Historical Fiction Stories

Historical fiction usually recounts a famed event of the past or a memorable, recognizable period time period as experienced by fictional characters, but may also describe a historical figure (in their perceived likeness) that must deal with a variety of imagined situations. Historical fiction attempts to accurately capture the essence of history and realise as fully as possible the way the world once was. Striving for plausibility and authenticity, historical fiction allows the reader to both live and learn history, often showcasing political or social issues of the time.

Viking's Tribute

Viking's Tribute

JVernis
31 parts / 53 pages, updated Apr 21, 2015
At sixteen, Sunngifu is more of a spoiled child than a dignified thane's daughter. She is destined to a life of wealth and power. Until her father fails to pay the Viking's tribute...
644,719 reads votes 27,406 comments 1,946
The King's Assassin

The King's Assassin

HeatherWampler
51 parts / 123 pages, updated Mar 11, 2015Completed
Chosen when a child, Lady Kathryn is trained to be a ruthless killer. She is destined to be the English king’s assassin. Only he and the guild master know it. It’s a... read more
661,718 reads votes 18,091 comments 1,684
The Restless Viscountess

The Restless Viscountess

littleLo
22 parts / 92 pages, updated Apr 24, 2015
Lady Imogen Wilde has lived her life in a body that does not work as it should. As she was born not breathing, Imogen has spent her life as the small and weak da... read more
403,691 reads votes 20,730 comments 2,654
The Steward of Blackwood Hall

The Steward of Blackwood Hall

flights_of_fantasy
25 parts / 85 pages, updated Apr 22, 2015
Despite living thirty miles from London, Anabelle Latimer knows her chances of finding a husband in their sleepy village are as thin as cook’s white soup. T... read more
105,579 reads votes 5,366 comments 467
The Last Queen

The Last Queen

GemmaLawrence31
24 parts / 68 pages, updated Apr 19, 2015
The story of the most notorious woman in history; Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt "Men have called me many things in my life. Whore, wife, savior, queen, goddess, wanton, b... read more
107,811 reads votes 4,182 comments 678
The Vikings Payment

The Vikings Payment

War_Goddess_Nae
14 parts / 34 pages, updated Apr 18, 2015
I was no longer safe in my own I no longer have a home, I am nothing but payment to these monster to protect my old home. I will never give him my heart I will lock it up and let it die before I give it away.
52,072 reads votes 1,746 comments 96
The Last Earl

The Last Earl

LaraBlunte
42 parts / 107 pages, updated Apr 11, 2015PicturesCompleted
"She walked up the stairs and arrived at this door, her heart thundering in her ears. She tried the latch and it was open; she walked in and he was inside. He turned t... read more
100,426 reads votes 2,458 comments 284
Unspoken

Unspoken

the_hooded_girl
37 parts / 128 pages, updated Apr 22, 2015
Due to a traumatic event in the past, Milena has lost the ability to speak. With her family of travelers she follows the Long Road. They stake their wagons for a short period of ... read more
251,133 reads votes 8,113 comments 1,172
The Reverend's Daughter

The Reverend's Daughter

Jaidesmamasmama
102 parts / 426 pages, updated Apr 24, 2015
Elizabeth Dorothy Southerland, or Betsy, as we know her, is on the adventure of a lifetime. Wed to a stunningly good looking pirate after only knowing him three... read more
475,157 reads votes 18,095 comments 1,878
Highland Bear (Book 4)

Highland Bear (Book 4)

AzMaz90
42 parts / 122 pages, updated Apr 18, 2015
The Druids were a hunted people long ago...they made a pact to scatter their children throughout time to keep them safe from the massacre to come. These children bec... read more
64,913 reads votes 4,546 comments 986
A Winter's Tale

A Winter's Tale

EricaTurner4
12 parts / 17 pages, updated Apr 17, 2015
Emery De Bulgaria is a young, English heiress. Having lived her entire life at King James's court, Emery is completely ready for any marriage that could be thrown at he... read more
113,673 reads votes 4,511 comments 276
When Rose Blooms

When Rose Blooms

Frompasttopen
12 parts / 48 pages, updated Apr 22, 2015
Rose Rowley has always been the belle of the ball, the youngest and most beautiful of her siblings. She has earned herself a reputation as a notorious flirt and a heartb... read more
77,113 reads votes 3,542 comments 406
The Reluctant Pirate Queen

The Reluctant Pirate Queen

rskovach
5 parts / 16 pages, updated Apr 21, 2015
* Sequel to THE PIRATE KING AND I * Instead of planning her wedding, Ana is preparing for war. Captain Alestair "Cade" Kincade has renounced pirac... read more
32,230 reads votes 1,182 comments 401
Taming the beastly Duke

Taming the beastly Duke

MissChris21
18 parts / 31 pages, updated Mar 29, 2015
Cassandra knew her life was over the moment her parents told her she was to marry the Duke of Thornton. She had heard horrible stories about him that made ice co... read more
434,325 reads votes 15,072 comments 989
The Asassin's Daughter

The Asassin's Daughter

HeatherWampler
12 parts / 38 pages, updated Apr 24, 2015
Evelyn is an assassin’s daughter. She doesn’t know of her mother’s past or how profoundly it will affect her life. She’s just as stubborn and ends up falling jus... read more
16,418 reads votes 622 comments 195
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What is a Mystery/Thriller story? A Mystery is a puzzle or a secret that is solved by characters in the story. Clever plotting, interesting clues, detective reasoning skills ? all of these are important elements. Similarly, Thriller stories involve a threat or imminent danger that must be overcome or resolved and often involves mysterious elements.