Bruce Corbett

Biography

After counselling teenagers and adults for over 40 years, Bruce Corbett retired to concentrate on his writing and photography. To date, he has written a collection of Science Fiction short stories and two Science Fiction novels. His greatest project, however, is his series of historical novels based on a fictional hero, Ambrose, Prince of Wessex, set in the time of Alfred the Great.

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Books

Alfred the Great; Edward the King
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Series: The Ambrose Chronicles, Book 10. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,950. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
King Alfred the Great is dead, and young Prince Edward must persuade the Witan that he should be the next king. His own royal cousin, Ethelwold, rebels, and is soon leading an unholy alliance of influential noblemen and Vikings. Wearing the Viking crown of Northumbria, he invades Wessex. Can Edward keep his throne? Will Wessex finally fall to the Viking onslaught?
Bruce Corbett's Speculative Short Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,020. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
My stories cover time travel to space opera, shootouts to alien invaders. This book is a collection of my short stories, written over many years. Several have been published previously, and some are available individually.
Alfred the Great; Young Edward
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Series: The Ambrose Chronicles, Book 9. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,370. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Wessex faces the greatest invasion of Alfred the Great's life. A vast Viking alliance threatens the last independent Saxon kingdom in all England. Can Wessex survive the onslaught? Can the young Prince Edward lead a Saxon army to victory? Ambrose, Edward's uncle, and a Byzantine scholar will once again be called upon to help in the bitter struggle.
Ambrose, Prince of Wessex; Journey Home.
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Series: The Ambrose Chronicles, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,540. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Ambrose and his comrades flee north through Italy, doggedly pursued by Byzantine Admiral Demetrious, whose orders are to kill Ambrose and his companions at all costs. With the pass to Frankland blocked for the winter, they are trapped in northern Italy. Before the friends can escape to France and England, they must face assassins, avalanche, bandits, and savage Viking raiders.
Alfred the Great; King's Revenge
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Series: The Ambrose Chronicles, Book 8. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,720. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
After seven years of hard-won peace, a Viking army lands in Wessex. With traitors within, and two Viking kings to his north, Alfred the Great nevertheless drives out the invaders, but antagonizes the powerful Viking king just across the Thames River. The West Saxons cross the Thames, take London, and prepare for the battle which will decide the fate of all Britain.
Alfred the Great; Viking Invasion
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Series: The Ambrose Chronicles, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,390. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
When the leader of the Great Army invades Wessex in early winter, he nearly succeeds in Capturing Alfred and destroying the last independent Saxon kingdom in Britain. King Alfred hides in the forest, until he finds a base deep in the fastness of a marsh. Spring finds his men rallying to his banner, and eventually Alfred defeats the Viking king. Britain is saved.
Ambrose, Prince of Wessex; Gretchen, Future Princess.
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Series: The Ambrose Chronicles, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,130. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Ambrose's betrothed is kidnapped by Welsh brigands, and then Norse pirates. With the army of Wessex at his back, the prince first attacks a Welsh coastal stronghold, and then travels the length of hostile Ireland trying to find his beloved Gretchen. Rebuffed by the Jarl who holds her captive, he returns to Wales and trains two ship crews so he can intercept and free his love.
Ambrose, Prince of Wessex; Warrior of the King.
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Series: The Ambrose Chronicles, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,330. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Ambrose rides north with his brother the king to face the all-conquering Great Army of the Vikings. When the battle is averted, Ambrose and his friends ride north as spies and join the Great Army. Recognized, the friends must flee and battle their way back to safety. Ambrose is wounded and only the love of a maiden and friendship of a trader saves him.
Ambrose, Prince of Wessex; Southern Journey.
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Series: The Ambrose Chronicles, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,460. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Ambrose and his friends flee Constantinople. The prince hopes to return to his native Wessex. Caught by pirates, they are enslaved on Crete, but manage to escape to Alexandria. A long chase ensues, with a Byzantine admiral desperately trying to capture them. They are forced to fight and brave the open desert. Finally they manage to sneak into Italy, but even there the chase is not over.
Shades of Pocahontas.
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,410. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Our hero from a post-apocalyptic age manages to overcome City's defenses, and see altogether more than he is supposed to. Only the intervention of a beautiful woman saves his life.
Vuorra: Sticks & Stones
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,530. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
How can a small band of alien rebels take on the galaxy's greatest military power and win? This story introduces Timm Bruce, a Terran who betrays his own kind for the love of an alien princess.
Valkyries
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Does hell exist? What is purgatory? Can one man’s hell be another man’s heaven? Here is one man’s experience. This story was first published in the Spring 2004 edition of Gateway.
Fe2O3
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,440. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
The mysterious ship came from the stars. Invulnerable to human weapons, the metal creatures swarmed across Africa. Could anything stop them? Could Earth be saved? This story first appeared in the September 2001 edition of ALTERNATE REALITIES.
Janissary
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
In this short story, alien monsters come from outer space. Man fights a magnificent fight, but the aliens use the greatest weapons of all against man - other men!
Man's First Enemy
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
This short story is the reciprocal of The Hunters. Carnivorous dinosaurs find time-travelling humans whose electronic defenses are inadvertently shut down. This is the story of what happens - from the dinosaurs' point-of-view. This short story was first published in SPACEWAY magazine in February of 2000.
The Hunters
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Wealthy humans travel to the Cretaceous Age, only to meet a primitive mammal that manages to shut down the electronic defenses. This is the story of what happens when dinosaurs first meet humans.
Shopping
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,510. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
What happens when Staid Ontario joins the United States? What happens to Toronto when guns flood north? This is the story of one man and his struggle to cope with a new reality. This short story first appeared in the Fall 1999 edition of PERIDOT.
Ambrose, Prince of Wessex; Emissary to Byzantium.
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Series: The Ambrose Chronicles, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,810. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Loosely based on the Primary Russian Chronicles, the story is of a Saxon prince and his two companions who arrive at the time of the founding of a Viking empire on the major rivers of Russia. In spite of implacable enemies and rapids, the Vikings and their allies swarm down the Dnieper River and attack the queen of cities -Constantinople.
Ambrose, Prince of Wessex; Trader of Kiev.
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Series: The Ambrose Chronicles, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 89,550. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
A young prince of Wessex is captured by Viking raiders. He and his friends manage to escape captivity in Denmark, and begin an epic journey to Norway and then Sweden. The rest of the story is loosely based on the Primary Russian Chronicles. There, they join a Viking expedition to conquer Novgorod, and, within a year, they travel down the mighty Dnieper river to settle in Kiev.

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