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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.
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 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!
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.
The Plot
Price: Free! Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Mashups
(2.00 from 1 review)
A short fictional story in which the life of Jesus Christ is depicted as a carefully orchestrated political plot.
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?
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.
First Flight of Abbas Ibn Firnas
Price: Free! Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
(3.00 from 1 review)
Have you wondered what the first glider flight was like? It happened in 875 A.D. and Abbas Ibn Firnas was the one who accomplished the feat.
Delilah
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,080. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012 by Rhetorical Ratatouille. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, 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!
Jesus The Extraterrestrial - Origins
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,070. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
(2.00 from 1 review)
What is the true origin of Jesus? Who is the real Jesus Christ? Who is the real Satan? What is the true origin of mankind? These and many other questions will be answered in this novel which is based on historical documents.
The Floating World
Price: Free! Words: 26,690. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The Poison Lotus Book 1. In ancient Japan, as a Shogun engages in civil war against his brother, a ninja working as a bodyguard is called to protect his surrogate family.
Byzantium, Book 1: Dead Men's Road
Price: Free! Words: 19,010. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014 by Pro Se Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
In Byzantium Book One: Dead Men’s Road, a beautiful woman tasked with delivering a sealed package to the Invisible College in Byzantium is pursued by merciless bandits, relentless undead, and a charming scoundrel who has nothing to lose.
Yde
Price: Free! Words: 27,550. Language: Dutch. Published: March 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Ida en Tom verstoppen zich dagenlang in een tent op de Drentse heide. Daar vertellen ze elkaar het verhaal van IJda, het geheimzinnige Meisje van Yde. Wat is er met haar gebeurd, en hoe verbindt een tweeduizend jaar oude geschiedenis zich met hun eigen leven?
Cassandra's Children
Price: Free! Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
A Goddess' gift of Sight to her chosen people is abused, and her vengence will be fearful. Pray to the Gods the caul before your eyes is never ripped away, pray you never see the future...
Quintus Saturnus The Time of Five Emperors
Price: Free! Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
Amidst the chaos of Rome's civil wars, Quintus Saturnus the mason works hard to produce busts for the Imperial Cult. But constant regime change makes getting paid difficult. Inspired by Robert Grave’s I Claudius and Gore Vidal’s Julian, this is an account of how one man negotiated the anarchy of 68-69AD - the Time of Five Emperors.
The Beltane Choice (#1 - Celtic Fervour series)
Series: Celtic Fervour, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 81,650. Language: British English. Published: August 28, 2012 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Can the Celtic Tribes repel the Roman army? AD 71 Banished from the nemeton, becoming a priestess is no longer the future for Nara, a princess of the Selgovae tribe. Now charged with choosing a suitable mate before Beltane, her plan is thwarted by Lorcan, an enemy Brigante prince. When danger and death arrive in the form of the mighty Roman forces, will Nara be able to choose her Beltane lover?
Strangler Figs
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,780. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
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.