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Mila's Tale
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,800. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
“Mila’s Tale” is midrash—the retelling of a Biblical passage. Half of it is a new Laurie King short story; the other half is the author’s commentary on the text (“Jephthah’s Daughter” of Judges 11) and her suggestions for further reading. This is the first in Laurie King’s proposed Ladies of Spirit project, a collection of Modern Midrashes accompanied by her analysis and reflections.
The Pparahan Oracle
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 133,670. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
A father and daughter sentenced to death for looking different. A town destroyed by mysterious floods. A leader banished for being kind to his people. An Akkadian arrives in Meluhha from Sumer, in search of the fabled living Gods. This adventure follows its fascinating characters, on a journey filled with love and hatred, friendship and animosity, hope and despair, laughter and tears, and revenge.
The Break
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Series: England Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 116,350. Language: British English. Published: June 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
The Break is an adventure story in which the Byzantine Empire and the Catholic Church take on the British State. Which side wins? It has been nominated for the 2015 Prometheus Award.
Dancing Phaedra
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Series: Gaius and Tiberius. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,820. Language: British English. Published: September 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
A young slave whore in a Roman brothel, Antyllus' prospects seem bleak. Only a sense of his destiny keeps him from despair. A gifted and inspired dancer, Antyllus dreams of stardom. Sent to a rich man's party as part of the entertainment, Antyllus' gift is spotted by Gabinius a wealthy Senator. Struggling to leave his past behind, Antyllus must contend with a new master and new life as a dancer.
Again and Always
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,910. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
A childhood friendship, separated by distance and time, blossoms when Grace and Joseph reconnect and forge a new relationship amidst the challenges of family secrets and betrayal.
Pharaoh's Midwives A Retelling of the Nurse Midwives in Exodus
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,960. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Exodus calls them Puah and Shipporah. Both are proud Egyptians who are also the reluctant midwives to the Apiru, the disgusting underclass of Egypt. Yet, when a given a command to commit genocide, Puah and Shipporah side with the Apiru . Pharaoh's Midwives is a story of their personal transformation from passive Egyptian aristocrats to heroic leaders of a new people.
Issa
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,890. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Suppose you found ancient scrolls that were written by the Buddhist Saint ISSA over two thousand years ago. Now imagine what would happen if you discovered that ISSA and Jesus Christ were one in the same and you were holding in your hands documents actually written by God. Who would want them and who would want them suppressed? Who would be willing to kill to get them? The Vatican? The CIA?
Aphrodite's Curse: A Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,190. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Aphrodite’s Curse is about a dynasty’s fall from grace, unrequited love and retribution.
Return of the Star Ancestors, Volume One
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,650. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014 by Ink Smith Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
(3.00 from 1 review)
What if we had friends in very high places? What if we’ve always had them? Eons ago, starfaring Osirians genetically seeded a mammal on this planet. Later, they created great civilizations among the humans who evolved from it. One was Atlantis.
Sword of Woden~Sorrow Hill~A Novel of Beowulf Ecgtheowson
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Series: Sword of Woden, Book One. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 111,800. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Geatland 500 a.d As the power of the Roman colossus wanes and dies the tribes and clans of Germania rush south. But they do not come alone. Unknown to men, the gods are also waging a war among themselves and Beowulf, the grandson of King Hrethel, has become the Allfather's chosen weapon. Sorrow Hill is the first volume in a trilogy shortlisted by the Historical Novel Society, Editor's Choice.
The Lotus and the Sword
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,840. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
In Ancient Japan, as the Prince returns to the Capital to restore order after the death of his father, the nobles are getting ready for a war that will decide the fate of the entire Empire.
Superficial Sacrifices
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,160. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
In this offbeat satire, a high priest living in ancient Egypt’s Golden Age reluctantly comes to grips with the distracting elements of modern life and its impact on religious devotion during the grand exposition of his kingdom’s most sacred holiday.
Companions
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 179,950. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
This, the fifth volume in the ‘Parthian Chronicles’ series, is set in the time between ‘Parthian Dawn’ and ‘Parthian Vengeance’. It tells the story of Pacorus and a band of companions who embark on a mission to rescue one who was left behind in Italy after the Spartacus slave revolt. The quest will lead them to the city of Ephesus where gladiatorial games are being held.
A Glitch in Time
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,590. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Christian » Historical
When a wealthy recluse invites some friends to visit, he sends his helicopter to transport them to his home. But his visitors are puzzled by the strange behaviour of the helicopter pilot. The man claims to have been one of a group of people who underwent a time travel experience. The time traveller, it seems, is the subject of Biblical prophet Ezekiel’s famous vision of ‘wheels within wheels’.
Wolfsblood
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,870. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Alexandrus, a newly promoted Roman Centurion is sent to a posting in Northern Britain to whip the wayward soldiers there into shape, only to find that they are not all they seem and he's soon dragged into a world of shape shifters, Druid curses and Roman politics.
The Fowler's Snare
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,110. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Winning makes a warrior a legend. Losing is not an option. Egypt’s races are about to begin. As the black kingdom of Alodia mourns a murdered king, three of its princes escape over the border to Egypt to find refuge in the Theban desert. But word reaches Pharaoh Kheper-Re that a new enemy has just blown in from the south, an enemy worth investigating, an enemy with a deadly secret.
Byzantium, Book 1: Dead Men's Road
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,010. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014 by Pro Se Press. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
In Byzantium Book One: Dead Men’s Road, a beautiful woman tasked with delivering a sealed package to the Invisible College in Byzantium is pursued by merciless bandits, relentless undead, and a charming scoundrel who has nothing to lose.
Bonesetter
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,610. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
A "historical fiction" or prehistory account of a boy in a primitive society who learns to "set bones" for others who are injured. In the way of Jean Auel's heroine Ayla, he discovers other primitive technologies including snares and the smoking of meat. His mastery of these skills gradually elevates his position in his society from despised and downtrodden to respected and admired.