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1 Bardelys the Magnificent [MultiFormat]
by Rafael Sabatini
  A mad run through 17th Century France with swordfights, rebellions, disguise, identity theft, and an extremely star-crossed love affair between a leading courtier of Louis XIII (Bardelys, known as "The Magnificent") and the beautiful Roxalanne of Lavédan. Set in the same milieu as Dumas' Three Musketeers stories. Bardelys of the title wagers that he can win the hand of the beautiful but reluctant Roxalanne of Lavédan, but he reckons without the Orléanist rebellion and a case of mistaken identity... more info>> (Published: 1906)

Words: 76557 - Reading Time: 218-306 min.
Category: Historical Fiction/Romance
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2 Captain Blood [MultiFormat]
by Rafael Sabatini
  Peter Blood, an Irish physician and soldier in England in the 1680's, is wrongly convicted of treason and sentenced to indentured slavery in the Caribbean. He escapes and becomes the most feared pirate captain on the Spanish Main, but all the glory of his adventures cannot help him, for the woman he loves cannot love a "thief and pirate." Even when he destroys England's enemies, even at his most triumphant ... but wait! Is that ... A classic novel and the model for a generation of writers. (Published: 1922)

Words: 113800 - Reading Time: 325-455 min.
Category: Historical Fiction/Romance
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3 In the Face of Death [MultiFormat]
by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
  Madelaine de Montalia, the main character in "Out of the House of Life" in Yarbro's popular Saint-Germain vampire series, once again has her own book, set in America 1847-65. Born in France in 1724, beautiful and intelligent, she chooses to live among the Indians and record their culture, traditions and knowledge. In 1855 San Francisco she meets and falls in love with William T. Sherman, ex-Army officer now running a bank. Sherman is married, with children; and their affair must end. She is amon... more info>> (Published: 2001)

Words: 141790 - Reading Time: 405-567 min.
Category: Horror/Historical Fiction
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4 In the Face of Death [Secure eReader]
by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
  Madeline de Montalia, the perpetually youthful and beautiful vampire, once beloved of the Count Saint-Germain, comes to America in the 1840's to live with and study the native tribes of America, desiring to document their culture and knowledge before these are changed forever and unalterably by contact with the White Man. She had not expected she would fall in love with San Francisco Banker and US Army officer William Tecumseh Sherman in the 1850's. Now, living among the Choctaw in Georgia in th... more info>> (Published: 2003)
Category: Horror
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5 Love-At-Arms [MultiFormat]
by Rafael Sabatini
  An adventurous romp through Italian love, war, and politics at the end of the 15th century. A strong and noble Count must save the Prince's beautiful niece from the unwanted attentions of a loathsome Duke and a treacherous courtier. As the Duke's armies lay siege to the impregnable castle, which must survive on supplies of much wine and little powder, the count turns the tables on his enemies. You'll see why Sabatini is considered the all-time greatest writer of historical adventure. (Published: 1907)

Words: 84749 - Reading Time: 242-338 min.
Category: Historical Fiction/Romance
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6 Scaramouche [MultiFormat]
by Rafael Sabatini
  He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad, the most famous opening line of any of Sabatini's novels, sums up this story of friendship, love, betrayal, political intrigue, and swashbuckling thrills, all presented against the background of the turbulent times of the French Revolution. This is Sabatini's grand homage to the Theatre, the Rights of Man, Swordplay, and the twists of Fate. By turns joyful, sad, terrifying, and absorbing, this is the novel that Sabatini most... more info>> (Published: 1921)

Words: 125226 - Reading Time: 357-500 min.
Category: Historical Fiction/Romance
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7 Strange Seas [MultiFormat]
by Suzy McKee Charnas
  "I am woven through your past, as you are through mine--and both of us through theirs, the sea-peoples'." Hugo- and Nebula Award-winner Charnas has written a book about humans, her own past, and how our lives have always been intertwined with the creatures of the seas. Strange Seas is Charnas' first nonfiction book, and her first eBook. An investigation into personal questions about herself and her writing grew to encompass not just her past, but the pasts of all of us. "I saw a lot of closed do... more info>> (Published: 2001)

Words: 68755 - Reading Time: 196-275 min.
Category: General Nonfiction/Spiritual/Religion
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8 SunSmoke [MultiFormat]
by James Killus
  A smog researcher dies, and a monster is born of human nature, atmospheric poisons, and the twisted spirits of the air. To combat this evil incarnation the heroes must bring to bear the forces of science, magic, and computers. There is time for fun and love and some pre-cyberpunk computational terror in this exciting book. (Published: 1985)

Words: 49743 - Reading Time: 142-198 min.
Category: Science Fiction/Suspense/Thriller
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9 The Fortunes of Lal Faversham [MultiFormat]
by Rafael Sabatini, Jesse F. Knight
  The King of England is Dead! Murdered by a treasonous Parliament, beheaded and buried in a desecrated grave. His son, the rightful King Charles II, is a fugitive, living in exile in Scotland surrounded only by his closest friends and retainers. One of these is Lionel Faversham, loyal Cavalier and swordsman, handsome and elegant, the toast of what passes for society among the dour Scottish Presbyterians and the court-in-exile. His adventures, escapades, and his greatest romance make up the six st... more info>> (Published: 2005)

Words: 32512 - Reading Time: 92-130 min.
Category: Historical Fiction/Romance
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10 The Lion's Skin [MultiFormat]
by Rafael Sabatini
  Money and politics! Treachery, romance, betrayal, and snobbery. Unrequited love! Justin Carryll, brought up in France after his real father abandoned him and his mother in 1690, has been schooled all his life to find and destroy that same father. Lord Ostermore, ruined in the South Sea Bubble and flailing desperately in attempts to regain his fortune, has been plotting secretly with the Jacobite Pretender to the English throne. Now Justin is in England for the first time, carrying a message that... more info>> (Published: 2005)

Words: 83538 - Reading Time: 238-334 min.
Category: Historical Fiction/Romance
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11 The Outlaws of Falkensteig [MultiFormat]
by Rafael Sabatini, Jesse F. Knight
  Andreas von Felsheim is a gentleman who is also the boldest outlaw in the territory under the Falkensteig peaks. His wit and bravery are unmatched, and the tricks of the King's men are no match for this wily fox. But let his men be in danger; or let a woman find the way to his heart; and then you will see Felsheim at his utmost! First mass market edition of these lost tales. Edited and with introduction by Sabatini authority Jesse F. Knight. (Published: 2003)

Words: 35628 - Reading Time: 101-142 min.
Category: Historical Fiction/Romance
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12 The Sea-Hawk [MultiFormat]
by Rafael Sabatini
  Sabatini's masterpiece of 16th-Century historical adventure. Sir Oliver Tressilian is betrayed by his brother and sold into slavery, and spurned by the woman he loves. Escaping the slavers, he becomes the leader of the Barbary pirates of Algiers. Now is the time for his revenge; a stunning raid on the Cornish coast yields not only his brother, but his ex-fiancée.... A must-read! (Published: 1915)

Words: 119723 - Reading Time: 342-478 min.
Category: Historical Fiction/Romance
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