This is the ninth book of novellas by Dennis N. Del Prince. Unsinkable Ship tells the tale of an inventor who comes to Venice during the 1800s, and offers to help protect the island from pirates. But the inventor also has another goal in mind. Antarctica Uncovered is a story of the near future, when the continent is virtually free from the ice and snow that has covered it for thousands of years. Groups assigned to explore the continent make some startling discoveries. Enchanted Forest is a whimsical narrative of what is experienced by family members who find mythical creatures in nearby woods. The interaction with those denizens brings about unexpected and challenging circumstances.
In Novellas #11, tales are historical, contemporary, science fiction or fantasy. The M.E. Problem relates how the use of human brains in mechanical bodies did not turn out to be a perfect situation. In Queen Terry, the King of Norway decides to enhance his claim to the throne by marrying an unwilling princess. There is a secret hidden in Castle Janssens that a mother and daughter come upon. My Second Family tells the story of a World War 2 pilot who crash lands in China. Plus, there is a short story entitled The Accelerator, about a machine that can speed the growth of babies. We hope you enjoy the stories.
This book is narrated in a lively style and based on actual events in the former capital of the Kingdom of Guatemala, Ciudad Vieja today.
Don Pedro de Alvarado with his daughter dona Leonor, his wife dona Beatriz de la Cueva and Tlaxcala Princess Luisa Xicontecalt (mother of Leonor) are established in the city in the middle of a plot, intrigues and frustrated love.
Don Pedro de Portocarrero, brave warrior and faithful friend of The Conqueror, is in love with dona Leonor, who is also in love with him, but engaged to her step mom’s brother. This love is declared by these two lovers, given the situations that are presented.
Dona Agustina Cordova, who had an affair with Portocarrero, jealous for her unrequited love, joins forces with the “Herbalist” our novel antagonist.
The reader is lead to the first years of the colonial era and hear the accompanying misery of the Conqueror and his family, ending with the destruction of the kingdom’s capital.
Isaac and his family are shunned by their pacifist Mennonite community in historical Samara, Russia, but before they can flee to the New World, starving Russian soldiers bring violence to the settlement, and Isaac discovers he’s not the pacifist he was raised to be.
The September Plan Distant Innocence Part II. The long awaited final chapter to “Distant Innocence”. The movement is ready to execute their plan and Ike Weiss is directly in the line of fire. Will he succeed in his mission? Will the movement succeed in their plan? A story of heroes and villains, war and peace, where friendship and loyalty are tested by deceit and treachery. In a time and place where antiwar protest and patriotism fought hand to hand. The September Plan Distant Innocence Part II
Elizabeth Brown disturbs history when she starts to look for something special for her Father’s birthday. A unique store in which the gifts on sale have their own stories to tell, leads her into a local workhouse and a stately home. What Elizabeth sees and hears, in replays from the shadows of the past, not only challenges her modern values, but her future too.
Doubting if anyone will believe her, Elizabeth tells no one about her uncanny experiences, until she meets Samuel William Jarvis, a successful bachelor.
Transgressions are not always black and white, so be careful to read between the lines…sins like to remain buried.