Fiction » Historical

Sub-categories: General | USA | Western & American frontier | Medieval | United Kingdom | Ancient | Paranormal | Regency | Victorian | Classical Greece & Rome | Colonial America | Australia & New Zealand | All sub-categories >>
Augustus and the Late Unpleasantness, Episode One
By Kate Gray
Series: Centennial Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 13,790. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
There are the invisible members of society; they exist all around us. Most of the time, we walk by them, seeing but not seeing. Augustus Purce learned long ago that the best means of avoiding unwanted attention was to become one of the invisible.
Hawks of the Sea
By Michael Daniels
Price: Free! Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
(5.00 from 1 review)
The 12th man. How and why is it so important. There is a reason it is. The power won't leave.
Hell Has Its Demons
By Mark Lord
Price: Free! Words: 101,810. Language: British English. Published: January 22, 2014 by Alt Hist Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
A rollercoaster ride of medieval action, adventure and magic! Roger Sotil, Master of Astronomy, and his sceptical servant, Jake Savage, are called upon to rid a town of its demons. Investigating an infestation of demons in the town of St Brett’s is the last thing that Jake Savage wants to do this summer.
Upon the Tide
By C.S. Grady
Series: The Highwaymen, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
Inspired by the song "Highwayman" written by Jimmy Webb. This is a series of letters about a young sailor named Kristoff Fuchs, on his first voyage in the 1800's.
Symbol of the Order
By L. D. Dailey
Price: Free! Words: 3,990. Language: American English. Published: January 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A Byzantine spy questions the motives of God as he witnesses the horrors of the Crusade.
Learning Berserk
By Paul Telegdi
Price: Free! Words: 163,320. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
(5.00 from 1 review)
Taken by Vikings at an early age, Orkan grows up in slavery. He befriends a brother and sister also taken in a later raid. Through feats of courage, Orkan gains respect and his freedom. He finds himself on the verge of becoming a Viking himself, but fate intervenes, and sends him on an odyssey through the ancient world, looking for a place for himself and the brother and sister he had adopted.
Diary of a Wildflower
By Ruth White
Price: Free! Words: 85,330. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Biographical
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
After a heartbreaking childhood, Lorelei leaves Starr Mountain, determined to break the cycle of hopelessness among the women of her family. As a teen in the roaring twenties, she is dazzled by the carefree world of flappers and bobbed hair, the Charleston and the IT girl, Prohibition, and the notorious speakeasies. As a mere wildflower, can she compete with the exotic orchids in this new world?
Trust
By Heather Hellinger
Price: Free! Words: 3,180. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
(5.00 from 1 review)
What happens when a mortal woman falls in love with a god? Based on the myth of Cupid and Psyche, a short story about desire, deception, and the doubt that lives in dark places.
Patience Borne
By Parker Thorne
Series: Sutherland, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 69,860. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Sutherland Series, Part Four. When Angela Walker is kidnapped on a cold winter’s night, her life is changed forever. Brandt MacCauley, subsequently attending her performance in a Las Vegas club on the night she disappears, is nonetheless convinced that she is alive. Spanning fifteen years, his quest to find her will profoundly alter both of their lives, and ultimately the Earldom of Winston.
Unjust Vengeance
By Parker Thorne
Series: Sutherland, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 80,560. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Sutherland Series, Part Three. When twenty-one year old Grant Sutherland enlists his friend Rebecca Carey in a costume contest, it leads to her abduction. The disappearance of Rebecca will ultimately send Grant on a quest for redemption, thereby profoundly changing his life and, in the course, significantly altering the Earldom of Winston.
Forbearance
By Parker Thorne
Series: Sutherland, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 64,790. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Sutherland Series, Part Two. When twenty year old Felicité Delacroix challenges Trant Sutherland to a game of tennis on the eve of The Battle of Britain in 1940, little does she know that it will dramatically alter both of their lives. Although World War II subsequently intervenes, their match of long ago will affect each in its own way, eventually profoundly affecting the Earldom of Winston.
Born of Folly
By Parker Thorne
Series: Sutherland, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 60,440. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Sutherland Series, Part One. When twenty year old Elizabeth Turnberry and her friend Margaret MacCreedy meet students Robert Sutherland and Alastair Stewart in a pub in Edinburgh, a close friendship is formed, only to be interrupted by the advent of World War I. All four caught up in the war, a heinous crime will change their lives, ultimately altering the course of the Earldom of Winston.
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 Wind Sculpture
By Saurav Dutt
Price: Free! Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
It is the hottest day in the summer of 1965 in Jackson, Mississippi. The March on Washington and the words of Martin Luther King JR ring loud and clear in the town, yet crowds have congregated around the town square with only hatred on their minds. One boy remains rooted by the town centre determined to honour the memory of his father, undeterred by the swelling crowd determined to silence him.
The Last Kobzari
By Omar Drake
Price: Free! Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Kobzari, or "those who play the kobza", were once itinerant, usually blind, Ukrainian minstrels whose purpose was to preserve the Ukraine's rich oral folklore. Thanks to the vile machinations of Stalin, they have become all but a foot note of a shadow in history.
Why I Document
By Hallett German
Series: Free Short Stories, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 1,070. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
These two short stories are a thank you gift to the readers that support the author: This includes: * Why I Document -- A reader wants to know why a particular prolific author is so keen on getting out technical documents. He meets the author and learns about their motivation. * First Concert -- A chance encounter of two souls results in an impromptu musical outpouring of songs from the heart.
Rebel Hand
By Ingela Bohm
Series: Shakespeare, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 71,910. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(4.00 from 1 review)
When young Will Shaksper starts dreaming of a writing career, the odds seem stacked against him. A deformity in his wrist makes the quill a mortal enemy; going to university might harm his family; and while love conjures the words in him, acting on it could jeopardise everything. But can it be that these seeming obstacles are really crucial steps on his way to the printing-houses of London?
Die laaste groet
By VDS Brink
Price: Free! Words: 5,360. Language: Afrikaans. Published: December 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Die Anglo Boere oorlog se lesse om beter vorentoe te gaan, om te leer om te vergewe maar nooit te vergeet. Die boek bevat agt kort-kort verhale en is geskryf na besoeke aan begraafplase en slagvelde. Dit wissel van konsentrasiekamp hartseer, hoe om dronk Skotte te vang tot stories van vergewing en leierskap
Forgiveness
By Mercia McMahon
Price: Free! Words: 1,710. Language: British English. Published: December 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Transgressional
Set in a car speeding through the streets of 1938 Berlin after The Night of Broken Glass (Kristallnacht). Inside the car is Klara and her two young children, but Kurt, her abusive SS officer husband, could not escape with them. Will he find forgiveness? Contains reference to domestic violence. The story is 1176 words long.
On the Other Side
By Brianna Webber
Price: Free! Words: 8,070. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
Mae and Ben are polar opposites. They live and work on a cotton plantation in southern Georgia. Mae is thought to be nameless, and commands high respect, while Ben is clumsy and a coward. But when Mr. Martin shows up, Mae and Ben are thrown into a whirlwind of decisions. The risk of death and recapture, hang over their heads. Will they run to freedom, or will they stay, where their stories are.