Free historical fiction Kindle books for 21 Apr 17

Victus: The Civilis Saga – Part 1

by Peter Baggott

ROME 31AD

Victus Antonius Claudian, sadist and rake seeks fame and fortune from his new mentor the Praetorian Commander and Ruler of Rome, Sejanus. With his only sister Porcia, he plans to elevate himself in Rome’s society through a well-placed marriage.

The Civilis menfolk consist of a Senator, Lictus, his only son Artorius, Primus Pila of the 1st Century 1st Cohort of the 2nd Augusta Legion, and two grandsons Cassius and Marcus.

Fate or fortune brings Cassius and Porcia together with an inevitable consequence. On the same day as Victus is sent north by his mentor Sejanus to raise support amongst the Northern Legions for his cause, to become Caesar, he finds his sister is pregnant. In his search for the father of his sister’s child he takes revenge on him and is protected by his mentor.

The Civilis’ turn to Tiberius for justice, as does the senate against Sejanus’ rule. Sejanus is denounced by Tiberius, who demands that the Senate sentence Sejanus.

Victus’ world implodes. He has his fortune, but now he is a hunted man and the only way back out of his exile is to remove the Civilis family and friends.



The Unfortunate Traveller

by Thomas Nashe

Thomas Nashe (1567-1601) was an English playwright and is considered to be one of the greatest Elizabethan pamphleteers.  Nashe’s novel The Unfortunate Traveller is set during the reign of King Henry VIII.  This edition includes a table of contents.



Quail Crossings

by Jennifer McMurrain

** Return to Quail Crossings (Book 2) is now available on Amazon **

Tragedy has struck the small town of Knollwood, Texas and Dovie Grant finds herself dealing with the loss of her husband and daughter. Despite her grief, she still must fight to bring her remaining family through the already trying times of The Great Depression. Her father needs help on their struggling farm, Quail Crossings. She isn’t thrilled that he’s hired a young 18 year old boy who’s caring for his three younger siblings. Surviving her grief, as well as the constant dust storms that plague the plains, will Dovie be able to put her pain aside to care for these children or be forever trapped in the darkness of the loss in her family.



That Scoundrel Ã?mile Dubois: Or the Light of Other Days

by Lucinda Elliot

‘That Scoundrel Emile Dubois’ has been honoured with the prestigious B.R.A.G medallion for outstanding fiction.
Plunge into a world of over-the-top Gothic adventure and darkly comic happenings and met the wicked Emile Dubois, and the determined Sophie, who will not let him turn into a vulpine predator.
Sophie de Courcy, living during the time of the French Revolutionary Wars on an isolated mountain in North Wales as the bored companion to a kind elderly countess, dreams of excitement and romance. When she meets her long term hero,her grand distant relative, the dashing but wicked Emile Dubois, she has more adventure than she ever wanted.
Caught up in occult happenings with predatory half vampires and time warps, Sophie finds herself living in true Gothic style in an isolated mansion staffed by Emile’s villainous accomplices.
With the help of her fearless Tarot reading maid, Sophie must somehow help Emile to overcome the sinister changes that are removing his humanity, and to defeat their evil, half-human neighbours who need him to further their occult schemes.
Set largely in the remote countryside of North Wales, UK, this occult adventure is both a spoof of traditional Gothic themes and a vivid love story.
Half Vampires, time travel, highwaymen, love and dark comedy combine for enthralling adventure as two eighteenth century French scoundrels are incongruously drawn into occult adventure, while their love interests, the romantic Sophie and her loyal ally Agnes stubbornly refuse to allow them to lose their dwindling humanity.



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