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Wessex Tales: "The Infant and the Hare" (Story 1)
By Robert Fripp
Price: Free! Words: 5,150. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Category: 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.
Mapmaker
By Brent Meranda
Price: Free! Words: 1,630. Language: American English. Published: July 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
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: "In the land of the great stone rings" (Story 5)
By Robert Fripp
Price: Free! Words: 9,070. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Category: 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.]
The Mysteries, A Novel of Ancient Eleusis
By David Sheppard
Price: Free! Words: 132,180. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Available for the first time complete in one volume. Previously published in two volumes as Daughter of Darkness and The Dadouchos. In 480 BC, fifteen-year-old Melaina's biggest worry, she thinks, is wishing to follow Artemis and remain virgin when her mother and grandfather want her to marry and became a priestess. But when the Persians invade, the gods themselves have plans for Melaina.
Wessex Tales: "Julia" (Story 11)
By Robert Fripp
Price: Free! Words: 8,960. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013. Category: 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)
Delilah
By Maude Stephany
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,080. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012 by Rhetorical Ratatouille. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Delilah, a Philistine and soon-to-be Priestess of El, lives under siege. First in her home, besieged by the Israelite army, then as wife to her enemy: Samson. But it is her heart that is truly besieged, and she must choose who she loves more: her people, her gods or her husband. Review this book and get a 100% discount coupon on any of our books!
The Path Walkers
By Ulf Wolf
Price: Free! Words: 33,940. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
In the very long ago Burmese jungle two young people, of enemy tribes, are wondering the same thing: why do our old people walk the path to never return? Why don’t they stay with the village and let us take care of them? They have deserved a rest. Instead, at the behest of the Lama, once a tribal member becomes a burden to the tribe and no longer contributes, he or she must walk the path.
Khadijah: The First Lady of Islam
By Mary Nasser
You set the price! Words: 86,500. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Islam
This work of historical fiction chronicles the life of Khadija, the first wife of Islam's Prophet Mohammad. It interweaves the predominate culture of her day into the telling of her life. It has extensive end-notes which serve as an educational tool. Suitable for Muslim and non-Muslim readers alike, it outlines the fascinating life of 'The First Lady of Islam' and an overlooked woman in history.
Smart Maratha God
By Sunil Palaskar
Series: Dev Marathi shabd kosh, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 28,890. Language: Marathi. Published: November 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
God=God(god=Godhगूढ़ं+ od=cod=khud ख़ूद + d=deo देव = +d(d=allah आला हं=ए!पहा! फलाह फलाह देव आला हं!))The miraculous Maratha God(In human form for God does have different names but he does not like to mention his name like ordinary man,
Wessex Tales: "The Face in the Floor" (Story 10)
By Robert Fripp
Price: Free! Words: 8,170. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Category: 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.
The Gospel of Reason
By Gregory Coffin
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 86,090. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy
[on sale] As Jesus walked amongst men to advance the Gospel, so does Arenos to advance an objective & secular standard of the Good. Through numerous interactions, Arenos meets individuals & experiences situations testing existing systems of thought & beliefs. From examining political & religious Goods, The Gospel of Reason looks at how some of those Goods are proper, how some are not & why.
Strangler Figs
By Peggy Chittenden Brown
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,780. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Ramona, unrecognized descendant of a California Native American icon, investigates the torture/murder of a priest and his lovely companion for her newspaper and gets drawn into an international, mythic quest to unravel a centuries-old mystery. Threatened at every step by sadistic pursuers, she must stay alive to lay bare her heritage and the masked power abuses the ancient treasure hides.
The Pharaoh's Daughter - A Novel in Ancient Egypt
By Rory Liam Elliott
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,440. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012 by TopOfBooks. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Enter a time and place in history and the ancient past - full of intrigue, passion, betrayal and adventure. Follow a young woman as she becomes the first female mummy maker in all of Egypt. Author Rory Liam Elliott will take you on a journey deep into the lives of Ancient Egyptians, and the journey will be one that cannot soon be forgotten.
The Great Libraries
By Alex Vaugn
Series: Gateway Roadhouse Chronicles, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,110. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Emmie Kirkwood is delighted when the Gateway Roadhouse insists she take a day off. Finding herself in ancient Egypt, she can think of only one thing. Spending her precious day at the most fabled library in the ancient world: The Alexandria Library. She didn't expect to also arrive the day of an equally famous fire. A Gateway Roadhouse Chronicles Egyptian steampunk adventure novelette.
Sekhmet's Revenge Volume 1 through 4
By Stacy A. Moran
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,860. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2013 by Art of Safkhet. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A series published in Volumes... Over a thousand years ago one act of kindness set into play a fate that would be the down fall of Sekhmet. Present day,two sisters hold the key to unleash a wrath unlike anything the world has ever seen before.
The Incas Discovered
By david lopes
Series: History Portal, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 1,990. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
The story of David as he travels back in time to find out what really happened to the Incas in Machu Picchu , Peru .
Troll
By Richard Sutton
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,950. Language: American English. Published: October 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
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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.
The Plot
By GM Brown
Price: Free! Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
A short fictional story in which the life of Jesus Christ is depicted as a carefully orchestrated political plot.
Age of Obsidian
By Cian Beirdd
Price: Free! Words: 2,280. Language: American English. Published: December 28, 2013. Category: Essay » Literature
This essay gives a brief overview of the central character, Kediak. It also provides a setting for the age; the struggle for survival as the glaciers continue to drain water away and make it impossible for flora to survive. It also provides a brief glimpse into the more mysterious elements he will encounter in his travels. These are not fantastic stories, they are historical science fiction.
The Crypts of Eden
By Rick Jones
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,370. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012 by Hive Collective. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
A temple created 14,000 years ago believed to have been created by lost technology is quickly determined by archaeologists to be the centerpiece of Eden - the cradle of mankind. But what if it is not the Paradise all believe, but held dark secrets and unholy terrors. The journey for mankind's truth may be its unraveling.