Highlight on The Morland Dynasty series by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

The Morland Dynasty series is written by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles and encompasses 32 published books, with book 33 coming out in November of this year and book 34 in 2011.  In my opinion, this series is a pretty ingenuis idea....following a family and their descendents through major events in history.  Makes me wish I had thought it up!

Read how it all started on the author's website HERE.

I am currently reading the first book in this lengthy series and really enjoying it.  I've been hearing about this series ever since I found the historical fiction genre and I think I've put off starting it because of the size or just because there are only so many hours in the day. However, I am now on a mission to collect them all!  This along with my Plaidy collecting will keep my busy for some time I'm sure!

At the moment, Sphere is publishing the new releases and Sourcebooks is re-releasing the series starting at the beginning.  The books in between are still available at online retailers or local bookstores.  I have included a link to the PTTP store on Amazon...just click on the title and it will take you to Amazon where you can read the description.

I plan on making this a static PAGE on PTTP (the links underneath the header), so you can always reference it if needed.  I will also be adding the descriptions on the PAGE, I thought it would be too long of a post if I added it here.

For those of you who have read some or all we would love to hear your thoughts!  Enjoy!

Book 1  ~  The Founding
1434: War of the Roses and Richard III

Book 2  ~  The Dark Rose
1501: Henry VIII

1558: Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots

Book 4  ~  The Oak Apple
1630: Charles I and the Civil War

Book 5  ~  The Black Pearl
1659: Charles II and The Restoration

Book 6  ~  The Long Shadow
1670: Charles II and James II

Book 7  ~  The Chevalier
1689: William and Mary; Queen Anne; George I; The Old Pretender (1715 Rebellion)

Book 8  ~  The Maiden
1720: George I; George II; the Young Pretender (Bonnie Prince Charlie, 1745 Rebellion)

Book 9  ~  The Flood-Tide
1772: George III; the American War of Independence

Book 10  ~  The Tangled Thread
1788: The French Revolution; beginning of Industrial Revolution

Book 11  ~  The Emporer
1795: Rise of Napoleon

Book 12  ~  The Victory
1803: The Regency; Beau Brummell; Industrial Revolution; Battle of Trafalgar

Book 13  ~  The Regency
1807: The Napoleonic Wars; the Peninsular Campaign; the Industrial Revolution

Book 14  ~  The Campaigners
1815: The Hundred Days Campaign and Battle of Waterloo

Book 15  ~  The Reckoning
1816: Post-war slump; Chartism; Pentrich Revolution; industrial progress

Book 16  ~  The Devil's Horse
1820: George IV; the railway

Book 17  ~  The Poison Tree
1831: William IV

Book 18  ~  The Abyss
1833: William IV; Victoria

Book 19  ~  The Hidden Shore
1843: The early Victorian era

Book 20  ~  The Winter Journey
1851: The Mid-Victorian era; The Great Exhibition; The Crimean War

Book 21  ~  The Outcast
1857: The American Civil War

Book 22  ~  The Mirage
1870: High Victorian Age; Franco-Prussian War

Book 23  ~  The Cause
1874: Women's Rights

Book 24  The Homecoming
1885: The Late Victorian era

Book 25  ~  The Question
1898: Late Victorian/Edwardian; the Second Boer War; Automobiles; the Suffragettes

Book 26  ~  The Dream Kingdom
1908 - Edwardian period; Aviation

Book 27  ~  The Restless Sea
1912: The Titanic; George V

Book 28  ~  The White Road
1914: The beginning of World War I

Book 29  ~  The Burning Roses
1915: World War I

Book 30  ~  The Measure of Days
1916: World War I: Battle of the Somme

Book 31  ~  The Foreign Field
1917: World War I: Battle of Passchendaele

Book 32  ~  The Fallen Kings
1918: The end of World War I; Armistice; demobilization

Book 33  ~  The Dancing Years
1920: Irish war of independence

To Be Released:  November 4, 2010

Book 34  ~  TBA

To Be Released:  2011




  1. I've have eyed these for a while but I would probably loose interest after Elizabeth I. I would probably read the one concerning the Titanic though! Thanks for the post! Very helpful!

  2. This looks like a great series. I'm going to add them all to my wish list. Thanks for the links.

  3. :-0 I have the first book in my wishlist, but I did not realize there were so many books in the series! It sounds interesting--I'm looking forward to reading several of the books now!

  4. Wow this is so awesome how she keeps it moving, and it is a fantastic idea!!
    I am much more inclined to read the series now that I know the subject matter in them. At first I thought it was going to be 34 books from the 1400's to the 1600s and I am so glad to see it progresses further. She is almost done, and I wonder if 34 is the last?
    She is probably breathing a sigh of relief, the end is in sight!
    Thanks for the post Amy!!
    I just might have to follow in your footsteps and collect them all. =)
    woo hoo

  5. This looks like a fantastic series to sink your teeth into. Sourcebooks is the greatest for bringing back these kinds of books.


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