Archive For The “Historical Fantasy” Category
By Beth Webb
Suetonius Paulinus, the Roman governor of england, has slaughtered approximately all of the druids on Mona (Anglesey). among the few who escaped are seventeen yr outdated Tegen, with Tonn, her husband.
Tonn was once ritually sacrificed to cajole the gods to ship the Romans away, leaving Tegen on my own, pregnant and offended. She has been proclaimed because the famous person Dancer, yet she is in no temper to aid a person. Her in basic terms want is to escape to Ériu (Ireland) to increase her child in peace.
But her future won't allow her pass.
At the start of Stone Keeper, Tegen is ordered to face via the part of Boudica, the insurgent queen as her conflict druid. Reluctantly, Tegen obeys, yet she and Boudica detest one another on sight.
The Iceni queen and her daughters were cruelly abused via the Romans, leaving the queen sour and paranoid. She now heartlessly destroys all people and something that has the slightest reference to Rome.
Boudica’s ruthlessness is both matched by way of Suetonius’s callousness as he subdues the British.
Despising either side, Tegen makes a decision to herald the Time of Stone – a non secular iciness which she believes will enable the land she likes to heal itself so spring can go back.
But Tegen’s darkish magic additionally unleashes the very evil she is intended to show apart – the demon of vengeance and hatred.
By Arthur Peacock
You will examine many of the day-by-day actions of younger males in conflict and the way they behave in conflict. struggle is a sad, terrible event, but there's a bond of friendship that exists one of the troops, and there are moments of either tragedy and humor, like you might locate in a Shakespeare play. this can be an exciting novel whole with pathos, old accuracy, a number of moments of humor, and a cat."
By Ana Cristina Mendes
In Salman Rushdie’s novels, photographs are invested with the ability to control the plotline, to outline activities from the characters, to have sway over them, seduce them, or perhaps lead them off beam. Salman Rushdie and visible Culture sheds gentle in this principally unremarked – whether significant – measurement of the paintings of a big modern author. This assortment brings jointly, for the 1st time and right into a coherent entire, study at the vast interaction among the seen and the readable in Rushdie’s fiction, from one of many earliest novels – Midnight’s Children (1981) – to his newest – The Enchantress of Florence (2008).
By Kimberlee Ann Bastian
Absolute obedience, servitude, neutrality.
These have been the legislation that after ruled Bartholomew, an immortal soulcatcher, till one ill-fated evening while he was once pressured to select: insurgent opposed to his masters or exhibit an historical, harmful secret.
He selected defiance.
Imprisoned for hundreds of years as punishment for his determination, Bartholomew wastes away—until he creates a chance to flee. by way of a stroke of probability, Bartholomew unearths himself within the human global and shortly learns that breaking his bonds doesn't come with no cost. bring to an end from the grace that when governed him, he needs to find a new magic in Nineteen Thirties Chicago.
Armed with just a cryptic message to offer him path, Bartholomew desperately attempts to renew the undertaking he had all started see you later in the past. hoping on the not likely information of the streetwise orphan Charlie Reese, Bartholomew needs to navigate the depressed streets of the town within the backyard. yet on the way to clear up this riddle, he needs to first notice if selection and destiny are one within the same.
--This textual content refers back to the Paperback edition.
By Mike Bird
Mike poultry is a Lecturer in theology at Ridley Melbourne in Australia. he's the writer of The Saving Righteousness of God, Jesus is the Christ, A Bird's-Eye View of Paul, 1 Esdras, and he's editor of the recent Covenant statement sequence released via Cascade. this can be his first novel.
By Lada Ray
Sasha Elfimova can hardly ever be known as an ordinary 16-year-old. She is a Time and brain Shifter; but even her mentor, the recognized Siberian shaman Tengis, can simply wager how a long way her powers will improve whilst the time involves create Earth Shift.
Prophecy of the main: "When human civilization reaches a very important threshold, the most important of future looks to open the coveted door right into a way forward for unheard capability for humanity. It has occurred before...and it truly is approximately to take place now. other than the hot key's targeted and beneficial, even by means of the Cosmic Key of future criteria. either yin and yang, assertive and delicate, female and male, its perilous direction is fraught with mystical discovery and mortal threat, as many strong and ruthless forces line as much as hinder the most important from enjoyable its destiny."
Comet of Karma despatched to smash a failing civilization; Earth Keepers agonizing over the final word selection; Protectors risking their lives to maintain the realm intact; Shifters, with strength over brain, subject, time, and house; and 3 childrens, of whom are born to turn into the all-important Key of Destiny--if they be capable to come jointly earlier than it is too late!
Major topics: 1. substantial conspiracy to manage the realm through a gaggle of robust and ruthless people who stay within the shadows, other than their pointmen, CIA boss and a Russian oligarch; 2. distant Viewing and Russian Intelligence; three. Time commute and Siberian shamanic powers; five. Underworld populated with mysterious beings whose real strength and explanations are unknown; 6. the true tale of Grigory Rasputin's dying and Tunguska Meteorite explosion.
Setting: Sacred Lake Baikal in japanese Siberia, Moscow & New York.
The Earth Shifter is full of a powerful solid of characters, punctuated with plenty of mind-bending twists, and wrapped in a material of profound revelations.
This e-book is meant for a vast viewers; such a lot readers are adults, yet it is also compatible for teens.
Prequel/companion mini-series: The Earth Keepers 1. CATHARSIS, Legend of the Lemurians - now on Amazon.
Also through Lada Ray: Gold teach (Accidental secret agent Russia Adventure); Stepford united states (Accidental undercover agent Small city Adventure); unfastened on Amazon - eco-friendly desolate tract (prequel)
By Joan Oltman
Martha has continuously been diversified. Ever considering she was once younger, she has possessed remarkable and mysterious psychic skills. she will be able to see occasions from many alternative instances, together with her personal prior and destiny.
But even Martha’s striking presents couldn't shield her as a toddler. She has attempted to repress her thoughts of abuse and betrayal, yet as she comes of age, it turns into an increasing number of tricky to maintain the darkness at bay.
This all adjustments while she meets Will, a tender graduate scholar who falls in love together with her and provides to take her with him to England.
Martha’s long-time fascination with England turns into even better while she visits the Chapel of Bones. even if Martha understands that during her present existence she hasn't ever visited England, she feels strongly that she has been there before.
The event forward will rip her out of the Nineteen Fifties and ship her again to the center a while. during this unusual and hazardous time, she's going to become aware of impressive revelations approximately her personal life. Can Martha confront the traumas of her prior and make a brighter destiny for herself? in spite of her powers, the best way ahead is uncertain.
By Diana Gabaldon
By Tom Scorza