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 31 through 39 of 39

31 A Stranger in an Even Stranger Land

Xeuxondra Universe
What do you do in a future where the world does not know of magic but governments try to control the paranormal? Escape, of course. But those who would control wizard Josef Samuelson are close to rearresting him, for good this time. His only hope of escaping a future as a government paranormal thug is to leave this world and dimension, if only he has the time.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Crime, Drama, Violence, Science Fiction, Futuristic, Alternate Universe, Fantasy, Dragons, Magic
Downloads: 2498| Votes: 169 | Score: 7.08
Size: 8KB | Posted:

32 There Be Dragons!

A young orphan dreams of a different life than what the Goddess seems to have laid before him. Something more than that of a poor farmer toiling beside his extended family. The young boy daydreams of fabulous adventures in faraway lands even as he plods through his tedious existence, moving from family to family as each of his relatives shares the burden of his care. He revels in his grandfather's fantastic stories until one day he finds himself facing the very subject of one of those stories.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Coming of Age, Fantasy, Dragons, Magic, Knights
Downloads: 1345| Votes: 88 | Score: 7.28
Size: 17KB | Posted:

33 Timeline of the World of the Am'mortal

A Story of the Am'mortal
This is a historical timeline of the important events in the history of The World of the Am'mortal Universe. I posted this mainly to help readers interested in the Universe to place the various stories in their historical context since most of the stories to be posted are not in chronological order. NOTE-Story titles are in italics in the approximate time they took place. I will update it as stories are posted.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Alternate Universe, Supernatural, Fantasy, Magic
Downloads: 1184| Votes: 23 | Score: 4.98
Size: 29KB | Posted:

34 The Trap for St. Nicholas

A Christmas Story
A different take on the classic Christmas Poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" that most of us know as "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" by Clement Clarke Moore. I took the general layout and a few lines from the original poem, sprinkled it with some epic fantasy, and came up with "The Trap for St. Nicholas."

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Poem
Tags: Violence, Religion, Assassins, Christmas, Supernatural, Monsters, Fantasy, Magic
Downloads: 414| Votes: 22 | Score: 7.17
Size: 7KB | Posted:

35 Unexpected Adventure

A Dark Wars Tale
Edgar Laetham had enough. He had spent enough time shedding blood and losing friends for Queen and country. A chance encounter with an old friend from Australia while recovering from a wound in Bahrain a year after the First Gulf War sent his life on a different path. How different he would not know until one fateful, rain-soaked day while driving his new charge through the streets of Harrow. After that day, he knew life with Dame Alice Spencer-Killdare would never be the same. Or boring!

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Crime, Violence, Alternate Universe, Shapeshifters
Downloads: 1814| Votes: 132 | Score: 7.93
Size: 31KB | Posted:

36 The Wanderer

A Story of the Am'mortal
Humanity has seen its end and the Gods have spoken to the last one hundred sorcerers and seers, witches and magi, healers and priests who were wise enough to see the end and flee it. But now they have been doomed to immortality by the Father of the Universe who cannot bear the idea of letting go of all Humans. The wisest of them leaves the rest to find solitude and meditate on eternity. But what will he find as he searches his soul for answers? NOTE: Sequel to "The Doom of Immortality"

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Religion, Travel, Supernatural, Fantasy, Magic
Downloads: 1847| Votes: 114 | Score: 7.17
Size: 56KB | Posted: Concluded:

37 We Three Kings

A Dark Wars Tale
One of the greatest prophets in human history was just born in an out-of-the-way inn's stable and already his destiny is in jeopardy. The King in Jerusalem and the religious elders, warned of his coming, seek out the child in order to assure fate does not play out as is foretold. Shocked by this vision, the master of a school for the arcane in the city of Taksasila summons three of his best masters for a mission into the Roman Empire to lay protections upon the child and save his destiny.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Spiritual, Religion, Historical, Secret Agents, Travel, Christmas, Supernatural, Magic, Royalty
Downloads: 1776| Votes: 123 | Score: 7.32
Size: 24KB | Posted:

38 When Enemies Meet

Xeuxondra Universe
In a time of war, you find your allies where you can, even if they are ancestral enemies. Two Elves are sent on a mission by their priests to contact two Dwarves sent by their King. The two races, enemies for millennia, have finally found something they can come together on: the Meezuar invasion. A race long thought gone has come back from across the sea to invade. To meet this threat the two races will finally stop killing each other and fight together.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: War, Secret Agents, Alternate Universe, Fantasy, Dwarves, Elves
Downloads: 1365| Votes: 97 | Score: 6.21
Size: 8KB | Posted:

39 The World of Qaryesh T'Marne

A Story of the Am'mortal
An overview of the peoples, nations, religion, and other facets of The World of the Am'mortal Universe. This is meant to flesh out the stories of the Universe and give better context to them.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Fantasy
Tags: Alternate Universe, Supernatural, Fantasy
Downloads: 874| Votes: 11 | Score: 5.57
Size: 69KB | Posted:
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