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Do Not Disturb
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,780. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Trouble abounds when an archaeologist seeks the identity of a mysterious woman buried deep within a Byzantine burial cave.
Vengeance & Remission (Introduction)
Price: Free! Words: 31,210. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Romance » Historical
It's just the introduction to Vengeance & Remission. If you wish to read more, please buy the complete book.
Sacrifices
Price: Free! Words: 3,500. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Coming of age
In the Etruscan city of Cisra, the boy Karkana sacrifices his prize possession to help a prisoner of war. But the true implications of his act won't be felt till years later.
Camelthorn Giants: Explore
Price: Free! Words: 4,240. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013 by Kameeldoring Boeke. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a historic novel about Coenraad de Buys and his quest to find the African cities of gold.
Promised Valley Rebellion
Series: Promised Valley, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,670. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Promised Valley Rebellion is a story of forbidden love set in prehistory. The early farmers’ king refuses to allow the marriage of the coming-of-age prince to the daughter of the farmer who saved the king’s life in the last war with the hunters. Her gay brother decides he has to help his sister and the prince, his boyhood friend, correct the flagrant injustice. That leads them into a rebellion.
Egerius
Price: Free! Words: 6,700. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(2.00 from 1 review)
A story of ancient Etruria. Young Egerius is brought up by women after his father's early death; but there are secrets in his father's family, and as he grows older, he learns that he has a family he has never met, and is the heir to more than his father's slim estate... This is a chapter from 'Etruscan Blood', an epic novel of ancient Italy that will be published later this year.
Wessex Tales: "In the land of the great stone rings" (Story 5)
Price: Free! Words: 9,070. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Turig, a Bronze Age farmer, tells his grandson how he had been drafted for labor service decades before. The work was long and dangerous but his supervisor’s flirtatious daughter presented the larger threat. Two years later, Turig helped lift the last sarsen stone onto a structure we know as Stonehenge. [PS: New research revises this date by a full millennium, from 3,600 to 4,600 years ago.]
Caesar and Cleopatra: A Tale of Julius Caesar
Price: Free! Words: 4,840. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
The final tale in the Tales of Julius Caesar series of stories. Caesar has journeyed to Egypt where he meets Cleopatra. The story continues until the end of Caesar's life.
Wessex Tales: "The Infant and the Hare" (Story 1)
Price: Free! Words: 5,150. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
“The Infant and the Hare” is the first, earliest story in Fripp’s new collection, “Wessex Tales: eight thousand years in the life of an English village.” Stone Age hunters make camp on Okeford Hill. As dawn breaks the men go hunting while a woman gives birth. And the end? In an age when human beliefs were much different than ours, the end is mystical.
Aphrodite's Curse: A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 9,330. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Aphrodite’s Curse is about a dynasty’s fall from grace, unrequited love and retribution.
Past-Life in Japan
Price: Free! Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
The thought-provoking story of a man's life in Ancient Japan. Desparately seeking enlightenment, his life's path leads through extreme situations which inform him of what enlightment is not....
Mapmaker
Price: Free! Words: 1,630. Language: American English. Published: July 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
(5.00 from 1 review)
A border town in Ancient China is a perilous place—especially for a desolate girl with no father. So, when Cricket bumps into an administrator’s wife with a bag full of copper coins, she eagerly agrees to deliver her firewood. But why does the woman need firewood in the summer? And why do soldiers stop and question them? Does it have anything to do with the raid at Xitang last Spring?
Wessex Tales: "Julia" (Story 11)
Price: Free! Words: 8,960. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
This story in the "Wessex Tales" collection—"Julia" (Story 11)—is sequel to "The Face in the Floor" (Story 10). It was Julia’s parents who commissioned their villa's magnificent mosaic floor in the previous tale; as a child, she watched the master-mosaicist lay it. As "Julia" begins, Julia is a young woman angry at life, angrier at expectations, and resisting marriage. (circa 335 CE)
A Journey of One Thousand Miles: the Story of Ruth and Naomi
Price: Free! Words: 16,350. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
An exciting retelling of the biblical narrative of Ruth weaves the Bible story with the ancient legend and tradition of the sages, coupled with a dash of creative fiction to bring the story to life for the modern reader. This is an excerpt from the series The Shepherd King
The Legacy of Solomon
Price: Free! Words: 121,540. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Religious
A story of archaeology set in modern day Jerusalem and the search for the Temple of the Jews, destroyed in 70AD by the Roman Emperor to be Titus, who sacked the city and razed the Temple to the ground.
The White Rider
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,300. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00 from 1 review)
In ancient Japan, while the nobles are getting ready for the biggest war in the island’s history, a young man enters the Capital and goes head to head against the corruption of the Yakuza.
The End of Cleo
Price: Free! Words: 4,620. Language: British English. Published: June 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
An original rendition of the death scene of Cleopatra, presented in the form of a dialogue between the Egyptian queen and her handmaiden, Charmion. All inhibitions are scattered to the four winds as the two women unburden their souls and speak their minds before they die. As the author himself calls this piece "ghastly", you have a good idea what to expect!
Seeking Absolution
You set the price! Words: 217,570. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Seeking Absolution is a sweeping Twelfth Century tale. When Prince Richard and Lady Anne fall in love, they both assume there can never be a match between them. Still, Richard pursues Anne as if she were the Holy Grail. Richard’s rival, King Philip finds that he too has feelings for the lovely and intelligent Anne—but does he love her only because Richard does?
Troll
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,950. Language: American English. Published: October 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
At what point did humanity learn to fear each other? To hate? Paleo-Anthropologist Ariel Connor thinks she knows. She just can't prove it yet, but her newest find, high in a Norwegian Valley may give her the proof she needs. Those scary stories we've told our children to keep them from roaming too far outside the gleam of the porch light may have come from real incidents, many, many years ago.
Wessex Tales: "The Face in the Floor" (Story 10)
Price: Free! Words: 8,170. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
The earliest known mosaic floor to depict Christ was laid in a remote Roman villa in Dorset around 325 CE. (Discovered under meadow grass in 1963 it was moved to the British Museum.) The larger end of this mosaic measures 17 feet by 15, the smaller end, 16½ feet by 8. Why lay this magnificent floor in rustic Dorset? “The Face in the Floor" gives the origins of this floor an imaginative history.