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The Mysteries, A Novel of Ancient Eleusis
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Price: Free! Words: 132,180. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Available for the first time complete in one volume. Previously published in two volumes as Daughter of Darkness and The Dadouchos. In 480 BC, fifteen-year-old Melaina's biggest worry, she thinks, is wishing to follow Artemis and remain virgin when her mother and grandfather want her to marry and became a priestess. But when the Persians invade, the gods themselves have plans for Melaina.
Egerius
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Price: Free! Words: 6,720. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
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A story of ancient Etruria. Young Egerius is brought up by women after his father's early death; but there are secrets in his father's family, and as he grows older, he learns that he has a family he has never met, and is the heir to more than his father's slim estate... This is a chapter from 'Etruscan Blood', an epic novel of ancient Italy that will be published later this year.
Wessex Tales: "The Infant and the Hare" (Story 1)
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Price: Free! Words: 5,150. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
“The Infant and the Hare” is the first, earliest story in Fripp’s new collection, “Wessex Tales: eight thousand years in the life of an English village.” Stone Age hunters make camp on Okeford Hill. As dawn breaks the men go hunting while a woman gives birth. And the end? In an age when human beliefs were much different than ours, the end is mystical.
Camelthorn Giants: Explore
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Price: Free! Words: 4,240. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013 by Kameeldoring Boeke. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
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This is a historic novel about Coenraad de Buys and his quest to find the African cities of gold.
The Poison Lotus
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Price: Free! Words: 85,050. Language: American English. Published: September 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
In Ancient Japan, while a civil war rages between the royal houses of the Yamato Plains, a rebellion of united warlords threatens to engulf the entire island.
Mapmaker
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Price: Free! Words: 1,630. Language: American English. Published: July 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
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A border town in Ancient China is a perilous place—especially for a desolate girl with no father. So, when Cricket bumps into an administrator’s wife with a bag full of copper coins, she eagerly agrees to deliver her firewood. But why does the woman need firewood in the summer? And why do soldiers stop and question them? Does it have anything to do with the raid at Xitang last Spring?
Wessex Tales: "In the land of the great stone rings" (Story 5)
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Price: Free! Words: 9,070. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Turig, a Bronze Age farmer, tells his grandson how he had been drafted for labor service decades before. The work was long and dangerous but his supervisor’s flirtatious daughter presented the larger threat. Two years later, Turig helped lift the last sarsen stone onto a structure we know as Stonehenge. [PS: New research revises this date by a full millennium, from 3,600 to 4,600 years ago.]
Past-Life in Japan
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Price: Free! Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
The thought-provoking story of a man's life in Ancient Japan. Desparately seeking enlightenment, his life's path leads through extreme situations which inform him of what enlightment is not....
Wessex Tales: "Julia" (Story 11)
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Price: Free! Words: 8,960. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
This story in the "Wessex Tales" collection—"Julia" (Story 11)—is sequel to "The Face in the Floor" (Story 10). It was Julia’s parents who commissioned their villa's magnificent mosaic floor in the previous tale; as a child, she watched the master-mosaicist lay it. As "Julia" begins, Julia is a young woman angry at life, angrier at expectations, and resisting marriage. (circa 335 CE)
Delilah
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,080. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012 by Rhetorical Ratatouille. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Delilah, a Philistine and soon-to-be Priestess of El, lives under siege. First in her home, besieged by the Israelite army, then as wife to her enemy: Samson. But it is her heart that is truly besieged, and she must choose who she loves more: her people, her gods or her husband. Review this book and get a 100% discount coupon on any of our books!
The Path Walkers
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,940. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
In the very long ago Burmese jungle two young people, of enemy tribes, are wondering the same thing: why do our old people walk the path to never return? Why don’t they stay with the village and let us take care of them? They have deserved a rest. Instead, at the behest of the Lama, once a tribal member becomes a burden to the tribe and no longer contributes, he or she must walk the path.
Wolf at the Threshold
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,290. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2010. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
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Iceni warrior Princess Ceridwen and Roman cavalry officer Marek come from vastly different cultures but are uniquely able to meet each others darkest desires. A perfect match, they plan for an idyllic life together once Marek’s time with the legions is up. Political change suddenly puts them in opposition, however, when Nero declares Britannia a province and forces the Iceni and Romans to war.
The Lamp of Darkness (The Age of Prophecy series Book 1)
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Price: Free! Words: 105,620. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014 by Dave Mason. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
The Age of Prophecy series transports you back 3000 years, to the epic battle between the Israelite Kings & Prophets. Lev, an orphaned shepherd boy, begins a journey of discovery when he’s hired to play as a musician before the prophets. He soon learns that his father’s knife holds a deadly secret about his hidden past. Lev fights to unearth his true self while the clouds of war gather around him.
Wessex Tales: "The Face in the Floor" (Story 10)
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Price: Free! Words: 8,170. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
The earliest known mosaic floor to depict Christ was laid in a remote Roman villa in Dorset around 325 CE. (Discovered under meadow grass in 1963 it was moved to the British Museum.) The larger end of this mosaic measures 17 feet by 15, the smaller end, 16½ feet by 8. Why lay this magnificent floor in rustic Dorset? “The Face in the Floor" gives the origins of this floor an imaginative history.
The Spartacus Prophecy
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,130. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
The real life of Spartacus was far more complex than Hollywood would have you believe. There really was a Spartacus & a prophecy and no body of the gladiator was ever found. The story covers an epic journey of one man’s struggle against oppression. Spanning two continents, the fight, flight, love and betrayal across the ancient landscapes, form the backdrop to this compelling novel.
The White Rider
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Price: Free! Words: 10,770. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
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In Ancient Japan, while the nobles are getting ready for the biggest war in the island’s history, a young man enters the Capital and goes head to head against the corruption of the Yakuza.
The Gospel of Reason
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 86,090. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy
As Jesus walked amongst men to advance the Gospel, so does Arenos to advance an objective & secular standard of the Good. Through numerous interactions, Arenos meets individuals & experiences situations testing existing systems of thought & beliefs. From examining political & religious Goods, The Gospel of Reason looks at how some of those Goods are proper, how some are not & why.
Do Not Disturb
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Price: Free! Words: 101,780. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Trouble abounds when an archaeologist seeks the identity of a mysterious woman buried deep within a Byzantine burial cave.
The Incas Discovered
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Series: History Portal, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 1,990. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
The story of David as he travels back in time to find out what really happened to the Incas in Machu Picchu , Peru .
Strangler Figs
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,780. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Ramona, unrecognized descendant of a California Native American icon, investigates the torture/murder of a priest and his lovely companion for her newspaper and gets drawn into an international, mythic quest to unravel a centuries-old mystery. Threatened at every step by sadistic pursuers, she must stay alive to lay bare her heritage and the masked power abuses the ancient treasure hides.