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 11 through 20 of 38

11 Enter the Darkness

A Dark Wars Tale
A woman is gruesomely murdered in Cold War Germany and the only witness is her 5 year old daughter who can't remember what happened. Memories, though inaccessible to investigators, linger and change a once adorable little girl. And murder of a loved one will place that girl on the path of destiny. Odd occurrences, inexplicable enemies, and Cold War intrigue with an odd flavor alter this girl's life, shifting her from the front lines of the Cold War to the middle of the Dark Wars.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Coming of Age, Crime, Drama, Violence, Spiritual, Religion, Historical, Military, Assassins, Spies, Secret Agents, Travel, Christmas, Alternate Universe, Shapeshifters, Supernatural, Vampires, Werewolves, Angels, Demons, Monsters, Fantasy, Magic, Sports
Downloads: 12011| Votes: 366 | Score: 8.57
Size: 534KB | Posted: Concluded:

12 Fathers of Blondes Anonymous

Do you know a blonde? Have they said or done something that left you gaping at them in confusion so great as to make you question your senses? Do you wonder if they might be mentally retarded in some diagnosable way that has gone unnoticed? Is the blonde in your life making your life a waking opium dream of confusion? There is help. Fathers of Blondes Anonymous welcomes anyone who is having trouble coping with the blonde in their life, be it daughter, wife, or others. The coffee is always fresh.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Humor, Alternate Universe
Downloads: 463| Votes: 37 | Score: 6.20
Size: 21KB | Posted:

13 Final Breath of a Dead God

An old man walks through a odd city with his grandson sent to keep an eye on him by his mother. The mother, daughter of a bard, married into the family of an Oligarch. As such, she hates when stories of her father entertaining in pubs filter to her in-laws. Pzerra is there to prevent that. His grandfather takes him to his favorite pub for lunch. A strange man walks in, causing the patrons to eye him hostilely. After he leaves, the boy asks the old man why they hate him so. Thus begins the story!

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Supernatural, Fantasy, Magic
Downloads: 1471| Votes: 89 | Score: 6.83
Size: 32KB | Posted:

14 Future Distorted

What would happen if you crossed Islamafascism, political corruption, an intelligence failure, and bio/chem weapons? My name is Seamus O'Neill and I have the dubious fortune to be able to tell you. My story is one of a survivor of the mutation of Humanity and the collapse of Civilization. I survived The Incident, escaped the savages who took over the cities, and eventually joined those who fled to rebuild the new species Humanity became. And I remember the time after our Future Distorted.

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Romance, Violence, Horror, Dystopian, Cannibalism, Anarchism, Science Fiction, Apocalyptic, Post Apocalyptic, Alternate Timeline, Mutants, Near Future, Pandemic
Downloads: 12112| Votes: 266 | Score: 7.49
Size: 178KB | Posted: Incomplete and Inactive (Last Activity: )

15 God of Central Park West

A decade ago, a mysterious tower appeared between two apartment buildings on Central Park West in New York City. Its appearance touched off a series of debates and investigations as to how and where the tower came from. With the new building came a set of very odd features. Such as people with histories already living in the tower. Every storm that came through the area seemed attracted to it. Then there were the dead bodies. One hundred twenty-three so far. This is the story of the Storm Tower.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Crime, Mystery, Detective, Supernatural, Magic
Downloads: 1292| Votes: 100 | Score: 7.23
Size: 63KB | Posted:

16 House of Samuelson

Xeuxondra Universe
In the history of Humanity on Xeuxondra, few have grown into the power and might that the House of Samuelson has and maintained that power. Beginning with a single man, Sigurd Samuelson, a warlord of both conquest and diplomacy, the House of Samuelson put down deep roots in the Hildesberg Mountains following the wars of expansion. In the next few centuries they would grow to dominate the Empire of the Zauberin. This is a history of that House. THIS IS NOT A STORY!

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Romance, Politics, War, Military, Assassins, Fantasy, Magic, Royalty
Downloads: 1595| Votes:   | Score:  
Size: 275KB | Posted:

17 In the Darkness Falling

A Dark Wars Tale
Alice Spencer-Killdare has settled into her new life as heiress, Knight of the Royal Victorian Order, and Left Hand of God following the events in Belfast almost five years ago. Now a student at Oxford, she splits her time between studying and fighting in dark places. But when her Uncle Eoin gets embroiled in a post-Cold War mess, suspicions abound that the mess was really aimed at her. So she finds herself a member of his party as they go to the US to set things right and find the bad guys.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Coming of Age, Romance, Crime, Politics, School, Slavery, Violence, Religion, Historical, War, Mystery, Assassins, Spies, Secret Agents, Alternate Universe, Shapeshifters, Supernatural, Vampires, Werewolves, Angels, Demons, Monsters, Fantasy, Dragons, Witchcraft, Magic, Knights, Royalty
Downloads: 11984| Votes: 184 | Score: 7.94
Size: 488KB | Posted: in progress Updated:

18 Justice Resurrected

A Story of Titia-Lohr
When an outcast and his companion come across a village that has been razed, he unknowingly sets his foot upon the path of destiny that will take him from the haughtily civilized courts of Meikar to the wastes of the Netherlands. Stopping along the way for a betrothal he knew nothing about, encountering old friends, new friends, mentors, enemies and intrigue that seems to have gotten him in the situation in the first place, Jonar Telansson is riding towards a destiny the Gods ordained long ago.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Coming of Age, Politics, Violence, Cults, Military, Assassins, Travel, Fantasy, Magic, Knights, Royalty
Downloads: 19076| Votes: 485 | Score: 8.69
Size: 835KB | Posted: Concluded:

19 A Match Made in the Hindu Kush

A Magic at War Story
An Army sniper wakes up in a cellar smelling of goats and his own blood with no idea as to how he got there. The last thing he remembers was getting on a helo after completing his mission to take out a Taliban chief and an al-Qaeda planner. When he wakes he is cared for by a woman named Alla and her family before being sent back across the Afghan-Paki border and his life as a sniper. But even back home recovering or with his unit, his dreams are haunted by an angel. Will he ever see her again?

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Romance, Violence, Historical, War, Military, Assassins, Alternate Universe, Fantasy, Magic
Downloads: 2739| Votes: 228 | Score: 7.63
Size: 57KB | Posted:

20 A Murder in the House of Akikara

A Story of the Am'mortal
More than a century ago Akikara the Am'mortal saved a lone Peisti girl from the wilds of the island and marked her as his. Now, invaders have come and with them they have brought atrocities that demand retribution that only immortal fury can bring. And that fury will carry his warning to all and sundry: The House of Akikara shall be inviolate. Note-Reading The Blue Man will make following this story easier. The Doom of Immortality would also help, but is not required to enjoy this story.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Violence, War, Fantasy, Magic, Royalty
Downloads: 1471| Votes: 105 | Score: 6.46
Size: 38KB | Posted:
Latest Blogs:

2017-03-14:
In the Darkness Falling Chapter 15 Submitted
2016-12-29:
Nearing the End
2016-10-13:
*smacks forehead, scrubs face vigorously*

Read