Roberta Gellis

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Roberta Gellis (born 1927) is an American writer of historical fiction, historical romance, and fantasy works.[1] She holds masters degrees in both biochemistry and medieval literature.[2]

Many major writers of historical romance cite her as an important influence.[3] She has collaborated with Mercedes Lackey on historical fiction.


Fantasy and Science Fiction[edit]

  • Offworld
  • The Space Guardian
  • Irish Magic (contributor)
  • Irish Magic II (contributor)
  • Overstars Mail
  • This Scepter'd Isle
  • Ill Met By Moonlight
  • By Slanderous Tongues
  • And Less Than Kind

Greek Mythology[edit]

  • Dazzling Brightness
  • Shimmering Splendor
  • Enchanted Fire
  • Bull God
  • Thrice Bound

Medieval Books[edit]

  • Knight's Honor
  • Bond of Blood
  • The Dragon and the Rose
  • The Sword and the Swan
  • The Rope Dancer
  • Masques of Gold

The Royal Dynasty Series[edit]

  • Siren Song
  • Winter Song
  • Fire Song
  • A Silver Mirror

The Roselynde Chronicles[edit]

  • Roselynde
  • Alinor
  • Joanna'
  • Gilliane
  • Rhiannon
  • Sybelle
  • Desiree

Tales of Jernaeve[edit]

  • Tapestry of Dreams
  • Fires of Winter

Napoleonic Era[edit]

  • The English Heiress
  • The Cornish Heiress
  • The Kent Heiress
  • Fortune's Bride
  • A Woman's Estate


Historical mysteries featuring 12th-century madam-turned-amateur detective Magdalene la a Bâtarde:

  • A Mortal Bane (1999)
  • A Personal Devil (2001)
  • Bone of Contention (2002)
  • Chains of Folly (2006)

Featuring Lucrezia Borgia:

  • Lucrezia Borgia and the Mother of Poisons (2003)


  • A Delicate Balance
  • The Love Token pseudonym Priscilla Hamilton
  • Sing Witch, Sing Death