Free fantasy Kindle books for 15 May 15

And Then There Were Giants: An Urban Fantasy SciFi Serial (Knights and Demons Book 1)

by Greg Dragon

Years of martial arts training never prepared nineteen-year-old Alysia Knight for the battle she has to face. War is raging in the streets of New Jersey, and surviving the apocalypse means staying clear of monsters preying on the citizens. But all this will be the least of her worries when her parents become targets.

Death is inevitable, unless Alysia can muster up the courage and hone her abilities to defeat all that stands in her way. If not, she may end up losing more than her parents.

~ * ~ * ~

BOOK ONE in the new Knights and Demons Serial by Greg Dragon.

Turned (The Undead Series, Book 1)

by Kaylee Rae

Retta Torres is a typical girl-next-door, engaged to the love of her life and living out her dream career as an aspiring author. That is, until her world is turned upside down and everything that means anything to her is ripped from her grasp.

But this isn’t even the worst of it…not at all. Soon, she’s faced with surviving in an apocalyptic world tormented by the Undead, only the zombies aren’t the only evil she must face. There’s an even more sinister force lurking in her shadows, but will she realize it before it’s too late?

If you love reading the best zombie books, apocalyptic fiction books and dystopian romance books, then this book is a must-read.

Yorktown: Katana Krieger #1

by Bill Robinson

Four hundred years in our future, Captain Katana Krieger has just assumed command of the Union Navy’s new frigate, USS Yorktown, when suddenly she and her crew are assigned to find a missing convoy 200 light years from earth. What she finds instead is an alien invasion, one that only she and her crew can stop. Action and adventure await the reader. This is not great literature, it’s simply great fun. Some violence, an adult innuendo or two, and an occasional “frak,” otherwise fine for fun lovers of all ages.

NOTE: A couple bits of information appear to be useful based on the first 60 or so reviews. First. Yes, it’s written in the first person, which bothers some folks in this genre, but I thought it necessary since it’s a mystery being solved and this way you get the same info she gets to figure it out. It is, as many have pointed out, unlike 99% of alien invasion stories. Second, Katana is not Spruance, or Nimitz, or Halsey or any modern Navy commander. She is based on Steven Decatur, late 1700s US frigate captain. Youngest captain in US Navy history, one of only 53 people ever to have a portrait appear on US currency, namesake of an Arleigh Burke destroyer. When the USS Philadelphia was captured in Tripoli, he planned, executed, and personally led a special ops mission to destroy her (which earned him the utter respect of Horatio Nelson). When his brother was killed, he planned, executed, and led a special ops mission during which, outnumbered better than 5 to 1, he still managed to personally kill the enemy ship captain and escape. He was sent by Thomas Jefferson to negotiate treaties with foreign governments, which he usually did through expeditious use of his cannons. No modern commander would act that way, but Katana’s soul is 700 years old.

The ships in this book are generally either (a) revolutionary war battles or (b) associated with the first six frigates of the US Navy (Congress, Constitution, Decatur, Bainbridge, Truxton). This is a topsails and mainsails with nuclear warheads and laser cannons book, not a gas turbine book.

Length: Rounded off: 2001: A Space Odyssey is 70,000 words. The Forever War is 81,000 words. The Hobbit is 97,000 words. Yorktown is 98,000 words. Ender’s Game is 107,000 words. Game of Thrones is 300,000 words. This is a real novel, but not an epic one.

Bill Robinson is a short story writer of strange computer fiction, including the only two intentional works of fiction ever published by Network World, “The Tolkien Ring Network,” and “The Ether Strikes Back.” His first novel, Intention, and it’s sequel, Destination, are apparently the most read grown up superhero novels for the Kindle.

The Stone and the Song: A Fairy Tale

by Ben Y. Faroe

In a world where words are power and magic is song, a voiceless girl must defeat the sorceress who betrayed her.

But soon she will find that the evil touches more lives than her own. A sculptor of near-living statues, a fakir with the power of sight, and a band of children chasing dreams in the desert all play their parts. And at the center of it all lies a heart of stone that may hold the secret of unending life.

The Stone and the Song is a story of betrayal and of sacrifice, of love and of dreams, of strength in weakness and life beyond death. Wrapped in lush imagery and poetic language, it is a tale that will draw you in again and again.

The Stone and the Song is a novelette of about 30 pages.

This edition also includes a sneak preview of Ben Y. Faroe’s upcoming novel, The Dream World Collective, coming later in 2015.

Got a new Kindle or know someone who has? Check out the ultimate guide to finding free books for your Kindle. Also available in the UK.