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Alt Hist Press is a publisher of historical fiction, alternate history, fantasy and science fiction.

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The King of Britain's Head
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,790. Language: British English. Published: June 26, 2014 by Alt Hist Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
For those who like their medieval mysteries spiced with fantasy. The demon Bifrons has told Master Roger of a plot to take the King of Britain’s head. Roger is worried about the safety of his king: Richard II. Should Roger believe Bifrons, or is the wily demon trying to trick him? It is up to Roger’s assistant, Jake Savage, to see through the mystery of the demon’s divination.
Judge a Book by its Cover
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,680. Language: British English. Published: June 1, 2014 by Alt Hist Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A creative writing student wonders what the difference is between two genres of fiction: horror and fantasy. Like his new girlfriend says: “Perhaps it’s like the difference between pizza and a grilled cheese sandwich?” But when he asks his tutor the answer he gets leads to a truer definition of “Horror” than he ever expected. “Judge a Book by its Cover” is a fantasy/horror short story.
Fantasy Short Stories: Issue 2
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 24,900. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014 by Alt Hist Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Magical Swords, Elves and Horrifying Monsters – Welcome to the world of Fantasy Short Stories. Fantasy Short Stories Issue 2 features five great fantasy tales—all of them set in traditional fantasy settings. Stories from: Noeleen Kavanagh, Kristin Janz, C. L. Holland, Darla Bowen and David Leishman.
Alt Hist Issue 6: The Magazine of Historical Fiction and Alternate History
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 35,380. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2014 by Alt Hist Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Alt Hist Issue 6 features five new original works of fiction. What if Hitler won the war, what if the Germans invaded Britain in WW2, who really killed JFK and what if the Cold War turned hot? All these enthralling alternate histories are examined in Alt Hist Issue 6 together with an intriguing historical fiction story set in 1914 about a teenage girl accused of war crimes.
Hell Has Its Demons
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,830. Language: British English. Published: January 22, 2014 by Alt Hist Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
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Do you want to read a thriller full of necromancy, demons and medieval intrigue? If the answer is yes, then send a sample of Hell has its Demons to your device to start reading it now! The setting is England, 1376. In the quiet town of St. Brett’s all is not as it seems. There are rumours of demonic possession and ritual murder of children. Roger Sotil a young astrology is summoned to investigate.
Bring on the Night
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Series: A Jake Savage Adventure, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,360. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: December 4, 2013 by Alt Hist Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
A Medieval Tale of Vampires, Bring on the Night is the sequel to the bestselling Chivalry (A Jake Savage Adventure) In the shadows of the dark forest death awaits the unwary. For Jake and his fellow fugitives, there is more to be afraid of than wolves and outlaws. There are Vampires.
Little Boy Found
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,580. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 30, 2013 by Alt Hist Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Alone in space, one little boy is a long way from home. He is the sole survivor of a damaged Kesian spaceship. The Kes believe in the power of magic to navigate the stars and are in a bitter war against a rival civilization who use the power of Artificial Intelligence to guide their ships. When Captain Paddy Smith rescues the boy, little does he know what he has found.
Stupor Mundi: The Life in Death of Frederick II
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,090. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 30, 2013 by Alt Hist Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
A ghost from his past has come back to haunt the dreams of the great Holy Roman Emperor, the Stupor Mundi—Wonder of the World, Frederick II. The ghost is bitter. He has not been treated well by the Emperor. But he does not seek vengeance. He comes offering redemption for the Emperor, if he will only listen.
Through a Distant Mirror Darkly
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 31,850. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 28, 2013 by Alt Hist Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Mark Lord weaves five Medieval short stories to excite, scare and enthral you. From the vicious struggle of the Hundred Years War, to legends of werewolves and rumours of necromancers and ghosts, to the bitter conflict of a castle under siege, the action and adventure never stop. These five fast-paced short stories keep you on the edge of your seat and turning every page until you reach the end.
Alt Hist Issue 5: The Magazine of Historical Fiction and Alternate History
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Series: Alt Hist, Book 5. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 26,680. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2013 by Alt Hist Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Alt Hist Issue 5 features five new original works of fiction including stories about Al Capone and Italian Futurism, the aftermath of the American Civil War, the real Frankenstein, the Bridge that consumes the souls of men, and the latest instalment in a series of stories about a successful Nazi invasion of Britain.
The Return of the Free
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,770. Language: British English. Published: April 18, 2013 by Alt Hist Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Out of the steppe came a lone rider. A man of destiny whose prowess would change the world of the Bachyan nomads forever. He was not an enemy come to destroy the Bachyan, but a prodigal son returned to lead them to victory over those who would enslave them. The time of destiny is at hand and only a leader of legendary powers can prevail. Who will be that man?
By The Sword's Edge (Medieval Action & Adventure)
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,340. Language: British English. Published: March 16, 2013 by Alt Hist Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
In 1370 two families are thrust together by war’s harsh reality. Eolande d’Aubray’s father is held prisoner by the French. She remembers little of him, but she does know that he is the only man who can rescue her from an unwanted marriage. The Stone’s are rising in the world with hopes that Richard Stone will become squire to the English commander, Robert Knolles. But tragic events intervene.
Two Lives for the Sea God
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,110. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013 by Alt Hist Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
For Holcan the pain of losing his father is too much to take. There must be more to grief than the usual rituals of mourning: offering sacrifice into the whirlpool of Nuaha and the shedding of his own blood to the god to ease his father’s way into the afterlife. Although he died in a storm at sea, Holcan knows that his father’s death was no accident. He must have revenge on the man responsible.
Stand and Fight
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,670. Language: British English. Published: January 2, 2013 by Alt Hist Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Montmal Castle, the Duchy of Aquitaine, 1374 A large French army is at the walls. Bertrand, the Gascon commander, is ready to surrender despite his vow to defend castle. Richard Stone, a representative of the English government of Aquitaine is horrified at Bertrand’s duplicity. But the French will under no terms accept his surrender. There is no choice but to stand and fight.
Tales of Magic and Mayhem
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,830. Language: British English. Published: November 3, 2012 by Alt Hist Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Tales of Magic and Mayhem is a collection of five fantasy short stories from Mark Lord. The collection includes: Chivalry: A Jake Savage Adventure Bird Talk: A Tale of Medieval Magic Bisclavret (The Werewolf) Forged in Blood Demon River
Alt Hist Issue 4: The Magazine of Historical Fiction and Alternate History
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Series: Alt Hist, Book 4. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 28,960. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012 by Alt Hist Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Alt Hist Issue 4 contains seven top-quality stories from a variety of genres: horror, alternate history and fantasy, as well as straight historical fiction. The stories are: ‘Restless’ by Dylan Fox ‘Kleine Menschen’ by Eric Jackson ‘Feast of Faith’ by Shane Rhinewald ‘Three Months of Summer’ by Svetlana Kortchik ‘The Stork’ by George Piper ‘Battalion 202: A Blinded Falcon’ and ‘Battalion 202
Demon River
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,730. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2012 by Alt Hist Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
"If you want a quick route to power then never put your trust in a demon." Set in a fantasy world of dark magic, Demon River is a short tale of politics, false religion, demons and treachery. Benetus, the King's chancellor, fears the return of a rival he had thought banished from court. Benetus turns to the help of demons to rid himself of his enemy. But things are not always as they seem in th
Forged in Blood
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,500. Language: British English. Published: August 23, 2012 by Alt Hist Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Hated and despised by his demi-god daughters, Tiel believes that his offer to show ruler-ship over the lands below the mountains has appeased their desire for revenge. But the Enbreeda have other plans for Tiel, the stoop shouldered god of the Forge. Forged in Blood is an epic fantasy short story. This edition includes a free bonus story: Demon River.
Vulture Returns: Ten Tasks for The Vulture, Volume 1
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,410. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012 by Alt Hist Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
“They called me ‘The Vulture’. Wherever there was a battle in this godforsaken world then I was sure to be there." For the Vulture a winged messenger is only the beginning of a nightmare that he hoped would never haunt him again. But his past has caught up with him and he must pay for his crimes. Vulture Returns is the first of a series of short stories entitled Ten Tasks for the Vulture.
The Honour of Rome
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,190. Language: British English. Published: July 18, 2012 by Alt Hist Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
For Flavius there is only one way to return honour to his family name: glorious deeds done in battle and his own death. The Roman army in Macedonia is on the verge of a great victory that will finally give it control of Greece. But for Flavius the battle is a chance to win his name respect. 'The Honour of Rome' is an Historical Fiction short story. Also includes a free bonus short story: Chivalry
Fantasy Short Stories: Issue 1
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 17,460. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012 by Alt Hist Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Fantasy Short Stories is a new publication established with the aim of publishing the best short stories in Heroic, Epic, and High Fantasy, and with plenty of Swords and Sorcery thrown in. Although many of our authors may be unknown to you, we aim to set high standards for publication, and to discover some great new talent in the world of fantasy fiction.
Alt Hist Issue 3: The Magazine of Historical Fiction and Alternate History
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Series: Alt Hist, Book 3. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 22,800. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2011 by Alt Hist Press. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
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Alt Hist is the leading biannual magazine dedicated to publishing the very best short stories from the historical fiction and alternate history genres. The third issue of Alt Hist includes two stories about the American Civil War, one about the great Tesla, a tale of post-war revenge set in Dublin, and a compelling story about the early years of the space race.
Chivalry: A Jake Savage Adventure
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Series: A Jake Savage Adventure, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 4,830. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2011 by Alt Hist Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
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Magic, Murder and Mayhem in the Middle Ages! With the code of chivalry being dragged through the mud and blood of war-torn France will anyone stand up for what is right? Perhaps Jake Savage, a common archer, will stick up for the oppressed? But to do so would be to betray his comrades and his country. Chivalry is a short story set during the Hundred Years War.
Alt Hist Issue 2: The Magazine of Historical Fiction and Alternate History
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Series: Alt Hist, Book 2. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 35,550. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011 by Alt Hist Press. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Alt Hist is the new magazine of historical fiction and alternate history. The second issue features eight new stories and also three book reviews. From ancient Egypt to World War I, and the death of Abraham Lincoln, there is something for every fan of historical fiction in Alt Hist Issue 2.
Bird Talk: A Tale of Medieval Magic
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,820. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2010 by Alt Hist Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
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What do you do when you have accused the woman you love of necromancy? Bird Talk is a short story about Roger, a young priest living in a small medieval English town, who is trying to uncover what he believes are foul magical deeds. But instead he manages to implicate the women he desires in accusations of witchcraft.
Alt Hist Issue 1: The Magazine of Historical Fiction and Alternate History
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Series: Alt Hist, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 29,840. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2010 by Alt Hist Press. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Alt Hist is the new magazine of Historical Fiction and Alternate History. The first issue of Alt Hist features six short stories: “The Silent Judge” by David W. Landrum “Easter Parade, 1930” by Rob McClure Smith “Holy Water” by Andrew Knighton “Lament for Lost Atlanta” by Arlan Andrews “The Bitterness of Apples” by Priya Sharma “Travelling by Air” by Ian Sales
The Human Factor
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,060. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2010 by Alt Hist Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Apple iBookstore Bestselling Title - consistently in the top 50 titles in Science Fiction for the last six months. If you like I Robot or Blade Runner, then this short story is for you. In a future Earth robots are not supposed to be able to harm humans, robots can still be used by terrorist forces to manipulate humans to destroy themselves.
Bisclavret (The Werewolf) - Medieval Paranormal Romance
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,490. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2010 by Alt Hist Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Do you love Medieval Romance and Paranormal Adventure? Yes? This is the story for you. What happens when the man you thought would protect you is more than a man? When another suitor comes calling would you stand by your werewolf husband or be tempted to seek protection against the dangers of the wild forest with another?


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  • The First Lost Tale of Mercia: Golde the Mother on Sep. 04, 2011

    Jayden Woods thrusts the reader right into the action from the very start. I loved the gritty portrayal of Anglo-Saxon life and politics. This first Lost Tale of Mercia leaves you wanting to read more, and I think that's a testament to the strong characters that Jayden creates from the very beginning of the story, with lots of strong dialogue used to build the conflict between them. Like all good historical fiction this story also inspires curiosity into the historical setting itself.
  • Starlight on Sep. 07, 2011

    I loved this story of how an Anglo-Saxon farmer puts his life back together again after a Viking raid. The description of nature and the village as well as what happened to him are very evocative. You get a real sense of the time and also of the type of people and their concerns, and what their hopes are for the future. I recommend this for anyone who loves historical fiction.
  • Raven's Wing on Sep. 13, 2011

    A charming fantasy, based I think on Celtic myth. Don't expect sword and sorcery, but instead be seduced by the atmosphere of the setting and the depth of the characters who are rich in subtle and natural magic that no longer inhabits our world. I loved the way that this tale played with my expectations in particular. I doubt that you'll come across many dragons like the one in this story.