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The Shadow Of Ararat

Author: Thomas Harlan
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1429974958
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In what would be A.D. 600 in our history, the Empire still stands, supported by the Legions and Thaumaturges of Rome. Now the Emperor of the West, the Augustus Galen Atreus, will come to the aid of the Emperor of the East, the Augustus Heraclius, to lift the siege of Constantinople and carry a great war to the very doorstep of the Shahanshah of Persia. It is a war that will be fought with armies both conventional and magical, with bright swords and the darkest necromancy. Against this richly detailed canvas of alternate history and military strategy, Thomas Harlan sets the intricate and moving stories of four people. Dwyrin MacDonald is a Hibernian student at a school for sorcerers in Upper Egypt, until he runs afoul of powerful political interests and is sent off half-trained to the Legions. His teacher, Ahmet,undertakes to follow Dwyrin and aid him, but Ahmet is drawn into service with the queen of Palmeyra. Thyatis is a young female warrior, extensively trained by her patron in the arts of covert warfare. And Maxian Atreus is Galens youngest brother, a physician and sorcerer. He has discovered that an enemy of Rome has placed a dreadful curse on the City, which must be broken before Rome can triumph. Woven with rich detail youd expect from a first-rate historical novel, while through it runs yarns of magic and shimmering glamours that carry you deeply into your most fantastic dreams At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Death Of Attila

Author: Cecelia Holland
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497624797
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In The Death of Attila, the great Hun leader dominates the late Roman world; in his shadow, a Hun warrior and a German princeling form a fragile comradeship. When Attila dies, the world around them crumbles, and the two men face terrible choices.

American Historical Fiction

Author: Lynda G. Adamson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781573560672
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An annotated bibliography of American historical fiction

World Historical Fiction

Author: Lynda G. Adamson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781573560665
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An annotated bibliography covering the best in historical fiction set all around the world

The Retreat To Avalon

Author: Sean Poage
Publisher: Madeglobal Publishing
ISBN: 9788494729898
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Fifteen hundred years have turned history into legend... Frustrated with living in the shadow of the elder warriors, Gawain dreams of glory in a time of peace. After three generations of struggle against a flood of ruthless invaders, Britain has finally clawed its way back within reach of security and prosperity. Across the sea, Rome is crumbling under an onslaught of barbarian attacks, internal corruption and civil war. Desperate for allies, Rome's last great emperor looks to Britain and the rising fame of her High King, Arthur. Events sweep Gawain along in a tide that takes him far from his home in Britain to a terrible war in Gaul. Intrigue and betrayal vie with loyalty and valour in an epic adventure at the last, bright flash of light before "The Dark Ages." The Retreat to Avalon is the exciting beginning of a new Historical Fiction trilogy exploring the origins of the Arthurian legends, anchored in the events of the end of the Roman Empire and the beginning of the Middle Ages. AUTHOR INTERVIEW 1) What inspired you to write this story? After watching the movie, Excalibur, my future bride asked me some questions about King Arthur and his knights, so I proceeded to go full history nerd on her. I described some of the theories, including Geoffrey Ashe's, and wondered how it might have played out in history if true. I wished that someone would write a story about it and it occurred to me that I should puzzle it out. 2) What do you find fascinating about King Arthur? I love the mystery of the Dark Ages. The history surrounding Arthur's era is fascinating, with the Roman Empire collapsing in the west, tribal migrations, wars and new nations forming. Most people have never read the original stories about Arthur and his warriors, before the Knights of the Round Table and other later legends developed. Did you know they were more likely to fight giants than dragons? 3) How hard is it to bring real historical events to life in an Arthurian novel? It's not easy. There are very few records from the time period, and much of what exists is fragmentary or contradictory. Timelines are especially frustrating, partly because everyone used different dating schemes then, or guessed at dates. Historical references to Arthur are very sparse. 4) Did you discover anything about Arthur and the knights of the round table that you didn't expect? There is so much! One is that some of the older legends portray some negative aspects about Arthur. A very surprising bit of research into the legends and backgrounds of different characters showed that some details about St. Illtud, one of Arthur's knights in early legend, might have had some seed of truth to the story. 5) Can you tell us a little about the next book in the series? The consequences of the events of the first book take shape in the second book. While the first book covers a bit over a year and has much to do with the main character's journey, the next story covers many years, is more personal, darker, grittier. Tragic, but heroic, like an epic should be.

Lew Wallace Premium Collection Historical Novels Poems Plays Illustrated

Author: Lew Wallace
Publisher: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 8075830040
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Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created collection of Lew Wallace's renowned historical novels, poetry and plays. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: "Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ” describes the adventures of Judah Ben-Hur, Jewish prince from Jerusalem who gets enslaved by the Romans. He is taken to Rome where he becomes a charioteer and a Christian. Running in parallel with Judah's narrative is the unfolding story of Jesus, who comes from the same region and is a similar age. "The Fair God: The Last of the 'Tzins” is a magnificent tale of the conflict between the Spanish Conquistadors and the Aztecs. The Cortez's conquest of Mexico is a central theme and the novel gives an account of the descent of the Aztec Empire. "The Prince of India: Why Constantinople Fell” is a tale of the Fall of Byzantine Empire, seen through the eyes of Indian Prince in service of the Turkish Sultan. "The Wooing of Malkatoon” is a narrative poem about young Othman who explores secrets of love and women. "Commodus” is a historical play about the Roman Emperor Commodus and Maternus, soldier of a daring boldness, who collected bands of robbers into a little army in order to murder Commodus and to ascend the vacant throne. Lew Wallace (1827-1905) was an American lawyer, Union general in the American Civil War, politician, diplomat and author, best known for his historical adventure story, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, a bestselling novel that has been called "the most influential Christian book of the nineteenth century." He wrote several historical novels and biographies of American generals.

Die Hure Des Kaisers

Author: Kate Quinn
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
ISBN: 3960480962
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Rom, 82 n. Chr.: Die junge Sklavin Thea muss ihre Herrin zu den Gladiatorenkämpfen begleiten, die sie verabscheut. Doch diesmal zieht ein neuer Kämpfer alle Zuschauer in seinen Bann: Arius, genannt »der Barbar«. Thea fühlt sofort eine innere Verbundenheit, und tatsächlich sind sie und Arius Seelenverwandte – beide haben so viel Mord und Grausamkeit erlebt, dass sie den Tod verachten. Doch sie können ihre Liebe nicht leben, denn der Kaiser persönlich begehrt Thea für sich.

Ruthless

Author: Lexy Timms
Publisher: Dark Shadow Publishing
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From bestselling author, Lexy Timms, comes a historical romance drama. A Gladiator who is a champion at death, and a virgin at love. The empire is young, its citizen raucous and feeling invincible. With Emperor Domitian back from a military victory against the Dacians, and the entire city of Rome in all its ancient decadence erupting in celebration of their leader’s might, one man will enter the city’s fighting pits. He will step into the Flavian Amphitheater to battle his foes, face his death again and again, and discover the secret that has been kept from him since his birth. A slave and gladiator, Thaddeus of the Scribonii. Thadeeus, alternately called the Jew, the Convert, or the Zealot, will learn the true meaning behind his epithets, the origin of his birth, and the love that lies across the sea on the other side of the empire in distant Syracuse, and in his own heart. Conquering the Warrior Series: Ruthless Remorseless Relentless

Broken Legions

Author: Mark Latham
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472815157
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The Roman Empire rules the civilised world with an iron fist, seemingly all-powerful and limitless. And yet, the power of Rome is secured not by its mighty legions, but by small bands of warriors and agents fighting a secret war. Tasked by the Emperor to explore ancient temples, forgotten labyrinths and beast-haunted caverns, they seek out artefacts hidden by the gods themselves, hunt creatures of myth and face enemies that would use dark magic against the empire. Broken Legions is a set of fantasy skirmish rules for a war unknown to history, fought in the shadows of the Roman Empire. Various factions recruit small warbands to fight in tight, scenario-driven battles that could secure the mystical power to defend – or crush – Rome. A points system allows factions to easily build a warband, and mercenaries and free agents may also be hired to bolster a force. Heroes and leaders may possess a range of skills, traits and magical abilities, but a henchman's blade can be just as sharp, and a campaign can see even the lowliest henchman become a hero of renown.