Friday, April 13, 2012

5 Free Kindle Books About Legends

We all love legends. In fact, legends are one of the first ways we were introduced to reading as a child. Today's selection is a bit more grown-up, but there are a couple that are kid-friendly. In fact, there's something for everyone. Remember that these books may only be free for a limited time so act quickly.

Bride-and-Seek by Elysabeth Eldering

Based on the legend of Covington Manor, Bride-and-Seek introduces us to Isabella, a young woman from a wealthy family in the 1800s, as she anxiously waits to learn who her betrothed will be. She trusts that her father will choose wisely for her, but her heart yearns for it to be her best friend William.

At the masked ball thrown in her honor she falls for the man who claims the first and last dance of the evening, the man who makes her heart beat faster and her blood pulse stronger.

After the wedding, the celebration ends in tragedy as the lovers are parted by the cruel turnings of a simple game of hide-and-seek.

The Walkers of Legend by Miles Allen

The Empire, ruling nine-tenths of the world, is on a countdown to collapse. They must crush the last peoples of the free world to feed their chambers. They kidnap all of the enemy's young mages, a routine task before invasion, but one of them is no ordinary man.

It soon becomes a race against time as he attempts to unlock the secret of the Empire’s powerful magic, challenging his formidable Master to try and prevent him from starting a devastating war against his homeland; a war that will force his people into a life of slavery and torture. Back home, his friend uncovers his abduction and begins the equally impossible task of getting him back …

The Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle

While there have been various versions of the tales of Robin Hood throughout the centuries, the popular classic Howard Pyle's version influenced accounts of Robin Hood through the 20th century. This version firmly stamps Robin Hood as a staunch philanthropist, a man who takes from the rich to give to the poor.

Halloween Jack and the Devil's Gate by M. Todd Gallowglas

Halloween, All Hallow's Eve, the one night of the year the Devil and his kin are free to roam the world. Only one thing keeps humanity safe on that darkest of nights: Jack o' the Lantern, the mythical figure that all demons despise and fear. What if Jack o' the Lantern didn't frighten all of those dark creatures any more?
The Devil's Gate comes crashing down! Jack o' the Lantern is trapped! All the hordes and legions of the darkest realm are free to roam as they wish! With nothing to keep the dark creatures at bay, only Jack's last three descendants can save the world from the Devil and all his kin. To do that, they must create a legend even bigger and greater than Jack o' the Lantern ever was.
Based on one of the oldest Irish legends of Halloween, Halloween Jack and the Devil's Gate is a Steampunk adventure story for all ages that will carry you to the heart of how we protect ourselves on the darkest night of the year.

The Wolves of Odin by A.K. Forest

Can Holly and her friends stop the sinister Dr. Hardcastle from conquering the world?

Time Struggle is a riveting new adventure series about the History Wars, a battle between those who want to change the past for their own evil purposes and those who try to stop them.

Holly has a rare mental ability enabling her to travel in time, and is chosen as part of an elite action team, along with Aldo, Wolf, and super-nerd Rubrik. Their adventures lead from the bleak Icelandic outback to the troll-haunted forests of Norway, and even as far as Asgard, the land of the Norse gods.

Chased by warriors, dwarfs and giants, the four must find a way to undo the time crime of Dr. Hardcastle then somehow return to the present. It certainly won't be easy…

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