Celtic Bard: Stories

Welcome to the world of the Celtic Bard. Most of my writings involve fantasy in some way, though science fiction and straight fiction do occur to me occasionally. Enjoy and don't forget to do the reviews when you are done. These are the stories of author J. M. F. Hildebrandt. You can find him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jm.f.hildebrandt or on his external blog The Celtic Bard.

Displaying stories 1 through 10 of 39

1 An Abridged History of the Order

A Dark Wars Tale
Alexandra McKiernan is a Warrior of the Almighty, a Knight of the Faith, the Left Hand of God. The Order has been the servants and allies of her predecessors since the time of the Apostles. But from whence came this Order of warriors and holy men, wizards and scholars? This is a quick peek behind the light of the world into the Darkness the Order has fought for almost 2,000 years. Learn the truth concealed behind the veil which hides the battles waged in the Dark Wars of Human History.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Spiritual, Religion, Historical, Military, Assassins, Secret Agents, Alternate Universe, Supernatural, Vampires, Werewolves, Angels, Demons, Ghosts, Monsters, Fantasy
Downloads: 2788| Votes: 113 | Score: 6.72
Size: 74KB | Posted: Concluded:

2 Anomaly of the Fates

Immortality. What does that mean? Not the definition but the actuality of living forever. What is the difference bewtween living a life you know will end and a life that could go on until the sun burns out? This silly notion is what confronts a young man on his 30th birthday as events spin out of control and go from a surprise family get-together to a struggle of cosmological proportions. This is the tragic story of Tiernan Cathal MacCormac's 30th birthday and what happens in the aftermath.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Romance, Crime, Violence, Assassins, Bounty Hunters, Cannibalism, Alternate Universe, Shapeshifters, Supernatural, Vampires, Werewolves, Angels, Demons, Monsters, Fantasy, Witchcraft, Magic
Downloads: 9827| Votes: 193 | Score: 6.92
Size: 174KB | Posted: Incomplete and Inactive (Last Activity: )

3 The Arrogance of Empire

Empire of Sieti-Kha grew out of two small trading villages to span a continent. Early in its history, the merchants who helped grow that Empire wanted the fabled riches hidden in the desert land known as the Killdari Wastes, home to the fearsome race that gave the Wastes their name. General Kallath is ordered to invade the Wastes on a mission he knows is both fruitless and doomed. He is an officer well-respected by his men and they follow him to their fate. A fate due to the arrogance of empire.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Politics, Military, Fantasy
Downloads: 1265| Votes: 62 | Score: 6.30
Size: 43KB | Posted:

4 Avenger of the Slain (Contest Version)

A Seosamh O'Niall Tale
Reporter Seosamh O'Niall had seen it all and gotten really good at reporting on it. That was until he got a call one night from his sister's godfather, a cop working on a recent serial murder case. In a dark, rain-wet alley he found he only knew half of what "it all" entailed. When he saw the sheet covered lump that was his sister laying in the alley, he learned the rest of "it all." His soul demanding justice, his study with druids allowed him to seek it. But all power comes at a price.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Crime, Drama, Violence, Religion, Mystery, Supernatural, Fantasy, Magic
Downloads: 974| Votes: 77 | Score: 6.15
Size: 23KB | Posted:

5 Avenger of the Slain (Director's Cut)

A Seosamh O'Niall Tale
Reporter Seosamh O'Niall had seen it all and gotten really good at reporting on it. That was until he got a call one night from his sister's godfather, a cop working on a recent serial murder case. In a dark, rain-wet alley he found he only knew half of what "it all" entailed. When he saw the sheet covered lump that was his sister laying in the alley, he learned the rest of "it all." His soul demanding justice, his study with druids allowed him to seek it. But all power comes at a price.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Crime, Drama, Violence, Religion, Mystery, Supernatural, Fantasy, Magic
Downloads: 1855| Votes: 142 | Score: 6.49
Size: 31KB | Posted:

6 The Blue Man

A Story of the Am'mortal
Following a protracted war, an island switches hands from one race to another. As the new owners take over, the island seems to come with some oddities, including a story about a shipwrecked man of the new owners' race. One problem: they know this man does not exactly match their description. So the story soon turns into a popular and well-liked legend, especially to a bright-eyed young farm girl gaining reknown as a huntress. Can she find the "Wild Man" on her latest trip into the wilderness?

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Coming of Age, Drama, Alternate Universe, Supernatural, Fantasy, Magic
Downloads: 2415| Votes: 245 | Score: 6.50
Size: 28KB | Posted:

7 Curse of the Vampyr

As the barbarous humans encroach ever more on the domains of the elder races, the elves and dwarves retreat from the world. Hiding their civilizations in the deep forests and under the mountains. It was the barbarians' discovery of magic, however, that sealed the elders' fate. In the last city of the elves, a human shaman has sent his minions to capture one of the elder races for use in the most vile of magics. Fading from the world they may be, the elder races would teach one last lesson.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Supernatural, Vampires, Fantasy, Dwarves, Elves, Magic
Downloads: 533| Votes: 37 | Score: 5.94
Size: 18KB | Posted:

8 Death and Love in Marjah

A Magic at War Story
"She was naked and tied to a bed when I first met her." I know, strange way to meet a woman. But what happens after that? And how did she get to be naked and tied up? And how the hell did he happen to be lucky enough to meet her that way? A little story about what happens when the Fates decide you need to be woken up and how they do it. WARNING-No actual sex, but attempted rape is part of the story. Don't read if that is not your cup of tea.

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Romance
Tags: Romance, Drama, Violence, War, Military, Fantasy, Magic
Downloads: 4450| Votes: 431 | Score: 7.87
Size: 115KB | Posted:

9 The Death of Love in Morristown

A Magic at War Story
Con is back in Iraq and Shameera is being posted to the Pentagon to keep her out of harm's way. On her way to DC, Shameera decides to stop by her soon-to-be in-law's for a long talk with her love's sister about a cryptic comment Con made about why he ran so hard from her. What happened in Con's past that true love spooked him so? Is it something that will threaten his hastily bonded relationship with Shameera? She has decided she has to know the secret and only Maeve can enlighten her.

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Romance, School, Military, Christmas, Alternate Universe, Fantasy, Magic, Football
Downloads: 3566| Votes: 194 | Score: 6.98
Size: 36KB | Posted: Concluded:

10 The Doom of Immortality

A Story of the Am'mortal
Humanity is sprinting towards extinction in its never-ending blood feuds and wars. The Flame Lord, Creator of All, mournful of their contrariness, has decided to save them. Or at least some of them. The wise and forsightful few are gathered and await one last person to join their fateful ranks. But how will so few preserve Humanity? This is the origin story of the World of the Am'mortal Universe

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Alternate Universe, Supernatural, Fantasy, Magic
Downloads: 2047| Votes: 198 | Score: 6.01
Size: 15KB | Posted:
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