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Wessex Tales: "The Infant and the Hare" (Story 1)
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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.
The Floating World
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,040. Language: American English. Published: September 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
In ancient Japan, while a civil war rages between the royal houses of the Yamato Plains, a rebellion of united warlords threatens to engulf the entire island.
Past-Life in Japan
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Price: Free! Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
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....
The White Rider (The Floating World Book 4)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,760. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
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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.
Wessex Tales: "Julia" (Story 11)
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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)
Jesus The Extraterrestrial - Origins
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,070. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
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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.
A Journey of One Thousand Miles: the Story of Ruth and Naomi
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Price: Free! Words: 16,350. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
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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
Caesar and Cleopatra: A Tale of Julius Caesar
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Price: Free! Words: 4,840. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
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.
The Path Walkers
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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.
Aphrodite's Curse: A Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 9,280. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Aphrodite’s Curse is about a dynasty’s fall from grace, unrequited love and retribution.
Troll
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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.
Delilah
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,080. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012 by Rhetorical Ratatouille. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
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!
Wessex Tales: "The Face in the Floor" (Story 10)
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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.
Wolf at the Threshold
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,290. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2010. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
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Iceni warrior Princess Ceridwen and Roman cavalry officer Marek come from vastly different cultures but are uniquely able to meet each others darkest desires. A perfect match, they plan for an idyllic life together once Marek’s time with the legions is up. Political change suddenly puts them in opposition, however, when Nero declares Britannia a province and forces the Iceni and Romans to war.
The End of Cleo
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Price: Free! Words: 4,620. Language: British English. Published: June 7, 2014. Category: 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!
The Plot
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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.
The Spartacus Prophecy
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,130. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
The real life of Spartacus was far more complex than Hollywood would have you believe. There really was a Spartacus & a prophecy and no body of the gladiator was ever found. The story covers an epic journey of one man’s struggle against oppression. Spanning two continents, the fight, flight, love and betrayal across the ancient landscapes, form the backdrop to this compelling novel.
Age of Obsidian
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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.
From The Deer Forest: A Story of Wolves
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Price: Free! Words: 16,450. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
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.
Seeking Absolution
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Price: Free! Words: 217,570. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014. Category: 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?