Questions tagged [medieval]

Use this tag for works written or based in Middle Ages (5th to the 15th century) on [story-identification] questions.

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Looking for old comedy movie set in medieval times

Its an old movie I saw as a kid. It's a comedy set in a medieval court. The main character is sort of helpless. I remember when he has to fight in a joust and his armor gets magnetized by a lightning ...
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Series about female warrior in Arthurian-like medieval Britain

This is a long shot as I have very little information to go on. In December 2002 I borrowed 2 novels (in English) from a friend. The novels were fairly new at the time. Not more than 2-3 years old. ...
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Korean manga / manhua about noble daughter being sacrificed

The main character is a daughter of some kind of noble family. She is being treated really poorly, like getting abused by her parents and her sister, because she has some kind of curse? Or affinity ...
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Series about a young man struggling to become king in middle ages setting

I read a book in the early nineties about a young man who becomes a king in a medieval setting, lots of drama and backstabbing. I can remember that it was part of a series, most likely a trilogy. I ...
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Medieval manga about a girl who dies, then wakes up as her younger self, learns swordsmanship, and joins the army [duplicate]

This is a restart manga which i read few years back. The girl has a harsh life and a terrible fiancée because of this, she dies and wakes up again as her younger self. Determined to avoid the ...
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Fantasy book set in medieval times, in which one of the characters wields a double-sided battleaxe

I am looking for a fantasy book from the '80s or '90s, set in medieval times, with very graphic battle scenes which include one of the main characters wielding a double-sided battleaxe that cuts an ...
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Computer Game - Opens with meeting a famous person and chasing a robber who vanishes using magic

I played this PC game almost 16-19 years ago at my grandma's house, so I hope my memory is not too terrible, but here goes: PLOT I made it like 10 minutes into the game until I got stuck, so I do not ...
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Science fiction short story where medieval villagers were used to time travelers

There was a story in a science fiction magazine, probably Asimov's or Analog, probably about 1990, plus or minus 15 years I guess, where time travelers disguised themselves as natives of the time and ...
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Looking for medieval werewolf fantasy book probably published in 1990s or up to 2010

The main protagonist was a young woman whose father was either making her marry someone or go on a pilgrimage. The setting seemed to be England, in fall or winter. The werewolf accompanied her as she ...
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PC Game: Flaming skull skeletons as enemies

I played this game at least 16 years ago... It has to be either from the late 90s or early 2000s. It has third-person gameplay. I don't remember what the story was actually about (it had a fantasy ...
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Novel about a girl using a tomb to travel to medieval times

I read this book sometime around 2012-2013; it was a book series- with around five books in the series, I believe. The books were fairly long in length, and the cover was a dark blue, with gold ...
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90s Mixed sci-fi and fantasy medieval show where the villain is captured and he went insane

When I was a kid I watched a TV show (late 90s, early 00s). All I can remember was some stuff from the episodes that I watched. It was in English. The TV show had a medieval setting with swords, ...
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Looking for a fantasy novel where a ring of fire races across an alternative world

What I remember from the novel: The protagonist somehow gets transported to a different planet (I thought into some smaller object that happens to have a world in it). He starts out on ice where he ...
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Sinister themed comic/graphic novel containing the Book of Revelation, Apocrypha, ravens, the Four Evangelists

I'm trying to track down a comic/graphic novel I read as a child (must've been between 2001 and 2008, and I estimate it wasn't older than from 1990) in a mid-sized local library. First off, I read it ...
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80s/90s Post-apocalyptic novel, medieval with a "great fire" and a "mystic / shaman" [duplicate]

I remember reading this novel back in High School in the late 90s, possible early 00s. The novel in paperback form was quite substantial, must have been at least 600 pages long. The main character ...
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Fantasy book about Grendel type character

Looking for a book written in the last 15 years (probably). Set in a medieval / Viking time but not necessarily our timeline. Main character is similar to Grendel in appearance: apelike, clawed hands,...
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Book about a boy that enters a medieval fantasy PC computer game

This is a repost with additional info of an older question that was never answered. I have stumbled upon this old question while also trying to find the name of the book series myself, as I dearly ...
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What 90s or early 2000s tv show has a leopard-like woman and a super strong man?

I remember about 8 years ago there was a fantasy TV show going on my local channels with subtitles in my native language of Sinhala, in Sri Lanka. It was probably from the 90s or early 2000s. I can'...
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90's TV series where a boy goes to another dimension through portal near power lines

I am desperately trying to remember a name of a TV series probably from 90's. I remember these points: A boy goes to another dimension through a portal near a power lines. This dimension has a sort ...
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Story with a spaceship that crashes into a medieval civilization [duplicate]

It’s a science fiction story at least 10 years old where people on spaceship crash into medieval type civilization. I only remember bits and pieces as I read it as a kid and mom made me return it. ...
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Planet Colonization book with benevolent AI [duplicate]

I am looking for the name of this series. It starts with an intelligent ship and a crew of engineers that get a planet ready for colonization. After all of the engineers die the ship remains in ...
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Fantasy graphic novel of a medieval world with no adults

It's a fantasy graphic novel I read about five years ago, about a medieval fantasy world that, for some reason, has no more adults, so just kids have to deal with everything. Does anyone have a clue ...
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Sci-Fi cartoon series about animal versions of the Knights of the Round Table

This cartoon is sci-fi (flying cars and laser pistols) in another world with medieval traditions (sword fighting and charging against each other on a horse (jousting)) where all the characters were ...
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Book: a man and two women on a journey to fulfil some sort of prophecy about the end of the world

This is an older fantasy book I read 10-15 years ago-ish. My recollections of it are vague, but I recall it had a medieval-ish setting, and was told from the point of view of a man who is joined on a ...
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Book about three companions forced to solve puzzles to find gems

A series about a king and 2 of his companions taking a quest to find some relics or gems or something. I read it in elementry school, around 2004-2008, but it could be older than that. There's a dark ...
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Trying to find a book series from late 90's to early 2000's or just early 2000's

It's a teenage or young adult fantasy. Not sure if it the author was a man or a woman. But pretty sure it was either 3 or 5 books in the series. At least I'm sure it plays in medieval times. It's ...
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Knight paying lady back for playing with his life [closed]

I remember reading a short story in first grade (around 20 years ago). I don't have all the details, but from what I remember, it involved the following: it was in a medieval setting some guy (knight?...
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Looking for a fantasy book about a girl with unexpected tattoos [duplicate]

She was the only one with these tattoos who wasn't sacrificed. I think she became an enforcer, the leader of her tower. She was ridiculed by his peers for allowing different species in. Types of ...
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Early 90s (short-lived) medieval series with lots of swordplay [closed]

Trying to identify / remember a television show from the early 90s, possibly very late 80s. It was on 'expanded cable' but not premium networks. So the setting was medieval, lots of swords and armor ...
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Looking for the name of a book where a physicist gets transported to a medieval world

The character meets a witch of some kind that sucks the life from men, but manages to escape. He first encounters her when she seems to be running from some kind of creature or guards. He helps her ...
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Book for children: the winning knight of a tournament is rewarded with a wish and he wishes that the dragons must not be killed

I do not know the book, but a young argentinian girl has asked for it on reddit and I want to help her. Her book description is as follows. She readed the book in spanish, but may be a translation ...
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Story about a planet where medieval tribes have different powers; prince with accelerated healing escapes his tribe [duplicate]

The setting is a planet that has several regions, mostly medieval in technology level. Each region's people has a strange power; the story begins in the region of a people with enhanced healing. ...
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Book series: Rings, chainmail, and words of power. Female protaganist

I read this series in early-2000s (I'm not sure how old or new it was when I read it at the time), borrowed from the local library. Looking back it was probably just teenager-aimed, but was still ...
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Looking for title/author of fantasy trilogy where man is transported via some sort of fairie circle

Some time in the 90s, I think mid, there was a fantasy trilogy where a man was transported in some sort of fairie circle from the woods near his home to a type of medieval world. I know that the ...
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Need to identify a historical-themed military anime?

I remember there was this one guy who got assigned to a gate in a high crime area. He set a curfew, disallowing anyone going through the gate. Some of nobles did not like this guy and purposefully ...
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Were there science fiction stories written during the Middle Ages?

Were there science fiction stories written during the Middle Ages (i.e., before circa 1500 AD)? Joannes Kepler wrote a science fiction work called Somnium in 1609, an "interview with a knowledgeable '...
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What 90s TV movie has a young boy finding and raising a Godzilla-like monster to attack a bad guy?

I'm looking for a 90s TV movie where a young boy (a prince?) finds a little monster (from a egg?). This monster grows insanely fast into a Godzilla-like thing, and with it he and some soldiers attack ...
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Elite troops and Single Combat in Westeros

We know personal skills are not that important in a medieval battle. Discipline was one of the two crucial aspects of almost all medieval battles, the other being numbers. In fact, this is something ...
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Story about knight who had super-powered vision and right arm

I wonder what is the name of the story I read years ago. Setting is medieval-like. Story starts with torture of the main character where he loses arm and eye. Another detail I remember is that he ...
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90's Fantasy Cartoon

I can't seem to find any reference to it anywhere, or remember anything more than the following to narrow the search. It was either late 80's or early 90's (I had it on video in early 90's). It ...
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Book About An Otter set in medieval times?

Does anyone remember a book that featured an otter. It was set in medieval times and all the characters were animals and he had to save the kingdom. And I just can't remember the name. Please help!
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Woman is sucked into a book with a medieval world at war

I started to read this book a while ago and did not finish it. I would like to read it again. A girl was walking down the stairs while reading a book when she fell and landed on top of the book and ...
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What 90s TV show had the protagonist travel into the past using a sword?

So I was feeling a bit nostalgic. I watched a show sometime during the mid-90s, but I can't remember the name for the life of me. I will try to give some very fuzzy details: I believe there was time ...
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Man can do magic by writing spells on the inside of his mind

I'm trying to identify a fantasy fiction (possibly epic fantasy) book I read several years ago, although I'm sure it was out well before then. It may or may not be in a series, but it was a decently ...
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What TV show (British I think) in the 90's had knights and helicopters/guns?

There was a TV show I used to watch, I don't remember much about it, except it was in a medieval setting (knights, castles, etc.), except one faction(?) had black helicopters and guns. What was this ...
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Fantasy novel about a half-djinn set in time of Crusades

I think I read this in the mid 90's. It was a fantasy novel set in the time of the Crusades. The protagonist was a half-djinn that lived among men. He'd been hired as a bodyguard to protect a family ...
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Time-travelling woman becomes a successful baker in Germany

I read a book in which at least 2 people, a man & a woman, went back to late medieval Europe - Germany, I think. The woman landed on a road between villages & was picked up by a small town ...
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What is this medieval fantasy TV show? [duplicate]

I remember seeing a TV show in the 90s (I am not sure when it was first aired). It...: Has a medieval setting Has a handful of heroes, all young men and women (ie: mid to high teens) à la Power ...