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The Starry Message by D. Allen Henry
Price: Free! Words: 100,260. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Second Revised Edition: When Professor Paul Woodbridge receives a call from Contessa Antonietta Floridiana, she queries, “Suppose Galileo wrote a secret encoded message at the end of his life. Would the professor perhaps be able to decode it?” The quest for the solution to The Starry Message will lead the pair on a search across Italy that is destined to profoundly alter the course of humankind.
Rise Above by AM Kirkby
Price: Free! Words: 12,440. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A reclusive scholar, worn down by political demands of his new post as Archbishop, retires on his physician's orders to one of his country manors to convalesce. His illness, his disillusion with public life, and a new friend make a dangerous mixture...
The Orffyreus Wheel by David Niall Wilson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,840. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2010 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
In 1712, a remarkable man named Johann Bessler invented a wheel that spun after being set into motion until it was stopped with no mechanical input. The Orffyreus Wheel follows his adventures in inventing it, and those of his heir, Elly Kassel, as she fights to keep it from falling into the wrong hands.
An Apotheosis by Forrest Aguirre
Price: Free! Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Historical » Renaissance(4.00 from 1 review)
Angel or madman? The greatest swordsman of his day contemplates his victories and defeats as he prepares to step off into the great unknown of apotheosis.
The Mermaids of the Darian Coast by David Wesley Hill
Price: Free! Words: 3,040. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures, Fiction » Historical » Renaissance(3.00 from 1 review)
"The Mermaids of the Darian Coast" is a short story that takes place during the 1577-1580 circumnavigation of the world by Francis Drake. It is a companion piece to the author's critically acclaimed novel, At Drake's Command.
The Blackhearted Saint by Ned Minkov
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,140. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General(5.00 from 1 review)
A student discovers a strange sonnet in a library’s collection of Italian Renaissance poetry. This leads him to another, greater revelation – a centuries-old story of lust, greed and killings – all the sins of a single man. The student is soon to find out that this mysterious persona is in the middle of one of the most shameful chapters of the Vatican's history.
Telas nobles y remiendos by Albert Gamundi, Sr
Series: Obras de pensamiento alternativo, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 4,740. Language: Spanish. Published: November 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European, Fiction » Historical » Renaissance(5.00 from 1 review)
Alcide, el mejor sastre de un ducado veneciano recibe el encargo de elaborar un traje para el cumpleaños de su hija. Gracias a su habilidad para los vestidos ha conseguido una cámara donde trabajar bajo el manto protector de la familia interesada en su obra. Pero será el mismo encargo el que le abra la puerta para llevar a cabo una venganza pendiente de años atrás.
Divine Intervention by jeannette scollard
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 70,200. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Historical » Renaissance(3.00 from 1 review)
One of the great love stories in the history of Europe, this story chronicles how a desperate English bride and an obstinate Portuguese king married for power and politics. They never imagined their marriage would transform into a great love affair, the remarkable legacy of which was the launch of the Age of Discovery. Based on real people and events, its heroine will thrill you.
Brimstone by Alan Skinner
Series: Earth, Air, Fire and Water, Book One. Price: Free! Words: 79,360. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
Taken from her home to be apprenticed to the world's greatest alchemist, Jenny Swift enters a world different from anything she could have imagined. Frightened and friendless, she has only her courage, intelligence and talents she doesn't realise she possesses to help her survive the nightmare world of murder, intrigue and betrayal. Jenny finds that to save her world she must first save herself.
A Borgia Daughter Dies by Maryann Philip
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,290. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The saga of the Borgias and the lives of Leonardo da Vinci and the young Machiavelli form the accurate historical background of this murder mystery, set in the opulence of Renaissance Rome and Milan. Machiavelli's illegitimate daughter and his bewitching ex-mistress will solve three murders with help from da Vinci and Lucrezia Borgia--including the murder of Lucrezia's real-life half sister.
The Tower Clock Stopped by Jan De Haan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,870. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012 by Pro Ecclesia Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance, Nonfiction » History » European
The Holy Roman Empire, led by Philip II of Spain, was persecuting the Protestants, and William I of Orange, revolted against this harsh rule in the Eighty Year War. This is a story about a surprise attack by the Spanish army on Sluis, a small city in a southern coastal province of The Low Countries, now known as The Netherlands.
The Bead Merchant by Lee McAulay
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,930. Language: British English. Published: March 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance, Fiction » Romance » Historical
A swashbuckling romance of the high seas, stuffed with intrigue, suspense and passion, set in the ruthless bead markets of Murano at the twilight of the Venetian Republic. The enemy is at the border. Assassins lie round every corner. And love is in the air...
The Winter Tree: Tales of Borschland, Volume 1 by David Frauenfelder
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,600. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
In 1642, two adventurers from the Dutch East India Company quest through the wilderness of what will become the nation of Borschland to find a tree blooming in the dead of winter. On that tree, so natives tell the tale, a pair of fabulous silver skates hang, guarded by a monster. When the Dutchmen arrive, however, what they find is even stranger than the legend.
The Cross and the Black-Episode II by Luwa Wande
Series: The Cross and the Black, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,770. Language: American English. Published: March 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Book two of the Cross and the Black Series. Look at my profile for Book one. What do you do when your tutor is a lecherous lazy buffoon? Why, you pack and go someplace else for good. But for Claude Severin, leaving is a tad difficult, because his tutor might be a wanted murderer...
Max EspanoI by Pantson Fire
Series: Mejor español mágico realismo comedia romántica ebooks, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,570. Language: Spanish. Published: November 2, 2013 by WSIC EBooks Ltd.. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
En la edad media, Maximillion y Maxithousand tenían buenos empleos con el rey, Charles el número. En esos días, hubo diferentes maneras de lidiar con asesinos.
Leonardo: A Return to Florence by Catherine McGrew Jaime
Series: The Travels of da Vinci, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,650. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
This historically based novel begins with Leonardo traveling from Venice to Florence with his good friend, and traveling companion, Luca Pacioli. The story follows Leonardo as he sets up his new workshop and begins to take on new painting commissions. Leonardo is surprised to be asked by the Florentine government to join Cesare Borgia as a military advisor, and the real adventures begin.
Souls Dryft by Jayne Fresina
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 131,410. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2013 by TE Publishing-Services. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance, Fiction » Romance » Time travel
What happens when two women meet, more than five hundred years apart. Can one of them make right the wrongs of the past?
Murder Gentilissimi (Murder Most Kind) by Tom Rynard
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 169,390. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
In this work of historical fiction true to the Venice of the sixteenth century, Reginaldo Morosini, full-time schoolmaster and part-time special consulting investigator for Venice's Council of Ten, investigates the murder of a young member of Venice's patrician society. In the course of that investigation, he unravels a political conspiracy that involves the death of five others.
The Girl Who Saved England by Rochelle Forrester
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,820. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
This is the story of a spy in Elizabethan England. Marianne becomes the mistress of the King of France in a world torn apart by religious conflict between Catholic and Protestant. She survives assassination attempts, battles enemies in the French court and foils plots to overthrow the King of France. When the King of France is assassinated she returns to England as a very wealthy duchess.