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'Saving' the French at Genoa Sforza learns that his enemies lay siege to Bianca at Cremona. Bianca settles accounts with Fiammetta d'Este and plots a future for Sforza. Read More
Sforza defeats Venice and turns on the republic of Milan. While he makes himself Duke his enemies plan for a last throw of the dice at Cremona. Read More
As Venice attacks, the Duke turns to Bianca for help. While Sforza fights for Milan, the Duke dies and much to Bianca's disgust Milan becomes a republic. Read More
While Sforza and Bianca begin married life in a city under siege, Cosimo Medici plots the future of Italy. Read More
Sforza makes peace with Venice. While his enemies secretly gather he travels to Milan to arrange his marriage to Bianca. Read More
Sforza goes to the 'aid' of the pope who tries to have him killed. In the meantime the Duke tries to cause trouble between Venice and Sforza. Read More
Sforza fails to live up to his billing and is imprisoned by the Duke. Later released, Sforza proves too successful for the Duke's liking. To prevent Sforza turning against Milan the Duke promises him Bianca in marriage. A promise he has no intention of keeping. Read More
A Play - Scenes 1-3 . Francesco Sforza is the new superstar of the age and has been hired by the Duke of Milan, but the Duke's daughter, Bianca, is far from happy. Read More
This is a story which im currently working on. It's the first time I attempt to write something like this. Something of a poem written in Iambic pentameter ( or so I try) that maintains its rhyme and a rhythm which is pleasing to the ear. If I wrote… Read More
Jacque, a medic in the trenches of WWI, deserts his platoon and joins a Christian monastery to flee the violence he can no longer endure. There, he deals with problems of good and evil, faith, God, cowardice and heroism. Only by telling his story and coming to terms with… Read More

Book / Romance

December 09, 2017

Reads: 12

Shelves: 1

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In the large English city of Birkborough during the late 1700s, a woman who is saved by a Duke and his assistant will have to choose between law and love. Read More

Book / Fantasy

November 07, 2017

Reads: 109

Comments: 4

Shelves: 5

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Trying to outrun the aftermath of the Great Famine, seventeen year old Ashling believes her family's only chance for survival is with one less mouth to feed. On the run, Ashling discovers her ability to control the element Air. Her choice to leave Ireland saves her life,… Read More

Book / Fantasy

November 06, 2017

Reads: 61

Comments: 2

Shelves: 2

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Fraser Novak was an ordinary student, doing ordinaary things until he was kidnapped, taken to a strange land trapped in the sxteenth century and forced to govern. Even as he tries to find a way out, events start to conspire to threaten not just him, but the world he… Read More

Reads: 12

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

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The realm of Aluvia is on the verge of falling into tumultuous times as cogs begin to turn amongst it's malleable kingdoms. The High Kingdom of Summerfare, the land of the Mages that rules over all holds the neighbouring Monarchies firmly to heel. An unambitious Prince, a revenge driven… Read More

Book / Horror

October 16, 2017

Reads: 31

Shelves: 1

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After the horrific death of Alison Chamber's sister, the now 17 year old version has forgot totally about her childhood, until one day in her english class, the class is reading a classic 1707 novel 'Rule of Thorn' torn by the tragic events of her childhood, she is hazy… Read More

Book / Other

October 14, 2017

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Shelves: 1

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Peter Marten is eager to go to university in the big city, but soon finds himself swept up in a decades-old conspiracy and a plot to overthrow the king of his adopted country. Read More

Poem / Poetry

September 21, 2017

Reads: 11

Shelves: 1

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A short poem based on an inner reflection. Read More

Book / Horror

September 20, 2017

Reads: 27

Shelves: 1

The The House of Macabre House

Relive the 1888 murders of Whitechapel, London. Read through the eyes of the killer as you embark into this book. This is a historical fiction of the murders of "Jack the Ripper". Enjoy. Read More

Book / Historical Fiction

September 19, 2017

Reads: 34

Shelves: 1

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In the wake of the Machiavellian Prince, there is but one King and country struggling to stay alive amidst the renaissance. Frozen in medieval dynamics and keenly aware, the King of Ireland must reign control over his own people before he may turn his eyes and sword to the… Read More

Reads: 43

Comments: 2

Shelves: 1

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This is an incomplete rendition of a novel I discontinued working on some time ago because of writer's block. I'll try to continue it sometime soon. I don't think the plot is too bad. The story's about a historian who stumbles upon the secret of a hidden tomb when he… Read More
just an idea i came up with in history and decided to share it. Read More

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I closed the cover of the book, and climbed onto bed. Finally closing my heavy eyelids. I started falling, into a hole... on and on... it seemed like it never stopped. Read More
For any fellow sociologists out there. This was one of the essays written for university last year, an essay that got me 26 marks out of 30. Read More
This is a story I had to right for history class a bout immigration and what the people went through in the late 1800s, early 1900s. it is about an Irish immigrant and her journey to the US. Read More
From my humanities work for school. It's about diary entries of a falconer during the middle ages. Read More
Murcheson County, a sweeping tale of four families who settle on Georgia’s frontier in the early nineteenth century…their triumphs and sorrows, their frailties… and of the best and worst of the human spirit. Maureen O’Steen escapes the ravages of Ireland’s Potato Famine only to encounter bitter discrimination in Boston. Her… Read More

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Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

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Prince Izrekiel and Ryukou Kitsura are more than just brothers by blood, but in a time of political upheaval, the two princes find themselves gradually drifting apart. War rages on with the neighboring country of Demali, and turmoil spreads within Akata's borders. Meanwhile, a religious movement arises in Akata, whose… Read More
The problem with actually obtaining worldwide control is that no one can live long enough to rule the world, let alone doing it well! Wait no more. Here comes an immortal set on World Domination! Read More

Short Story / Humor

April 19, 2017

Reads: 41

Shelves: 1

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the battle for Wigan Read More

Reads: 772

Comments: 3

Shelves: 2

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There are only Three absolutes in this world: Love, Instinct, and Choice. Coulter Rey will come to know the significance of each of these words and their bottomless meanings. Tested by both his fellow man and those whom envy humanity. Read More
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