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  1. Rothenian Tales

    The stories form an arc from the mid 1990s to an indeterminate date in the near future.  All of them feature episodes in the fictional Central European state of Rothenia, which owes a lot in its supposed history to Anthony Hope's Ruritania, not least as a place where heroism, romance and the supernatural can be experienced.  There is a central cast of characters and friends, but the true central character is Rothenia itself, a magical realm which does not exist, but I wish it did.


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  1. The Heart of Oskar Prinz 1. Rothenian Tales

    By Mike Arram, in Fiction. 04/12/2019 (Updated: 04/30/2019)

    Genres: Romance
    Sub-genres: General Romance
    • mature adult
    • gay
    • europe
    • modern

    Will Vincent, schoolteacher, exits the closet and finds it leads him to very strange places, for almost out of the door he encounters the beautiful Oskar, cynic and porn star, who is not at all what he seems.

    • 20 Chapters
    • 76,374 Words
    • 41,833 Views
    • 97 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  2. Nathan and the Chav Prince 2. Rothenian Tales

    By Mike Arram, in Fiction. 05/23/2019 (Updated: 05/23/2019)

    Genres: Romance
    Sub-genres: General Romance
    • gay
    • under 18
    • fostering
    • modern

    Nathan Underwood is an upper middle class boy who loves gardening, it’s his life’s work, but in the flower beds of Matt and Andy’s Highgate home, he encounters Justin Macavoy, street kid and petty criminal on day release. The shock of it means that neither boy will be the same ever again.

    • 19 Chapters
    • 73,269 Words
    • 35,568 Views
    • 39 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  3. Henry in the Outfield 3. Rothenian Tales

    By Mike Arram, in Fiction. 05/26/2019 (Updated: 06/04/2019)

    Genres: Paranormal
    Sub-genres: Romantic Paranormal
    • gay
    • under 18
    • school
    • first time
    • ghosts

    Vicar’s son, Henry Robert Atwood, has been landed in a public school in Shropshire and hates every moment of it, especially compulsory sports. But he attracts the attention of two boys, who between them will change his life for ever. One, Ed Cornish, is every gay boy’s dream. The other - another vicar’s son, Jehoiadah, handsome, seductive and, unfortunately, dead - is every boy’s nightmare.

    • 19 Chapters
    • 73,404 Words
    • 35,295 Views
    • 85 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  4. Henry in High Politics 4. Rothenian Tales

    By Mike Arram, in Fiction. 06/11/2019 (Updated: 06/20/2019)

    Genres: Thriller/Suspense
    Sub-genres: Suspense
    • mature adult
    • under 18
    • school
    • europe
    • politics

    Henry Atwood is still in the sixth form of Medwardine school. He is intrigued by new arrival, Rudi Burlesdon, red-headed, sullen and alienated. Henry likes to help, but once again gets way out of his depth, for in Rothenia a new spirit is rising and Rudi is not the boy he appears to be.

    • 20 Chapters
    • 87,099 Words
    • 30,069 Views
    • 43 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  5. Henry in Finkle Road 5. Rothenian Tales

    By Mike Arram, in Fiction. 07/21/2019 (Updated: 08/04/2019)

    Genres: Mystery, Thriller/Suspense
    Sub-genres: Suspense, Light Mystery
    • young adult
    • gay
    • university
    • europe
    • 20th century

    Henry has made it to university, but without Ed. Instead he finds himself in a first-year house share in Cranwell with Eddie Peacher, Andy’s problem brother, and the nervous Gavin. Between them, they find themselves combating the appalling Frank Hutchinson, landlord of the King's Cross, and unearth a mystery of the ages, to solve which is death.

    • 30 Chapters
    • 117,022 Words
    • 44,303 Views
    • 54 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  6. Hide and Seek 6. Rothenian Tales

    By Mike Arram, in Fiction. 10/15/2019 (Updated: 10/24/2019)

    Genres: Romance
    Sub-genres: General Romance
    • adult
    • gay
    • europe
    • modern

    Justin Peacher-White has it all, a partner, lifestyle and job to die for. But as a street kid he put it about a bit, and now finds he has a small son. Justin determines on finding the boy, and is far more successful than he and Nathan are quite ready to cope with. For Damien Macavoy is no ordinary child.

    • 20 Chapters
    • 59,865 Words
    • 43,525 Views
    • 106 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  7. Alike in Dignity 7. Rothenian Tales

    By Mike Arram, in Fiction. 10/26/2019 (Updated: 11/10/2019)

    Genres: General Fiction, Romance
    Sub-genres: Drama, General Romance
    • teen
    • young adult
    • gay
    • europe
    • modern
    • high school

    Rothenia celebrates as Svetlana wins the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, for that means the Greatest Show on Earth will come to Strelzen in all its camp glory in 2005. The possibilities for Strelsenermedia IPC are not lost on Will Vincent and his team. But the Song Contest will come to a divided city, and caught up in the politics are Yuli Lucic, son of the Staroman of Strelzen, and Henry Atwood, who can never let a story go, whatever the distractions.

    • 30 Chapters
    • 147,750 Words
    • 40,631 Views
    • 69 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  8. After Alex 8. Rothenian Tales

    By Mike Arram, in Fiction. 12/06/2019 (Updated: 12/17/2019)

    Genres: Action/Adventure
    Sub-genres: Adventure
    • young adult
    • gay
    • europe
    • ghosts

    Ben Craven’s break-up with Alex is a depth charge in the quiet pond of his life. When the debris settles, he finds himself with a new boyfriend, a new career and facing the challenge of a lifetime.

    • 23 Chapters
    • 81,448 Words
    • 35,744 Views
    • 162 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  9. The Green Side 9. Rothenian Tales

    By Mike Arram, in Fiction. 04/18/2020 (Updated: 04/27/2020)

    Genres: Action/Adventure
    Sub-genres: Adventure
    • mature adult
    • adult
    • gay
    • workplace
    • europe
    • modern

    The Peacher empire needs Justin Peacher-White and he rises to the challenge. But it means moving job, partner and child to the Rothenian capital, Strelzen. It goes off better than he has a right to expect, but what he doesn’t realise is that an implacable enemy is on his trail, and the very existence of Rothenia is in the balance. Fortunately he has unlikely allies in the shape of two way-out monks and a fifteenth-century countess.

    • 19 Chapters
    • 71,285 Words
    • 27,186 Views
    • 87 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
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