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Joined 11-14-16, id: 1076403, Profile Updated: 06-04-18
Author has written 6 stories for Historical.

Just a bit obsessed with Gaius Julius Caesar and all things Roman. You might have guessed that already!

My stories often start with a single scene and then take on a life of their own, so I don't always know where the plot is headed!

I do try to reciprocate if you leave a review.

A brief reading guide:

The Die Comes to Rest - This was the first story I ever finished and it was written quite a long time ago. The reference in the title is to Caesar allegedly saying 'alea iacta est' (the die is cast/let the dice fly high) as he crossed the Rubicon, i.e. this is the final outcome of his actions. It's a bit fact-heavy, but I still maintain that my Tiro is a lot more interesting than Robert Harris's. So there. :D

The Secret of Freedom - This one really did start with the first scene and then took on a life of its own. I really enjoyed researching the tribes living around Porto in this period and spent a lot of time on Google Maps getting the route that the characters take sorted out. It was uploaded initially as a rough draft and then thoroughly rewritten. I'm quite fond of it.

The Historical Hit Squad - Again, this started with the first chapter being a complete flight of fancy. It was great being less constrained by a particular period in this one and having to be really creative in thinking about how the historical characters would react to being taken completely out of context. This one seemed to be quite popular with readers - I might write a sequel at some point...

The Charioteer - Caesar would love sports cars. That's where this one came from. There's a lot of the expeditions to Britain that the man himself doesn't tell us about, so I helped to fill in some gaps.

Mors in Nilo - Current story. I decided to make the chapters shorter in this one, so c.2000-3000 words rather than 5000. Faberius has been the focus so far more than he ever has before. Alfius was briefly in The Secret of Freedom. It started off as a scene between Caesar and Cleopatra, but ended up becoming a murder mystery. Whether this cruise up the Nile ever really happened is debatable, but hey.

Munda - Just something that came to me fully-formed while driving home.

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The Courtesan and the Cherry Blossom Tree by JamieTheBastard
A short Samurai tale set in 12th century feudal Japan.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,614 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/19 - Complete
Counterweights and Crosses by AllegoriesInMediasRes
18 February 1536. "The daughter of Anne Boleyn wearing a fur that belonged to Katherine of Aragon: it's an obscene image, to say the least." Set in Tudor England, focusing on the future Mary I. Oneshot.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,411 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/28 - Complete
In the House of Jaques Boucher by feanorusrex reviews
A young girl meets Jehanne d'Arc and is enchanted by her. Cover Image painted by me.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,126 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/18 - Complete
Roma Aeterna: Letters from the Roman Republic by PinoyEpicurean reviews
Formerly "Letters from Rome", tells the story of the final days of the Roman Republic through extant letters by men and women who lived through the turbulent times. It is the age of Caesar, Cicero, Brutus and Antony, auguring the coming of the Roman Empire.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 9,175 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 3/27/2017 - Published: 8/7/2015
A Flicker of Hope by AllegoriesInMediasRes reviews
June 1536. Set in Tudor England. The future Mary I is struggling with guilt in the aftermath of taking the Oath. Eustace Chapuys, the Imperial Ambassador and her trusted friend, is there to offer her an ear and to help her come to terms with some difficult truths. Oneshot.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,950 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/2/2017 - Complete
Pro Patria Mori by PinoyEpicurean reviews
"We have always been told that the deepest depths of hell burned hot, and that within its pits, languished the souls of the wicked. They were half-right. Hell is a lot colder than one might think." A soldier's perspective on the eve of an assault at the infamous Red October Factory during the late stages of the Battle of Stalingrad.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,141 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/11/2016 - Complete
Us by Upstart Crow
Brutus begins to lose sight of himself in the long months between Caesar's assassination and the battle at Philippi. Cassius takes note, but doesn't know quite what to say anymore.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,922 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/28/2010 - Complete
The Very Secret Lover of Oscar Wilde by angel-Janna reviews
I, Constance Wilde, write this memorandum to present my own view of my personal relationship with the Author Oscar Wilde... NB: this story does contain reference to sex and the like, hence my listing it as an M,so read with caution!
Fiction: Historical - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,059 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Published: 11/17/2007 - Complete
Scrolls of Cleopatra by AngelQueen reviews
In the newly discovered tomb of Cleopatra VII, a box containing several scrolls has been found. Slowly, these remarkable finds are being translated...
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 2,372 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/7/2002 - Published: 11/3/2002
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Mors in Nilo reviews
('Death on the Nile', with apologies to Agatha Christie) As Cleopatra and Caesar cruise down the Nile on the royal barge, a body is discovered. Will the victim's mysterious death signal the end of the alliance between Rome and Egypt?
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Mystery - Chapters: 11 - Words: 33,975 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 7/9 - Published: 2/5
Munda
Rome's greatest general turns the tide of battle one last time.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 600 - Published: 6/4 - Complete
The Charioteer
Britannia, 54 BCE: Caesar's troops recover a war chariot and the general decides to personally put it through its paces...
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 9,713 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/20 - Published: 1/14 - Complete
The Historical Hit Squad reviews
The most beautiful woman in history has gone missing once again, but this time it's in 21st century Oxford. Who better to send after her than the recently-deceased Julius Caesar and his motley assortment of figures from ancient history? Now complete!
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 12 - Words: 57,543 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 12/3/2017 - Published: 7/24/2017 - Complete
The Secret of Freedom reviews
It is 61 BCE and the Romans have invaded north-western Hispania. When the Roman governor himself is captured by the Bracari, the daughter of their chief must decide where her loyalties lie. Originally 'Caesar and the Lusitanian Ambush', but improved and expanded! Please R&R.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 57,488 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/30/2017 - Published: 5/29/2017 - Complete
The Die Comes to Rest reviews
Assassins are plotting Caesar's death, but why doesn't the dictator do anything about it? Set in mid-March, 44 BC.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,531 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/27/2016 - Complete