Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

0
Free copy left
You can read our best books
Tom_M_7b would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

Palace of the Fans

By Tom_M_7b All Rights Reserved ©

Action / Drama

Cuba April 1961

Angel sat on the step of his hacienda.  He smoked as he watched his granddaughter play in the street.  Her red dress was slightly torn in the back, not bad though, another few months out of it.  Angel took another drag.  From the house radio, El Commandante was still talking.

The Americans are coming. They will invade us.  Be prepared.

He’d love to turn El Commandante off for a while, but that would be foolish. Not when neighbors watched you. And other neighbors disappeared.

A trickle of sweat slithered down his forehead, moving past his sun crinkled eyes, nearing his cheek before Angel wiped it away.

Nothing like Cincinnati in summer, he thought.  You learn what sweat is there.

He wondered if the Americans, however they came in boats or planes, knew how to sweat Cuban sweat.  Maybe their abuelos told them if they were here in the Spanish American War, like his Abuelo had been. Maybe their Abuelos told their American soldiers. Maybe Kennedy did. But they would learn the worse anyway.

Angel “El Loco” Bardo remembered the sweat from el Norte, from his America.

“When we invaded them, “ he whispered to his memories. “We showed them we could play their game, their beisboll.  We showed them then, and will show them now.”

One more puff.  He tossed what was left to the gutter and called his granddaughter to his side.  El Commandante went on and on.  Angel’s  granddaughter laughed as she hugged him, he patted her head.  She sat next to him.

They spoke of her papa, and she was quiet for a time. He sensed her worry.  Her father, his son, was in the army.  He was at the Bay of Pigs, waiting for Kennedy.  They hugged.

Later that night, to keep them both calm, he told her the story of his time in America.



Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

dragonswilleise: I loved this book, it was nearly impossible to put down from start to finish. It was fast passed without being overwhelming and slowed down where needed. Overall this was an amazing novel that I will definitely recommend to others.

John Smith: This is what Sci Fi is all about. Reads like early Heinlein. In the style of Space Cadets. No esoteric problems..but good ol blaster and space action with a host of relatable characters

jessiehs: This was absolutely amazing. I loved how it went back and forth between perspectives. I actually cried at the end I was so happy. This was amazing. I can't even think of another word to describe it. Thank you for writing his.

Sandra Estrada: I loved every minute of it and I thank my lucky stars that brought me to the story, it's been a whirlwind of emotions, plot twist after plot twist but I never got tired of them. Abby and Kade's story is a hard one to understand but once you're submerged in their story and love, you can't help but...

LouiseJ2: I enjoyed the detail you went into with regards to the case. It made the UNSUB appear believable. The crisis in the middle of the story was my favorite part, very dramatic but not over the top. I feel like sometimes pairings can be overdone but I liked that some of the relationships were a little...

ianwatson: The comedy is original and genuinely funny, I have laughed out loud many times reading this book. But the story and the plot are also really engaging. The opening two or three chapters seem quite character-dense but they all soon come to life and there is no padding, filling or wasted time readin...

Dru83: This is a great story, mainly because of the uniqueness and variety of the characters. There's also several mini story lines occurring underneath the main plot. Some of the plot twists towards the end are unexpected and twist at your heart strings a bit. The punctuation and grammar could use some...

taosgw74: If this is the authors first attempt at writing, I'm floored. I was engrossed in the plot from the get go.

tyleroakleyfan: thank you for writing this story I loved it. it was great I enjoyed every minute of it I couldn't stop reading you did a fantastic job. Thanks for killing ron he was starting to piss me off. he was being a dick. I love that you made it a gay love story its about time someone did. love it great job.

This story wasn't for you ?
Look at our most viral stories!
King's Lament

FreakyPoet: "you made me laugh, made me cry, both are hard to do. I spent most of the night reading your story, captivated. This is why you get full stars from me. Thanks for the great story!"

The Cyneweard

Sara Joy Bailey: "Full of depth and life. The plot was thrilling. The author's style flows naturally and the reader can easily slip into the pages of the story. Very well done."

This story wasn't for you ?
Look at our most viral story!
Spectra

Ro-Ange Olson: "Loved it and couldn't put it down. I really hope there is a sequel. Well written and the plot really moves forward."