Free historical fiction Kindle books for 26 Nov 18

La Isla Inaccesible: Novela Historica (Spanish Edition)

by David Rotger Llinás

«Intriga política, eclesiástica, estrategias militares, referencias a batallas históricas ¡Incluso el mismísimo Cervantes tras su liberación y de vuelta en España!, una novela histórica cargada de acción, recomendada y perfecta »

“In Libros”

 

SINOPSIS:

Madrugada del día 26 de junio de 1582. Grupo de islas Terceras, a seis leguas al sur de la isla de San Miguel. Desde la tarde del día 22, las escaramuzas entre la flota española, bajo el mando del almirante Álvaro de Bazán, y la corsaria francesa a las órdenes del condotiero Felipe Strozzi, han sido continuas y ambas escuadras se vigilan desconfiadas.

La incorporación del reino de Portugal a la Corona española, tras la muerte sin dejar sucesor del rey Enrique I, no ha sido pacífica. Don Antonio, pretendiente al trono, cuenta con la implícita ayuda de Francia e Inglaterra que temen el aumento del poder de Felipe II. La Corona española se había anexionado el reino de Portugal tras la batalla de Alcántara, cuando las tropas comandadas por Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, tercer duque de Alba, derrotaron a las del prior de Crato, pero las islas Terceras, que son un importante enclave para el abastecimiento de la flota de las Indias, son fieles a don Antonio, con la excepción de las islas de San Miguel y Santa María, conocidas como las islas de los Azores, que ofrecieron sumisión al rey español.

Álvaro de Bazán tiene el mandato del rey de someter a las Terceras, pero sabe que el tiempo juega en su contra, pues recibieron la orden de partir precipitadamente, sin poder completar la flota y, además, tuvieron que soportar un duro temporal desde su partida de Lisboa, en el que se perdieron algunas naos. La escuadra de Strozzi supera a la española en una proporción de tres a uno; la de Bazán, mermada en naos y con menos infantería de la prevista, parece dirigirse hacia el desastre: una inminente derrota que pondrá en peligro a la flota de las Indias y la misma integridad del reino.

Guillem Esteve, arcabucero del tercio del maestre de campo general, don Lope de Figueroa, y superviviente de la batalla de Salga, está embarcado en el galeón San Mateo cuando este, cerca del mediodía, de forma inexplicable, se lanza en solitario contra las naos enemigas. Parecen abocados a una derrota sin paliativos y, en los momentos previos al combate, el recuerdo de la mujer a la que ama, y con la que espera desposarse en Nueva España, aumentan su angustia ante la posibilidad de no volverla a ver. Cerca de dos años antes, Guillem se encontraba en viaje de regreso a su isla natal, en un intento de encontrar algún vestigio de su familia, pero, al tocar tierras españolas y saber del conflicto, su sentido del deber le impulsó a enrolarse de nuevo en el ejército; el periplo se ha tornado tortuoso.

La crueldad de la guerra y un oscuro personaje que se cruza en su vida harán que Guillem se cuestione todo aquello en lo que creía.

 

 

El AUTOR: David Rotger, Palma de Mallorca (1960), licenciado en Psicología y diplomado en Turismo. Su vida profesional ha estado muy vinculada al mundo de las emergencias. Ha sido profesor en preparación psicológica y en liderazgo de equipos, en diferentes servicios de bomberos del territorio nacional. Es miembro fundador de SEPADEM: Sociedad Española de Psicología Aplicada a Desastres, Urgencias y Emergencias. En la actualidad ocupa el puesto de sargento de prefectura, en el servicio de bomberos del “Consell de Mallorca”.



Circles (Shining Light’s Saga Book 1)

by Ruby Standing Deer

A Dream Vision, a terrifying destiny, a journey of a lifetimeâ??the future of an entire Peoples may rest on the shoulders of one young boy.

WINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award – Best Historical Fiction

This novel of historic fiction is a must for any fan of Native American history, or seeker of knowledge, or lover of life. It is expertly crafted with vivid imagery and characters that will become beloved. If you don’t know what it means to sing someone home, prepare to swallow hard. It is heart warming and moving. Truly a thing of beauty.” ~ T.W. Griffith

With much of the world still undiscovered, a small band of people live a peaceful life, until the Dream Vision of a young boy changes everything. Only nine winters old, Feather Floating in Water’s dreams turn his seemingly ordinary childhood into the journey of a lifetime. He must help his people face a terrifying destiny from which they cannot turn away. He must find a way to make his people listen.

Bright Sun Flower, the boy’s grandmother, guides his beginnings, teaching him about the Circle of Life, and how without it, no life can exist. But he needs a bigger push, and gets it from a grey wolf and a Great Elder. The boy’s journey leads him to discover that the Circle of Life involves all people, all living things, and not just the world he knows.

In the end, an ancient People guide the boy in his Visions, toward an unexpected place hidden from outsiders.

A beautiful story of what should have been. ~ The story is strongly written and will appeal to those who believe that mankind should live in harmony with nature. If you expect savagery and blood – look elsewhere.” ~ John Chapman

[Historical Fiction, American Indian, Cultural Heritage]

Evolved Publishing presents the first book in the extraordinary, award-winning “Shining Light’s Saga” series. Take an authentic journey into a culture lost to time and the ravages of “progress.” [DRM-Free]

“Shining Light’s Saga” by Ruby Standing Deer:

  • Book 1: Circles
  • Book 2: Spirals
  • Book 3: Stones
  • Book 4: Broken Path

More Great Historical Fiction from Evolved Publishing:

  • Fresh News Straight from Heaven by Gregg Sapp
  • Behind the Open Walls by Lanette Kauten
  • Galerie by Steven Greenberg



Lost Pawns

by Mark Spaid

Justin, Belinda, Andy and Jozette are sent to the house of two elderly sisters who want them to investigate a diary and some letters that have been secreted in their attic for 75 years. The reporters quickly see that the diary may lead to an Earth shattering change in American history. Their assignment takes them to New Jersey where they are stalked by a group that doesn’t like where the investigation is leading. They consult their friend Dave Swanzy in Pennsylvania and discover that his wife Tatiana is suffering from deep depression after the loss of their newborn child. Their situation is soon complicated and Dave and Tatiana are faced with a decision that could alter their lives forever.

In New Jersey and New York City they find what they were looking for and it confirms their suspicions and with the corroboration of a cantankerous old man from the Bronx they have their proof. Now, the history books will have to be rewritten as the guilty are shown to be innocent and the innocent become guilty.



The 24 Elders and Lucifer: After the Fall (The 24 Elders and Lucifer – After the Fall Book 2)

by Holyone Tombari Dodoh

The 24 Elders and Lucifer is a historical event adapted from Revelation (KJV) which brings to light the stories of the past and foretells the future. It houses the origin of the Creator, the 24 Elders, Seraphim and Cherubim, the Archangels, Angels, universes, Stars, Planets and all living things. This book carries creation proof for those who want to know how life began…

After the creation of the Archangels and Angels, Lucifer was made the leader of the host of Shamayim. The Elders ensured that Lucifer was given anything he needed for his leadership to be a success. But along the line, Lucifer was dissatisfied with his role and planned to control the Elders and every living thing in Ab-Olam. Though there is a rule that forbid Archangels to oppose each other, so he thought that Michael and his brothers would be in his support, therefore began a campaign which was disappointing at the end, because it led to his fall. Then Lucifer planned to destroy all lives that refused to join him on his path by going to curse Rahah-Kol (a special universe), but that act provoked the Elders that they prepare to face him in combat.



War Surrounded By Stars: Blood Can’t Be Washed Off By Blood

by David Ebenstein

In the end, it’s the small ones that suffer. Only their bodies are scattered across the battlefields, full of wounds, arrows and hate in their hearts, which, like poison, runs through their veins, contaminating both the body and soul. They are subject to the sharp words of those great beings that constantly play around with the lives of strangers, hidden from the eyes of those who die for them, hidden in their castles that the little souls can’t reach.

And while the vultures slowly cut up the bodies of the fallen warriors, their spirits walk across the battlefield trying to figure out why they were killing and why they ended up dead. Why the empty eyes of their bodies stare into the dull sky, looking up at the castles of those who are greater than them and who are still alive and healthy, only now, with a smaller number of beings who will leave their lives on the meadows for them, hoping that the greater ones will honor the sacrifice that they have made at the altar of the homeland. After all, there is nothing more sacred than an artificial creation, such as the homeland, for which one gives his or her life, the one thing that someone lives for, the one thing that is worth dying for.

Life is transient, consumable. Death is the one thing that cannot be avoided. Whether it comes in the form of a sword, poison or age, it is always present. The spirits of the dead are constantly awake, forever with open arms, welcoming those who are about to arrive. Death is a part of life and life is transient. Death does not choose, and life doesn’t forgive. In the end, we will all become dust and ashes.



The Saxon Wolves: Exile was just the beginning

by Penny Ingham

Britain 455AD. The Roman Empire has fallen. As the daughter of a king and a priestess of the sacred grove, Anya’s life in Germania is one of wealth and privilege – until she dares to speak out against the high priest’s barbaric human sacrifices. Her punishment is exile. Forced to leave her homeland, she sails to Britannia, to an island that is sliding into chaos and war, as rival kingdoms vie for power. Alone and far from home, Anya must learn to survive amidst the bloodshed, treachery and intrigue of fifth century Britain. Can she find a place to belong – a home, a hearth, a welcome?



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