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The Battlefield
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Price: Free! Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2010. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Billy rubbed his hand along the smooth woodwork of the rifle slung over his shoulder. “Do you think we’ll get to fight at last.” For most of the new men their greatest fear had always been that the fighting would finish before they had their chance to join in.
Song of the River
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,650. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Wonnangatta Station lies deep in the mountain country of northeastern Victoria on the Wonnangatta River, one of two branches of the upper section of the Mitchell River in Gippsland. Officially unsolved, the murders of station manager James Barclay and his cook/helper have been the object of much speculation for more than 80 years.
Subtle Fluids
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,670. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2010. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Suffragettes are being murdered. Did Reverend Driscoll's fiery sermons incite the violence? What kind of predator hides behind a clerical collar?
Journal of a Civil War Nurse
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Price: Free! Words: 1,820. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2010. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
This short story is based on letters written by Cornelia Hancock, Civil War nurse. Author Georgiann Baldino dramatizes what it took to survive the inhumane conditions. Women who served as nurses came from many different backgrounds, but most served well behind the front. Cornelia Hancock was one of a few who served in field hospitals. Her presence reminded soldiers why they were fighting.
Green Grow the Rushes
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 214,380. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2010 by Anthemion. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
In the summer of 1900, a group of young people are brought together in the decaying splendour of the Quarro, a Scottish country house owned by the down-at-heel Lennox family. As their lives touch, new alliances are formed - some doomed to failure and bitter despair, others that will endure against the odds to bring lasting happiness.
Transforming Oracle
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,470. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2010. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
During the Greek Dark Ages, Oreste and his brother, Teris, approach the remote village of Delphi looking for a day's labor. They are surprised to learn the priestess of Delphi's oracle's, Aellai, wreaks havoc in the lives of locals through her interpretations of the nightly snake dance rituals. Oreste could just as easily be destroyed by Aellai's divining as transformed in Delphi.
Der Fluch der Schwarzen Natter - Flucht ins Ungewisse (Teil 1)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 57,450. Language: German. Published: October 27, 2010. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
An einem Abend im Herbst 1940 flüchtet Eva Weissmann mit Ihrem Mann und ihrer Tochter Hanna vor den zunehmenden Repressionen der Nazis. Unterwegs gerät sie in die Fänge des erbarmungslosen SS-Obersturmführers Max Riedle. Gemeinsam mit ihrer Tochter gelingt ihr die Flucht vor ihrem Peiniger – der «Schwarzen Natter». Es beginnt eine aberwitzige Jagd mit vielen unerwarteten Wendungen.
Never His Sword
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,600. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2010 by Fiero Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
The story of the sword of Damocles, a sword hung by a thread over the neck of a boastful courtier, is all about the sword and how it represents the precarious nature of life and power. But the real story was never about the sword at all, but about the people who hung it there and the people who suffered and why. Because it was never Damocles's sword to begin with.
Bird Talk: A Tale of Medieval Magic
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,820. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2010 by Alt Hist Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
What do you do when you have accused the woman you love of necromancy? Bird Talk is a short story about Roger, a young priest living in a small medieval English town, who is trying to uncover what he believes are foul magical deeds. But instead he manages to implicate the women he desires in accusations of witchcraft.
Within Victorian Mists
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Series: What Man Hath Wrought, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,110. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2010 by Gypsy Shadow Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
If the fog of time had lifted a bit differently on the 19th century, and you could mix a haughty Englishman tinkerer, a plucky American steam engine repair-woman, laser holograms, giant dirigibles, and ornithopters, you might just get one madcap steampunk romance. Strap on your brass-rimmed goggles to see what happens . . . Within Victorian Mists.
Leonardo the Florentine
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Series: The Travels of da Vinci, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,050. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Who are the Medici brothers? Who is trying to assassinate them? Why was the Pitti Palace never completed? And what part does Leonardo play in all of this? Leonardo da Vinci is remembered as an artist and inventor. But who was he before anyone knew his name? This family-friendly novel explores the history and legends of his early years in Florence. It also weaves a mystery of politics and power.
Der Fluch der Schwarzen Natter - Hoffen auf Gerechtigkeit (Teil 2)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,440. Language: German. Published: October 20, 2010. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Zwanzig Jahre nach ihrer Flucht aus Nazi-Deutschland führt Hanna Weissmann, in Emmenbrücke ein gutbürgerliches Leben. Eines Tages erhält sie einen Telefonanruf, der sie in ihre traumatische Vergangenheit zurückwirft. In seiner Fortsetzung spinnt Roland Sommer Salner den im ersten Teil «Flucht ins Ungewisse» aufgenommenen Faden bis in die Gegenwart der sechziger Jahre hinein fort.
The Nursing Home Fugitive
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,910. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
WWII veteran Clive Parisi lives moment-to-moment. A stroke took away his ability to remember. He runs away from the nursing home and embarks on the best journey of his life. A cast of weird, wonderful, disabled characters help him adapt. He takes up painting as a way to communicate and proves that, despite overwhelming obstacles, he can still decide what becomes of him.
The Secret of the Century
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,600. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2010. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Thirteen-year-old Jacob Zuckerman accompanies his grandfather, Abraham, to Dealey Plaza, Dallas, on the morning of November 22nd, 1963, to see President Kennedy’s motorcade. While the elder Zuckerman is absorbed in filming his now historic clip, Jake turns to his right and sees a man with a rifle, standing behind the picket fence atop the grassy knoll. Conspiracy? Absolutely.
Heaven Is Too Far Away
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 178,560. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
Funnier than Kelly’s Heroes, darker in places than Catch-22, and more irreverent than M*A*S*H, this satirical WW I Royal Flying Corps memoir will leave the reader in stitches and historians shaking their heads.
Storyteller Songs
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 8,130. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2010. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Ancient Poetry
(2.40 from 5 reviews)
This is a collection of poetry taken from the "Young Gwernin" trilogy of the Storyteller series: historical novels about Britain and her bards in the years after King Arthur's death. If you haven't read them yet, you might want to start there, as some of these poems could be considered plot spoilers. On the other hand, you could just plunge in now and see how you like Gwernin's world...
Brother William's War
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,090. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2010. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
William Coleman thought he was on the way to success as a bank clerk in Chester, S.C., in the spring of 1861. Then his employer sent him a petticoat to shame him into joining the militia and fighting the Yankees. He did, sure "the silliness" would end once everyone calmed down. He was wrong.
Headless Ed
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2010 by Doublethumb Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
On All Hollow’s Eve, during the first autumn of the Civil War, a young deserter meets a widow at a lonely Appalachian cabin. She warns him of a local monster that had once been a famous horror writer believed to have died in October 1849. A monster that must replace his head every Halloween.
Dawn of Avalon
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Price: Free! Words: 25,400. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2010. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
He would become the most powerful wizard in the history of Britain—Merlin. She would become Britain's most storied sorceress—Morgan le Fay. But before they were legends, they were young. And they were lovers. Together, in the sunlight of one day long ago, they saved a kingdom. Dawn of Avalon. A stand-alone story from the universe of Anna Elliott’s Twilight of Avalon.
Ice King
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 119,960. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2010. Category: Fiction » Drama » European
William King, son of a Liverpool slave trader, sickened by what he experienced aboard a Spanish slaver, was one of the few who spoke out against the Slave Trade. This epic has generational change, moral wickedness, greed, romance and the fortunes of war woven through the lives of King & Son, Liverpool traders. Father and son are caught up in the turmoil that preceded the British Trade Act of 1807