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The Starry Message
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Price: Free! Words: 103,720. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
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
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Price: Free! Words: 12,440. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
(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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,610. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2010 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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.
The Tale of Leonardo
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Price: Free! Words: 4,950. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
(3.00 from 1 review)
A time-traveler from the time of Leonardo da Vinci meets a modern art student.
Königliche Republik
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Price: $6.65 USD. Words: 99,550. Language: German. Published: March 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
1647: Die Patriziertochter Mirella Scandore ist mit einem Neffen des spanischen Vizekönigs verlobt, als sich Neapel erhebt und den Herzog von Lothringen zun neuen Dogen erwählt. Mirella verliebt sich in dessen Mündel Alexandre. Ihr Bruder Dario aber verrät die Republik; schweren Herzens deckt sie ihn. Doch dann plant er ein Attentat auf den Dogen, bei dem auch Alexandre getötet würde.
An Apotheosis
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Price: Free! Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(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 Blackhearted Saint
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Price: Free! Words: 21,140. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
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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.
The Mermaids of the Darian Coast
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Price: Free! Words: 3,040. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
(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.
Telas nobles y remiendos
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Series: Pensamiento alternativo, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 4,740. Language: Spanish. Published: November 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
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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.
Cobweb Forest
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Series: Cobweb Bride, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 115,390. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2013 by Norilana Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00 from 1 review)
The world is broken… A dark Goddess rises. A mortal maiden must stop her. COBWEB FOREST (Cobweb Bride Trilogy, Book Three) is the third and final book of the intricate epic fantasy flavored by Renaissance history and the romantic myth of Persephone, about death’s ultimatum to the world.
Divine Intervention
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 70,200. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
(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.
Rocamora: Man of Masks
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 149,730. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2011 by Grey Gate Media LLC. Category: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
(4.00 from 1 review)
At the insistence of his family, the handsome and charismatic Vicente enters the Dominican Order and is soon thrust into the scheming political hierarchy that rules Spain. The young man must survive assassination attempts from a growing list of ruthless foes in both Church and court, solve a centuries-old riddle to quell rumors of his own impurity of blood, and suppress his love for the Dona Maria
Brimstone
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Series: Earth, Air, Fire and Water, Book One. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,360. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
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.
Lucretia
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,040. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2012 by Aquila Media. Category: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
Lucretia Borgia is the daughter of Pope Alexander VI and sister of the infamous Cesare Borgia. Immersed in the ultimate patriarchy of early Renaissance Rome and the Vatican, Lucretia struggles to find her independence from her family's corruption and ruthless political schemes. Lucretia is an historical novel. (Lucrezia/Lucretia Borgia - b. April 18,1480 - d. June 24, 1519)
Second Lisa
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 281,810. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012 by Veronica Knox. Category: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
Art History with a Twist of the Paranormal A story of lost identities, missing paintings, and love carried over five centuries. A biography of Leonardo da Vinci, his forgotten sister, Lisabetta, and her lover Sandro Botticelli, brought to life through the mysteries of reincarnation and the powers of creativity.
A Borgia Daughter Dies
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,290. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
(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 Bead Merchant
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,930. Language: British English. Published: March 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
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 Tower Clock Stopped
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,870. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012 by Pro Ecclesia Publishers. Category: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
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.
Any Man So Daring
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 96,030. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2013 by GoldportPress. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Successful and an acclaimed playwright, Shakespeare hears words that his only son, Hamnet, has been kidnapped into fairyland. He too goes into that not quite real land, seeking to rescue his son and perhaps his soul.
Reluctant Queen - The story of Henry VIII's Defiant Little Sister, Mary Rose Tudor
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 122,760. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Mary Rose Tudor, the youngest and favourite sister of infamous English king, Henry VIII, is nonetheless pushed into a State marriage with the old and sickly King Louis XII of France. At the French court, she is relentlessly pursued by Louis’ heir, the debauched Francis. In spite of her reluctant marriage and her would-be seducer, all Mary really wants is marriage to Charles Brandon, her true love.