Free historical fiction Kindle books for 07 Apr 15

The Dark Lord (The Titans Book 1)

by Kathryn Le Veque

The year is 1180 A.D. and times are very dark. England is lawless for the most part and the people live in fear. Rising to power during this time is the vicious and brutal knight Ajax de Velt. His mission is to conquer a large stretch of the Scots and Welsh border, commandeering wealth and property along the way. He wants to be the most feared and powerful warlord in all of England, Wales and Scotland, and he is well on his way.

The last in a long line of dark and brutal warriors, Ajax is the most ruthless and ambitious knight in the Isles; even the heartiest warriors fear the man for his coldblooded tactics. More than that, his bloodlust, as well as his sheer skill with a blade, is legendary. But as Ajax and his army conquer the latest castle in his plans to secure the borders, he unexpectedly meets his match in a spitfire of a woman named Kellington Coleby.

Beautiful, intelligent and feisty, Lady Kellington refuses to surrender to the man as handsome as he is brutal. The warlord and the maiden go head to head in this unforgettable story of love, battle, devotion, fear and adventure.



Hell No, We Won’t Go: A Novel of Peace, Love, War, and Football

by Jim Stevens

The 1970 college football season is coming to a close and Touchdown Tony McIntyre couldn’t be riding higher. He’s in the running for the Heisman Trophy, on the cover of Sports Illustrated as “The next Joe Namath,” and about to be drafted into the NFL. He’s two wins away from taking his team to the Rose Bowl, when receives a letter from the Selective Service, “Greetings,”

This must be a mistake. Tony can’t get drafted, he’s about to get the biggest signing bonus in NFL history. Tony has to find a way out.

As anti-Vietnam war protestors make their voices heard on campus, Tony finds himself caught in the crossfire of one of the most decisive issues Americans have ever faced. All he ever wanted to do is play football, but he discovers he’s now in a much bigger arena. It all comes down to one Saturday in November, when Touchdown Tony McIntyre is thrust into a game where the stakes are life and death.



China Sea: A Russian in Shanghai

by John Ginther

China Sea is an eventful account of a young Russian’s adventures in Shanghai and Qindao in the 1930s. The author was born in Vladivostok in 1921 and eventually emigrated to Australia and then New Zealand.

John Ginther’s book is a valuable addition to the history of Shanghai in the 1930s and 40s, of the stateless White Russian diaspora living there and presents a first-hand account of the Chinese-Japanese conflict that is unique to this author.



Bressant: A Novel

by Julian Hawthorne

Julian Hawthorne was the son of famous American author Nathaniel Hawthorne, and while he wasn’t as critically acclaimed as his father, Julian also wrote several works of fiction and histories. One of his historical novels is Bressant.



Goyahkla

by David Amilian

“Goyahkla” is a fantastic tale that opens with the soul-force of the legendary renegade Geronimo driving the turbulent gusts of a devil wind winding its way across a lonely desert prairie. He comes introduced as Goyahkla.

Goyahkla invites an observant great horned owl into the twisting winds to witness his personal memories that give testimony to the demise of the Apache people, and to verify the similar tragic stories of three other Native American nations that had their homelands overwhelmed by an invasion of strange people. The great horned owl receives Goyahkla’s memories and the three historic stories in the form of a revelatory vision.

Unexpectedly, the revelational testimonies of Goyahkla and of the three Native American nations come under an abrupt challenge from the Inquisitors of the Divine Manifestation of Destiny. Goyahkla finds himself in a courtroom with his life’s experience on trial for rebellion against God Almighty. Goyahkla’s witness becomes the judge ruling the odd proceeding.

Just as Goyahkla’s condemnation is to be made certain, he is rescued by the precise marksmanship of the inscrutable Frank Eaton (Pistol Pete). And the unfolding of the unpredictable revelation changes venue again.

Together, the great Apache warrior and the heroic Old West lawman retreat to a magical mountain to explore a conflict brewing among righteousness, justice, and forgiveness in a search for peace of mind.



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