Inspirational historical fiction

What was life really like in the ancient civilisations that shaped our world?

Archaeology and ancient texts provide some clues. The rest is guesswork. 

So, I’ve studied those texts (not all, of course, yet), peeked at the results of archaeological digs in the Levant, and experienced life in the lands that interest me the most. Add imagination and inspiration, and the stories begin to unfold...

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Libertas is the story of a baker’s son thrust into catastrophic world events when Julius Caesar brings his crack legions to a small community in southern Spain. An event that leads to an early signalling method akin to semaphore and Morse code, the invention of the centreboard in sailing, an embryonic torpedo and an understanding of the ancient concept of ‘covenant'.

Goliath is the exciting tale of a young shepherd and his encounter with the last of the nephilim – half man, half angel – killing machines who are weary of their meaningless role in life.

A third novel currently being crafted, Shamash, is the story of a youth deported from the fallen town of Samaria to the wonders of Assyria’s new capital where he will learn his trade as a spy – and the rising terror of a network of religious fanatics.

In all of these historical fiction stories, the powerful intervention of women who know they are better than society’s opinion of them is an essential thread running throughout. These are the true heroes in the troubled times of famous names such as Julius Caesar, King David and the prophet Isaiah.

As for Cell Wars – The Battle for Brian – that’s another story completely. Like all of my books, it will take you on an amazing journey that you least expected…

I would love to hear from readers and lovers of historical fiction (Libertas, Goliath, Shamash) or allegorical fantasy (Cell Wars). Please use the contact form here.


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