Historical fiction category includes works that tell a story that is set in the past. That setting is usually real and drawn from history, and often contains actual historical persons, but the main characters tend to be fictional. Writers of stories in this genre, while penning fiction, attempt to capture the manners and social conditions of the persons or time(s) presented in the story, with due attention paid to period detail and fidelity. Historical fiction is found in books, magazines, art, television programming, film, theater, video games and other media.
AGAINST THE WAR follows the intertwined lives of four friends, rowing team mates, who graduate from college at the height of the Vietnam War and struggle to make decisions about the war and the military draft. Two become involved in the war, one as a combat pilot and one as a medic. The other two of the four friends, in trying to avoid the war, become involved in the “war on poverty,” the anti-war movement, and the counterculture that arises from the anti-war movement....
234. Morris is relocated from Sam Neua to a Lao village
From Sam Neua, the group that included prisoner of war James Morris headed southwest, so far as he could determine from occasional glimpses of the sun through the canopy of leaves above the road on which the caravan was traveling. Then the shield of leaves dropped away briefly and Morris saw that the wagon was moving along on a road about 400 feet above a town with narrow streets and Chinese-style pagoda roofs. Som...
Viena, 1942. Luego de haber sido traicionado y su familia desmembrada por el entorno de oficiales de las SS, el Mayor Max Edwin Von Hagen es puesto a salvo por una casi disuelta Hermandad de Asesinos, a través de ellos se enterará que sus conspiradores pertenecían a la Nueva Orden de Caballeros Teutónicos y que andaban en la búsqueda de una antigua reliquia forjada en la antigüedad con la capacidad de doblegar las mentes débiles, por lo que se unirá a la fraternidad para...
“Soy el Mayor Max Edwin Von Hagen, soy un Asesino y no descansaré hasta que mitigue el terrible daño que me causaron e iré hasta el último confín para acabar con los que me perjudicaron”
History is written by victors. But what about the civilians in any country who suffer when men go into battle? Like in Germany. Displaced Germans suffered by the millions and were killed when they were chased off the land of their forefathers. Who talks about them and writes their stories? Today their ancestors live in North and South America while their parents rest in unmarked graves along road from east to west.
Tired of Waking
I long for the night
Folding their gowns.
With tiny steps she tip-toes along the edge of that dark hem, retracing fading stiches of a gown worn out over time. Careful, not to stumble on that garment her shadows have woven those past fifty years. Unable to shed the past, unwilling to forget she moves along. Still waiting, after all those years.
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle Claudius for murdering King Hamlet, Claudius's brother and Prince Hamlet's father, and then succeeding to the throne and taking as his wife Gertrude, the old king's widow and Prince Hamlet's mother. The play vividly portrays both true and feigned madness – from overwhelming grief to seething rage – ...
This fiction novel introduces the manner of deception used to bypass the U.S. Constitution's express limitations on the scope of government. Since this is a rather large topic, this novel limits its scope to deal with money, showing how legal tender paper currencies were cleverly instituted in 1862 and gold was 'confiscated' in 1933.
For a thorough, non-fiction look at the same topic, please see Monetary Laws, Volumes I & II; by the same author.
Mark’s greatest insights came from his great-grandfather’s monetary papers which relayed one conversation with Floyd Johnson.
Floyd had brought up that the federal government seemed to be growing immensely powerful, not by amendment as was the express means provided by Article V of the Constitution for changing federal power, but merely somehow.
Mark Adamson noted that the Tenth Amendment very clearly established the ‘rule’ of American government, that with ratificati...
In The Path to San Damiano four friends are drawn into a search for a mysterious stranger
with a reputation for acts of kindness. An unanticipated visit by the FBI and Secret Service adds to their
curiosity and strengthens their resolve to find him. Their search takes them to Italy, where the elusive
stranger seems just beyond their reach. Then, near the ancient town of Assisi, home of Saint Francis,
something extraordinary occurs.
Mrs. Macy set down her teacup. Peter knew to remain silent. She began, “I want to make sure
I understand this situation correctly. Peter observed a man in rags giving a dying man a sip of water. For
whatever reason, he was curious about him. He told his friends and we, in an effort to be supportive,
joined in a search to find the man. We have not been successful in our search, although we have
encountered some interesting stories along the way. Then, suddenly, the FB...
The conclusion of Chapter Two from my upcoming novel "The Exile of Gaspar." Expect publication late 2013.
The night is very clear and unusually cold. We are so near to the star that its light banishes the darkness that tries futilely to extinguish it. A small village twinkles in the foothills to our east. The cry of a lost sheep cuts the night like a blade and a shepherd boy not much younger than I am scampers across the path before us to bring the lamb back to its fold.
“Peace to you, brother shepherd,” Melchior calls out. “Can you tell me the name of that village?”
A historical Drama of Kerala, A Restitution of Mahabali, a great king of central part of Kerala. His period of ruling was considered as a golden one to Keralites. As he was an Asura king, (A Dravidian king), he was sent to the underworld by Vamana a Bhrahmin yogi. On his request , Mahabali was allowed to visit Kerala every year on thiruvonam days of Chiga masam (August) to confirm his people's well being. This was how ONAM celebration came into practice in Kerala, India.
A prequel featuring individual short story vignettes of Greggory, Robert, Marissa, and Daniel before their lives converge in Journey to Freedom.
Greggory is a half-breed; a mix of Indian and black blood, and struggles both emotionally and
physically with hatred and prejudice.
Robert is a slave on a Florida plantation who takes in the starving, angry young Greggory, under his wing and helps him grow into a man of honor.
Marrissa is a young girl who watches he...
Perhaps the title of this Book – The Devil‘s Legacy to Earth Mortals may at first seem somewhat strange; they will pause as they do at a Witches Prayer, and wonder whether they had best look into it or no, lest they should really raise the Devil by reading what he has bequeathed to mankind. It is a question not yet determined by the learned, whether the word Devil be singular, that is to say, the name of a person standing by himself, or a noun of multitude; if it be a s...
The power of these witches as we find in their earliest records originated in their intercourse with familiar spirits, invisible beings who must be supposed to be enlisted in the armies of the prince of darkness. We do not read in these ancient memorials of any league of mutual benefit entered into between the merely human party, and his or her supernatural assistant. But modern times have amply supplied this defect. The witch or sorcerer could not secure the assistance ...
In Voices from the Past, a daring group of five
independent novels, acclaimed author Paul
Alexander Bartlett accomplishes a tour de force
of historical fiction, allowing the reader to
enter for the first time into the private worlds
of five remarkable people: Sappho of Lesbos,
the famous Greek poet; Jesus; Leonardo da
Vinci; Shakespeare; and Abraham Lincoln.
Each novel appears here in its entirety within a
single unique volume of 644 pages beautifully
illustrated by the author-artist.
In Sappho’s Journal, the author brings the
famous Greek poet Sappho back to life in a
finely crafted novel that reveals her sense of
beauty, her loves, her reflections, her inner
world. Based on a careful study of ancient
Greece and Sappho’s surviving fragments of
poetry, Bartlett recreates Sappho in a lyrical
account of the life, passion, fears, and faith of
this remarkable woman whose intimate journal
takes us back to 642 B.C. The book includes a
Foreword by ...
THE CURSE OF KALI is a historical fiction set in 19th century India by Audrey Blankenhagen. The exotic beauty of India, her British rulers living in splendid isolation; the opulence and intrigue of a Muslim Royal Court; the machinations of a sinister cult of Kali; the horrors of the Indian Mutiny: are the themes woven into the rich backcloth of ?THE CURSE OF KALI?. In this turbulent setting are a man and a woman whose destinies are inextricably linked, their love yearnin...