I am constantly surprised by the variety of work in the genre in which I write. If you are looking for some excellent historical fiction to read then take a look at Alison Morton’s post here.
Alison focuses on the first book of thirteen historical fiction series by a wide range of authors. There’s a great selection on offer here for the lover of historical fiction.
You’ll find my own ‘first in series’, Feud, is included but I would also like to especially recommend several others:
Alison’s excellent alternative history series Roma Nova which begins with Inceptio. Find out more at: http://alison-morton.com/
Helen Hollick’s swashbuckling pirate series beginning with Seawitch. Find out more at: http://ofhistoryandkings.blogspot.fr/
Nancy Bilyeau’s award winning Tudor series the first of which is The Crown. You can find out more about this at: http://www.nancybilyeau.com/
And there are many others too, so hopefully you’ll find something to your taste!