Historical Fiction Novels

Aram_akfrailey.jpgAmazon Link:  ARAM

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. What a great way to learn more on things that may have happened thousands of years ago. Young and old alike will enjoy this story, as well as people of any faith. Watch as biblical characters come to life on the                                                          pages of Aram’s story. A fantastic read!

Review by Susan Peeks author ofSaint Magnus, The Last Viking, Crusader King: A Novel of Baldwin IV and the Crusades, A Soldier Surrenders: The Conversion of St. Camillus de Lellis.

If you’re the type of reader who enjoys long, lingering epics that span several years and sweep you away to another world, then you’ll probably love A.K. Frailey’s fascinating novel “Aram”. It’s the first book in her “Deliverance Trilogy” and is truly unlike anything I’ve ever read…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. (It even invaded my dreams once or twice!)…”


Review by: Mandy ARAM” is an amazing book! “Aram”, is like three stories in one. And in the middle the three stories become one story. It is very interesting and mysterious. Whenever something happens you can imagine how it happened. There were many times when I was reading it, that I felt like I was Aram or Ishtar or Barak.

rainbow 2As 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 barley 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. This story would take a very creative person to make it. Everything just seems so real. I know that if someone told me it was a real story, I would believe them.  I have already started reading the next book in the series, Ishtar’s Redemption, and it is just as good as ARAM.  Her books are great independent readers for tweens (like me) and adults, but would also make great read alouds for younger children.

  Amazon Link:  Ishtar’s Redemption




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ISHTAR’S REDEMPTION: TRIAL BY FIRE by A.K. Frailey is another exciting inspirational Historical Fiction. A continuation of the “Aram” storyline. #2 in “The Deliverance” Trilogy, while can be read as a stand alone, I feel you Must read “Aram” first to better understand the storyline. “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.

I read the first book in this series, and I really liked it. I could not wait to read the rest of the trilogy. You can also read each book by itself because there is a family tree in the book and there is also a map and prologue.


The first book was about Aram. Ishtar is Aram’s second cousin. This family is deep in Lore and religious beliefs… I liked the friendships in this book… I enjoyed the battles between good and evil, both inner battles and character battles. There is definitely more than meets the eye in this well woven story.


Neb on AmazonAmazon Link:  Neb the Great



Reviewed By Karen Pirnot for Readers’ Favorite Neb the Great: Shadows of the Past, author A.K. Frailey offers the last in the Deliverance Trilogy. Not having read the first two books of the trilogy, I did not feel at all disadvantaged in reviewing this book on its own. 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. But don’t be overwhelmed by the complexity of the book. It eases the readers into the various generations. The names are easily associated with beautifully-defined characteristics which make each of the characters unforgettable.

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.

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

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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. Readers both young and old will enjoy “The Deliverance” Trilogy. I truly recommend reading all three in this amazing trilogy. The characters come to life on the pages. A must read! 

Neb was raised to conquer and conquer he did until he met a woman who challenged his heart and enslaved him in a way he never thought possible. From their union is born two sons, one who will change the course of history by becoming the father of a new generation which will lead to the birth of Aram while the other will descend into further corruption by embracing his grandfather’s name and his gods.

 Amazon Link: Georgios I – A Hidden Heritage




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. 

Her fictional characters, in fact, are sometimes even more real than those who actually existed. She makes us feel what they feel and see what they see. This is a great example of history come alive. Charles Ray

Stephen rated Georgios I Hidden Heritage 5 of 5 stars on Good Reads! 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.

Sue Elvis on Amazon Reviews rated it 5 of 5 stars and said: The story of Georgios captured my interest from the first page. 

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Barb on Good Reads said: Readers will feel that they are eyewitnesses to second-century events as they read this historical novel by A.K. Frailey.
The novel is first in a series, so be prepared for a cliffhanger ending.

“A wonderful story of adventure and courage…” Lu Cortese, President of St. Joseph Radio – I.H.S. Productions

“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. The Greek boy later discovers that his lineage isn’t what he thought it was. In the end, this unique coming of age story is an inspiring tale for young and old.” Ellen Gable Hrkach

 Amazon Link:  Georgios II – A Chosen People




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

Georgios II – A Chosen People, the sequel to Georgios I – A Hidden Heritage, 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.  Any age would learn from this book’s message.” Sally Sheilds, wife and mother of 4

 “I know you will enjoy reading Ann’s latest book. I find her writing to be a breath of fresh air in today’s complicated world. If you are looking for a favorite new author, grab a copy of Georgios II – A Chosen People. Be prepared to be entertained!” Joanna Helm, owner of Words, Wicks and Wood

Georgios II – A Chosen People is the continuing tale of a young man’s search for his heritage and the meaning of life. 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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From Machine to Man


“Sir? You need to wake up now, sir.” The white, uniformed human shook Max’s shoulder. He focused and tried to make sense of what he was seeing. A woman stood over him and peered intently into his face. Max turned away. He did not feel well. Not well at all. And wasn’t that rather odd?

He closed his eyes and tried to remember. What happened? Ah, yes, Ingot thugs, mercenaries who preyed upon unwary merchants burst aboard ship and caught him just as he was transferring his data to another guard. An unlucky moment. Surely, it had been planned. But who could have known? Abanaber? He was new and seemed eager enough, but then, he disappeared once the fighting started.

Max sighed. He remembered facing the lead Ingot, a thin, sharp little being. He didn’t want to have to kill him, so he raised one hand and offered—nothing. He looked down and his leg was gone. No pain. No horror. Just falling, sliding to the floor, and the Ingot standing over him, chuckling.

He blinked open his eyes.

The nurse was still there, still peering. Her brown eyes were crinkled at the edges. She was pretty, neat with short, stylishly cut hair, over fifty, and worried. Very worried.

“Sir? I need you to sit up so I can make a proper assessment. Can you do that?”

Keeping his face as neutral as possible, Max raised his upper body, expecting to list to the right since one leg was gone. But he didn’t. He scowled at the end of the bed and the outlined forms of two legs lay there in front of him. He carefully lifted the sheet that covered his lower half. Yep. Two legs. He peered up at the nurse, one eyebrow raised.

She beamed. “Yes, we managed to save it. You were nearly dead when they brought you in. Honestly, I never saw—but never mind. You pulled through, that’s all that matters, right? Now, I just need to take your vitals. You can lean back against these pillows—”

She pummeled a couple of pillows into submission and then, with a gentle shove; she pushed him back, still beaming. “There now. Feel better?”

Max opened his mouth but closed it promptly. What could he say? Did he feel better? He did not feel well. But was that better than how he had felt? How had he felt? Blinking, he realized that his head ached. He touched his head and tapped around. It did not feel like his head. It was bumpy and hard with no hair. His eyes widened as his gaze darted to the nurse’s face.

She stared at an instrument panel; worry crinkles around her eyes again. “Yes, your—skull—was damaged but we were able to replace the missing part.” She glanced at him and patted his arm, a confident smile replacing the worry. “And your brain is completely intact.”

Max shook his head. “I thought my leg was blown off. I had no idea—”

The nurse tapped a console and raised her finger for momentary silence.

Max waited.

She tapped the last time and turned to face him, offering her complete attention. “No, your leg was damaged, but it was your head that received the worst of the blast. You can thank Captain Kimberling that he got you here in time, or we may not have been able to save you. Your friend, Mr. Abanaber, has asked about you every day—for weeks.”

Max bolted straight up. “Weeks? How long have I been unconscious?”

The nurse glanced at the console. “Exactly three Lunar cycles. I honestly didn’t expect you to do anything this different this morning. I’m so glad you woke up. Doctor Mangham will be here momentarily.” The nurse adjusted a tray near the table with studious concentration. “She wrote up a review about you for a prominent scientific journal. You’re the first android she ever worked on. And such an—”

Max shook his head. “But my leg was blown off. The Captain was taken and Abanaber was nowhere to be found—”

The nurse titled her head and smiled indulgently. “You were just dreaming. A nightmare, I’m sure. After all, it was a serious explosion. Stupid accident. Someone didn’t pack their materials properly, and then you came too close with your magnetic—”

Max almost rose from the bed, but a sharp pain to the head forced him to freeze. Holding his head in his hands, he moaned. “I can’t dream. I’m an android; I—”

The nurse chuckled. “Well, maybe you were an android once. Not anymore. At least not completely. I saw the pictures. The doctors were amazed. They wanted to do further studies, but of course, they needed your consent. It was Kelly who saved your life, really. She was the assistant on the scene. When the emergency team realized you were an android, they were going to turn you off in order to make the necessary repairs, but Kelly insisted that they check your brain functions first.”

The nurse leaned in and placed a gentle hand on his shoulder. “Your android brain is overgrown with the human neurons they placed in you at creation. If they had turned you off, they would’ve never have been able to turn you on again.” She straightened up and adjusted the sheet. “You’re a lucky man, Max Wheeler. Most humans add mechanical parts and turn into machines. You, on the other hand, have changed from a machine into a man. A miracle, if I may say so.”

She turned to leave. “The doctor will be in shortly. Get some rest. You’ve awoken into a whole new life.”

Max watched her leave and lay back on his pillows. He blinked and felt an odd ache behind his eyes. Apparently being human involved some level of pain and discomfort. But then—he considered the possibilities—human?

He smiled as a tear traced its journey down his cheek.

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