.

    Webnovel
    ASHKNIGHTWORKS
    Boys Love
  • Jun Jiuling cover art
    Jun Jiuling
    Xi Xing・ongoing・translation

    In the winter of Taikang Year 3, a girl pays a visit to her future in-laws, the Ning Family of Beiliu, Yangcheng. After her engagement was denied, the girl decided to hang herself in front of the Ning Family to show them her sincerity. When the girl who had died opened her eyes once more, many people's fates were changed forever.

    Chinese
    Novel Updates
    Webnovel
    Adapted to Drama
    Ancient China
    Beautiful Female Lead
  • Wolf Bloodline cover art
    Wolf Bloodline
    ASW・ongoing・original

    Many years ago, there was only one continent on earth, and this continent had a powerful king. King Einar. This King had a strong will, a generous personality, and a compassionate heart. After a long reign, the King called his 5 sons to choose a new heir to his kingdom, giving each of them different duties. The King said. "Whoever completes his mission successfully will be the next king.“ Each brother accepted their duties and left the palace. After a short time, each Brother returned to the palace, having completed their duties. But the King told all the other brothers, except the youngest brother, that they failed the test. The eldest and most powerful brother "Yores" opposed this situation and asked why he did such a thing. In response, the King said, “I did not give you your duties to show off your power, being a king is not about only being powerful.“ "You can't let your other four sons down so easily!" "I gave you the test you needed, and it was in your hands whether you could pass it." After this election of the king, there was great anger in the eyes of Yores. He said "You will regret this decision, my king." Yores left that day, with all his anger. He knew his father wouldn't change his mind., so he made a deal with the most powerful lineage, "The Apocalypse Lineage", to take the throne. And by obtaining incredible power, he started a rebellion. Yores had killed his own father in front of his brothers and thrown each of his brothers into a dungeon. After Yores took the throne, people in the Kingdom started to call him with an nickname because of his evil reign. "The Ruthless King Yores." This continued for such a long time. Until that day. A wolf descendant, one of the strongest lineage's person, challenged Yores. That person's name was Jiro, Jiro was the most powerful person among his own lineage and other lineages. That's why they called him "Alpha Prime." Alpha Prime stood in front of him and said: "Enough with your evil ruling, it's time to put an end to the suffering of these people." "Well, you should have known I'm the most powerful king in these lands. I don't give orders by hiding among others like a coward." "Then you can show me that power, can't you? The Battle of Jiro and Yores continued for three days, their battle being heard all over the continent. It was an epic battle. When the war was over, Yores went to the bottom of the dark waters, Jiro had won, but died on the battlefield from his severe wounds. Since their war, the entire continent has been divided into five. The King's children agreed among themselves, and each of them was divided into parts of the continent, and thus five kingdoms were born. But our story was just about to begin....

    Webnovel
    Action
    Adventure
    Bloodlines
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