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Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Wessex Tales: "The Face in the Floor" (Story 10) by Robert Fripp
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.
Seeking Absolution by Shalisse Lewis
Price: Free! 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?
From The Deer Forest: A Story of Wolves by G. Lowell Tollefson
Price: Free! Words: 16,450. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Adventure » General
Before Europeans arrived in the Pacific Northwest rainforest, deer, wolves, elk and man lived in balance. This story follows a single pack of wolves in the pristine wilderness of what we now call the Olympic Mountains and the Hoh River valley as they give birth, raise their young, fight for survival, and endure as part of this majestic web of life.
First Flight of Abbas Ibn Firnas by Brian Bigelow
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.
Age of Obsidian by Cian Beirdd
Price: Free! Words: 2,280. Language: American English. Published: December 28, 2013. Categories: Essay » Literature, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
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.
Byzantium, Book 1: Dead Men's Road by I.A. Watson
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.
The Beltane Choice (#1 - Celtic Fervour series) by Nancy Jardine
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 by Peggy Chittenden Brown
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.
Cassandra's Children by Manuela Cardiga
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...
Billy by Lynn Wade
Price: Free! Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Historical » Ancient(4.00 from 1 review)
'Billy' is about a young boy growing into manhood. Billy grows from an awkward young man to find his life's purpose.It is a short story set in rural Western Australia in the years before the outbreak of World War 1.
Yde by Mara Li
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?
The Lotus and the Sword (The Floating World Book 1) by Elijah Stephens
Price: Free! Words: 27,330. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
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.
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. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
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.
Akhenaten: Son of the Sun by Moyra Caldecott
Series: The Egyptian Sequence, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,180. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2011 by Mushroom Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
In ancient Egypt during the magnificent eighteenth dynasty the Pharaoh Akhenaten and his queen, the strong and beautiful Nefertiti, are engaged in a dramatic battle against the wealthy, corrupt and dangerously powerful priests of Amun.
Germania: Roman Empire 9 a.d. by John Wilson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,990. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
In 9 A.D., the Roman nobleman Publius Varus led three legions—20,000 men—east of the Rhine river. In the dark, haunted forests of barbarian Germania, all of them were slaughtered in one of the worst disasters ever suffered by the Roman army. This is their story and the story of a young Legionary, Lucius, and his friend, Freya, caught on opposite sides of the horror.
After Whorl: Bran Reborn (#2 - Celtic Fervour series) by Nancy Jardine
Series: Celtic Fervour, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,370. Language: British English. Published: December 14, 2013 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
RAVAGED BY WAR ...AD 71. After the battle at Whorl, Brennus of Garrigill is irrevocably changed. Returning to Marske, Ineda finds her grandmother dead, though Brennus is not. Snared by a Roman patrol, they are marched to Witton where he is forced to labour for the Roman IX Legion.
Quintus Saturnus The Time of Five Emperors by Justin Cahill
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.
Rewind Rewrite by Justin McKeating
Price: Free! Words: 4,620. Language: British English. Published: February 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
In a secret and ancient chamber beneath the Vatican, a mercenary is commissioned to capture and bring back the truth. He soon learns that, when reliving old stories, there’s no safety in numbers. Rewind Rewrite is a new short story by Brighton-based writer, Justin McKeating.
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. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Nonfiction » History » 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.