Historical Fiction Novels

Amazon Paperback Link: Melchior

Amazon Kindle Link: Melchior

Britain in the fifth century was a land torn by war, while Melchior was a man torn by choice. His son is accused of murder, his daughter is forced to marry a brutal king, and his sister is driving him mad, but a prophetic vision saves him from despair.

A father will endure great trials to keep his children safe….

“Murder, mayhem, and mystery make for the perfect Medieval tale. Stir in love, passion, compassion, and the story of the burgeoning Christian Church in ancient times, and you have a book that is hard to put down. A.K. Frailey does a masterful job bringing the characters of Melchior, his family, neighbors, friends, and enemies to life. This book trans- ports you back to the days of kings, castles, and common folk and the plot’s twists and turns will keep readers engaged from beginning to end.”  ~Amanda Lauer, Author of the 2016 CALA award-winning novel, ”A World Such as Heaven Intended”

“If you’re a fan of Ann Frailey’s sweeping historical epics, her newest book Melchior, Vengeance is Mine, will not disappoint. The author has a rare talent of immersing readers in the past. With stunning description, realistic characters, and a humorous touch in just the right places, the story of Melchior and his family is sure to inspire and entertain.”  ~Susan Peek, Author of “God’s Forgotten Friends: Lives of Little-known Saints” Series for Teens

 “A.K. Frailey paints an elaborate tapestry of breathing, bleeding characters who show us both the work of God’s hand and the far-reaching consequences of our choices, despite our perceived limitations. Melchior: Vengeance Is Mine is a sweeping historical saga, beautifully-written.” ~Carolyn Astfalk, Author of “Stay With Me, Ornamental Graces, and Rightfully Ours”

Amazon Link:  ARAM

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“ARAM by A. K. Frailey is an exciting, inspirational Historical Fiction. #1 in “The Deliverance” Trilogy. What a beginning! Fast paced and filled with a haunting past, new hope, pagan ways, and re-uniting a clan. Young and old alike will enjoy this story, as well as people of any faith.  A fantastic read!”  ~My Book Addiction and More MBA

“There is so much action, drama, humor, and even heartbreak that I really was drawn into the story and the characters became real people to me, people I cared about, rooted for and held my breath over as I watched their lives unfold in the pages of the book. The author’s description of the grasslands and jungles transported me to another time and place, and it was easy to lose myself in the world she created.” ~Susan Peek

IMG011“ARAM is an amazing book! …A like three stories in one.  There were many times when I was reading it, that I felt like I was Aram or Ishtar or Barak.

As soon as I picked this book up, I couldn’t put I down. I was reading it for hours at a time. I was reading it until nighttime and I could barely put it down to go to bed, and the next day I was up at 6:30 am reading…

Ann Frailey is an amazing writer.  Everything just seems so real.” ~Mandy                                      

Amazon Link:  Ishtar’s Redemption

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“Ishtar’s Redemption: Trial by Fire” is another fast paced story of faith, clans, redemption, sorcery, raids, and of course of heroic rescues…. Well written with vivid descriptions and engaging characters. A great read and one I believe both young and old will enjoy.” ~My Book Addiction 

“I read the first book in this series, and I really liked it. I could not wait to read the rest of the trilogy. 

This family is deep in Lore and religious beliefs…I liked the friendships in this book…the battles between good and evil…  There is definitely more than meets the eye in this well-woven story.” 

Amazon Link: Neb the GreatNeb on Amazon

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The book is beautifully conceptualized and developed and was easy for this reader to follow. Gizah and Ammee are expecting their first child. They have asked Ammee’s aging father to tell the tale of his ancestors so that the history might be passed to their own child. And this begins a saga which encompasses six generations. It eases the readers into the various generations. The names are easily associated with beautifully-defined characteristics which make each of the characters unforgettable.” ~Reviewed By Karen Pirnot for Readers’ Favorite

“This is a great way to end the trilogy. We went back to the beginning to understand why certain generations became who they were. This is the ultimate blood versus water debate. Do you side with your relatives and keep the status quo of evil? Maybe you should pick water, the person you married, and try to forge a new and better, more faithful, future for your descendants? I’m giving this book a 5/5.”

Neb the Great made Honorable Mention in the 2014 Hollywood Book Festival in genre-based fiction.

“NEB THE GREAT: SHADOWS OF THE PAST by A. K. Frailey is another exciting Inspirational Historical Fiction. The third and final installment of “The Deliverance” Trilogy… A classic good vs evil scenario. Well written. Fast paced and adventure filled. I truly recommend reading all three in this amazing trilogy. The characters come to life on the pages. A must read!” ~My Book Addiction and More MBA 

 Amazon Link: Georgios I – A Hidden Heritage

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“Georgios: Hidden Heritage, by A. K. Frailey is one of the best examples of historical fiction I’ve read in a while. Through fictional characters, Frailey introduces historical figures and events in a way that is totally credible, while at the same time entertaining. She makes us feel what they feel and see what they see. This is a great example of history come alive.” ~Charles Ray

“Nice adventure book interlaced with sacred moments. This is the initial book in a series and it whets the appetite for more. The journey they are on is full of danger and is bound to continue as they come into contact with forces of evil in the world. Nice character development and action packed.” ~Stephen on Goodreads

“The story of Georgios captured my interest from the first page.” ~Sue Elvis

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“Readers will feel that they are eyewitnesses to second-century events as they read this historical novel by A.K. Frailey.” ~Barb

“A wonderful story of adventure and courage…” ~Lu Cortese, President of St. Joseph Radio

“My children love this author!”  ~Anne Houseal USAF (Retired), Alaskan, wife, and mother of four

“Family, rebellion, fierce battles, and adventure…something for all readers.” ~Ann Stock, Our Sorrowful Mother’s Ministry

“Interesting, factual, well-researched, A.K. Frailey’s Georgios is a must-read for historical fiction fans. The novel takes place in the year 100 AD and our young protagonist has been “destined for greatness” by his family…an inspiring tale for young and old.”  ~Ellen Gable Hrkach

 Amazon Link:  Georgios II – A Chosen People

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“Lovable characters from different cultures unite for high adventure during the time of Christ in this engaging, historical fiction.” ~Caroline Hopkinson

“…had me spellbound as I was taken to the ancient world through the characters, culture, and beliefs of the time. A well-developed story with a satisfying conclusion kept me turning the pages anticipating the fate of the characters and marveling at how well the development of Christian belief was intertwined with the story. Highly recommended.” ~Ann Stock, wife, mother and OSMM member

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“An engaging adventure that speaks to the readers’ inner voices of good and evil.  A true lesson in bravery, loyalty, and fortitude.” ~Sally Sheilds, wife and mother of 4

“Be prepared to be entertained!” ~Joanna Helm, owner of Words, Wicks and Wood

“On this quest, Georgios, a stranger in foreign lands, encounters vicious enemies, strange gods, deception, unwelcome truths, but also true friendships, love, acceptance and inner peace. The characters are vividly real and the story is rich with events.” ~Dee Marley, small business owner, wife, mother of 4

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Short Story: Drama Trauma

Kelly shuffled forward in line at the Save-All Market and averted her eyes.

Directly in front of her, a woman with spiky hair and dangling earrings swatted a heavyset four-year-old as she tossed items on the counter.

The girl whined a long, high-pitched squeal.

The woman swatted again and flung an iPhone into the child’s grubby hand. Gleefully, the child tapped the screen, and suddenly a Disney movie theme blared.

Kelly’s gaze grazed the cashier’s face in the midst of an eye roll.

A young man wearing an orange uniform and carrying a sweeper stepped near. He waved at the little girl and grinned. “One of my favorites, too.”

The woman swung around and glared, one arm barring the child from leaning forward. “Get away from her, pervert!”

Kelly’s eyes rounded as she watched the young man back away, hunch his shoulders, and with grieved eyes, begin sweeping near the restrooms.

“Twenty-five dollars and eighty cents.” The cashier pushed her glasses up her nose and waited, her eyes fixed on the space above the woman’s head.

As Kelly fumbled to unload her purchases, her gaze meandered to the newspaper selection. On the left, bold headlines screamed: “Aliens Alive and Menacing on Mars!” Before she had time to consider the possibilities, much less the syntax, a man jostled her arm as he snatched a magazine with a full-color picture of a terrorist holding a severed head with the headline: “World War III Imminent.”

“Fourteen sixty-five.” The cashier considered the state of her nails.

Kelly slipped her card through the scanner mechanically as the woman and child struggled for control of the iPhone. She could hear their sharp argument rise to hypersonic pitch as she scurried her cart to the door. Another swat set off a long wail.

Maneuvering her car across the parking lot, Kelly spotted a disheveled man with long, stringy hair and a tattered coat huddled on the corner where she had to turn. Kelly’s heart raced. How fast could she pass him? Or should she stop and give him something? The man, in his forties maybe but roughly used, held a sign. “Out of work and going blind—Please help.”

Kelly knew she had a ten dollar bill in the front pocket of her purse, but it would take a lot of agility to get it out, steer close enough to hand it out, and not tick off the line of cars behind her. Kelly sped up.

Once on the highway, Kelly began to breathe a little easier. Then a series of red revolving lights caught her eye. She slowed and peered at a police officer waving traffic onto one lane. “Oh heck.” Kelly blew air between her lips and tapped the steering wheel.

As she navigated to the left, she glanced over and saw a smashed truck cab and a mangled tractor. An ambulance siren wailed nearby, and a woman sat on the embankment, her head in her hands. She seemed to be sobbing. Kelly’s attention snapped back to the road. The police officer waved her on.

When she finally picked up speed, Kelly darted a glance at her watch. She’d be late for class if she didn’t hurry. Her foot pressed the pedal nearer the floor. She upped the volume on her favorite music and lost herself in scenes from a horror movie she had seen over the weekend.

When she slipped into her seat, her professor waved to a large screen in the front of the room. “Today, we will focus on the oppressive state of our culture and how we are destroying our world.” Kelly tapped on her recorder. This would be on the exam—no doubt about it.

By the time she pushed her way through the front door late that night, Kelly’s shoulders drooped, and she had a splitting headache. A light shone in the kitchen, so she wandered inside.

Her mom, wrapped in a garish orange bathrobe, sat plowing through a quart of chocolate ice cream.

Kelly tossed her car keys on the counter and nodded.

Her mom nodded back. “Lousy day. You?”

Kelly shuffled to the cabinet, snatched up a rumpled bag of broken cookies, and grabbed a spoon out of an open drawer. “Nothing new. You know—same ol’, same ol’.” She plopped down beside her mother, poured the cookies on the table, and dug in.

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Novels by A. K. Frailey

ARAM http://amzn.to/2lTHVXR

Ishtar’s Redemption http://amzn.to/2kHKLtN

Neb the Great http://amzn.to/2kS1Ylm

Georgios I—Hidden Heritage http://amzn.to/2lscPWg

Georgios II—A Chosen People http://amzn.to/2lTK0mu

Melchior—Vengeance Is Mine http://amzn.to/2taeW2r

Children’s Book

The Adventures of Tally-Ho http://amzn.to/2sLfcI5

Inspirational Non-Fiction

The Road Goes Ever On—A Christian Journey Through The Lord of the Rings http://amzn.to/2lWBd00

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